Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) has always been indelibly woven into the fabric of Grand Rapids. Born out of the bold, visionary spirit of those who built the city’s furniture industry, KCAD has continued its leadership in art and design education into the 21st century, and remains deeply committed to the facilitation of sustainable, innovative growth in West Michigan and beyond. Over the years we've hosting award winning artists in the Juried "3D", "2D", "Time-Based", "Outstanding Venue" and "Grand Juried" awards.
Gillett Bridge is not available as a venue during the connections process. 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.
Interurban/Richard Gillette Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Shoppes at Monroe and Division (MoDiv) opened in Fall 2011 with many interesting tenants. The retail incubator offers flexible lease space at an affordable price in order to bring new retailers to Monroe Center. Currently Humanity Boutique, The Grand Rapids Drive, The Artist's Studio, Art by Michael Sweeny Sampson,Connie's Fig Leaf Shop, and All Tied Up are retail options for downtown Grand Rapids.
40 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Located on the West Side in a 106 year old Bavarian building and former sausage factory, Harmony Hall is home to one of the most unexpected craft beer and dining experiences on the planet. As an homage to the past, sausage is back on the premises, infused with a whimsical, multi-cultural aesthetic that redefines the word sausage and creates nearly unimaginable pairings with our equally eclectic tap list. Throw in an aplhorn, some Aztec hippie art and a custom made Brothers Grimmish “branchalier” and you have Harmony Hall, a dreamy, delirious craft beer and dining wonderland.
401 Stocking St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
57 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Be happy, have fun, make new friends, love people, and drink great coffee. We promise you, that you will leave our store happier than when you arrived. Nothing can change your day like a great cup of coffee. We offer a vibrant experience with our fun music, crazy colored walls, and drinks that make you feel like a super hero aka the Caramel Marvel. We have plenty of seating if you are needing to take a break during your Art Prize visit. We also offer kid friendly options. We are located on Wealthy and Division which is across the street from the Catholic Diocese, and a short walk from UICA.
100 Wealthy St. Suite C, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
With 4 "escape rooms" and a conference room, The Ruse Escape Rooms promises an exciting and interactive experience for groups, corporate events or individuals. The space is full of character and provides the perfect setting for an immersive, timeless experience. We are excited to become a part of the already vibrant downtown culture! The space is currently being renovated and The Ruse is expecting to be open for business this fall, common spaces will be open for ArtPrize. The location is a short walk from a number of restaurants, breweries and attractions including Rockwell/Republic, HopCat, San Chez, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, The Pyramid Scheme and Van Andel Arena to name a few.
25 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Waters Building is a downtown Grand Rapids landmark that occupies the entire length of the block between Pearl and Lyon Streets on Ottawa Avenue. It is home to The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, West Michigan Community Bank, Paul Goebel Group, Grand Rapids Bar Association and numerous other prestigious firms. It overlooks Rosa Parks Circle and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. It was constructed in 1898, as a furniture exposition building when Grand Rapids served as the nation's center for residential furniture 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. Today, the Waters Center houses the Hilton Homewood Suites, 44 newly finished apartments, and over 30 commercial offices.
161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
New place in Grand Rapids, Zoko 822 is a Basque inspired restaurant and bar featuring Chef Ryan Martin's Northern Spanish and Southern French style small plates, extensive gin collection, craft beer, and cocktails.
822 Ottawa Ave NW / 801 Ionia NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We offer space inside the Grand Rapids Police Department, as a gallery environment. We are able to host both 2D and 3D works. In addition, due to the large mezzanine, we can offer space to artists who have pieces that need to be suspended overhead. There is also display space available inside the 4 large front glass windows on both sides of the main entry glass doors on Monroe Center. The dimensions for the windows are roughly 5' by 8' each. All pieces displayed at the Grand Rapids Police Department are chosen by our Art Committee, a team of dedicated volunteers. We look forward to what artists will do to take advantage of this space.
01 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Centrally located in the heart of downtown at the Pearl Street Bridge. This historic building, with beautiful riverfront views of the Blue Bridge, Public Museum, Ford Museum, and Amway Grand Plaza, is located in a popular, high-traffic area. The Horizon Bank venue features artwork displayed in windows facing Pearl Street.
250 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Long standing neighborhood bar/restaurant in the heart of westside downtown Grand Rapids.
801 5th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
An outdoor lot this site will host a collaborative artwork created by summer Artworks/GAAH teens.
