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SiTE:LAB @ 54 Jefferson

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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

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Auto Fixit Body Shop

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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

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Grand Rapids Downtown Courtyard by Marriott

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Located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids is a perfect hotel destination for artists and visitors to explore ArtPrize. Directly adjacent from the BOB and conveniently across the river from Museum Row, the Courtyard Downtown is walking distance to most of the ArtPrize Venues. The hotel is also attached to the City Skywalk system in case of inclement weather. Come experience a truly wondrous event at one of the cities best hotels. The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids can be your ArtPrize starting point, helping you enjoy everything ArtPrize has to offer. And yes, we are also a venue!

11 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Independent Bank

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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.

86 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Brann's

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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

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Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream

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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

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J Gardellas Tavern

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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

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Kendall College of Art and Design

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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

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Weston Open Space

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Southwest corner of Weston and Ionia, south of HopCat. This is an outdoor space only.

39 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom

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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

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Grand Rapids Police Department

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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

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HopCat

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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

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6.25 Paper Studio

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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

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The B.O.B.

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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

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Federal Square Building - The SPOT

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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

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Z's Bar & Restaurant

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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

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McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon

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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

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Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill

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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

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DADDs Magic Bus and Limousine

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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

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Rhoades McKee PC

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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

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Schuler Books Downtown

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Schuler Books Downtown is a local, independent, urban bookstore right in the heart of Center City. The fireplace and cozy reading nooks throughout the store provide a much needed respite for the Grand Rapids literary crowd and is a great way to end the workday with a beer or glass of wine at our Chapbook Cafe. The full-service gourmet cafe (Chapbook Cafe) serves a variety of home made soups, sandwiches and local, seasonal fare as well as a coffee bar and local beer and wine selection. A menu can be found at: http://www.schulerbooks.com/chapbook-cafe Schuler Books Downtown also offers a variety of popular monthly events including poetry readings, author talks and live music on the Steketee Stage. In fall of 2012, Schuler Books will be celebrating 30 years in business. Look for a variety of events, book/cafe specials in-store and online to coincide with our anniversary celebration! www.schulerbooks.com for more details.

40 Fountain NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Fountain Street Church

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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

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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

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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.

187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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DeVos Place Convention Center

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DeVos Place will once again serve as a catalyst, as a vital space to convene, think, witness, ponder, and/or inspire you to be engaged in art. Art is art when it is declared as such. It adds to the celebration of life. We are part of that daring venture that will offer all of the useful and necessary tools for the perfect gathering of artists and their work. It is our desire that your ArtPrize experience at DeVos Place is brought to you full of fun, creativity, a little tension, honest conversation and a modicum of humor.

303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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