The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown has been participating in ArtPrize from the very beginning and are excited to see what this year will bring. The hotel is a full service hotel located on Pearl Street adjacent to several parks, museums, and public parking lots. The hotel is interested in hosting a minimum of 6 outdoor exhibits and a minimum of 4 indoor exhibits.The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown is a full service hotel with 175 guest rooms, meeting space, and full service restaurant and lounge.Our entire staff is excited and involved in our ArtPrize participation and look forward to hosting many talented artists this year.
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. It stood vacant for decades before The Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition. 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
This local and independently owned cafe is about providing premium quality espresso, coffee & tea products including house brewed chai in a friendly and welcoming environment. Sandwiches, smoothies and locally made bagels & donuts are also available. Free WI-FI, open mic Thursday evenings featuring original poetry and music, and a game and bookshelf await you.
208 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Artwork will be displayed in our front entrance/street front window. The window space is angled and is 11 feet high and at a majority of the space is 77 inches wide. Spot lighting would be necessary for art to be viewed appropriately.
86 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ah-Nab-Awen Park is not available as a venue during the connections process. 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
West Grand Neighborhood Organization is the second largest neighborhood organization in Grand Rapids. Our boarders include the ArtPrize district. This organization has great partnerships with the city, businesses and area residents. Our space is used for public meetings and can be configured to meet the needs of the community. We have two large store front display areas that can showcase various forms of art with electrical and lighting available as needed. There is ample parking adjacent to the rear of the building. Our neighborhood is bike and pedestrian friendly. There is a bus stop within 15 feet of the front door. Restrooms and seating are available for guest. We are ideally located between several restaurants and watering holes on the main corridor of Leonard. Many of these places in the past have also been venues to ArtPrize. Our building will expand business hours and staff to accommodate ArtPrize visitors and artist. We hope to see you soon.
415 Leonard Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Brothers Leather Supply Co. sits in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Finding inspiration new and old, we design exceptional leather products. In our store, you'll find a simple and clean aesthetic, coupled with beautiful leather bags, wallets, journals, and apparel. In 2014, Brothers Leather was founded with the goal of answering this enduring question: "Is it possible to own a great leather bag without remortgaging your home?" At the time, the answer was “not really.” Our mission is to create awesome, quality leather goods at exceptional prices. No mortgage paperwork required. We design and manufacture our products with the expectation that they will last for years and improve with age – like wine, like friends, like you! We look forward to continuing to provide awesome products that make your life easier, without sacrificing style or your financial future!
15 Division Ave S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located on Grand Rapids West Side, O'Toole's is a lively neighborhood pub featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. We also feature an extensive craft beer selection!
448 Bridge St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
GRAM is one of the premiere ArtPrize venues in downtown Grand Rapids. Centrally located in the heart of the city, GRAM is known for hosting some of the strongest work in this international art competition; Public Vote Grand Prize winners in 2010, 2012, and 2014, Juried Grand Prize winner in 2014, Two-Dimension Juried winner in 2015, and Time-Based Public Vote winner in 2016. Connecting people through art, creativity, and design. Established in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the Art Museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED® Gold certified status. Established in 1910 as the Grand Rapids Art Association, GRAM has grown to include more than 5,000 works of art, including American and European 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture and more than 3,000 works on paper. Embracing the city’s legacy as a leading center of design and manufacturing, GRAM has a growing collection in the area of design and modern craft.
101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Humanity Boutique offers edgy and unique women's apparel & accessories inspired by fashion around the globe. From chic dresses to trendy separates, we have what every woman is looking for. Audrey Hepburn said it best, that "fashion is ageless", and we truly believe in that. Our designs are hand picked and curated for the modern day woman, with pieces that exude her confidence and beauty from the inside out.
40 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located on the corner of Pearl St. & Monroe Ave in Downtown Grand Rapids. Venue space to be used are main floor windows lining Pearl St. and Monroe Ave.
180 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt is proud to be locally owned and operated. We offer 40+ flavors and 70+ toppings. Our natural yogurts and sorbettos are 100% gluten-free. We also offer no sugar added and vegan options to satisfy any sweet tooth! Located right across from Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids, Sweet Yo's is the ideal dessert destination! 2014 Sweet Yo's venue and artist proudly made the top family friendly art prize destinations.
134 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family owned Thai restaurant. We have many special treats going on, come in and grab a bite to eat or come in and try our sweets bar! We're sure to have something for everyone here!
15 Jefferson Ave SE, 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
A series of nine short films curated by the UICA's Open Projector Night.
