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Treadstone Funding

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Treadstone Funding is a local mortgage lender in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Located in the historic Corl Knott building at 25 Commerce we are pleased to be involved in ArtPrize for the 3rd year.

25 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Spiral

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Spiral is a gallery located on the Avenue for the Arts in the Heartside district downtown Grand Rapids. The gallery is close in proximity to the city center and walking distance from all major downtown locations.

44 DIVISION AVE S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Calvin College - (106) Gallery

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The (106) Gallery and Studio is operated by the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History. Nearly 10,000 square feet of space house faculty studios and a gallery space, looking out on Division Avenue in the Heartside District of downtown Grand Rapids. Throughout the year exhibitions embrace faculty, student and community artwork. During ArtPrize, the gallery strives to curate a cohesive exhibition that presents multiple artists with compelling and complementary artwork. In 2014, the exhibition "REFLEXION" featured nine ArtPrize artists whose artwork faithfully explored ways in which their art and process relate to reflexion – a bending back. All types of indoor media will be considered for ArtPrize 2015.

106 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Founders Brewing Co.

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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.

235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Canal Street Park

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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.

941 Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Chase Bank Building

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The Chase Bank Building is located just North of the heart of downtown, directly across the street from the world famous La Grande Vitesse, on Calder Plaza. Located within walking distance to all other ArtPrize venues, downtown restaurants and attractions. The Chase Bank Building was completely renovated in 2012, including new plaza surfaces, lighting, and landscaping.

200 Ottawa Avenue NW, 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 outside the building and 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 five independently organized $2,000 cash prizes to different musical genres based on your votes!

24 Ransom Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Valley State University

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Grand Valley State University has a long tradition of supporting the arts. The university’s permanent collection now numbers over 13,000 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

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the bitter end coffeehouse

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Situated in a renovated 100 year old bank at the original Western border of the city, the bitter end coffehouse is located 3 blocks west of the downtown GVSU campus and is open 24 hours/7days a week. The coffeehouse maintains the original century-old architecture and a European ambiance: tile floors, oak woodwork, leaded glass windows and a 12 foot tin ceiling. Walls are decorated with unique, interesting, and unusual artwork. The bitter end features a large variety of organic, Fair Trade espresso beverages, organic, Fair Trade varietals, organic loose leaf teas and a wide selection of smoothies as well as fresh bagels, baked goods and pastries. Music: Jazz/Blues/Folk. Free wireless internet is available and ample free parking is available in the City Lot across the street. Check us out at www.thebitterendcoffeehouse.com

752 West Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Oakes Street Park

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Beautifully landscaped outdoor space downtown.

67 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market

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The Market is a mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing and education about local food, health & wellness. Our indoor facility features a 24-vendor market hall, along with 2 restaurants opening in summer 2015. Dozens of farmers and artisans line our outdoor farmer's market shed. We offer several exceptional spaces throughout the site including rentable incubator kitchens, rooftop greenhouses, event space, and the nation’s first demonstration kitchen. The Market is LEED Gold certified, features a green roof, live walls, geotherm wells, rain gardens, and plenty of other innovative sustainable features.

435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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MoDiv

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The Shoppes at Monroe and Division (MoDiv) opened in Fall 2011 with many interesting tenants. Trovati Studio, Outside hte Lines, bokay by Eastern Floral, Humanity Boutique, Apothecary Off Main, and The Grand Rapids Drive 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.

40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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SiTE:LAB /The Rumsey Street Project

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SiTE:LAB, three time winner of the ArtPrize juried award for best venue, is converting an entire city block into a temporary arts district for ArtPrize 2015. Numerous unoccupied structures, including a church and rectory, body shop and several residences, as well vacant lots, will provide a unique setting for an exhibition of site-specific installations selected by curator Paul Amenta.

333 Rumsey Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Mojo's Dueling Piano Bar & Restaurant

Located on the corner of Pearl & Monroe St. in Downtown GR. Venue space to be used are main floor windows lining Pearl St and Monroe St.

180 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Blue Bridge

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The Blue Bridge is an iconic pedestrian bridge in the the heart of downtown. Located between Fulton and Pearl, the bridge connects the city center on the East bank to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University facilities on the West. The Blue Bridge is a pedestrian bridge with a convenient connection between the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus of Grand Valley as well as the Grand Rapids Public Museum and other attractions and the east side of the river. It is a popular site for taking photographs of wedding parties, prom groups and graduates and is very visible with it's "Laker Blue" color.

Blue Footbridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Monroe Community Church

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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 some of the art that we host. For the last 3 years we have been a voter registration site. 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 appropriate for children. We are Barrier-Free, have a drinking fountain, restrooms, and a nursing space available, and offer packaged snacks for donation.

800 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids

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If you′re looking for hotels in Grand Rapids, MI, one of the nation's most eco-conscious cities, then why not stay at CityFlatsHotel, Grand Rapids' most eco-friendly hotel? Nestled in the heart of Grand Rapids, at 83 Monroe Center, CityFlatsHotel inhabits what was once the legendary Fox Jewelers Building. The five-story LEED Gold Certified hotel features 28 conceptually unique guest rooms. The hotel's street level lounge, CitySēn, offers a full bar with local brews, wine, and creative cocktails, as well as an intriguing array of small plates. For coffee lovers, the hotel's CityBrü fuel stop serves fair trade coffee 24 hours a day. CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids is your destination for absolute guilt-free travel. Satisfy your eco-consciousness and your wanderlust simultaneously by visiting one of the most vibrant 'green' cities in America.

83 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Kent County Courthouse

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Northeast corner of Ottawa and Lyon, in the center of downtown near prominent financial institutions and notable historic buildings. • Artist will be required to submit preliminary design sketches for review by the curator assigned to work with the County and other public venues to select artworks for the Courthouse. • Exhibits areas will be limited to the plaza and clock tower cemented areas. • No drilling of concrete is allowed. • Items are not to be suspended from the structural steel.

180 Ottawa Avenue, 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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Degage Ministries

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Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community. Responsive programming is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. While many of our services may seem "simple," those who receive our services take nothing for granted. Often, it is the simplest of gestures that brings the most powerful results. What sets Dégagé apart from other organizations is the attention given to each individual and each success.

144 Division Avenue South, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Avenue for the Arts [Gallery] Space

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The Avenue for the Arts has hosted a 1100sqft Pop Up Gallery in the newly remodeled Herkimer Hotel featuring The Eros and Agape Project. 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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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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Bagger Dave's

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Bagger Dave's is un ultra casual bar located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on Fulton Street. We are a Michigan made company serving Michigan craft beers and love our art!

241 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gillett Bridge

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The Gillett Bridge will host the winner of Pitch Night Minneapolis again in 2014. Gillett Bridge is a pedestrian walkway that spans the Grand River in Downtown Grand Rapids. The bridge connects the two landmarks, the Gerald R. Ford Museum and DeVos Place. It is heavily travelled during ArtPrize and offers wonderful views of the river and city.

Interurban/Richard Gillette Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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