Welcome to the Amway Grand Plaza, where every stay is marked by a memorable moment. Whether it's a stroll through the Pantlind Lobby, the great view from one of our Glass Tower rooms, the classical architecture, or your first bite of one of our signature entrees, the Amway Grand Plaza is much more than a hotel. It's a true destination.
Located in the former Michigan National Bank building, Louis Benton offers a diverse menu ranging from Social Plates (sharable appetizers) to classic steaks, entree salads, fresh seafood and more. The dining room offers a softer and more casual setting inviting both the modern socialite and the corporate professional. From blue jeans to valet parking, Louis Benton has redefined Fine Dining. Our 2012 Artprize contribution is centered around custom-designed bikes and we welcome you to enjoy one of our signature "Hoptails" as you take in these amazing works of art! For lunch/dinner reservations or information on our Private Dining Rooms and Special Events, please call 616.454.7455 or visit our website /Facebook fan page for more details.
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
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.
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.
The Gillett Bridge is a pedestrian walkway that spans the Grand River in Downtown Grand Rapids. The bridge connects the two landmarks, the Gerald R. Ford Museum and DeVos Place. It is heavily travelled during ArtPrize and offers wonderful views of the river and city.
The charming blend of historic and modern buildings, gardens, brick-lined walkway and the above pedway that encompass the Louis Campau Promenade will showcase a variety of art forms such as sculpture, hanging works and performance art. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.
54 Jefferson, home to the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 1940 to 1994, is being repurposed as an ArtPrize venue by SiTE:LAB, winner of last year’s juried award for outstanding venue. Vacant since the museum moved to the Van Andel Museum Center, 54 Jefferson was left largely intact. Extant dioramas, showcases and exhibits will provide a unique environment for an exhibition of largely site-specific and installation-based work selected by SiTE:LAB curator Paul Amenta. SiTE:LAB is a Grand Rapids-based non-profit that organizes art exhibits in temporary locations. In 2011, SiTE:LAB partnered with the University of Michigan School of Art & Design on an ArtPrize venue in the old Junior Achievement Building at Division and Fulton. 54 Jefferson is being made available to SiTE:LAB through the generosity of the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the City of Grand Rapids.
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
We are located on the corner of Division and Monroe Center, next to the Police Department. Our exciting window display can be viewed everyday 24/7 from the Monroe Center sidewalk. A local Artist, CHARLOTTE AMBROSE, has invited talented artists from the corrections process to display their creative works with her. Don't miss their unique and expressive messages.
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
This is the hotel's fourth year participating in ArtPrize and are excited to see what this year will bring. The hotel is a full service hotel located on Pearl Street adjacent to several parks, museums, and public parking lots. The hotel is interested in hosting a minimum of 6 outdoor exhibits and a minimum of 4 indoor exhibits.The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown is a full service hotel with 175 guest rooms, meeting space, and full service restaurant and lounge.Our entire staff is excited and involved in our ArtPrize participation and look forward to hosting many talented artists this year.
City Art Gallery is located in the Monroe North Business Neighborhood, a turn of the century industrial hub. Open since June 2011, our exhibits include work for sale from over 30 local artists (painting, photography, fiber art, glass, wood, ceramics, and jewelry), showcasing original work by emerging area artists. City Art Gallery's location with easy access (and free parking) just south of Leonard, also enables us to participate in many Grand Rapids community art events including Art.Downtown and ArtPrize. The beautifully remodeled building along with the garden patio is also available for small group events. Visit www.cityartgr.com for the latest informaton on exhibits, events and gallery hours.
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
Big O's Cafe is a full service Italian restaurant with Cuban flare located in the heart of the city. The restaurant has a capacity of 60 people with street level view of Ottawa Ave directly across from the GRAM. Big O's is looking for wall art... Italian/Cuban scenery.. paintings or photography welcome.
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 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 mural located at the parking lot between 106 and 120 South Division 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
Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream is located in the historic McKay Towers building with frontage facing Monroe Center and directly across from Rosa Park Circle. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind location that is the focal point of downtown Grand Rapids--within walking distance of the Amway Grand Hotel, DeVos Convention Center and the B.O.B Entertainment Complex. The Kilwins- McKay Towers location is also situated on one of the most traveled pedestrian routes in downtown Grand Rapids, with a wide sidewalk and outdoor seating. We are within walking distance of the Amway Grand Hotel, DeVos Convention Center and the B.O.B Entertainment complex.
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.
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.
MVP Metro is the premier downtown health club located in the heart of Grand Rapids. We are proud to be opening our doors to the public and participating in this years ArtPrize. Please stop by and see our wonderful building which will be filled with very talented artists this year.
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.
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 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 (106) Gallery and Studio is operated by the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History. Nearly 10,000 square feet of space house faculty studios and a gallery space, looking out on Division Avenue in the Heartside District of downtown Grand Rapids. Throughout the year exhibitions embrace faculty, student and community artwork. During ArtPrize, the gallery strives to curate a cohesive exhibition that presents multiple artists with compelling and complementary artwork. In 2011, the gallery featured nine artists, including the ArtPrize "Sustainability Award" winner, Laura Milkins. All types of indoor media will be considered.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Located on the corner of Pearl & Monroe St. in Downtown GR. All window space avail.
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.
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.
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.
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
Minty Keen is a locally-owned boutique, featuring indie crafts, made-in-MI gifts, vintage decor, and souvenirs. It is truly a trip down memory lane, and you're bound to find something either from your childhood or straight out of grandma's house. We even sell vintage bikes and rent photography/movie props! Stop by often, as new arrivals happen almost daily.