2 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Www.bigospizzas.com open Monday through Saturday 11am-10:30pm Sunday noon-8pm
80 Ottawa N.W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
From the moment you walk through our doors you will be captivated by the intimate and sexy ambiance of Divani. Our staff will greet you with an enthusiastic smile, extensive product knowledge and attentive service. Divani will seduce your senses with our globally inspired Chef driven menus. Innovative interpretations of simple dishes are punctuated with seasonal ingredients to render bold flavors. Our creative cocktails are well balanced and made from locally sourced fresh ingredients. Local brews, an extensive wine list and a vast liquor selection continue to arouse your thirst and entice your palate. Gallery Divani, our private events space, affords seating for 80 and cocktails for up to 160. Diverse service and menu options including passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, culinary action stations and buffet styles allow you to customize your event to achieve any expression. Centrally located in the heart of the Arena District, our back door opens to the Van Andel Arena. Valet parking is available Tuesday - Saturday. Come Experience the culture of Divani. We look forward to seeing you...
15 Ionia SW Suite 130 and Suite 150, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Heart of West Michigan United Way supports, promotes and advocates for Kent County by working to achieve shared community goals in education, income and health. As a philanthropic leader and partner with strong West Michigan connections, we collaborate with businesses, other nonprofits and individuals to leverage gifts of time and money that benefit our community. Our goal is to work toward long-lasting impact that truly makes difference in Kent County. So while we support those who have fallen on hard times, we also work to identify the root causes of problems. Our work impacting the education, income and health of Kent County advances the common good – that is, it directs change and creates opportunities for a good life for all who live here. hwmuw.org
118 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Situated in a renovated 100 year old bank at the original Western border of the city, the bitter end coffehouse is located 3 blocks west of the downtown GVSU campus and is open 24 hours/7days a week. The coffeehouse maintains the original century-old architecture and a European ambiance: tile floors, oak woodwork, leaded glass windows and a 12 foot tin ceiling. Walls are decorated with unique, interesting, and unusual artwork. The bitter end features a large variety of organic, Fair Trade espresso beverages, organic, Fair Trade varietals, organic loose leaf teas and a wide selection of smoothies as well as fresh bagels, baked goods and pastries. Music: Jazz/Blues/Folk. Free wireless internet is available and ample free parking is available in the City Lot across the street. Check us out at www.thebitterendcoffeehouse.com
752 West Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Welcome to the Amway Grand Plaza, where every visit 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
The members of Grand Valley Artists (GVA) and our twenty-nine ArtPrize artists are looking forward to giving you a truly unique art-infused experience. You see, GVA is not your typical ArtPrize venue…we are a working art studio! When you first walk into our 1600 sq. ft. gallery, you’ll find over forty juried ArtPrize entries, representing artists from New York, California, and across Michigan. But, keep walking and take a peek into our studio, where you can observe artists painting and drawing…a live clothed model or a still-life or perhaps finishing up a landscape painting started “en plein air”. Visitors should feel free to ask questions of GVA members. Many of our artists are nationally recognized…not only for their art but for their workshops, as well. GVA offers art lovers of all ages a chance to see art in the making. Come get inspired as we celebrate our 60th year of creating and sharing art in the community! Parking is free. Check the ArtPrize Events calendar to see special workshops and demonstrations being conducted during ArtPrize at GVA.
1345 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Zoup! is located in the Medical Mile Food Court. The Medical Mile Food Court is located in the middle of the Medical Mile facilities, across the street from Spectrum Butterworth, the Children's Hospital & Van Andel Institute, in between the Lemmon Holton Cancer Center & the MSU College of Human Medicine. Additional food selections at The Medical Mile Food Court include; Starbucks, Smashburger, and Qdoba.
25 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Eric Millikin, Firth MacMillan, Barbara Lash, Denise Ardis, John Whipple, Lynn Whipple, Ed Brownlee, Jonathan D. Lopez, Howard Sheltraw and Sierra Cole were all chosen to show at a new venue located in city center during ArtPrize 9. The ten artists will be showing in small Post Office Boxes that make up this official venue located inside the United States Postal Service - Ledyard Station, 120 Monroe Center NW. PO (Art)Box is specializing in small artwork since scale is often a majority factor in ArtPrize entries. Curator Sierra Cole says, "We all know that ArtPrize is about having a conversation about art, we just feel that most of the time that conversation revolves around large scale works of art. We want to flip that conversation and talk about how small works of art are just as viable as large scale works. They are just as challenging, time consuming, and complex as their large counterparts." PO (Art)Box will be viewable during business hours inside the Post Office lobby. After hours, the artwork can be viewed from a custom made outdoor mailbox bank that will be located just outside the Ledyard Post Office.
PO Box 230031, 120 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49523
Adjacent to Van Andel Arena and walking distance to other major city attractions, the Grand Woods Lounge offers a laid back, cabin-like atmosphere with a great menu, unique drinks, and nightly entertainment. The "Woods" is the perfect place to meet friends and family, and enjoy DRINKS, GRUB, and GROOVES!
77 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503