Fountain Street Church is a beautiful, historic, downtown landmark. The Fountain Street Church Art Committee manages seven exhibitions each year, one of which is dedicated to ArtPrize. The Church has been an ArtPrize venue since the first event in 2009. In 2016, 13,000 visitors to the Church viewed works by 18 artists. In addition to works by ArtPrize artists, the stunning art and architecture of the Church sanctuary attracts many visitors. Located at 24 Fountain Street, the Church is just three blocks north of the ArtPrize HUB and near other important venues such as Kendall College of Art and Design and the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
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
The Apartment has a rich history in Grand Rapids, having been around for over four decades. Began by Ed Ladner and Milton Lenox, they passed the baton to new owner Bob Johnson. The Apartment has become more than just a bar. Although known for catering to the LGBTQ community, EVERYONE is welcome! Our location is next to the regionally renowned Civic Theater makes it a favorite before or after stop for theater goers. Also, we're just a few blocks from the Van Andel Arena. Through the years the Apartment's fund raising efforts for charities and non-profits had made it a very respected venue in the downtown area. Stop in and say "Hi!" and you'll soon discover why the "APT" is the Place Where Friends Meet.
33 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The GRPM has a prime location, in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, situated on the banks of the Grand River. This location, accessible and walkable from many other ArtPrize venues makes it unique. The GRPM will host an outdoor exhibition and curate a rewarding experience with approachable art that is intriguing, distinctive and engages the viewer’s capacity for awe, curiosity and humor. With our unique setting along the busy river walkway, we are able to offer a not-to-be-missed immersive experience worthy of our fortunate location. The GRPM will offer outdoor art, as well as dynamic Museum exhibitions that will intrigue and draw visitors to this location.
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
We are centrally located downtown on Fulton, just east of Division, next to Veteran's Park and St. Cecilia's. We are a large and beautiful historic church! You may enter the church through our glass vestibule (the cube) right off our parking lot (sorry - no public parking). Art is displayed in our lobby and gathering area, gallery hallway, and our main hall, Merriam Hall. **IF YOU'D LIKE A TOUR OF THE SANCTUARY, PLEASE SCHEDULE THROUGH THE CHURCH OFFICE**
10 E Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Michigan-focused kitchen and bar featuring upscale contemporary cooking, paired with a carefully sourced beer & cider list. Enjoy classic and modern cocktails in a re-invented, century old space.
428 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
We want you and you want votes, so think about this. The working studio of Grand Valley Artists (GVA) will be in full swing during Art Prize with on going live portrait sessions and still life sessions for our members. The opportunity to see artists at work in one room and finished art in our 1600 sq. ft. gallery makes the GVA venue a truly unique ‘art infused’ experience for visitors. Consider too that as the lone sponsor of the annual Reeds Lake Art Festival thousands of art lovers will be hearing about our Art Prize venue this June. Among our over 200 members are many locally and nationally lauded artists. Join us as we celebrate our 60th year of creating and sharing art in the community. GVA’s professionally lit studio is well suited to feature your 2D and small scale 3D art works. Come hang with us. You’ll be in great company.
1345 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
The Women’s City Club is a private club which resides in the historic Sweet House and offers individual and business memberships. The WCC transforms their space for ArtPrize. While the main floor retains it's historic look, but with the installation of AP art, the Auditorium is converted to a modern gallery with the addition of contemporary walls and lighting. In 2006, the Sweet House Foundation, a (501 c 3) non-profit, was established to preserve the history and architecture of the house. Martin Sweet, the original owner of the house, was a young entrepreneur when he came to Grand Rapids in 1846. He dreamed of a distinguished and spacious home for his family and in the early 1860’s built this home on East Fulton. This Heritage Hill two-story Italianate Villa home survives as one of the remaining examples of this style of architecture in the latter part of the 19th century. For information on the house or the WCC, please call (616) 459-3321.
254 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
30 Division Ave N, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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 43 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.
227 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt is proud to be locally owned and operated. We offer 40+ flavors and 70+ toppings. Our natural yogurts and sorbettos are 100% gluten-free. We also offer no sugar added and vegan options to satisfy any sweet tooth! Located right across from Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids, Sweet Yo's is the ideal dessert destination! 2014 Sweet Yo's venue and artist proudly made the top family friendly art prize destinations.
134 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
800 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Compass Insurance Agency is a former radio station. Space available in lobby, or on green space with river views
280 Ann St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Brush Studio is a beautiful open space typically used for instructional art classes. Brush has been using art as a form of entertainment and a way to connect all levels of artists.
50 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
From the moment you walk through our doors you will be captivated by the intimate and sexy ambiance of Divani. Our staff will greet you with an enthusiastic smile, extensive product knowledge and attentive service. Divani will seduce your senses with our globally inspired Chef driven menus. Innovative interpretations of simple dishes are punctuated with seasonal ingredients to render bold flavors. Our creative cocktails are well balanced and made from locally sourced fresh ingredients. Local brews, an extensive wine list and a vast liquor selection continue to arouse your thirst and entice your palate. Gallery Divani, our private events space, affords seating for 80 and cocktails for up to 160. Diverse service and menu options including passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, culinary action stations and buffet styles allow you to customize your event to achieve any expression. Centrally located in the heart of the Arena District, our back door opens to the Van Andel Arena. Valet parking is available Tuesday - Saturday. Come Experience the culture of Divani. We look forward to seeing you...
15 Ionia SW Suite 130 and Suite 150, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Picture this: Enjoy Artprize even more by parking on the WestSide and walking along Bridge Street to downtown. There is a GR parking lot by the fire house, a parking lot next to Swift (404 Bridge) for $1 and side street parking. Stop in Denym & Conscious Collective to see several Artprize entries and why not have a brew at Otooles? Then mosey your way east towards the river. Check out the progress of New Holland on you left and to your right, view the amazing work from the best artists in the world at Swift Printing (404 Bridge Street.) Continue your journey around downtown and on your way back, hit up Fratellis' for a slice of pizza or have a nice dinner at Black Heron. ArtPrize 8 could quite possibly be your favorite Artprize.
404 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
401 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Lions & Rabbits, a recently opened versatile space aimed at showcasing local artists while providing the community with opportunities for creative engagement. Billed as equal parts art gallery, retail shop, educational resource, and event center, Lions & Rabbits is striving to accomplish it all.
1264 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Be happy, have fun, make new friends, love people, and drink great coffee. We promise you, that you will leave our store happier than when you arrived. Nothing can change your day like a great cup of coffee. We offer a vibrant experience with our fun music, crazy colored walls, and drinks that make you feel like a super hero aka the Caramel Marvel. We have plenty of seating if you are needing to take a break during your Art Prize visit. We also offer kid friendly options. We are located on Wealthy and Division which is across the street from the Catholic Diocese, and a short walk from UICA.
100 Wealthy St. Suite C, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (Downtown Inc.) is the singular management entity for the combined energies and operations of the Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Alliance, the Downtown Improvement District, the City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events, and the Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority. Working as a singular, cohesive organization, Downtown Inc. works with the community to develop the Downtown vision, enable collective impacts that return improved outcomes, and ensure that Downtown has a clear voice for leadership and advocacy. Our Mission is to make Grand Rapids the most admired, emulated, attractive, and well-run city of its size in the nation- with an unsurpassed reputation as a forward-thinking, bright spot to watch for how to do 'Downtown'.
29 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A remodeled restaurant across from the Amway Grand
139 Pearl, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 57 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