MCC is an emerging Christian faith community whose mission is “Connecting our downtown community with our life-changing God.” As image-bearers of the Creator, we seek to honor God through celebrating the creative talents of our members, friends, and the community. We embrace and encourage the arts through various community events and activities. Each year for ArtPrize, we conduct a 4-week series of worship services based upon themes generated by selected art that we host. We typically have an opening reception, an open-mic artist night, a kids' art day, and can host special receptions for a small fee. We typically host many K-12 school class trips at our venue, and our exhibits are typically appropriate for children. We are Barrier-Free, have a drinking fountain, restrooms, a mom's nursing space available, and offer packaged snacks for donation.
Peppino's Downtown atmosphere is casual and fun for the family, sleek and sophisticated for the on-the-towner with plenty of spirit for the sports fans! Peppino's is close to everything downtown with a little bit for everyone! It's the perfect spot if you'd like to dine with the family after a Van Andel event, catch the big game on one of our 70 HD flat screen's, shoot some pool, play some shuffleboard or just cozy up with some drinks in our comfy lounge area next to the fire, Peppino's Downtown Grille and Pizzeria is the place for you! Offering convenient parking with plenty of surfacespots and a 5 story parking garage next door. Peppino's Downtown also offer free pull up parking for to-go pickup.
130 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Bagel Beanery is a independently locally owned and operated gourmet coffee and sandwich shop. Our bagels are made fresh from scratch daily and our coffee is roasted 24 hours prior to delivery. We feature a wide variety of bagels, cream cheeses, signature bagel sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, soups and baked goods. Our award winning bagels are made right here in our own kitchen! We also serve fresh coffees, espressos, smoothies, and signature espresso drinks using the finest coffee beans available. Proudly serving and back on popular demand Art Prize Blend coffee!!
455 Michigan St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located on the West Side in a 106 year old Bavarian building and former sausage factory, Harmony Hall is home to one of the most unexpected craft beer and dining experiences on the planet. As an homage to the past, sausage is back on the premises, infused with a whimsical, multi-cultural aesthetic that redefines the word sausage and creates nearly unimaginable pairings with our equally eclectic tap list. Throw in an aplhorn, some Aztec hippie art and a custom made Brothers Grimmish “branchalier” and you have Harmony Hall, a dreamy, delirious craft beer and dining wonderland.
401 Stocking St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hello! We are a southern fashioned Smokehouse that prepares our food fresh from scratch, creating delicious smokey meats with our original barbecue dry rub. With a unique atmosphere and history of our building, we strive to be the best barbecue restaurant in town. Come and enjoy a great meal with us as we celebrate ArtPrize!
333 GRANDVILLE AVE SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Long standing neighborhood bar/restaurant in the heart of westside downtown Grand Rapids.
801 5th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Parliament the Boutique + Studio is a handcrafted shopping destination, a crossroads for makers and their community, and collective studio, featuring functional art and craft from independent designers and artists. We're proud to offer shopping, workshops, and handcrafted experiences for all ages and types of participants, within a safe and loving space on the Avenue for the Arts in Grand Rapids.
136 S Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Valley State University has a long tradition of supporting the arts. The university’s permanent collection now numbers over 14,000 works of art, collected in support of its educational mission. The majority of these works are displayed throughout the university’s grounds and facilities to promote diversity and cultural understanding. The collection has also been established to enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff and the community. The collection features works in a wide range of media by faculty, students and GVSU alumni. Additionally, many of Michigan’s finest visual artists and numerous works by renowned national and international artists works are included in the collection. The collection can be viewed on-line at www.gvsu.edu/artgallery and "Art at GVSU" is available in the iTunes App store and in the Google Play Store with a gaming element added to the Art at GVSU mobile application.
301 Fulton Street W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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.
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
As Atwater Brewery expanded, it only made sense that it came to Beer City USA. Atwater Brewery GR serves up radical drinks and phenomenal eats in Grand Rapids’ historic Rowe building. Take a seat and enjoy a full bar, one-of-a-kind menu items, and an atmosphere that celebrates the connection between Michigan’s two largest cities.
