Located on the corner of Pearl & Monroe St. in Downtown GR. All window space avail.
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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
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.
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.
One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom is housed in the oldest Commercial Building in Grand Rapids. It is the venue of choice for local musicians who play there every Thursday night, and some Saturdays. Located in the theatre district, this venue also dedicates 2 walls in the east room to displaying works of art from the Grand Valley Artists Association, so it is ready to hang works of art. A favorite dining place for families, couples, business meetings and large groups delivering something to suit anyone's tastes! Their "one trick"....is hospitality!
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.
Founded in 1861, 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. Westminster Presbyterian Church is a community of Christians committed to the common purpose of praising God, learning from God's Word, and offering a service and witness to our community and the world.
Lambert, Edwards & Associates has completed renovations and is now occupying 47 Commerce Ave. NW, at the corner of Commerce and Weston Aves. 47 Commerce hosted 2009 ArtPrize Curators Choice winner Young Kim. This historic, single-story Grand Rapids office building features a post-industrial floor plan with window space to host several artists along with a magnificent outdoor rooftop location and highly visible exterior wall space. The space includes expansive display windows, which flood the interior with daylight, and glow at night, for prime visual accessibility to passersby. This is a beautifully preserved, historic building with a central location in downtown Grand Rapids’ Heartside district, one block east of the popular Division Avenue for the Arts, and one block south of popular Fulton Avenue entertainment and dining establishments.
Bethlehem Church is a worshiping and witnessing community, centered in God’s grace, growing together in faith, putting that faith into action. In 2007, Bethlehem Church relocated from our former site and invested in a re-purposed former parking garage in the Heartside neighborhood. Our ministry includes Hill Child Development Center, now in its 41st year. Bethlehem's Objectives: Activate the Faithful (Personal Spiritual Growth), Express Ourselves as a Grace-centered Community (Discipleship), Strengthen and Develop Spiritual and Physical Outreach Partnerships with the Community (Evangelism), Conduct a Comprehensive Review of Our Location and Physical plant in terms of Our Ministry (Stewardship), Optimize Worship Centered Identity – Broaden and Enrich Our Worship-Centered Community (Worship).
Located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids is a perfect hotel destination for artists and visitors to explore ArtPrize. Directly adjacent from the BOB and conveniently across the river from Museum Row, the Courtyard Downtown is walking distance to most of the ArtPrize Venues. The hotel is also attached to the City Skywalk system in case of inclement weather. Come experience a truly wondrous event at one of the cities best hotels. The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids can be your ArtPrize starting point, helping you enjoy everything ArtPrize has to offer. And yes, we are also a venue!
Fountain Street Church and the American Civil Liberties Union are co-hosting an exhibit titled, "Art to Change the World: Confronting Oppression, Embracing the Human Spirit" The exhibit will honor the role art plays as a change agent for social and economic justice and it's ability to communicate basic human rights issues and to envision a more perfect world.
Take just one step inside the Select Bank building, with its splendid works of architecture, and it becomes apparent the structure has a long and rich history. The 13 story, Greek Revival-style building dates back to the early 1900’s. It held the title of “Tallest building in Grand Rapids” until 1925 when Grand Rapids National Bank (now McKay Tower) added twelve stories to overshadow 60 Monroe Center by 3 floors. Easy walking, parking and bus stops.
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.
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!
300 Ottawa is located just North of the heart of downtown, directly across the street from the world famous La Grande Vitesse, on Calder Plaza. Located within walking distance to all other ArtPrize venues, downtown restaurants and attractions. The plaza was updated in 2007 with added seating making for a great area to display artwork.
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.
The Medical Mile Food Court is located in the middle of the Medical Mile facilities, across the street from Spectrum Butterworth, the Children's Hospital & Van Andel Institute, in between the Lemmon Holton Cancer Center & the MSU College of Human Medicine. Food selections at The Medical Mile Food Court include; Qdoba, Smashburger, Starbucks, and Zoup!. Other businesses part of the Food Court include Huntington Bank (with an ATM) and Johnston Optical.
Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community. Responsive programming is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. While many of our services may seem "simple," those who receive our services take nothing for granted. Often, it is the simplest of gestures that brings the most powerful results. What sets Dégagé apart from other organizations is the attention given to each individual and each success.
Dry Cleaners with laundry mat. Windows as high as the ceiling and a conveyor that goes from the floor to the celing that runs the width of the building visiable from outside.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts, founded in 1925 has grown into one of the largest community theatres in the country. The Theatre is in the process of a major capital and endowment growth project. In 2006, a major renovation of the facility led and managed by Grand Action invested over 10 million dollars in the Theatre’s four historic buildings. In the Fall of 2006, Civic Theatre’s artistic home, was renamed the Meijer Majestic Theatre in honor of Fred and Lena Meijer’s lead gift to this project. Civic Theatre completed the project with a 2.3 million dollar endowment and theatrical equipment campaign. Each year, Civic Theatre creates over a dozen productions and over 15000 hours of educational instruction. These programs are made possible by over 700 volunteers under the leadership of 9 professional staff and over 30 guest artists. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts is located in downtown Grand Rapids in an 80,000 square foot facility comprised
The Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center has provided high-quality heart services to the West Michigan community since 2004. We are a leader in heart and vascular care in the region, state and nation. And, we are the only hospital in the Grand Rapids area that provides open heart surgery and transplants. Meijer Heart Center has state-of-the-art medical and information technology. In addition, our teams are experts in caring for all aspects of the heart.
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The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to a returning venue for the fourth year of ArtPrize. Our artists displays are featured in our two large main windows outside of our office. These unique spaces allow the artists to create projects that wouldn't fit just anywhere.
