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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)

Through compelling exhibitions, events, community programs, and youth development, we actively challenge both artists and audiences to new levels of dialogue, creative pursuit, reflection, and illumination. UICA initiates conversation in response to visual art, music, film, literature, dance, and performance art featuring regional, national, and international artists. UICA presents new gallery exhibitions of contemporary artwork from regional, national and international artists throughout the year. UICA also hosts a range of events including docent-led tours, concerts, performance art, short film series, artist receptions, and gallery talks. UICA’s movie theater shows first-run independent cinema, international films, and documentaries six days a week.

  • 1.

    The Galleries at UICA

    The Galleries at UICA

    UICA features multiple gallery exhibitions of work from regional, national and international artists.

  • 2.

    The Studio at UICA

    The Studio at UICA

    Explore your own creativity with the materials provided in The Studio.

  • 3.

    The Shop at UICA

    The Shop at UICA

    The Shop at UICA carries handmade home goods, art and design books, and artwork by local artists.

  • 4.

    The Terrace at UICA - presented by BISSELL

    The Terrace at UICA - presented by BISSELL

    Enjoy stunning views of the city on The Terrace at UICA presented by BISSELL. Open seasonally.

  • 5.

    The Theater at UICA

    The Theater at UICA

    The Theater at UICA shows independent, international, and documentary movies Tuesday–Sunday.

  • 6.

    UICA Exit Space Project

    UICA Exit Space Project

    UICA Exit Space Project is a dynamic experiment that connects artists with community and public spaces.

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