Area youth from diverse backgrounds train with professional artists to create original works of art commissioned by a local business. Students will strengthen their technical skills, gain greater exposure to the arts community in Grand Rapids, and gain practical experience in the arts to strengthen résumés. Anyone can view past summer commissions on Wealthy St., Sheldon Blvd., Fulton, Library St., Grandville Ave., and in Southtown.

An innovative, no charge, job-training program for youth ages 14-21.

UICA Urban Institute for Contemporary Art
41 Sheldon Boulevard SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503