The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art can be found at 560 South First Street, San Jose, California. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am to 5pm, and Saturday 12pm to 5pm. The gallery is closed for most major holidays, with limited hours around the days of the holiday.
The institute is meant for more than viewing art in the gallery. It is also a place for education of art. They try to be accessible to a range of audiences, meaning different ages and backgrounds.
The ICA as it is known locally tends to challenge their artists to be compelling and conceptual in all their pieces, while offering education to help the student learn more about their craft. There are three exhibitions galleries for gallery walks, after dark programming, panel discussions, lunches, impromptu events, and printmaking workshops. Admission to the gallery is free, even for nonmembers. Much of the work in the galleries is for sale. It is a venue for new artists to become recognized for their work and gain a following.
Artists can even submit work whether they attend the institute or not. There are special guidelines for submissions.