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.
The Blue Bridge is an iconic pedestrian bridge in the the heart of downtown. It connects the city center on the East bank to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University facilities on the West.
Bridge between Fulton and Pearl, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
CityFlats Hotel Grand Rapids is a boutique Hotel with 28 individually designed guestrooms. On the first floor of the Hotel you will find CityBru Coffee serving Intelligentsia Coffee 24 hours a day. CitySen Lounge is also located on the first floor of the Hotel. This is a great spot for a drink with friends after work or to enjoy some small plates before heading to an event.
83 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
201 Matilda St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Carpe Diem Volleyball is a 12,000 sq foot volleyball facility in the heart of Downtown and the ArtPrize venue area. I have 4,000 sq feet I would like to be able to put out there for Artprize. We have 25 foot ceilings and lots of wall space. This is a perfect area for someone who has a taller piece and to make a gallery for a lot of other art.
1010 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
100 Ionia Ave. SW, 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
***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
01 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Details, including floor plan and photos available at www.grcc.edu/artprize
143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom is housed in the oldest Commercial Building in Grand Rapids. It is the venue of choice for local musicians who play there every Thursday night, and some Saturdays. Located in the theatre district, this venue also dedicates 2 walls in the east room to displaying works of art from the Grand Valley Artists Association, so it is ready to hang works of art. We are also looking for a statue and a large hanging stained glass piece to divide the restaurant and be a focal point. A favorite dining place for families, couples, business meetings and large groups delivering something to suit anyone's tastes! Their "one trick"....is hospitality! For more information www.onetrick.biz or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52935297046
136 East Fulton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
2 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
40 Pearl, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
open 10.30Am 7.00pm Mon-Weds 10.30am -9.00PM on Thur 10.30am-2.30am on Fri And Sat
180 |MonroeNW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
800 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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!
38 W Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
57 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
53 Commerce St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
1168 Ionia NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
235 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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!
40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We have some GREAT ARTISTS showcasing their work IN OUR VENUE! DeVos Place Convention Center serves as a catalyst, as a vital space to convene, think and inspire you to meet your goals, and enjoy a little art! We are part of the daring venture that will offer all of the useful and necessary tools for the perfect gathering. Your next meeting experience is brought to you full of quality, creativity and a modicum of humor. DeVos Place is proud to be a venue for the ArtPrize Competition!
303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
450 Michigan st., Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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.
820 Monroe Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503