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.
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
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.
106 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
St. Mark’s is proud of its long and meaningful history in downtown Grand Rapids. We celebrate in a gorgeous 19th century Gothic Revival sanctuary, lined with stained glass windows. Our tradition of music is strong and we are excited about our new pipe organ. But we are much more than our past. Today we are a vibrant, growing church -- a community growing in faith together. We celebrate the diversity of our congregation. Together we seek to grow as Christians and to reach out to those in need.
134 North Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
01 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
401 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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!
40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located in a turn of the century building, J. Gardellas Tavern retains the charm of an earlier age with a grand antique bar, tin ceiling, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and gorgeous hand-carved moldings. The 3 distinguished floors to this beautiful establishment are all very unique and draw a wide spectrum of individuals to its great and highly sought after location. Artists may display art work or sculptures on the main floor near the two front grandiose windows adjacent to Ionia Avenue or paint a mural on the lower level brick wall.
11 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
146 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Kendall Galleries at Kendall College of Art and Design include spaces in both the Historic Federal Building and the Kendall Building. We feature contemporary work by nationally and internationally-recognized artists as well as work by Kendall faculty, alumni, and students. For ArtPrize 2012 we are focusing on high-quality work in a variety of media.
17 Pearl St NW &, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Federal Square - The Spot, sponsored by the law firm of Kane & Co., PLC. and Martin Property Management, is an open floor plan of nearly 3000 ft offering expansive 12 foot high walls provides ample unobstructed views for two and three-dimensional works of art. The SPOT is a purely volunteer run venue. The large open-interior space is dedicated soley to Art Prize Exhibition. The Spot is located in the heart of the City Center at 29 Pearl Street, between Ottawa and Ionia Streets, and adjacent the new Kendall College of Art and Design venue and voter registration center. If your time is limited, you must stop by The Spot.
29 Pearl St. N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Dining Whether you’re looking for a casual bite or a more serious dining experience, McFadden's is sure to please. Still in your suit? Just take off your hard hat? Spend the day at a golf outing? It doesn’t matter, McFadden's makes everyone feel comfortable. The bartender will treat you like a regular, you'll hear the music you love, and everyone will be looking for fun. No one throws a party like we do As the after-work hours roll into the evening hours, McFadden's gradually transforms into a world class party bar. No party is complete without music. The best party music of all time, from all decades, electrifies the night at McFadden's. We pride ourselves on providing a lively, safe, and fun late night atmosphere that attracts the town's best-looking crowd. Every night at McFadden's is a night you don't want to miss.
58 Ionia S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We have a great spot to park and see areas by getting on the shuttle. Stop and have a hot dog and pop for our 25 year anniversary. Register to win a free ArtPrize limo extravaganza tour in our site. Visit our website at www.dadds.com or bring your car in for repair and get $25 off www.grrepair.com while visiting venues. Stay at one of our vacation rentals 4 story 8 bedroom or our penthouse in downtown see our site at www.4rentmi.com or rent the 2 .5 hour art prize limo special for $250 our 25 year anniversary special.
407 Turner NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Winner of the 2011 Neighborhood Business Association award for Best Interior Renovation, Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill celebrates Mid-Century American Culture. Tip Top offers a wide selection of Beer, Wine & Spirits and serves traditional American Bar fare. Hosting weekly concerts featuring both local and National acts, including Grammy winners Pete Anderson and Dave Alvin, Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill is a top destination in Grand Rapids for fans of American Roots music.
760 Butterworth SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Southwest corner of Weston and Ionia, south of HopCat. This is an outdoor space only.
39 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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!
136 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000-square-foot, four- story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson's grocery warehouse. Its casual appeal, large size and historic charm have given The B.O.B. landmark / destination status in downtown Grand Rapids. Ambitious, expansive, and versatile, The B.O.B. offers a uniquely personal experience for every guest who walks through the door.
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
25 Ionia S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49456
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.
168 Louis Campau Promenade, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Bistro Bella Vita, Restaurant of the Year, is located kitty-corner to the Van Andel Arena on the southwest side. This Essence Restaurant Group establishment is a popular downtown destination that delivers the ultimate dining experience with top-notch, personable service. Guests enjoy the unique downtown atmosphere and creative cuisine made from fresh, natural, local ingredients. Bistro's culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.
44 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
ArtPrize is a clear demonstration of investment in not only West Michigan, but also in art and innovation. Previously the title sponsor of the ArtPrize venue at West Michigan Center of Art Technology, we wanted to bring our appreciation of art and innovation home and right outside our door. We are seeking to concentrate our ArtPrize Venue with one artist. We will promote the artist in all media outlets including social media, web, and print.
161 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Bagel Beanery is a independently locally owned and operated gourmet coffee and sandwich shop. Our bagels are made fresh from scratch daily and our coffee is roasted 24 hours prior to delivery. We feature a wide variety of bagels, cream cheeses, signature bagel sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, soups and baked goods. Our award winning bagels are made right here in our own kitchen! We also serve fresh coffees, espressos, smoothies, and signature espresso drinks using the finest coffee beans available. Proudly serving and back on popular demand Art Prize Blend coffee!!
455 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503