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.
Explore the 2012 ArtPrize Venues195 Total Venues
Our office is conveniently located on the corner of East Fulton and Lafayette. Across from the Women's City Club.
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.
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!
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.
Located on the corner of College SE and Cherry SE in Heritage Hill, we are offering an outdoor venue for an artist who is willing to place a piece of art that would be accessible to people who live with vision loss. The site is visible from both College and Cherry and consists of our front and side lawn area. The front lawn area is approximately 25' deep by 50' wide. The side law is approximately 30' wide by 50' deep. The four businesses located on the four corners of the intersection are ArtPrize venues.
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.
Overlooking the brewing facilities, our taproom allows customers a look into where the beer magic happens. It’s a great testing ground for us, and on any particular day you will find numerous products on draft available only at Founders. The unique offering of specialty beers, the laid back atmosphere, and twice-weekly live music has helped to make our taproom a staple in the Grand Rapids community and a destination for travelers. Stop by whenever you can and experience it for yourself.
The Koinonia Foundation is a non-profit foundation right in the middle of Downtown Grand Rapids. Our office is in the heart of the Downtown retail and restaurant area of Grand Rapids. There is considerable foot traffic from downtown employees, visitors to events and shoppers. We are also next door to two major parking ramps, which means that much of the downtown traffic passes right by our office daily. We have two large windows that we have available for hanging large paintings, prints or other media. They are oversized windows with an unobstructed view facing the rear of the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
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.
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.
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.
Grand Rapids Brewing Company is located on the first floor of the historic Hawkins & Co. building at 1 Ionia St. Originally a wholesale grocer, the building has gone through several changes over the years to get to where it is. Designed in the Late Victorian period, GRBC has kept many of the classic brick, stone, and ironwork period features true to the original while at the same time bringing other aspects like LED lighting, a showpiece brewery, and innovative bar design up to our modern day standards. The classic brewery-inspired design creates an ambiance that is at once family-friendly and adult-engaging, while the excellent mix of indoor/outdoor space, high ceilings, and multiple rooms makes for a constant flow of unique dining areas. Owner Mark Sellers' eye for design and art has defined the feel of GRBC and, much like his other properties, GRBC is fully invested in Art Prize and the unique experience that it brings to Downtown Grand Rapids.
This venue includes 4 large picture windows at street level.
NW Corner of Division and Cherry
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.
Cozy pub located one block west of Artprize Headquarters and one block south of UICA. The Pub is very active in the Avenue of the Arts neighborhood and have ongoing art exhibits throughout the year. LGBT friendly, popular with neighborhood artists - friendly staff and fun place to hangout with friends.
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 American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more then three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well, get well, finding curs, and fighting back. AS the nations largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing over 3.4 million, we turn what we don't know about cancer in to what we do. AS a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating more birthdays this year. We believe that having Cancer is hard but finding help shouldn't be To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time day or night, at 1800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
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.
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.
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.
Classic turn of the century pub in a historic building on the Westside. Two nice rooms and an open air deck. Good food and 21 taps of michigan and other craft beer from around the world.
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
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 Grand River is a river that runs through the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
We are more than just a wing joint with 14 signature sauces and 4 seasonings that complement our full menu of salads, appetizers, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, and burgers. If you are looking for a great place to bring your friends, family, coworkers, or sports team, we are the high energy destination you are looking for. Our 2-story restaurant and bar features 2 indoor/outdoor patios, 4 bars, a state-of-the-art A/V system, in the comfortable and fun atmosphere all our devoted fans have come to know and love!
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 Community College's Spectrum Theater is the home of several local groups including GRCC Players, Actors' Theatre, and Jewish Theater Grand Rapids.
It is with immense pride that we can tell you that the Beer Advocate folks have rated us the 3rd best beer bar in the world. We truly strive every day to live up to (or surpass) this rating HopCat was envisioned, designed, stocked and staffed with one mission in mind: to bring you great beer. What's a great beer? It's a beer made with care and pride. Maybe it's a local beer - or one from across the globe. It's your usual, as comfy as sliding into your favorite pair of jeans. It's a beer you didn't even know existed. Maybe it's even a beer you hate, but your buddy loves - and the two of you debate over it for an hour. Hopefully, once in a while, it's a beer you never would have ordered but for the fact that your server suggested it. It's your next beer. We specialize in Michigan brews, but also offer a wide range of regional craft brew, global beer, and a large Belgian selection If you're not in the mood for a beer, you can get a glass of wine or cocktail from our full bar.
We've combined our legendary food with an unparalleled sports atmosphere – a combination you simply can’t find anywhere else. Our menu boasts a huge selection of unique flavors while staying true to our roots and the item that made us famous, the 8oz. Sizzling Sirloin Steak. Our sports bar AND our dining rooms house more HDTVs and projection screen than any restaurant or even sports bar can compete with . At Brann’s, we’ve reinvented ourselves as a casual dining restaurant in a sports bar disguise.
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!
Lia Rose specializes in modern clothes that fit your lifestyle and budget. We represent timely, classic and ageless fashions for today’s women. New designs arrive every week, and each one is specifically created to fit perfectly and make you look and feel fantastic.
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.
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.
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.
Who we are: Neighborhood Pub + Music Venue in the Heartside Neighborhood. A place for the artists, musicians and localists of Grand Rapids. Hours: Front Bar: open 7 days a week 4pm-2am NEVER A COVER! Venue: Please check show schedule for venue hours Specials: Weekly Specials (4pm-midnight): Sunday: $3/$4 short/tall Jamesons Monday: $3 Long Island Drinks Tuesday: Half off everything! Wednesday: 1/2 off Short’s Pints Happy Hour (Daily 4p-8p) $1 off ALL Michigan Products. This includes nearly every draft, Scrumpy’s Cider, Grand Traverse Vodka and MORE!
We are a 1800 person concert venue right downtown located right next to the s-curve, a block southwest of Van Andel Arena. We are currently ranked #16 in the world for ticket sales for club venues, and put on about 280 shows each year.
The Waters Building is a downtown Grand Rapids landmark that occupys the entire length of the block between Pearl and Lyon Streets on Ottawa Avenue. It is home to Bite/Ottawa Tavern, The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Rhoades McKee, Huntington Bank, Northern Trust Bank, West Michigan Community Bank and numerous other prestegious firms. It overlooks Rosa Parks Circle and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. It was constucted in 1898 as a furniture exposition building when Grand Rapids served as the nation's center for residential furniturre manufacturing. In the 1950's thru the 1970's is was gradually converted to an office building. It's large lobby and central location make it a hub for downtown activity.