Amid the stately and pristinely preserved homes of Grand Rapids' Heritage Hill sits a mass of brick, steel, cinder block and corrugated metal. Constructed in the 1950s, the building that houses WOODTV8 stands in sharp contrast to its neighbors – abodes of elegance built a full century before. In the midst of a community renowned for its historically significant architecture, WOOD TV8 consistently leads the way in innovation, adopting the most advanced technology and harnessing its power to deliver the market’s #1 news product even faster, with more substance and via ever-expanding platforms. WOOD TV8 is offering its rectangular front lawn as a venue site. While most of it is sloping green grass, there are two flat areas. It is approximately 23' x 211' t
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.
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.
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.
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
Built in 1910 by Henry J. Heystek, the historic United Way Center was Grand Rapid’s first Coliseum and Convention Center. Home to the Heart of West Michigan United Way since 1998, United Way Center serves as a hub for community collaboration to direct change and create opportunities for a better life for all who live here. The Romanesque style building, distinguished by an enormous arched entrance flanked by carved lions is being presented as an exterior venue. Outdoor electrical is available.
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.
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.
Dueling Piano Bar and Restaurant on the first floor. Dj and dance floor on the second floor. Lots of window space.
The Grand Rapids Children's Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing an interactive, hands-on environment that inspires learning and encourages self-directed exploration.
Located on the corner of College SE and Cherry SE in Heritage Hill, we are offering an outdoor venue for an artist who is willing to place a piece of art that would be accessible to people who live with vision loss. The site is visible from both College and Cherry and consists of our front and side lawn area. The front lawn area is approximately 25' deep by 50' wide. The side law is approximately 30' wide by 50' deep. The four businesses located on the four corners of the intersection are ArtPrize venues.
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.
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.
open 10.30Am 7.00pm Mon-Weds 10.30am -9.00PM on Thur 10.30am-2.30am on Fri And Sat
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.
5000 sq. ft of floor space, 20 ft. ceilings, and a 50 car parking lot.
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!
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!
Windows facing Monroe Center , 24 hour viewing from the street
Van Andel Arena will have roughly 2,000 square feet of exterior space, sympathetic to art exhibition. We have a great place for mingling, conversing and enjoying a bit of art.
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)
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.
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.
Craft-Revival Jewelers only hires artisans. Our pieces are produced right here in Grand Rapids, Michigan from our staff of expert goldsmiths. We carry an eclectic gathering of handmade products that are designed to entertain your eyes. If you are looking for a piece unlike anything standard, stop by to see our collection
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Casual fine dining American steakhouse located on the corner of Monroe Center and Ionia Avenue.
In the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, at 86 Monroe Center, BCBSM is offering a highly visible ArtPrize location. The space is located in the entrance of the Steketee’s Building foyer, behind a clear glass wall.
Newly renovated public open space with a four-foot diameter sculpture pedestal located in a high-traffic location across the street from Maya Lin's Ecliptic and the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
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.
Friends, here at Park Church, no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!