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Boardwalk GR Condominiums

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After a one year hiatus, Boardwalk returns as an ArtPrize venue for 2017. Recognized as an outstanding venue in 2013, we once again welcome artists and art lovers alike to our historic venue. A century old former furniture factory, today Boardwalk is home to a vibrant Monroe North District residential and commercial community. Our 26 exhibiting artists each present an ArtPrize entry in keeping with our theme of "Time and Transformation".

940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Kilwins Ice-Cream & Chocolates

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Kilwins legendary, proprietary Ice-Cream---32 Flavors on warm waffle cones! Watch is the experts make Mackinaw Island Fudge on an 1,100 pound marble table! Explore the fresh caramel apples made-in-store!! Chocolate abound at Kilwins--hand-dipped Krispies, Oreo's, pretzel rods and twists AND TRUFFLES made by artisan chocolatiers!

146 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom

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One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom is housed in the oldest Commercial Building in Grand Rapids. It is the venue of choice for local musicians who play there every Thursday night, and some Saturdays. Located in the theatre district, this venue also dedicates 2 walls in the east room to displaying works of art from various artists throughout the year, with the exception of ArtPrize. A favorite dining place for families, couples, business meetings and large groups delivering something to suit anyone's tastes! Their "one trick"....is hospitality! New American Cuisine with a Chef driven kitchen featuring locally sourced food. Great Win and Beer selection and cocktail features.

136 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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SpeakEZ Lounge

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SpeakEZ Lounge opened its door in 2012. A casual and comfortable gastro-pub style restaurant and bar offering artisan cocktails and house infusions along with 12 craft beers on tap and intriguing wines by the glass and bottle. The kitchen offers a creative and unique menu featuring grilled sandwiches, made-to-order soups and fresh salads and specialty entrees with options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Catering to a number of unique and fun niche clientele, SpeakEZ is proud to support and sponsor a number of local theatre and arts organizations as well as hosting free live jazz shows weekly and is the premier destination in West Michigan for viewing European and World football (soccer). Come as you are, no secret password needed!

600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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O'Toole's Public House

Located on Grand Rapids West Side, O'Toole's is a lively neighborhood pub featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. We also feature an extensive craft beer selection!

448 Bridge St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Department of Corrections

We are located on the corner of Division and Monroe Center, next to the Police Department. Our exciting window display can be viewed everyday 24/7 from the Monroe Center sidewalk. A local Artist, CHARLOTTE AMBROSE, has invited talented artists from the corrections process to display their creative works with her. Don't miss their unique and expressive messages.

1 Division NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Ruse Escape Rooms

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With 4 "escape rooms" and a conference room, The Ruse Escape Rooms promises an exciting and interactive experience for groups, corporate events or individuals. The space is full of character and provides the perfect setting for an immersive, timeless experience. We are excited to become a part of the already vibrant downtown culture! The space is currently being renovated and The Ruse is expecting to be open for business this fall, common spaces will be open for ArtPrize. The location is a short walk from a number of restaurants, breweries and attractions including Rockwell/Republic, HopCat, San Chez, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, The Pyramid Scheme and Van Andel Arena to name a few.

25 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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TowerPinkster - Architects | Engineers

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4 East Fulton, also locally known as the JA Building, sits in the heart of Grand Rapids at the city’s busiest intersection at the corner of Fulton and Division (otherwise known as the “Avenue of the Arts”). Its location directly across from the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), an ArtPrize Hub and home to multiple winners, makes the building a prime location for artists. TowerPinkster Architects | Engineers recently restored 4 East Fulton to its original, art deco style.

4 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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MeXo - New Restaurant & Tequila Bar - OPENING FALL 2017

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MeXo is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids across the street from the Children's Museum. MeXo is a prehispanic influenced Modern Mexican cuisine featuring Chef Oscar Moreno's authentic regional cuisine; craft margaritas, extensive tequila and mezcal selection; and homemade tortillas.

120 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Bangkok Taste Cuisine Cafe

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Family owned Thai restaurant. We have many special treats going on, come in and grab a bite to eat or come in and try our sweets bar! We're sure to have something for everyone here!

15 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Dime & Regal

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Dime & Regal is a shop that stocks products from local Michigan artists and makers. Items include jewelry, accessories, home goods, and fine art. We will be hosting 3 artists with a total of 8 pieces of artwork for our exhibition, "Growing Sentiments". Exhibition Statement: "Growing Sentiments" is a collection of work exploring our connection with nature- how do we see and observe growth? How do we fit within this network as humans, people, and sentient beings? These images not only illustrate the network of our environmental and social niche, but also provide and outlook on our intimate relationship with it. Our memories and experiences help create connections with our surroundings and all its inhabitants.

209 Division Ave S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Police Department

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We offer space inside the Grand Rapids Police Department, as a gallery environment. We are able to host both 2D and 3D works. In addition, due to the large mezzanine, we can offer space to artists who have pieces that need to be suspended overhead. There is also display space available inside the 4 large front glass windows on both sides of the main entry glass doors on Monroe Center. The dimensions for the windows are roughly 5' by 8' each. All pieces displayed at the Grand Rapids Police Department are chosen by our Art Committee, a team of dedicated volunteers. We look forward to what artists will do to take advantage of this space.

01 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Fairly Painless Advertising

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Conveniently nestled in the heart of Downtown GR, next to Van Andel Arena, the Fairly Painless Grand Rapids Office is an inviting space for expression and creativity. Day and night, our open interior and floor-to-ceiling windows attract passers-by to stop in their tracks and see what we’re up to. Exposed brickwork, high beams and modern furniture set the stage for the creative work we’re involved in - in everything we do.

