**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!
***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
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
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
15 Ionia Suite 140, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
1168 Ionia NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
57 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
89 Ionia 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
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
Located in Downtown Grand Rapids, has been providing West Michigan with the best local and national live music and entertainment for over 38 years. Consistently ranked as one of the World's Top 50 clubs the comfortable atmosphere at the INTERSECTION is like no other place in West Michigan. It is a place where you can enjoy a cool drink during Happy Hour, an intimate concert in the front lounge, or a quality night of entertainment in the Showroom.
133 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Bar Divani, is a chic wine bar/restaurant serving globally inspired cuisine and using local and sustainable products whenever possible. Along with over 40 wines by the glass, Bar Divani offers an extensive reserve list, specialty martinis and a vast selection of premium beers and spirits from around the world. Small plates perfect for sharing are offered along with full size entrees, flat-breads and salads. Our chef offers a made-from-scratch approach to food using the finest local ingredients. Indulge your passion for food and drink within this romantic, hip-interior setting.
15 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The building at 19 LaGrave houses four companies. Design Design Inc., M. Middleton, Cool Cups and Verdant Graphics all strive to satisfy the consumer demand and corporate responsibility for sustainable practices. This venue is open to company employees. There will be a variety of different mediums on display to celebrate the diversity of the employees' individual styles.
19 LaGrave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Former Milner Hotel, the 40,000 sq. ft. building is the first Class “A” downtown office space built since 1995. The innovative building features a glass sculpture on the front and when illuminated at night, landmarks the arena district. The building was among the first to seek U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification for both core and shell, and commercial interiors. Grand Rapids Innovation and Design, AKA GRID 70, opened a new type of office environment to local businesses, based off a successful global concept. Offices will be occupied by creative professionals from various companies and have the opportunity to thrive on each other’s unique ideas and outside perspectives. Currently, Steelcase, Meijer, Amway and Wolverine World Wide are part of the office mix. The complete vision is to bring more professionals to work in downtown GR, leverage local creative resources, and overall, increase business to the city of Grand Rapids.
70 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
53 Monroe Center NW Ste A, 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
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
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
"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
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
The Green Lion Gallery is a contemporary art gallery committed to showing work that is unconventional, eccentric, and original. Without an aim for profit, we display art based on craftsmanship and concept, rather than authoritative acceptance. Sharing in Grand Rapids’ innovative legacy, we create a space that promotes individuality and independence within the art community.
150 E Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
235 Fulton W., 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