Bethlehem Church is a worshiping and witnessing community, centered in God’s grace, growing together in faith, putting that faith into action. In 2007, Bethlehem Church relocated from our former site and invested in a re-purposed former parking garage in the Heartside neighborhood. Our ministry includes Hill Child Development Center, now in its 42nd year. Bethlehem's Objectives: Activate the Faithful (Personal Spiritual Growth), Express Ourselves as a Grace-centered Community (Discipleship), Strengthen and Develop Spiritual and Physical Outreach Partnerships with the Community (Evangelism), Conduct a Comprehensive Review of Our Location and Physical plant in terms of Our Ministry (Stewardship), Optimize Worship Centered Identity – Broaden and Enrich Our Worship-Centered Community (Worship).
Craft House presents Fracture: an intimate look at our immediate surroundings, an exhibition curated by Amanda Carmer. The artworks here eploit commonly found materials that populate our immediate surroundings. Joanne Easton pushes the physical limits of matierals creating a micro universe of pencil on paper. Lauren Schneider and Molly Mitchell literally create artwork from trash -- discarded packaging, lost shoes, and forgotten ephemera to help us see these items in a new way. Tasha Lewis fills the physical space and imaginations alike with objects we know well, butterflies and asks that we move them around the globe to fully activate the artwork. Amanda Carmer repurposes snapshots and sketchbooks from personal experience into fictional narratives to challenge standard practices of storytelling. Each of these artists embellish the gestures we use to articulate meaning and as a result they fracture conventional expectations of personal and environmental inter-action.
Bistro Bella Vita, Restaurant of the Year, is located kitty-corner to the Van Andel Arena on the southwest side. This Essence Restaurant Group establishment is a popular downtown destination that delivers the ultimate dining experience with top-notch, personable service. Guests enjoy the unique downtown atmosphere and creative cuisine made from fresh, natural, local ingredients. Bistro's culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.
Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream is located in the historic McKay Towers building with frontage facing Monroe Center and directly across from Rosa Park Circle. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind location that is the focal point of downtown Grand Rapids--within walking distance of the Amway Grand Hotel, DeVos Convention Center and the B.O.B Entertainment Complex. The Kilwins- McKay Towers location is also situated on one of the most traveled pedestrian routes in downtown Grand Rapids, with a wide sidewalk and outdoor seating.We are within walking distance of the Amway Grand Hotel, DeVos Convention Center and the B.O.B Entertainment complex.
First National Bank of Michigan is located on Ionia Avenue NW, between Pearl St. and Lyon. Our location is directly across the street from the recently renovated Kendall School of Art and Design. We are a local Community Bank that actively supports Grand Rapids and the West Michigan Community. We are excited to be a part of ArtPrize and support such a great event.
Butterworth Hospital is one of four facilities that make up the Spectrum Health Medical Center in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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. And our community continues to grow as well—the Family Birthplace at Butterworth Hospitals delivers more than 8,000 babies a year.
Two Beards Deli is a great new place to get awe-inspiring food downtown. This impeccably groomed establishment features breakfast items, cold and panini-style sandwiches, and soup that you will feel forced to write a letter home about. We're open from 7AM to 10PM everyday, so you can't miss us!
The Grand Woods Lounge features a lodge feel with a large patio and cabin like interior.
Cozy pub located one block west of Artprize Headquarters and one block south of UICA. The Pub is very active in the Avenue of the Arts neighborhood and have ongoing art exhibits throughout the year. LGBT friendly, popular with neighborhood artists - friendly staff and fun place to hangout with friends.
1 Timothy 6:12-14 "Fight the good fight of the faith. Take Hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. And I charge you before God, who gives life to all, and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, that you obey this command without wavering. Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again." 222 South Division Grand Rapids
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more then three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well, get well, finding curs, and fighting back. AS the nations largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing over 3.4 million, we turn what we don't know about cancer in to what we do. AS a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating more birthdays this year. We believe that having Cancer is hard but finding help shouldn't be To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time day or night, at 1800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
A full service, specialty coffee bar at the southern edge of the Artprize boundary, will let you find your favorite work of art while sipping coffee from some of the best roasters around the country.
