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.
Since we are an operating business we have certain hours that our building has to be open to the public beyond the Artprize hours. Due to this any artwork on display here has the potential to be viewed above and beyond the minimum set hours. This came in handy for a lot of our Artprize guests last year that didn't want to fight the crowds or had to work in the evening. We had many guests stop in in the morning or early afternoon to view the work as well as some classes that took field trips here. We welcome and encourage this.
Public parking is located at the fish ladder for easy access to , there is no public parking within the building parking structure.
Details, including floor plan and photos available at www.grcc.edu/artprize
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.
Approximately 4231 square feet of outside space located on the plaza of the Chase Bank Building located in the Central Business District of Downtown Grand Rapids. **You must be able to supply your own bases for the art as you are not allowed to drill directly into the plaza.
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.
The building at 19 LaGrave houses four companies. Design Design Inc., M. Middleton, Cool Cups and Verdant Graphics all strive to satisfy the consumer demand and corporate responsibility for sustainable practices. This venue is open to company employees. There will be a variety of different mediums on display to celebrate the diversity of the employees' individual styles.
Two Story block building painted. Property includes three lots on corner of Stocking/Third Street/McReynolds that is green space. Inside of building includes a Pro-Creative showroom.
outdoor space with parking on our lot and on the street available
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.
Spectrum Health's state-of-the-art Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion delivers the region's widest, most advanced array of outpatient cancer services-treating more than 70 percent of all new adult cancer cases in Kent County alone. Opened in downtown Grand Rapids in 2008, this six-story, 284,000 square-foot pavilion is more than just a building. It is a hub of services, a center of healing and a place of hope for patients and families. Designed with input from former patients and cancer experts, the pavilion offers a warm, soothing environment in which to receive exceptional and compassionate care. Patients are greeted by name. Families are invited onto the treatment team.
5000 sq. ft of floor space, 20 ft. ceilings, and a 50 car parking lot.
The Bull's Head Tavern is a locally owned restaurant located in the Heart of Center City within a short walking distance to all major downtown attractions.
We are a supplier of decorative and architectural glass. We sell visual marketing displays and exhibits as well as grand format printing.
Award winning historic 400,000 square foot furniture factory converted into 240 loft condominiums, restaurant, bar, exercise facility, coffee shop, law, health and other professional offices. These spaces are symbols of the dynamic and unique properties Parkland Properties offers, with a heavy flow of daily traffic from 800 residents, students, and business owners, along with their employees and customers-- to ensure maximum exposure for your art piece. Spaces available: - Outdoor (uncovered) lawn spaces - Outdoor (uncovered) building space - Outdoor (covered) front entry areas - Indoor main lobbies - Indoor ceiling suspension
The Calder Plaza Building venue welcomes all 2011 ArtPrize visitors! The CPB is located at 250 Monroe Avenue between Michigan Street and Lyon Street. Outdoor sculpture may be viewed on the west (Monroe Ave.) and east (Ottawa Ave.) sides of the building. During office hours, visitors may use the building's lobby as a short cut between viewing areas. Parking meters and parking lots/ramps are located throughout the downtown area. Visitors are welcome to take a break at one (or both) of our fine, casual cafes - Nunzia's Cafe and Taco Bob's. We are proud to be an ArtPrize venue, and we hope that you enjoy experiencing our selection of wonderful artwork!
Leo's is a fine dining seafood restaurant in the heart of Grand Rapids. Voted Grand Rapids Magazine "Restaurant of the Year" for 2006, 2007, 2009 & 2010.
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
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.
We are on the south side of Pearl St between the Amway and JW Marriot hotels - across the river from the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
We are located in the historic Oldtown River Front Building on the east bank of the Grand River next to the JW Marriott. We would like to apply as an outdoor venue and display the artist's work in our landscaped area in front of our building. We have access to the river walkway on the side of our building, and during last year's Artprize event there was plenty of foot traffic around the building. The Western Michigan Group is one of the (if not the) oldest businesses in Grand Rapids.
Lia Rose boasts the best in classic clothing and accessories with a flair. You will find brands such as, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, Melie Bianco handbags and Brighton Jewelry along with many other fabulous fashions. The store shares a door with neighboring Gina’s Boutique in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on Monroe Center. With its fun and modern atmosphere; Lia Rose is a charming place to shop!
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.
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.
One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than a half-million visitors annually. The 134-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1750-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois, and Plensa among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Picasso, Degas, di Suvero, Borofsky and Calder. During ArtPrize limited shuttle service to downtown will be provided.
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.
***Venue only open for City of Grand Rapids Personnel at this time***Display space available inside the 4 large front glass windows on both sides of the main entry glass doors on Monroe CN, dimensions for the windows are roughly 5' by 8' each
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.
Casual fine dining American steakhouse located on the corner of Monroe Center and Ionia Avenue.
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.
This 4 acre park built in 2002, is located between Oakes and Ionia streets, south of Fulton, and a water playground, picnic shelter, basketball courts, and a restroom facility.