Our venue provides a number of window locations in which two-dimensional artwork is displayed for viewing 24 hours a day from the exterior of our building. We are located in the historical Carl Forslund Furniture building in the center of the ArtPrize "downtown" area. We are directly south across Pearl Street from the Amway Grand Plaza Tower, in the shadow of the JW Marriott Tower. We may select from one to eight artists to display their work and we hope to select a wide variety of media from watercolors, pencil drawings, and oils to photography.
Butterworth Hospital is one of four facilities that make up the Spectrum Health Medical Center in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our rich history dates back to 1873. Over the last century, we have grown into a regional leader in care, diagnostics, treatment, prevention and education. And our community continues to grow as well—the Family Birthplace at Butterworth Hospitals delivers more than 8,000 babies a year.
100 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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!
3 Leonard St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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!
250 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
162,500 SF office building with recently renovated two story lobby accessible from north and south; on site credit card only parking area; located between The BOB and Rosa Parks Circle.
50 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
144 Division Avenue South, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
CityFlats Hotel Grand Rapids is a boutique Hotel with 28 individually designed guestrooms. On the first floor of the Hotel you will find CityBru Coffee serving Intelligentsia Coffee 24 hours a day. CitySen Lounge is also located on the first floor of the Hotel. This is a great spot for a drink with friends after work or to enjoy some small plates before heading to an event.
83 Monroe Center Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
65 Front St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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.
77 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
106 South Divsion, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
118 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sundance Bar and Grill is centrally located to everything downtown. 2-3 blocks east of the hotels in the beautiful historic Trust Building, (we still have 2 big safes in the walls). We are proud of our popular Artisan Cocktails, like our B.L.T Bloody Marys, Pama Mimosas (we actually squeeze our oranges daily), and other creative Drink Features. Sundance serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Daily Features, as well as Banquet room that seats 40 and a very active Catering Program. 5-8 Artists will be featured, maybe more...We will see you at ArtPrize!
40 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
This is our first year as a venue but have been a strong supporter of ArtPrize since the beginning. We love downtown Grand Rapids and have been a business owner at this facility since 2000. We are one block East of the Historical Sixth Street Bridge. This is an outside venue so can be viewed anytime of the day or evening.
805 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
330 Barclay NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
125 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
40 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
22 Sheldon Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
144 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
54 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
85 Campau N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503