St. Cecilia Music Center is the oldest arts organization in the region so while you enjoy ArtPrize exhibits you can also tour our historical landmark home. St. Cecilia Music Center is the music hub during ArtPrize. In addition to our Terryberry Gallery that features visual art, we have listening stations featuring musical ArtPrize entries. The first ten days of ArtPrize you can enjoy live performances featuring ArtPrize musicians on a rotating basis, as well as headliner bands the first two Saturdays of ArtPrize. St. Cecilia will be awarding five cash prizes to different musical genres based on your votes!
Rockwell-Republic is a multilevel restaurant-lounge providing two distinct dining atmospheres, three bar areas and elevated outdoor seating. Our menu features homemade, locally sourced cuisine, specialty martinis, an extensive selection of craft beers and a large wine list. The ambiance is relaxed, smart and cool!
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.
Georgios features walls of various textures for artists to display their work. One wall being aged brick, one an eye popping green. The traffic on a daily basis will give artists the exposure they are looking for.
The early Christian church was one of the greatest patrons of the arts, so we believe that it is natural that today both artists and observers find the church as home to the arts and a place to hear God’s voice through artistic expression. For 39 years, First United Methodist Church has housed Celebration of the Arts, one of the largest juried spiritual art shows in the U.S. Works have included artists from the Jewish, Buddhist, Islamic and Christian faiths.
Grand Rapids Pizza and Delivery is located in the Historic Heritage hill district, and was the first established pizzeria in that area. Large glass windows allow for a bright, inviting and intimate setting for a quick bite, or a group meal. A multiple winner of the On the Town readers poll for best pizza, the restaurant offers dine-in, take out, delivery and catering, as well as off site meal services. All food is prepared using fresh local ingredients or sourced from the region, creating a fresh, taste in the Pasta, Sandwiches, pizzas, wings which are sure to be a crowd pleaser during your ArtPrize stay. Conveniently located next to Foster Park and within walking distance to downtown, on the historic brick streets leading in and out of Heritage Hill. Handicap accessible and WiFi equipped. For groups of 12 or more dining in please contact the restaurant. We are open daily at 11am and noon on weekends, and close most days by 11 pm or 12:30 on the weekend. Welcome to Grand Rapids
This venue includes 4 large picture windows at street level.
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.
Rumors is a 3 story brick building with a very open floor plan. The ceilings are 10-12 feet tall so we can accomodate large pieces of art. The first two floors are open to the public. You can see photos and the layout on our website www.rumorsnightclub.net.
The General Services Administration has had a long history of incorporating art into Federal Buildings. GSA commissions American artists to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for Federal Buildings nationwide. The incorporation of contemporary art within the nation's important civic spaces celebrates the best of American culture and exemplifies how democratic societies benefit immeasurably from the unique, creative talents of individual citizens. Federal Buildings are public buildings, meant to be enjoyed and utilized by the people of this nation. ArtPrize presents a unique opportunity to encourage people to visit the Federal Building and stroll the grounds to view the artwork. On permanent display on the west lawn is the large sculpture Motu Viget by Mark DiSuvero.
The mural located at the corner of South Division and Weston is sponsored by The Avenue for the Arts and Dwelling Place. The Avenue for the Arts is a neighborhood title for the South Division commercial corridor. We are residential, commercial and nonprofit groups working together in a creative community. We are residents in Heartside, and active participants in shaping change in our neighborhood. In 2005, we choose the Avenue for the Arts as a title to represent our commercial corridor and the projects and events that we create. The Avenue for the Arts has been recognized as a center for arts and culture in Grand Rapids. • 2004 Cool Cities Designation by the State of Michigan • 2006 Historic Preservation Outstanding Preservation Project • 2007 Michigan Historic Preservation Network Tax Credit Award • 2007 Governor’s Award for Exemplary Business supporting the Arts Award • 2009 Neighborhood Business Alliance Award for Best Neighborhood Promotion
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.
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.
Northwest corner of Ottawa and Lyon, in the center of downtown near prominent financial institutions and notable historic buildings. .
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
ICONsign is a full service sign, graphics and large format print facility. We pride ourselves on our helpful service, quality, attention to detail and quick turnaround. We are located on the corner of Leonard and Taylor, one street west of Plainfield. We have high visibility near a busy intersection with plenty of off street parking. Come check us out!
Located at the corner of Fulton and Sheldon Streets, one of the busiest intersections in downtown, the Grand Rapids Children's Museum regularly attracts visitors from around the world. We believe that the arts enhance the lives of people of all ages, and we love ArtPrize! Because we serve young children and their families, art displayed at this venue must be child-friendly. We prefer outside installations.
Blue collar cool pub in north downtown GR . Upper and lower outside decks.
One of the city’s oldest buildings, the stately Ledyard Building stretches from Monroe Center to the intersection of Ottawa and Pearl. The entrance is located directly across from the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and next to Tre Cugini restaurant. Walking distance to restaurants, Van Andel Arena, and other ArtPrize hotspots. The lobby area is capable of hosting multiple types of artwork.
The Grand River is a river that runs through the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
The Shoppes at Monroe and Division (MoDiv) opened in Fall 2011 with many interesting tenants. Sofia Bella Couture, 6.25 Paper Studio, Wolverine Company Store, The KITCHEN Sinc, and Haworth are new retail options for downtown Grand Rapids. The retail incubator offers flexible lease space at an affordable price in order to bring new retailers to Monroe Center.
