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 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
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.
85 Campau N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Situated in a renovated 100 year old bank at the original Western border of the city, the bitter end coffehouse is located 3 blocks west of the downtown GVSU campus and is open 24 hours/7days. The bitter end features an endless variety of organic, Fair Trade espresso beverages, fine organic, Fair Trade international coffees and a wide selection of smoothies as well as fresh bagels, baked goods and pastries. Free wireless internet is available.
752 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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.
2 Michigan NE, 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
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)
340 State Street S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Independent Music seller. New And used Compact Discs, Records, cassettes & DVD'S Large expanses of wall space, large street-facing windows with 3ft of width suitable for 2d or 3d art.
129 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
Van Andel Arena, 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
"Center City" location in a 100+ year old renovated professional office space with wood flooring, windows offering indirect lighting and exposed ceilings.
80 Ottawa NW, Suite 101, 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
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.
17 Fountain St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Steepletown Center used to be a Convent for the Basilica of St. Adalbert.
671 Davis Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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.
1058 Scribner Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Visitors may know us as the former Kendall School of Design. Our school is located 1 mile north of the Michigan Street medical hill; take College to Leonard, turn right and right again on Paris to enter our free parking area.
1110 College NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located on the banks of the Grand River, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is located in the most highly visible corridor for the ArtPrize viewer/voter. With over 11,000 square foot of exhibition space dedicated to entries, it will be one of the largest Exhibition Centers in the city. We are able to offer interior and exterior gallery space, professional Museum lighting and installation, climate controlled interior spaces, a freight elevator, electricity and compressed air in select locations.
272 Pearl ST NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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.
130 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
69 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
HopCat was envisioned, designed, stocked and staffed with one mission in mind: to bring you great beer. What's a great beer? It's a beer made with care and pride. Maybe it's a local beer - or one from across the globe. It's your usual, as comfy as sliding into your favorite pair of jeans. It's a beer you didn't even know existed. It's a beer you hate, but your buddy loves - and the two of you debate over it for an hour. Hopefully, once in a while, it's a beer you never would have ordered but for the fact that your server suggested it. It's your next beer. HopCat. 150 bottles. 49 taps. One mission.
25 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
235 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
Grand Valley State University Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus, Grand Rapids, MI 40504
The Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center opened in 2004. It has become a leader in heart care in the region, state and nation and remains the only hospital in Grand Rapids that provides open heart surgery.
100 Michigan Street N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503