The early Christian church was one of the greatest patrons of the arts, so we believe that it is natural that today both artists and observers find the church as home to the arts and a place to hear God’s voice through artistic expression. For 40 years, First United Methodist Church has presented its annual "Celebration of the Arts", one of the largest juried spiritual art shows in the U.S. Works have included artists from many faith and spiritual traditions.
Treadstone Funding is a residential mortgage lender located inside of the historic Corl-Knott building in the Heartside district of downtown Grand Rapids. As a local mortgage lender Treadstone takes a "more than mortgages" approach to each new client. Treadstone is licensed and skilled in all major home loan types and over the past year they have earned a reputation as the place to go in Michigan for the 203k home repair loan and even escrow repair.
The Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center has provided high-quality heart services to the West Michigan community since 2004. We are a leader in heart and vascular care in the region, state and nation. And, we are the only hospital in the Grand Rapids area that provides open heart surgery and transplants. Meijer Heart Center has state-of-the-art medical and information technology. In addition, our teams are experts in caring for all aspects of the heart.
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 activites. Each year for ArtPrize, we conduct a 4-week series of worship services based upon themes generated by some of the art that we host. We typically have an opening reception, an open-mic artist night, and can host special receptions for a small fee. We typically host many K-12 school class trips at our venue. This year we expect to offer several opportunities for hands-on art experiences led by artists and other experts in their fields. We have been involved in ArtPrize every year, and artists often tell us that they feel that they become part of our community, and leave as friends. A $50 venue fee covers promotions and insurance.
At Echo Salon we have a passion for all things artistic and have really enjoyed supporting Art Prize in the past years. With several options for displays, we are looking forward to teaming up with unique artists to bring the Grand Rapids community together to focus on the appreciation of art. Easily accessible, room to invite guests into the space to walk around and enjoy the displays from different angles and conveniently located one block from the Art Prize Hub, UICA and WMCAT.
The Shoppes at Monroe and Division (MoDiv) opened in Fall 2011 with many interesting tenants. 6.25 Paper Studio, Wolverine Company Store, Blue, Chai Boutique, Jagger Madison, Rita Girls Bakery, Dear Prudence, Humanity Boutique and Haworth are new retail options for downtown Grand Rapids. The retail incubator offers flexible lease space at an affordable price in order to bring new retailers to Monroe Center.
Display space available inside the 4 large front glass windows on both sides of the main entry glass doors on Monroe CN, dimensions for the windows are roughly 5' by 8' each
We've combined our legendary food with an unparalleled sports atmosphere – a combination you simply can’t find anywhere else. Our menu boasts a huge selection of unique flavors while staying true to our roots and the item that made us famous, the 8oz. Sizzling Sirloin Steak. Our sports bar AND our dining rooms house more HDTVs and projection screen than any restaurant or even sports bar can compete with . At Brann’s, we’ve reinvented ourselves as a casual dining restaurant in a sports bar disguise.
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 and Grand Rapids offer 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. Proud to be an outdoor Venue for ArtPrize 2013.
Parkland Properties (Boardwalk) aims to excel at urban real estate while transforming properties, distinguishable by their unique function, value, and style – stimulating an improved quality of life and economic vitality in the surrounding community. We specialize in promoting urban redevelopment. Restoring. Reusing.
Our boutique photography studio is located on the Avenue of the Arts in the Heartside neighborhood of downtown Grand Rapids. Located just a few blocks from the Art Prize hub, the Jon Hartman Photography Co. specializes in weddings and portrait photography and 87 Orange Photography specializes in newborn, family and senior photography. We are new to the neighborhood (just opened our doors Feb 1st, 2013) and are excited to be a part of the downtown community.
The Inn with the In Crowd! Tavern On the Square is a revolution in casual dining and drinking.
Grand Valley State University has a long tradition of supporting the arts. The university’s permanent collection now numbers over 10,000 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.
