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UICA moving to smaller facility on Kendall campus

Posted at 11:32 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 23:32:45-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is moving from their Fulton Street address to a smaller facility on the Kendall College of Art and Design campus.

"We believe a smaller footprint and associated expenses will allow UICA a more stable foundation going forward." The UICA told FOX 17. "As well, for some time now, UICA has been managing Kendall’s art exhibition spaces, so the move will provide for more efficient operations and present a stronger alignment between Kendall and UICA."

The move puts the UICA in the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, which was the former home to the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Officials at the UICA say they should be able to easily revamp the building for their purposes.

Exhibits at the UICA will be closed to the public until the move and remodel are complete, butthey expect to reopen in Spring of 2021.