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Explore the 2012 ArtPrize Venues195 Total Venues
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.
Flanagan's Irish Pub Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Flanagan's is a popular nightspot and a great restaurant offering original pub-style menu for lunch and dinner. We feature classic Irish favorites such as our own Shepard’s Pie and Corned Beef along with a full service menu with items ranging from salads and soups to burgers and seafood. Come in and enjoy live entertainment on Wednesday night, Friday and Saturday and you’ll see why we’ve been one of Grand Rapids favorites places to have a good time since 1981. Cheers!
This venue includes 4 large picture windows at street level.
The Fish Ladder Park is the location of the Dennis Kinnebrew sculpture that also functions as a ladder for fish migrating to their spawning areas. Visitors may view the river and the migrating fish from the creatively designed structure. The site is also popular for fishing enthusiasts.
Located on the banks of the Grand River, Grand Rapids Public Museum is located in the most highly visible corridor for the ArtPrize viewer/voter.
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.
A LAN center and Gaming store. Offering hobby games, table top games, and card games.
At Echo Salon we have a passion for all things artistic and have really enjoyed supporting Art Prize in the past years. With several options for displays, we are looking forward to teaming up with unique artists to bring the Grand Rapids community together to focus on the appreciation of art. Easily accessible, room to invite guests into the space to walk around and enjoy the displays from different angles and conveniently located one block from the Art Prize Hub, UICA and WYMCAT.
Fine dining Seafood restaurant located in the heart of downtown.
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
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.
Grand Rapids Community College's Spectrum Theater is the home of several local groups including GRCC Players, Actors' Theatre, and Jewish Theater Grand Rapids.
The Lexicon club is a private club on the West Side of Grand Rapids. We use the hall for weddings, birthdays and other family events.The Lexicon Club was founded in this building in 1938. This building was built in 1875. The Lexicon Club is two blocks from the GVSU bus stop at Lake Michigan Drive and Seward Avenue and one block from the city of Grand Rapids Dash Lot and a short walk from the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The Lexicon Club offers individual memberships.
Three large store front windows. Art is viewed from the exterior of the building.
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!
The Corporal Hoffman Series pairs 5 wounded U.S. military veterans & active servicemen/women with an established artist/designer. Together the two parties collaborate to share that hero's story through the medium of art & graphic design. The result of their work is silkscreened onto a Threadless t-shirt to become a wearable work of art that carries a significant story. This [Fashion Has Heart] project also includes each of the 5 Heroes working with designers from Bates Footwear to custom-design their own military-inspired boot that aids to further tell their story through the medium of fashion. This project fills the void between the military world and the creative community. By bringing the two parties together to utilize the talents of the Artist in order to share the powerful story of the Hero, it serves as a celebration of our freedoms by the those who sacrificed for them & by those who benefit from them. Without their sacrifice, there is no freedom of fashion or art.
Gina’s is a contemporary clothing and accessories boutique specializing in bringing trendy and unique fashions to Grand Rapids. Gina's is a place to find the latest styles at an affordable price in a comfortable and personal setting.
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 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.
Nice outdoor lot next to VAI.
The Morton House building on the corner of Ionia and Monroe Center
We are located in the Heart of Downtown, We are located directly across from the Amway Grand and within a short walking distance to De Vos Place, Grand Rapids Art Museum, and many other art venues in the area. We are a locally owned restaurant that has something to satisfy everyone tastes.
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 latest concept for Wolverine Worldwide, Wolverine Company Store brings fashion and art together with old school service... Our model is simple, provide amazing an experiences for our clients, showcase our brands with the best and newest products available and extend our roots further into the community. Located in the heart of Grand Rapids, we are surrounded by incredible restaurants, theaters, museums, and shops; proving to be a sure destination for visitors.
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.
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.
Kiln U is part performance, part interactive and part exibition.
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Art and Coffee.
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.
Z's Bar & Restaurant one of longest standing Restaurants in Downtown Grand Rapids. Located in the center of three hotels, there parking ramps, Rosa Parks Circle. Known for out Ribs and our Second place in the country for our BBQ Sauce, but also serving burgers, burritos, pizza all till 2am in the morning. Z's is decorated with a many original sign sports memorabilia. An impressive display of liquor and fifteen tap handles gives a person plenty of choices. Looking for art work such as a mural to go on the out side of our building, nothing on the inside.
Born out of the passion of two friends love of food and wine, Bar Divani has been Grand Rapids premier wine bar and restaurant since 2002. Globally inspired cuisine made from scratch using all fresh, and whenever possible, local and sustainable products is complemented by over 40 wines by the glass and more than 300 bottle choices. To add to the diversity the restaurant also offers the most extensive liquor list in town and a vast array of beers from around the world. This downtown gem provides the ultimate in tasting experience in a plush atmosphere unique to West Michigan. Most importantly all of this comes with one of the most knowledgeable service staff in Grand Rapids. Whether your passion lies in food, wine, beer or just exploring the extensive list of martinis, cocktails and liquors, the staff at Bar Divani is happy to recommend something for you. Whatever the occasion, as the name Divani implies, you will find something here to “fall crazy in love” with.
The Grand Rapids Community College Paul Collins Art Gallery is dedicated to providing diverse, high-quality exhibitions for the education and inspiration of the college and the community. Exhibits by visiting artists, faculty, and students offer diverse talents from local, regional, national, and international domains. In addition to the exhibitions, selected lectures by artists or curators are offered at the gallery. All of the gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public.
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.
Ah-Nab-Awen Park is a long, narrow green space that runs along the west side of the Grand River. This park is adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford Museum and visible from the DeVos Convention Center (across the river). It is accessible by a pedestrian bridge that runs across the river as well as on-site parking. Another area of the park (not available for use for Artprize) houses three large, grassy mounds which were built in 1976 to symbolize Hopewell Indian burial mounds, which are native to the area. The park offers ample green space and a fantastic view of the Grand Rapids skyline.
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.
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.
The Grand River is a river that runs through the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
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.