Grand Valley State University has a long tradition of supporting the arts. The University's Permanent Collection now numbers over 9,500 works of art, collected in support of its educational mission. The majority of these works are displayed throughout university facilities in Allendale and Grand Rapids to promote diversity and cultural understanding and enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff and the community. The collection features works in a wide range of media by faculty, students and alumni, many of Michigan's finest visual artists, art from around the world, and numerous works by renowned national and international artists, including Sam Gilliam, Olga and Alexander Florensky, and Cyril Lixenberg. The George and Barbara Gordon Gallery located at Richard M. DeVos Center houses an important collection of works of art created by one of West Michigan’s most significant painters, Mathias J. Alten (1871 – 1938) who is often referred to as the Dean of Michigan Painters.
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
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.
118 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
West Coast Coffee has been a staple downtown since 2005, known for great service, phenomenal coffee, and a relaxing atmosphere. Supporting local artists since day one, we have an open and bright space to enjoy the all the special nuances of downtown Grand Rapids.
55 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
620 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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!
250 Monroe NW, 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
Art can be viewed from the street only. Our store will not be open after 5 p.m. and will not be open on Saturdays or Sundays.
120 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
48 West Fulton, 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
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
O'Tooles is a restaurant and bar fashioned after an Irish Pub. It has a very casual comfortable atmosphere where people flock for outstanding burgers and beer.
448 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
69 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
77 Grandville Ave. SW, 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
***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
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
Westminster Presbyterian Church is a beautiful historic church located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Our convenient location, is surrounded by other art prize venues and the newly announced home for ArtPrize . Westminster is a metropolitan church in every sense of the word. From our location in the heart of Grand Rapids, we attract a diverse congregation from all parts of the city. We believe that this diversity is one of our greatest strengths.
47 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
60 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
4000+ square foot - open space, renovated downtown manufacturing building. 18ft high tin ceiling, large store front windows facing Ionia Avenue. Great visibility, great for local foot traffic. Several areas available including a window/ledge area, 35' x 5' Chalk Board, open brick walls, other creative areas that accommodate your piece(s).
64 Ionia Avenue SW Ste. 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The interior lobby area of the Spectrum Theatre is available for hosting entries. 48' x 20.5'
160 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
40 Pearl, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
kate lewis ceramics is beautiful pottery for everyday enjoyment and interactive installation art. located on Fulton, kate lewis ceramics has on street parking out front and is a short walk from City Center.
645 Fulton St Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
161 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503