Purple East

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Come in and view the creations of 32 artists, spread out between 3 floors. Live music & painting on the second floor. Free onsite parking for visitors and public restrooms available.

Visitor Amenities
  • Free public bathrooms: Yes
  • Free public parking: Yes
  • Handicap accessible: Yes

Artist & Connection Information

Founded in Grand Rapids in 1974, Purple East has become an iconic counter-culture variety boutique offering hand blown glass, licensed band apparel, merchandise and gifts. We are a local, independent business residing in the Heartside district, just blocks behind Van Andel arena. This will be our fourth year hosting Artprize. Purple East is a 17,000 sq. foot, 3 story building. It’s modern architecture boasts concrete, steel, brick, and glass. During Artprize we transform 4500 sq. feet of our main floor retail area into a gallery. In addition to our main floor, this year we are offering our 2nd, & 3rd floors to artists, along with space in our gated parking lot, on our building, and around it. Our main floor offers wall, floor, and window space, our second floor offers floor and wall space, & our 3rd floor offers wall space. All ceilings are 20+ feet tall for suspended art. PE faces US-131 for maximum exposure and accessibility. All art mediums welcome.

2012 Entries hosted at this Venue

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Quicksilver

Alan Casadei
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52284
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Recipes for Legacies

We Are Game
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52953
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Demolition Damsels

Curt Hoogewind
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53311
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The Potato Project

Scott Van Allsburg
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52571
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The Looking Box

The Colorboration Project
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52372
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Internal History Portrait

Nick Anderson
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53108
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Colorful Wisdom

Brian Munley
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52134
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Across the Rooftops

Sean Siverly
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53310
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Leaving My Past Behind

Laurie Angell
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52745
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Glorified Innards

Renee Willoughby
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52999
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Beauty Pageant on Pluto

Clayton Damren
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53481
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Visions

Sarah Bailey
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52994
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I Am Human

Michigan Eating Disorders Alliance (MiEDA)
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53207
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Wall of Sound

Michael K Skrobinski
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52285
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Prehistoric Angry Bird

Carmen Egolf
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52140
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Textured Life

Kelly Dodde
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52796
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Luminosity

Matt Brown
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53404
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Five Bit Conniption

Storm Matousek
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52857
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The Breezes

Myles Roznowski
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52801
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Dream IN Color

Chantal Fennell
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52407
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Irony of a Oxymoronic Paradox

Michael J Hileski
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53579
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Phenomena 40

Janelle Dahlberg
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52345
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Innocence Beckons the Black Ballerina

Nicole Bird-Coman
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53110
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Home and Away

John Patrick Morris
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53029
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Never Lose Heart

Lavone Payne
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53389
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Salvaged Cherry Sparkle

Jim Thompson
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53598
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portrait in art

Richard Pociask
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  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 53132
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Filmed in Iowa

Dorothy Pizzuti
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  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 52751
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