106 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Large outdoor venue downtown just a short walking distance west of the popular venues at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Convenient drive-by location, too, as the venue is very visible from Pearl Street and Mt. Vernon Ave. Free venue parking available.
410 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Apartment has a rich history in Grand Rapids, having been around for over four decades. Began by Ed Ladner and Milton Lenox, they passed the baton to new owner Bob Johnson. The Apartment has become more than just a bar. Although known for catering to the LGBTQ community, EVERYONE is welcome! Our location is next to the regionally renowned Civic Theater makes it a favorite before or after stop for theater goers. Also, we're just a few blocks from the Van Andel Arena. Through the years the Apartment's fund raising efforts for charities and non-profits had made it a very respected venue in the downtown area. Stop in and say "Hi!" and you'll soon discover why the "APT" is the Place Where Friends Meet.
33 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
As the oldest family owned Italian restaurant in the West Side of Grand Rapids, Salvatore's has served its patrons for over 38 years. Located on the corner of Alpine and Stocking, our restaurant has been a popular destination for many people and a routine stop for many people on the way to and from downtown Grand Rapids' events. Featuring 2 dining rooms and an outdoor terrazzo patio Salvatore's seats over 200 people. Our authentic award winning cuisine, full bar and friendly staff will ensure a memorable occasion for you and your guests. During Artprize we are encouraging artists particularly those with larger outdoor pieces to consider our restaurant as their venue.
654 Stocking NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Macatawa Bank is excited to be an ArtPrize venue this year! Our Downtown Grand Rapids office is situated on the corner of Ottawa Ave. and Fountain St. offering a beautiful location, which holds rich Grand Rapids heritage that you won't want to miss. Some of our neighbors include ArtPrize venue favorites such as CityFlatsHotel, Kendall College of Art & Design and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Headquartered in Holland, Michigan –Macatawa Bank offers a full range of banking, retail and commercial lending, wealth management and ecommerce services to individuals, businesses and governmental entities from a network of 26-full service branches located throughout West Michigan. We are committed to the communities we serve and proud to Live Local and Give Local. Come in and check us out!
116 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Brush Studio is a beautiful open space typically used for instructional art classes. Brush has been using art as a form of entertainment and a way to connect all levels of artists.
50 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Craft beer bar, over 130 Varieties of beer, all in cans. Full Bar, Famous Frozen Pudding shots and Faygo bombs, Full menu.
206 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 48933
The 38,000 square foot building is currently an art gallery and event center and will house over 200 pieces of artwork
111 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
After a one year hiatus, Boardwalk returns as an ArtPrize venue for 2017. Recognized as an outstanding venue in 2013, we once again welcome artists and art lovers alike to our historic venue. A century old former furniture factory, today Boardwalk is home to a vibrant Monroe North District residential and commercial community. Our 26 exhibiting artists each present an ArtPrize entry in keeping with our theme of "Time and Transformation".
940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
If you′re looking for hotels in Grand Rapids, MI, one of the nation's most eco-conscious cities, then why not stay at CityFlatsHotel, Grand Rapids' most eco-friendly hotel? Nestled in the heart of Grand Rapids, at 83 Monroe Center, CityFlatsHotel inhabits what was once the legendary Fox Jewelers Building. The five-story LEED Gold Certified hotel features 28 conceptually unique guest rooms. The hotel's street level lounge, CitySēn, offers a full bar with local brews, wine, and creative cocktails, as well as an intriguing array of small plates. For coffee lovers, the hotel's CityBrü fuel stop serves fair trade coffee 24 hours a day. CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids is your destination for absolute guilt-free travel. Satisfy your eco-consciousness and your wanderlust simultaneously by visiting one of the most vibrant 'green' cities in America.
83 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Taking your dog with you for ArtPrize? Want to bring your dog home a delicious treat or new collar? Want to just see some awesome art at a new venue? Check out our awesome venue in the newly renovated 616 Lofts on Monroe! Nestled in the middle of the hot new neighborhood of Monroe North, just a short walk from downtown, is Fido & Stitch; where you will find everything you need for your dog, as well an fun other items! Do some shopping for you furry friend, or simply bring them in to check out some awesome art and to get a free dog treat! We are located along Monroe Ave among several other establishments that you'll have to be sure to check out as well! You are NOT going to want to miss this first year venue, that will surely impress! *We are also an easy stop between downtown and the large venue at the City Water Building!
820 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Vandenberg Center is a plaza on the corner of Lyon and Monroe St. Installations must keep in mind that this plaza is a high traffic area utilized by the businesses in the area.
111 Lyon St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503