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VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza and Grand Rapids City Hall

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This location has housed many award winners in the past. Artists such as JD Urban, who won best use of outdoor space, with his Everyday People Project as well as Cesar Conde, with his In The Hood project (Paul Collins Diversity award,) have enjoyed this space. The VandenBerg Plaza, commonly referred to as the Calder Plaza because of the presence of Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse, a stabile created for the people of Grand Rapids. The plaza is a large open area that serves as the campus for city, county, and federal government buildings.

300 Monore NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Georgio's Gourmet Pizza

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Come in for pizza by the slice and a cold beverage while enjoying some beautiful art.

15 Ionia Suite 140, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Vault of Midnight

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Vault of Midnight, an internationally recognized and award winning comic shop, has proudly carried Earth's finest Comics, Games, and Stuff since 1996. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you, whether you are seasoned veteran or a curious greenhorn. Stop by our beautiful new Grand Rapids location today to see what all of the fuss is about.

95A Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Tuscan Liquor

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Located near downtown Beer City USA and just off of US131. Near the Grand River and within walking distance of Canal Park as well as Boardwalk Apartments Tuscan Liquor has an insane selection of micro brews, liquor, wine and much more that are second to none. With a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to make the selection process painless in a clean and safe atmosphere. Can't find it? We will do our best to get it. With prices gentle on the wallet, why go anywhere else. Special discounts for your next party.

1140 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Rockys bar and grill

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Blue collar cool pub in north downtown GR . Upper and lower outside decks.

633 Ottawa nw, 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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Bistro Bella Vita

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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.

44 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Boardwalk GR Condominiums

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Voted one of the top Venues in 2013, this award winning historic 400,000 square foot converted furniture factory hosts loft condominiums, a restaurant, fitness center, deli/coffee shop and professional offices. Stroll through our spacious halls and intervene with the artists in a relaxed atmosphere. With easy accessibility to the Monroe North District utilizing the Rapid Transit system and the bike/walking path along the Grand River, you will want to make this one of your must see destination for Artprize 2015.

940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Pyramid Scheme

The Pyramid Scheme Bar is a neighborhood pub, music venue, and pinball arcade in the Heartside District. Our front bar is always open to the public with no cover charge! We have 24 A-list pinball machines, 10 Short's beers on tap, and plenty of local and regional art. We have participated as an ArtPrize venue since we opened in 2011. Happy Hour 4-8pm daily: $1 off all Michigan products.

68 Commerce SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Douglas J Aveda Institute

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138 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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St. Cecilia Music Center

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St. Cecilia Music Center is the oldest arts organization in the region so while you enjoy ArtPrize exhibits you can also tour our historical landmark home. St. Cecilia Music Center is the music hub during ArtPrize. In addition to our Terryberry Gallery that features visual art, we have listening stations featuring musical ArtPrize entries. St. Cecilia Music Center will host live performances featuring ArtPrize musical entries in our President's room on a daily basis for the first 10 days of ArtPrize as part of the "busking locations" throughout Grand Rapids. Musical entries will be performing at various sites throughout the city to exhibit their musical entry. St. Cecilia will be awarding ten independently organized $1,000 cash prizes in five different musical genres - one based on your votes and one a "Critics' Choice" award.

24 Ransom Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Flanagan's Irish Pub

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Flanagan’s Irish Pub is a great place to visit for lunch, dinner, or a taste of the Grand Rapids nightlife! Our courteous staff is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service in a laidback and welcoming environment. Enjoy our famous Rueben sandwich and a cold beer by day, or stop in with friends for dinner and live entertainment at night. Our menu includes sandwiches, specialty burgers, pub style tacos, pot roast burgers and dinners. Our perch and chips are truly a treat. Take advantage of happy hour 3-6 PM Monday through Friday and experience live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday. Come see why we’ve been one of Grand Rapids’ favorite places to have a good time since 1981. We feature a gallery wall of art for ArtPrize that will enhance your visit. Cheers!