Centrally located in the heart of ArtPrize, visitors can walk across the street to both the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Rosa Parks Circle. The location is surrounded by some of the city's best restaurants and is a short walk to the B.O.B., which features numerous ArtPrize exhibits each year. Campau Square Plaza also has easy access to the neighboring parking structure.
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
Originally built as the Drueke Game Building in 1900, OST & the Israel's family worked with local designers & architects to renovate the building in 2009-2010 to create one of the most unique office spaces in downtown Grand Rapids. Signature features include 15,000 total sq ft of office space, a 1,500 sq ft custom kitchen, 2,000 sq ft rooftop deck with breathtaking 360 degree view of the city, 23 ft shuffle board table, hardwood floors, and a charm that will keep you coming back for more. Stop by and say hello...we'd love to give you a tour!
6.25 Paper Studio is located in the newest retail space downtown called MoDiv. The MoDiv space opened in September of 2011 and houses eight different local businesses. The space is easily accessible, right in the heart of downtown, and provides great, unique shopping for local Michiganders and visitors alike. 6.25 Paper Studio provides everyday greeting cards, small gifts and a unique collection of custom products like wedding, shower and party invitations, personal & business stationery, baby announcements, business cards, etc. We are proud to fill our shelves with many local artists and small businesses, please stop in to get a taste of Michigan-made awesomeness!
Spiritual Lake presents the collaborative work of Grand Rapids artists, Chris Cox and Jacob Bullard. Submitted to this years ArtPrize, this exhibition is created for the storefront gallery space, Gaspard, located at 235 S. Division Avenue. Spiritual Lake is conceptually informed through poems written by Jacob Bullard and is driven by the photographic work of Chris Cox, presented as both printed photographs and in a complimenting book, self-published in an edition of 50. Included in the book are extended writings as well as a small group of songs written for Spiritual Lake and performed by Jacob. While shooting the bulk of the exhibition’s photographs in a five day trip in Northern Michigan, Chris Cox and Jacob Bullard collected various artifacts and objects and these will be presented in the gallery alongside the photographs. SPIRITUALLAKE.COM • TWITTER.COM/GASPARDGALLERY
Tanaz Downtown is a locally owned boutique style salon located in the center of downtown Grand Rapids within close proximity to area hotels. Our highly trained stylists provide a variety of hair, nail and makeup services to both downtown business clientele and visitors alike. We carry Pureology, Aveda, Rene Furterer and Moroccan Oil products as well as Essie nail polish.
Central Reformed Church is located on the corner of College and Fulton. The spacious lawn is ideal for an outdoor art display. Fulton is a busy street leading to downtown and an outdoor display will be highly visible to motorists passing by. There is plenty of free parking at the church.
A LEED-Certified, 300-seat thatre designed to create an intimate environment for live performance. Located just west of US-131 at the Wealthy Street exit, across from Grand Rapids Central Bus Station. Go west off 131 on Wealthy - turn right on Grandville - the theatre is located on the corner of Wealthy and Grandville. Limited free parking in the theatre lot, additional street parking available.
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 a week. The coffeehouse maintains the original century-old architecture and a European ambiance: tile floors, oak woodwork, leaded glass windows and a 12 foot tin ceiling. Walls are decorated with unique, interesting, and unusual artwork. The bitter end features a large variety of organic, Fair Trade espresso beverages, organic, Fair Trade varietals, organic loose leaf teas and a wide selection of smoothies as well as fresh bagels, baked goods and pastries. Music: Jazz/Blues/Folk. Free wireless internet is available and ample free parking is available in the City Lot across the street. Check us out at www.thebitterendcoffeehouse.com
Beautiful ninteenth century building with original stained glass windows and classical woodwork accents the artists displays. The church itself is a work of art.
The Heart in the HeartSide district of GR". The style is Modern Mexican Taqueria and Cafe. We will offer Mexican/Spanish/and traditional lunch options expanded from our popular catering menus. We also specialize in Corporate catering such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, and boxed lunches for those busy days at the office or meetings when you want to order to impress. Check out our menus in the picture section for some of our options.
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 US131. In addition, our location in City Center is conveniently located close by other popular venues including the DeVos Center, the Waters Building, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and the Calder Plaza. We will host artists in both our indoor and outdoor spaces.
Founded in 1977, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is Michigan’s largest contemporary arts center offering a brand new facility with one-of-a-kind gallery spaces and a state-of-the-art film theatre. UICA actively challenges both artists and audiences to new levels of dialogue, creative pursuit, reflection, and illumination through: groundbreaking visual arts exhibitions, thought-provoking performances and presentations, studio programs for local artists, cutting edge films as well as educational and expressive arts programs for youth and adults.
Treadstone Funding is a residential mortgage lender located inside of the historic Corl-Knott building in the Heartside district of downtown Grand Rapids. As a local mortgage lender Treadstone takes a "more than mortgages" approach to each new client. Treadstone is licensed and skilled in all major home loan types and over the past year they have earned a reputation as the place to go in Michigan for the 203k home repair loan and even escrow repair.
The Blue Bridge is an iconic pedestrian bridge in the the heart of downtown. Located between Fulton and Pearl, the bridge connects the city center on the East bank to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University facilities on the West.
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.
Parkland Properties (Boardwalk) aims to excel at urban real estate while transforming properties, distinguishable by their unique function, value, and style – stimulating an improved quality of life and economic vitality in the surrounding community. We specialize in promoting urban redevelopment. Restoring. Reusing.