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.
"Center City" location in a 100+ year old renovated professional office space with wood flooring, windows offering indirect lighting and exposed ceilings.
St. Cecilia Music Center promotes the appreciation, study and performance of music in order to enrich the lives of Michigan residents. We do this through presenting an annual jazz and chamber music concert series and Great Artist Gala featuring world-renowned musicians. Providing music education for all ages through our School of Music, which includes after-school orchestras, band and music classes. Preserving our historic building on Ransom and Fulton for community use. We have an accoustically-superb 650-seat auditorium, an elegant ballroom and various unique recital and meeting spaces. We also have an art gallery that exhibits different artists each month.
Steepletown Center used to be a Convent for the Basilica of St. Adalbert.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Gallery is an open, rectangular space with hardwood floors and excellent lighting for displaying both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks. The walls are painted off-white and work well as a clean and neutral background for artworks. The entry to the gallery is through double wide glass doors which allow an excellent view into the space from the outside. The gallery is located on the fourth floor of the Main Building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Located off 131 and Pearl in downtown Grand Rapids. We average over 5,000 people walking through our doors every week from all walks of life. Our venue will consist of works that are family friendly for viewing of all ages. Free parking is available on either side of the YMCA in the evenings and weekends.
Details, including floor plan and photos available at www.grcc.edu/artprize
Butterworth Hospital is one of four facilities that make up the Spectrum Health Medical Center in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our rich history dates back to 1890. Over the last century, we have grown into a regional leader in care, diagnostics, treatment, prevention and education. And our community continues to grow as well—the Family Birthplace at Butterworth Hospitals delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Our newly rennovated main lobby will be avaialble for use during ArtPrize.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
The Women’s City Club is a private club and offers individual and business memberships. The Sweet House Foundation(501 c 3) was established in 2006. Its purpose is to preserve and memorialize the history and architecture of the house where the Women's City Club resides. Martin Sweet, the original owner of the house, was a young entrepreneur when he came to Grand Rapids in 1846. He dreamed of a distinguished and spacious home for his family and in the early 1860’s he built his home on East Fulton. This Heritage Hill two-story Italianate Villa home survives as one of the remaining examples of this style of architecture in the latter part of the 19th century.
Close to downtown, terrific expressway exposure, 21,000 sq. feet, two possible locations. Rooftop displays and a north facing wall if someone wants to do some sort of paint display. Any additional information needed please call 616-437-1687
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.