139 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Courtyard Marriott Downtown

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Located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids within the entertainment district, the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott is nearby DeVos Place Convention Center, Van Andel Arena and dozens of cultural attractions, restaurants and night clubs. We showcase a variety of art in a comfortable and friendly environment.

11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Avenue for the Arts [Gallery] Space

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The Avenue for the Arts [Gallery] Space is proud to host the artwork of Ryan Wyrick and Jennifer Steensma Hoag in the ArtPrize 7 exhibition Adapt/Evolve. The Avenue for the Arts is a neighborhood title for the South Division commercial corridor. We are residential, commercial and nonprofit groups working together in a creative community. We are residents in Heartside, and active participants in shaping change in our neighborhood. In 2005, we choose the Avenue for the Arts as a title to represent our commercial corridor and the projects and events that we create. The Avenue for the Arts has been recognized as a center for arts and culture in Grand Rapids. • 2004 Cool Cities Designation by the State of Michigan • 2006 Historic Preservation Outstanding Preservation Project • 2007 Michigan Historic Preservation Network Tax Credit Award • 2007 Governor’s Award for Exemplary Business supporting the Arts Award • 2009 Neighborhood Business Alliance Award for Best Neighborhood Promotion

307 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Smokin Js

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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

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Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

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Check out our windows! All of the entries at our venue are viewed from our sidewalks. Our historical building has very large picture windows displaying 2d pieces in various media.

250 Pearl Street N.W., 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 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.

130 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Cathedral Square

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Welcome artists, volunteers and visitors! Cathedral Square provides a unique, inviting and thoughtful viewing environment. Located just a few blocks from the city center in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids and anchored by the 140-year old Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Cathedral Square is an 11.5 acre area in which exhibit space is available both indoors (main gallery) and out. The indoor space on the second floor of Cathedral Square Center is easily transformed from meeting space to art gallery. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for an infusion of natural light and the open floor plan gives visitors the opportunity to view art at their own pace. For the 2015 ArtPrize season, we are offering school tours that are not associated with ArtPrize Education Days on September 24, 25 and 28, as well as October 2, 6, and 9.

360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Tavern On The Square

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Tavern On the Square is located on Ionia and Oaks St. A heated front patio area and large windows around the bar makes Tavern the perfect place to take in the city. Great food at exceptional prices and a full bar with 20 taps. Tavern On The Square caters to large groups and small groups alike. A great place to unwind!!

100 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center

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The Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center opened in 2004. It has become a leader in heart care in the region, state and nation and remains the only hospital in Grand Rapids that provides open heart surgery. The Meijer Heart Center is equipped with state-of-the-art medical and information technology. We also have great clinical teams in caring for all aspects of the heart, including heart rhythms and blood vessels.

100 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Kilwins Chocolates & Ice-Cream @ McKay Tower- Rosa Parks

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Exciting events will transpire at the Kilwins Chocolates & Ice-Cream store located in McKay Tower directly across from Rosa Parks Circle! This is a visitors dream! Come see our great assortment of sweet treats and tantalizing desserts and marvel at our outstanding artprize entries!

146 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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West Coast Coffee

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West Coast Coffee has been a staple downtown since 2005, known for great service, phenomenal coffee, and a relaxing atmosphere. Supporting local artists since day one, we have an open and bright space to enjoy the all the special nuances of downtown Grand Rapids.

55 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Ah-Nab-Awen Park

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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

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BANG Blowdry Bar

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BANG Blowdry Bar is the first Blowdry and style bar in the Midwest! BANG Blowdry Bar is located in the heart of the fastest, and most up and coming areas in Grand Rapids. Bang Blowdry Bar is a innovative style bar that has people coming back over and over! Just like the days when grandma would go into the beauty shop once a week to get her hair set! Enjoy a tasty beverage while relaxing to a scalp message and a blowout- just before joining your friends for happy hour. We are located next to the top music venue, multi million dollar indoor market, and some of the greatest art studios in Grand Rapids. Stop by before work, a big night out or any special event and we will make you beautiful!

3 Oakes St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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