38 West Fulton, owned by Lee Shore Properties, is located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids' entertainment district. Nestled between San Chez restaurant and cafe, this space is walking distance from all of Downtown's hot spots. The high ceilings and neutral walls make for an flexible space to showcase 2D or small 3D pieces.
"Center City" location in a 100+ year old renovated professional office space with wood flooring, windows offering indirect lighting and exposed ceilings.
open during business hours only. Space is very narrow so hard to accommodate large groups at once
Located in Grand Rapid's Heartside district, Mos Eisleys is a nationally renowned Tattoo and commercial art studio. Specializing in custom tattooing and ethical body piercing, Mos Eisleys has set a bar for body art in West Michigan to which no other studio even comes close. With a work space topping out at forty-four hundred square feet, Mos Eisleys would be an excellent destination for Artprize, both because of its centralized location in Grand Rapids, and for its already stellar collection of artwork.
Monroe Community Church meets in an open renovated warehouse space in the heart of the North Monroe neighborhood, which is home to galleries, parks, studios, restaurants, offices, and condos. Our main space for ArtPrize will be our 62’ x 64’ multi-use assembly space that includes a library/lounge, screen, and an open kitchen. One of the interior walls is the former exterior wall of the building next door, featuring interesting brickwork and enclosed masonry window openings. The space has a lot of raw character with sealed concrete floors, painted block and brick walls, and 18’ high exposed steel structure. This very rugged space is not precious and could tolerate custom display and fastening systems for installation artwork. Worship seating can adapt to fit the art we host. We have an array of flexible theatrical light fixtures. We will be open for at least the Minimum hours and our staff will also work in the space for SOME of the extended hours, depending upon work schedules.
Entrance is intimidating but wonderful, safe, clean space when you arrive in it. Good parking close by and 100 feet from Monroe Ave. Last year there was a Artprize shuttle stop close by.
Cambridge House is located at the corner of Monroe and Trowbridge, 3 blocks North of the Convention Center. We are an eclectic restaurant specializing in small plate fusion with a large selection of wine and boutique beer offerings. Our hours are 4pm until midnight during the week and 2am on the weekends.
Located on the grounds of St. Mary's Parish just a few minutes from downtown and in the foreground of the historic St. Mary's Catholic Church. Free ArtPrize parking available at the Garden site.
Former Milner Hotel, the 40,000 sq. ft. building is the first Class “A” downtown office space built since 1995. The innovative building features a glass sculpture on the front and when illuminated at night, landmarks the arena district. The building was among the first to seek U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification for both core and shell, and commercial interiors. Grand Rapids Innovation and Design, AKA GRID 70, opened a new type of office environment to local businesses, based off a successful global concept. Offices will be occupied by creative professionals from various companies and have the opportunity to thrive on each other’s unique ideas and outside perspectives. Currently, Steelcase, Meijer, Amway and Wolverine World Wide are part of the office mix. The complete vision is to bring more professionals to work in downtown GR, leverage local creative resources, and overall, increase business to the city of Grand Rapids.
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 1890. 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. Our newly rennovated main lobby will be avaialble for use during ArtPrize.
Windows facing Monroe Center , 24 hour viewing from the street
Shoe store in which the windows will be dedicated to the artists.
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
**NOTE** This year WMCAT will only be hosting one piece of art: a large project on our East-facing parking lot wall. This project is called "The Metaphorest Project," and additional details can be obtained here: http://www.artprize.org/artists/public-profile/1290. We appreciate all previous and future artist requests, and are excited to see your work at other venues across the city!
Independent Bank's Monroe Center branch, located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, will be hosting 12-15 artists for ArtPrize. There are six large wall spaces best-suited for 2D artwork as well as five indoor floor spaces best-suited for 3D artwork. It is also important to note that in addition to the required ArtPrize hours the bank is also open Monday - Friday from 9:30 - 5:15pm. If you’re interested in displaying your artwork at Independent Bank please contact Sam Layle(contact information below)or click on the "Connect with Venue" button below.
We are an unusual choice for a venue. But we have done this since the beginning and you visitors love our artwork. We have provided great art. We give each visitor information and make them feel special. We have onsite parking and are handicap accessible. Each year we have more venues in our area to make it worth the trip. This year they changed the rules and now each neighborhood can have their own top 25. We are confident that the westside is the best side. We would love for you to come and experience the comfortable feel of our venue. We stay open the entire time that Artprize is going on. We intend to have a special evening for the artists and the guests. We hope that you will help us in voting on one or more of the top 25 in our venue. Each year you have said that we have great art. Now you can make it happen for us to have one of the top 25. We look forward to you coming in and checking us out. We love your input.