201 Michigan St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
We're not like other beauty schools — at Douglas J Aveda Institute, students receive a world-class education in cosmetology and esthiology, preparing them for creative, rewarding and successful careers in the salon and spa industries. Our beauty schools promote the unique Aveda philosophy and methods of education. Douglas J Aveda Institutes help students to not only master their craft but also to be their best as a professional artist, allowing our guests to receive an experience beyond expectation with each service!
138 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Light Gallery + Studio is located in the Heartside Neighborhood on the Avenue for The Arts. Our space is utilized for showing work, selling local artisan goods, and for coming together as a community. The Light Gallery + Studio has three large moveable gallery walls and a large stretch of wall for exhibition work. Track lighting makes the space bright and welcoming while showcasing artwork. We work hard to sell local artwork, and our shop is full of affordable work to make having beautiful artwork in your home more attainable. Artists showing at our venue will be able to have their work for sale, and showcased during our lengthy business hours.
317 Division Ave S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
30 Division Ave N, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Butterworth Hospital is one of four facilities that make up Spectrum Health Medical Center. Our rich history dates back to 1873. Over the last century, we have grown into a regional leader in care, diagnostics, treatment, prevention and education. Today, Butterworth Hospital is a clinical leader in cardiovascular, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurosciences, and trauma and emergency care services, among many others.
100 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 the Grand Valley Artists Association, 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!
136 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
57 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Arnie's is a locally owned family restaurant. Drop in to view art and grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at the same time. Plenty of free parking, public restroom and handicap accessible.
722 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Ah-Nab-Awen Park is not available as a venue during the connections process. Ah-Nab-Awen Park is a long, narrow green space that runs along the west side of the Grand River. This park is adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford Museum and visible from the DeVos Convention Center (across the river). It is accessible by a pedestrian bridge that runs across the river as well as on-site parking. Another area of the park (not available for use for Artprize) houses three large, grassy mounds which were built in 1976 to symbolize Hopewell Indian burial mounds, which are native to the area. The park offers ample green space and a fantastic view of the Grand Rapids skyline.
303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Smokin Js is the best alternative pipe & tobacco store in Grand Rapids with 2,000 square feet of alternative culture awesomeness. With over 2,000 products Smokin Js has something for every member of the family and unique products not found in traditional retail locations. From hand blown glass pipes to rope sandals, Smokin Js has what you are looking for.
133 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Allow for the extraordinary to emerge. The JW Marriott Grand Rapids is considered a world-class hotel for both business and pleasure. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, just 25 miles from Michigan’s celebrated West Coast, the JW has 337 well-appointed, smoke-free rooms and suites on 23 floors. Among the uncommon amenities, each private retreat has wireless Internet access, a 42" flat screen TV and luxurious bedding. Attentive guest services include on-call housekeeping and a 24-hour fitness facility. Guests residing on the concierge floors will also enjoy extended round-the-clock services and secured privacy, as well as access to the stylish concierge lounge. In addition, the executive business center offers 24-hour faxing, copying, printing and shipping services. Inspired dining at the JW’s signature restaurant, six.one.six. and our stylish cosmopolitan lounge, mixology, rounds out our plush conveniences.
235 Louis Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Heart of West Michigan United Way supports, promotes and advocates for Kent County by working to achieve shared community goals in education, income and health. As a philanthropic leader and partner with strong West Michigan connections, we collaborate with businesses, other nonprofits and individuals to leverage gifts of time and money that benefit our community. Our goal is to work toward long-lasting impact that truly makes difference in Kent County. So while we support those who have fallen on hard times, we also work to identify the root causes of problems. Our work impacting the education, income and health of Kent County advances the common good – that is, it directs change and creates opportunities for a good life for all who live here. hwmuw.org
118 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than a half-million visitors annually. The 158-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois, and Plensa among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Borofsky, Plensa, Calder, and Jim Dine.
1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
We are a family company with a heritage that dates back to 1924. Our team has been perfecting the taste of Ferris coffees and nuts for nearly a century. We strive to provide the highest-quality plant-grown food products available and are proud to call our company the Official Coffee Sponsor for ArtPrize 9! We are honored to have our second Grand Rapids location downtown in the historical Michigan Trust Building as an ArtPrize venue for the second year now. Once touting the title “tallest building in Michigan”, this downtown landmark has been a cornerstone of classic design and rich history. As a sponsor for ArtPrize, we will be heavily involved in events and bring a lot of foot traffic to our downtown location.
40 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503