Built in the 1890's, the historic Trade Center building is located in the heart of Grand Rapids. Two blocks away from the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts. Walking distance to downtown restaurants, museums, and other attractions. This venue is looking for the perfect mural for its South elevation.
Built in 1910 by Henry J. Heystek, the historic United Way Center was Grand Rapid’s first Coliseum and Convention Center and has been home to Heart of West Michigan United Way since 1998. At United Way, we're committed to connecting resources to important community outcomes in the areas of education, income and health. These are the building blocks to a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family, and good health. Join us. Help create opportunties for a good life for all in West Michigan.
The Calder Plaza Building is a wonderful venue located at 250 Monroe Avenue, just across the street from De Vos Performance Hall and Convention Center. Our venue features engaging, outdoor sculpture for three years running. We are proud to be an Artprize Venue!
C.O.D.A. is committed to exhibiting contemporary artwork with challenging ideas. C.O.D.A. is a teaching gallery allowing students from Kendall College of Art and Design to learn the operations of a private gallery. Work is curated by the professional practices class and assistant professor Susan Mulder. C.O.D.A. has the look of a Chelsea gallery in NYC, it has large white walls and an open floor plan. Directors and owners of the gallery Professor Jay Constantine, painting fine arts and Associate Professor Patricia Constantine, fine art drawing and printmaking at Kendall College of Art and Design are very committed to the local community of artists in Grand Rapids and are members of Avenue for the Arts.
San Chez Bistro & Cafe was opened in November of 1992 and was set out to be not only great as a restaurant but also famous for our food and service. We serve an eclectic range of Spanish tapas in the Bistro and a unique Spanish brunch in the Cafe. All the artwork will be in plain view with our tall ceilings, huge street side windows, and wide dining area. Our cozy Cafe has wonderful viewing area where you will be sitting right with the artwork. The creativity in San Chez resounds through not only the architecture but in the high energy of the people coming into our restaurant!
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
I am looking to host three artists each showing in one window - I have three outside facing window fronts measuring 44 1/2 inch wide and 77 inch tall. This is an indoor venue with art being viewable from the outside with your piece secure inside of the salon. Photos attached depict each window and the view from inside the salon looking outside to Monroe Center. Artist responsible for all installation costs.
Van Andel Arena® — the Must Play Destination of Michigan's second largest and fastest-growing market — has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry. The 12,000 plus capacity Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG, the leading private management company for public assembly facilities worldwide. The Arena was named in recognition of the largest benefactor, Jay and Betty Van Andel. Van Andel Arena and Grand Rapids offer the perfect combination of cosmopolitan flair and midwestern hospitality to make any event a success. Since marking its Grand Entrance on October 8, 1996, Van Andel Arena has attracted the biggest names in family shows, concerts and sporting events. Proud to be an outdoor Venue for ArtPrize 2012
The Grand Rapids Art Museum will offer over 11,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space located on the first and second floors of the Art Museum for ArtPrize artists. In addition, outdoor spaces are available on the various Art Museum terraces and plazas. The mission of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) 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.
THEME: Traditional Tattoo Flash // TAKE HOLD CHURCH: a non-denominational, Bible believing, Spirit lead urban church // FOUNDING SCRIPTURE: "Fight the good fight of the faith. Take Hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. And I charge you before God, who gives life to all, and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, that you obey this command without wavering. Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again." -1 Timothy 6:12-14 // ADDRESS: 222 S Division Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (next to the Goodwill at Cherry/Division) // WORSHIP SERVICE: Sundays at 5:30 pm (for the summer) // PARKING: On the weekends street parking is free otherwise the Goodwill parking lot can be used after 6:00 pm. // PLEASE join us for our weekly worship gathering or check out our website www.takeholdchurch.org
The Backside of the HNI Building. The front of the building faces Monroe Center & Rosa Parks Circle, the back of the building faces Monroe & Waters Building. An Ellis outdoor parking lot runs along the side/back of the HNI Building. The building has a blue HNI Sign on the front (see the picture) and the back of the building has 2 white brick pillars that are available for a mural (see picture). Currently there is a butterfly mural on one of the pillars. This will need to get repainted by the artist prior to beginning. On the ground floor of this building is the Hot Dog Pit and Sami's. This is right above an Ellis Parking lot-artist may need to block off a few parking spaces while painting. The current artwork will have to be removed.
The VandenBerg Plaza, commonly referred to as the Calder Plaza because of the presence of Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse, a stabile created for the people of Grand Rapids. The plaza is a large open area that serves as the campus for city, county, and federal government buildings.
A LAN center and Gaming store. Offering hobby games, table top games, and card games.
The parking lot is a big part of our daily routine. Even though they are central architecture in most American cities they are often quite dull looking, made of concrete and colorless. The installations at 3 downtown parking ramps during ArtPrize 2012 attempts to brighten these often overlooked spaces. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Venue Curator: Andrea Melvin was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada and moved to Grand Rapids in 2009. A newcomer to Grand Rapids, she arrived the first year ArtPrize began. The event created a sense of energy and excitement downtown and she continues to be impressed at how the event has evolved and the talented artists it attracts.
Canal Street Park is a riverside park that includes a walk/bike path for visitors traveling in the North Monroe Distict. The large area park stretches along the riverside from Newberry Street (site of the historic 6th Street Bridge) to Coldbrook Avenue.
We are a wonderfully placed venue right in the center of all the ArtPrize action. Our location on Monroe Center has a great amount of foot traffic and very close to other major venues such as the UICA, DeVos Place and kiddy corner from the GRAM.
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