25 Ottawa, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Western Michigan University - Grand Rapids

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Marking 100 years of service to the Grand Rapids metropolitan community in 2009, WMU is deeply committed to the Fine Arts, which is a culturally important area for higher education and the communities we serve. The University’s art collection (conservatively valued above $3.5 million), includes drawings, paintings, prints, textiles, sculptures and ceramics that engender awareness and appreciation of the visual arts while enriching our lives in many subtle and under-appreciated ways. The Frostic School of Art, Department of Dance, School of Music, and the Department of Theatre together form the College of Fine Arts at WMU – a center dedicated to future-oriented creative excellence. WMU provides interdisciplinary opportunities to visual and performing artists in innovative spaces that foster the creation, exhibition, and study of art. Ample parking adjacent to building. View 2013 venue art at: http://youtu.be/0jIU3Gyk5iU

200 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

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The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is located along the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. During ArtPrize the Museum's lobby has extended hours. There is no charge to view ArtPrize.

303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Mel Trotter Ministries

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Welcome to one of the view private green spaces left in the Heartside neighborhood!

225 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Rocky's Bar and Grill

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Classic Bar and Grill in the Monroe North Neighborhood. Steps to downtown GR . Great Cocktails and Food and 16 Craft Beers on Tap including local cider. Open 11:30 am - 2am M-F Open at 1pm Sat/Sun

633 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Zoup! @ Medical Mile Food Court

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Zoup! is located in the Medical Mile Food Court. The Medical Mile Food Court is located in the middle of the Medical Mile facilities, across the street from Spectrum Butterworth, the Children's Hospital & Van Andel Institute, in between the Lemmon Holton Cancer Center & the MSU College of Human Medicine. Additional food selections at The Medical Mile Food Court include; Starbucks, Smashburger, and Qdoba.

25 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Harris Building

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The 38,000 square foot building is currently an art gallery and event center and will house over 200 pieces of artwork

111 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Van Andel Arena

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Van Andel Arena® — the Must Play Destination of Michigan's second largest and fastest-growing market — has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry. The 12,000 plus capacity Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG, the leading private management company for public assembly facilities worldwide. The Arena was named in recognition of the largest benefactor, Jay and Betty Van Andel. Van Andel Arena offers the perfect combination of cosmopolitan flair and midwestern hospitality to make any event a success. Since marking its Grand Entrance on October 8, 1996, Van Andel Arena has attracted the biggest names in family shows, concerts and sporting events.

130 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Fido & Stitch

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Taking your dog with you for ArtPrize? Want to bring your dog home a delicious treat or new collar? Want to just see some awesome art at a new venue? Check out our awesome venue in the newly renovated 616 Lofts on Monroe! Nestled in the middle of the hot new neighborhood of Monroe North, just a short walk from downtown, is Fido & Stitch; where you will find everything you need for your dog, as well an fun other items! Do some shopping for you furry friend, or simply bring them in to check out some awesome art and to get a free dog treat! We are located along Monroe Ave among several other establishments that you'll have to be sure to check out as well! You are NOT going to want to miss this first year venue, that will surely impress! *We are also an easy stop between downtown and the large venue at the City Water Building!

820 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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300 Ottawa Avenue Plaza

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300 Ottawa Avenue Plaza is an outdoor venue located near the intersection of Michigan and Ottawa, and across from Calder Plaza. The northwest corner of the Plaza is available for your ArtPrize entry, as depicted in the photos. Weight restrictions apply.

300 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Michigan First Credit Union

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Located in downtown Grand Rapids on the corner of Louis and Ionia. We're open 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Friday. Michigan First Credit Union was founded in 1926 and has grown into a $800 million financial institution serving more than 130,000 individuals and businesses statewide through 17 branches and 30,000+ surcharge-free ATMs (1,600 in Michigan). We have knowledgeable, friendly, local customer service reps available to assist members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s right, a live person, ready to assist you any time! No matter what phase of life you’re in or what time of day you prefer to discuss your banking needs, we're here for you. We’re an industry leader in technology, financial education, community support and charitable giving. Largely through the efforts of the Michigan First Foundation, we donated more than $150,000 to nonprofits and scholarships last year. Locally, we proudly support Goodwill, Helen DeVos Children's Hostpital Foundation, Gilda’s Club, Police Unity Tour, GrandJazzFest, Movers for Moms, Karin’s Hope Foundation, Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation and more. We are the official Credit Union of the Detroit Red Wings and a proud partner of the Grand Rapids Griffins and West Michigan Whitecaps. To learn more, stop by one of our three Grand Rapids branches or visit MichiganFirst.com.

50 Louis St NW Suite 101, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gerald R. Ford Federal Building US Courthouse

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The General Services Administration has had a long history of incorporating art into Federal Buildings. GSA commissions American artists to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for Federal Buildings nationwide. The incorporation of contemporary art within the nation's important civic spaces celebrates the best of American culture and exemplifies how democratic societies benefit immeasurably from the unique, creative talents of individual citizens. Federal Buildings are public buildings, meant to be enjoyed and utilized by the people of this nation. ArtPrize presents a unique opportunity to encourage people to visit the Federal Building and stroll the grounds to view the artwork. On permanent display on the west lawn is the large sculpture Motu Viget by Mark DiSuvero.

110 Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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