Growing up, Grand Rapids artist Alan Compo was surrounded by art all the time. He attended Grand Rapids Community College and took art classes, but most of his learning about art came from Native American artists.
For ArtPrize this year, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is presenting “UICA Outside”—an exhibition that moves beyond the gallery and out into the Grand Rapids community.
Detroit native and art scholar Juana Williams was recently announced as the new curator of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA). Having a background that includes working for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Williams has a passion for community engagement and elevating the voices and experiences of underrepresented cultures.
August 10 is National Lazy Day, and we’ve collected some the “laziest” activities for you to enjoy during this annual holiday in Grand Rapids!
With less than six months until Christmas, the UICA is asking for applicants to participate in this year’s Holiday Artists Market.
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) is switching things up this year with the first annual Off the Wall fundraiser. For 20 years, the UICA hosted Live Coverage—an event that invited artists to create in a live setting while spectators mused, hoping to win auctioned art.
The “Color of the Year”, presented by PANTONE and X-Rite, is an exhibition at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) that revels in the regality and decadence of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, the PANTONE Color of the Year 2018.
With so many fun activities to choose from this weekend, we don’t know if you’ll find much time to sleep. From egg hunts to art shows to downward dog, you’ll surely find an activity that’s up your alley. And for you those of you nostalgic for the ’80s, you can dance to your favorites at multiple venues this weekend.
Enjoy a hands-on activity this weekend or sit back and let others entertain you. Either way, our arts & culture hubs have something to entice everyone.
With films spanning the globe, the free Chiaroscuro International Film Series kicks off its 12th season on Sunday.