THIS VENUE IS FULL. Kendall College of Art and Design will be curating this space with school alumni and current Kendall students. Kendall is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and, as part of Ferris State University, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.
The Fifth Third Bank Plaza is located at 111 Lyon Street in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, conveniently nestled between Ottawa Street and Monroe Avenue, two key traffic arteries that lead visitors in and out of the city. Our location also allows very easy access to I-196 and US-131. In addition, our location in City Center is conveniently located close by other popular venues including the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, DeVos Center and the Calder Plaza. We will host artists on both our indoor and outdoor spaces.
Minty Keen is a locally-owned boutique, featuring arts and crafts by local artists, handmade-in-MI gifts, vintage decor, cash & carry fresh flowers and souvenirs.
The venue is a quick serve restaurant featuring comfort/basic food selection. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our signature items are fresh made donuts, cheesecake and tortilla chips with dip.
The Green Lion Gallery is a contemporary art gallery committed to showing work that is unconventional, eccentric, and original. Without an aim for profit, we display art based on craftsmanship and concept, rather than authoritative acceptance. Sharing in Grand Rapids’ innovative legacy, we create a space that promotes individuality and independence within the art community.
The mission of the Grand Rapids Art Museum is: • to inspire all to discover, enjoy, and learn about art, • to serve as a welcoming and inclusive cultural resource, • to collect, conserve and interpret authentic works of art of the finest quality. The Art Museum’s commitment to current and future generations includes opening its doors as the first newly-constructed, LEED Gold certified art museum in the world. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
The Gallery is an open, rectangular space with hardwood floors and excellent lighting for displaying both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks. The walls are painted off-white and work well as a clean and neutral background for artworks. The entry to the gallery is through double wide glass doors which allow an excellent view into the space from the outside. The gallery is located on the fourth floor of the Main Building.
Dueling Piano Bar and Restaurant on the first floor. Dj and dance floor on the second floor. Lots of window space.
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is a nationally recognized rehabilitation complex that has served the Grand Rapids community for 120 years. We are devoted to providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for adults and children affected by life-changing events. In the front of our hospital is an outdoor Therapath Garden that is beautifully landscaped with handicap-accessible walking paths and outdoor seating. It also includes a range of challenging exercises for those participating in rehab care. At Mary Free Bed, we believe that art can compliment science to better treat patients. The hospital's grounds and buildings display art created by former MFB patients and other community members, creating a unique atmosphere of beauty and inspiration. Visitors will enjoy the art as well as the stories that go along with the pieces in MFB's Therapath Garden.
First established Pizzeria in Historic Heritage Hill area Located at State St, and Prospect we are within walking distance of downtown hotels, and other exhibit venues. Serving up award winning Traditional, Specialty, Stuffed Pizzas, Pastas, Salads, and desserts. All food is prepared using Local and Michigan based products, meats, and seasonal produce. Open 7 days for lunch, dinner and Late Night. Dine in, take-out, Delivery, Catering to Large Groups available. Offsite Catering Services available (inquire 616-742-4773)
ICONsign is a full service sign, graphics and large format print facility. We pride ourselves on our helpful service, quality, attention to detail and quick turnaround. We are located on the corner of Leonard and Taylor, one street west of Plainfield. We have high visibility near a busy intersection with plenty of off street parking. Come check us out!
Diversions is located across the street from Kendall College. Our upstairs lounge and lower video bar will be open during Artprize.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's facility features four historic buildings on Division Avenue between Library and Fulton. The Centerpiece of the facility is the Meijer Majestic Theatre, a 750-seat 1903 era vaudeville house with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.
Peaches is an elegant Georgian-style home located in Heritage Hill, now serving as Grand Rapids' premier B&B. Built in 1916, it is in nearly original condition, including picture rail in every room and would be the most natural place to hang art...in the setting that can display it best: home. We will be selecting both indoor hanging art, indoor sculpture and outdoor sculpture. We can practically "stop traffic" with our outdoor art selections. Last year, we had phenomenal response & were categorized as one of the best shows by several professionals. This year, we are close to an exhibit center, & taking more artists, so we expect more great response!
The (106) Gallery is a non-profit gallery, operated by Calvin College, a 4-year liberal arts college located in Grand Rapids. This space was a joint venture between Calvin College and Dwelling Place (the property owners), designed to be a gallery, studio and multipurpose work space that share a building with other artist live/work studios in the heart of the Avenue for the Arts district. Exhibitions feature faculty and student work, as well as work by artists from the community and around the country.