We have been a strong supporter of ArtPrize since the beginning. We love downtown Grand Rapids and have been a business owner at this facility since 2000. We are one block East of the Historical Sixth Street Bridge. This is an outside venue so can be viewed anytime of the day or evening.
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. View WMU's outdoor sculptures on campus at: http://www.cf.wmich.edu/planning/WebSites/PermanentArtCollection/index.htm Ample parking adjacent to building.
Front Avenue under US-131 in GVSU's downtown campus. This is just west of LV Eberhard Center and the Blue Footbridge over the Grand River.
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The U.S. headquarters for the K-Light Lantern and the Koinonia Foundation reside in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, directly across the street from the east side of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). Look for us at Aldrich Place, 80 Ottawa Avenue N.W., Ground Floor, Suite 101. Next to Parsley's Restaurant and above Big O's Pizzeria. During ArtPrize K-Light and Koinonia will be giving away K-Light Lanterns, K-Light Cell Phone Chargers and K-Light Travel Kits and Emergency Bags. Come see us and enjoy ArtPrize 2013.
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. We open each day at 9:00 AM. There is no charge to view ArtPrize.
One 20th Century theologian said that the goal of Christian ethics is to make and to keep human life human. Here at Westminster, we also have a theological conviction that the “truly human” and the “truly divine” intersect, and it is in the intersection of the truly human and truly divine where keeping human life human occurs. And one of the times that the human intersects the divine is when we are graced to be genuinely creative. This year, we are hoping to attract expressions that engage the way that “the other” or “the Other” may help us in keeping our human lives human by pursuing the intersection of “truly human” and “truly divine.” We encourage works that stimulate and satisfy the intellect as well as the soul. Artists who demonstrate a mastery of their media and hope to move religious expression in art beyond the literal or prosaic are urged to submit their work, as well as those who create a meaningful dialogue between their piece and the physical space of our venue.
Our venue provides a number of window locations in which two-dimensional artwork is displayed for viewing 24 hours a day from the exterior of our building. We are located in the historical Carl Forslund Furniture building in the center of the ArtPrize "downtown" area. We are directly south across Pearl Street from the Amway Grand Plaza Tower, in the shadow of the JW Marriott Tower. We may select from one to eight artists to display their work and we hope to select a wide variety of media from watercolors, pencil drawings, and oils to photography.
Canal Street Park is a riverside park that includes a walk/bike path for visitors traveling in the North Monroe Distict. The large area park stretches along the riverside from Newberry Street (site of the historic 6th Street Bridge) to Coldbrook Avenue.
Overlooking the brewing facilities, our taproom allows customers a look into where the beer magic happens. It’s a great testing ground for us, and on any particular day you will find numerous products on draft available only at Founders. The unique offering of specialty beers, the laid back atmosphere, and twice-weekly live music has helped to make our taproom a staple in the Grand Rapids community and a destination for travelers. Stop by whenever you can and experience it for yourself.
The Plante & Moran Building is one of leading Grand Rapids LEED certified buildings located on the Grand River adjacent to the Grand Rapids Fish Ladder. The unique architecture of the building allows for artists to have a choice of partially sheltered or exposed outdoor venue locations along the riverfront.
SiTE:LAB is returning to 54 Jefferson, formerly home to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, for ArtPrize 2013. Vacant since the museum moved to the Van Andel Museum Center in 1994, 54 Jefferson was left largely intact. Extant dioramas, showcases and exhibits will provide a unique environment for an exhibition of largely site-specific and installation-based work selected by SiTE:LAB curator Paul Amenta. SiTE:LAB is a Grand Rapids-based non-profit that organizes art exhibits in temporary locations. It was the recipient of the ArtPrize juried award for best venue in both 2011 and 2012. 54 Jefferson is being made available to SiTE:LAB through the generosity of the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the City of Grand Rapids. SiTE:LAB's ArtPrize exhibition is sponsored by BISSELL.
Arnie's is excited to be back hosting ArtPrize for the third time. We have a green space in front of our restaurant with outdoor exhibits and more works hung throughout our restaurants. Lots of parking available. Stop in for breakfast, lunch,dinner or dessert or just stop by to check us out.