Located on the banks of the Grand River, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is located in the most highly visible corridor for the ArtPrize viewer/voter. With over 11,000 square foot of exhibition space dedicated to entries, it will be one of the largest Exhibition Centers in the city. We are able to offer interior and exterior gallery space, professional Museum lighting and installation, climate controlled interior spaces, a freight elevator, electricity and compressed air in select locations.
The Main Library is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and within walking distance of area hotels, DeVos Place convention center, museums, and performing arts venues. In 2003, the Main Library reopened after an extensive renovation that restored the original 1904 building and the 1967 addition. Serving the City of Grand Rapids, the Main Library and 7 branches provide books, movies, music, adult and children’s programming, computer and internet access, educational classes, a Small Business Resource Center and a Grand Rapids History and Special Collections department, including an extensive archive relating to the region’s history. The Grand Rapids Public Library connects people to the transforming power of knowledge.
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are a Heartside church that has a very open floor plan that worked well for Artprize 2009 and 2010. This year we will be exhibiting the artwork of up to 20 artists, and hope to have 1 large muralist, for outside display. We look forward to any and all art.
250 Commerce SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Women’s City Club is a private club and offers individual and business memberships. The Sweet House Foundation(501 c 3) was established in 2006. Its purpose is to preserve and memorialize the history and architecture of the house where the Women's City Club resides. 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 he built his 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.
254 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000-square-foot, four- story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson's grocery warehouse. It stood vacant for decades before The Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition. Its casual appeal, large size and historic charm have given The B.O.B. landmark / destination status in downtown Grand Rapids. Ambitious, expansive, and versatile, The B.O.B. offers a uniquely personal experience for every guest who walks through the door.
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
940 Monroe Ave ste 117, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
First United Methodist Church has a standing art gallery that is in use throughout the year. The gallery is conveniently accessible to our rear entrance with ample parking provided. Lighting is excellent with track lighting that can be adjusted. In addition, the church sanctuary, which houses a 1910 Tiffany window, is easily accessible from the gallery and will be open to the public during Art Prize hours. Restroom facilities are available. An all church event is planned for Saturday, October 1, to provide food, entertainment and activities for all ages.
227 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Degage Ministries is a community center that serves the homeless and low income in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids. Our building over 103 years and has many unique characteristics. We have multiple windows facing Division Ave (a major traffic path) and Cherry St. We would love to fill our windows with art work. Work would be placed inside the building and face the street. We will consider work inside our dining room upon request.
144 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friends, here at Park Church, no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!
10 East Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
423 First Street N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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.
86 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Gina’s Boutique specializes in bringing trendy and unique fashions to Grand Rapids through exclusive, contemporary clothing and accessories. Gina's Boutique is a place to find the latest styles at an affordable price in a comfortable and personal setting. Each season you can expect a new selection of denim, tops, skirts, dresses and accessories from New York and LA hand selected by owner and operator owner, Gina VanGessel.
40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
450 Michigan st., Grand Rapids, MI 49506
48 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located in a turn of the century building, J. Gardellas Tavern retains the charm of an earlier age with a grand antique bar, tin ceiling, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and gorgeous hand-carved moldings. The 3 distinguished floors to this beautiful establishment are all very unique and draw a wide spectrum of individuals to its great and highly sought after location. Artists may display art work or sculptures on the main floor near the two front grandiose windows adjacent to Ionia Avenue or paint a mural on the lower level brick wall.
11 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
235 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
**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!
98 E Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Details, including floor plan and photos available at www.grcc.edu/artprize
143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
69 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
106 Division #215, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Open Concept Gallery displays experimental, historical and unique presentations of aesthetic, social, political and environmental issues. With a substantial reputation for curatorial innovation and its depth of programming within a diverse media, Open Concept Gallery is always on the verge of change. Located in the Trade Center building at 50 Louis St. NW in downtown Grand Rapids, Open Concept Gallery’s main gallery is a former Masonic temple, and is one of the most distinctive exhibition spaces in the city.
50 Louis St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49506