Diversions is located across the street from Kendall College. Our upstairs lounge and lower video bar will be open during Artprize.
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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.
A downtown Grand Rapids landmark, built in 1898 as a furniture expostion building. Converted to an office building after World War II. A prominent location in the core of downtown houses a Gilmore Collection restaurant (Bite/Ottawa Tavern), the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce and many high profile office tenants.
God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan, is located in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids. We are directly across the street from Cathedral Square, a 2010 Artprize Exhibition Center. God's Kitchen is dedicated to serving the homeless and hungry with dignity and respect. In this location, we serve an afternoon meal, 7 days a week, to some of the areas most materially poor men and women. We have 35 linear feet of wall space for a painting or mural as well as 84 square feet of space near our front window for a sculpture or installation.
San Chez Restaurants, Inc. operates the largest ethnic restaurant in downtown G.R. Creating unique, authentic cuisine of Spain in 16,000 square feet of the Leonard Building. This 1880’s building offers high, original tin ceilings and sandblasted brick walls. It was the first restaurant in G.R. to offer a completely open, on stage kitchen, complete recycling, composting of all organic waste, and wind powered electricity through Consumers Energy’s Green Generations Program. San Chez Restaurants, Inc. consists of three major facets: 1) The original Tapas Bistro established in 1992 offering authentic tapas, featuring the colors, the flavors, the food and the fun of Spain. 2) San Chez Cafe bringing a uniquely casual, on-the-go café for breakfast and lunch. And, 3) We’ve taken tapas to new heights on our beautiful Special Events Third Floor banquet facility panoramically overlooking downtown. Tapas; more than just small plates, Oh the colors, the flavors, the food and the fun!
Venue is large open interior space dedicated soley to Art Prize Exhibition. Located at 29 Pearl Street in City Center, venue provides excellent wall and open space for browsing art work.
The Cottage Bar is the oldest Pub in Downtown Grand Rapids, home to many regulars, those involved in the theatre, area church choirs and a group of writers and artists. It's charming pub like atmosphere is like a comfy old slipper that many come "home" to. Cottage Bar has won the peoples choice "Best Burger" in both "Grand Rapids" and "On the Town" Magazines for over 10 years. The walls share the memorabilia aquired over the years.
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.
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.
Steepletown Center used to be a Convent for the Basilica of St. Adalbert.
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.
Rockwell's Kitchen & Tap and REPUBLIC are two multi-level restaurants housed at one location at 45 South Division Avenue. An intrinsic collaboration allows the best of both worlds with the contemporary, refined and sophisticated style emanating from REPUBLIC, and its more casual, classic American pub style counterpart, Rockwell's Kitchen & Tap. Working delightfully as equal yet opposite, both restaurants offer distinctive ambiance and exceptional cuisine.
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.
open during business hours only. Space is very narrow so hard to accommodate large groups at once
Coit Creative Arts Academy is the elementary art school for the Grand Rapids Public Schools. The original building was built in 1880 and it is the oldest working school in Michigan. In 2002 it became an arts school. As a result families have moved into the neighborhood specifically to send their children to Coit Creative Arts Academy. Due to this the neighborhood is more art savvy than most others. It is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Medical Mile and within walking distance to downtown. With school budgets as they exist being an exhibitor at Coit Creative Arts Academy is a wonderful nod to the dedication artists feel toward arts education.
Immanuel Lutheran is a beautiful gothic church located at the corner of Michigan and Division - next to the Van Andel Institute. We have a beautiful gallery area, lobby, and outdoor space that accommodated 30 artists during the 2010 ArtPrize event.
Stella's Lounge is a downtown GR dive bar. Cheap beer, stiff drinks, vintage arcade games, vegan/vegetarian menu, stuffed hamburgers, local art and punk rock music. Stella's also has a back room that is has a different vibe with handmade cocktails, unique wines and beers & 30's pop music but offering the same menu and attitude.
Art will be visible on the east facing windows of the Van Andel Arena, located off the service drive that runs behind the businesses on the west side of Ionia St.
162,500 SF office building with recently renovated two story lobby accessible from north and south; on site credit card only parking area; located between The BOB and Rosa Parks Circle.
open 10.30Am 7.00pm Mon-Weds 10.30am -9.00PM on Thur 10.30am-2.30am on Fri And Sat
During ArtPrize, the Kendall Galleries are open 10 am - 8 pm Monday through Thursday, 10 am - 10 pm Friday and Saturday, and noon -6 pm on Sunday. Make sure to visit our first-floor galleries and our atrium space to see all our ArtPrize entries. In addition, check out the ArtPrize Speaker Series, which Kendall is proud to sponsor. More information is available in the events section of the ArtPrize website.
Bar Divani, is a chic wine bar/restaurant serving globally inspired cuisine and using local and sustainable products whenever possible. Along with over 40 wines by the glass, Bar Divani offers an extensive reserve list, specialty martinis and a vast selection of premium beers and spirits from around the world. Small plates perfect for sharing are offered along with full size entrees, flat-breads and salads. Our chef offers a made-from-scratch approach to food using the finest local ingredients. Indulge your passion for food and drink within this romantic, hip-interior setting.
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.
Friendly neighborhood Pub
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.
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.
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.
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.
***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
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.
we are a casual italian/cuban fare restaurant with a ground level entrance with exposed brick walls. Big O's offers gourmet pizzas, pasta, and sandwiches with a nice variety of beers and wines,spirits. www.bigospizzas.com
The interior lobby area of the Spectrum Theatre is available for hosting entries. 48' x 20.5'
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.
Located at the bustling corner of Fulton & Ottawa. Attached to the city Skywalk. Two level restaurant and events facility with large multi level open atrium and patio. Long open hallways, exposed brick walls and ceilings.