The B.O.B.

2011 ArtPrize Venue
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The B.O.B. will be placing an emphasis on selecting artists who focus on artists using non traditional mediums, or at the very least, artists concentrating on a fusion of various mediums. Two Dimensional Multimedia, Three Dimensional, Performance Art, Experimental, Avant Garde, and the like will be our focus. Of course, The B.O.B. is open to submissions in all forms - simply know that we will be focusing on those artists who push boundaries both in execution and on a conceptual level.

The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000-square-foot, four- story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson's grocery warehouse. It stood vacant for decades before The Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition. Its casual appeal, large size and historic charm have given The B.O.B. landmark / destination status in downtown Grand Rapids. Ambitious, expansive, and versatile, The B.O.B. offers a uniquely personal experience for every guest who walks through the door.

Visitor Amenities
  • Free public bathrooms: Yes
  • Free public parking: No
  • Handicap accessible: Yes

2011 Entries hosted at this Venue

Venue Location

A map showing The B.O.B.
The B.O.B.
20 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hours of Operation
Opening Day
6PM-10PM
Mon-Thurs
12PM-8PM
Fri & Sat
12PM-10PM
Sunday
12PM-6PM
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