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Founders Brewing Co.

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Overlooking the brewing facilities, our taproom allows customers a look into where the beer magic happens. It’s a great testing ground for us, and on any particular day you will find numerous products on draft available only at Founders. The unique offering of specialty beers, the laid back atmosphere, and twice-weekly live music has helped to make our taproom a staple in the Grand Rapids community and a destination for travelers. Stop by whenever you can and experience it for yourself.

235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Public Museum

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The GRPM has a prime location, in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, situated on the banks of the Grand River. This location, accessible and walkable from many other ArtPrize venues makes it unique. The GRPM will host an outdoor exhibition and curate a rewarding experience with approachable art that is intriguing, distinctive and engages the viewer’s capacity for awe, curiosity and humor. With our unique setting along the busy river walkway, we are able to offer a not-to-be-missed immersive experience worthy of our fortunate location. The GRPM will offer outdoor art, as well as dynamic Museum exhibitions that will intrigue and draw visitors to this location.

272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown

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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.

310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than a half-million visitors annually. The 158-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois, and Plensa among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Borofsky, Plensa, Calder, and Jim Dine.

1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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GRCC Collins Art Gallery

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The Grand Rapids Community College Paul Collins Art Gallery is dedicated to providing diverse, high-quality exhibitions for the education and inspiration of the college and the community. Exhibits by visiting artists, faculty, and students offer diverse talents from local, regional, national, and international domains. In addition to the exhibitions, selected lectures by artists or curators are offered at the gallery. All of the gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

143 Bostwick N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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David D. Hunting YMCA

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The David D. Hunting YMCA's outdoor space on Grand Rapids’ West Side – located close to the Grand River and within blocks of dozens of other ArtPrize Venues and local businesses – is a must see venue for the whole family.

475 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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106 South Division Parking Lot

An outdoor lot this site will host a collaborative artwork created by summer Artworks/GAAH teens.

106 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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Flanagan's Irish Pub

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A remodeled restaurant across from the Amway Grand

139 Pearl, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Butcher's Union

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438 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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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. 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

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Treadstone Funding

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Treadstone Funding is a local mortgage lender in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Located in the newly renovated "diplomat pharmacy" building. All ArtPrize entries will be showcased on the exterior of the building.

214 Fulton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Good Pizza Company

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We're located inside of Artprize ground zero, just a short walk from the city's center. We've got a real love of artistic endeavors over here, and we don't just mean in the form of pizza! Come explore the space, the deliciousness, and wonderful creative works at Good Pizza Co. any day of the week during Artprize! More photos showing the space coming soon!

10 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Plante Moran

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The Plante & Moran Building is one of leading Grand Rapids LEED certified buildings located on the Grand River adjacent to the Grand Rapids Fish Ladder. The unique architecture of the building allows for artists to have a choice of partially sheltered or exposed outdoor venue locations along the riverfront.

634 Front Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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With nearly 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg LLP is one of the largest law firms in the country. We rely on dedicated administrative and support staff to assist our legal personnel in providing professional services to our more than 12,000 clients worldwide. We offer employees competitive salaries and benefits, and provide them with an environment conducive to a productive workplace.

PNC Bank Building, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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New Holland Brewing Co. The Knickerbocker

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Strategically placed at the gateway to Grand Rapids’ historic Westside, The Knickerbocker is a taste of many world traditions that have been rediscovered and presented with a fresh perspective. Enjoy a full drink menu including craft beer, artisan spirits, handcrafted cocktails, wine and cider. The Knickerbocker presents a rustic, seasonal menu showcasing local and regional agriculture, old world techniques with a fresh perspective; including nose to tail butchery, heirloom produce and scratch cooking over fire.

417 Bridge St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Brick and Porter

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47 Monroe Center Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Interphase Interiors - Studio Blue

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Located on the first floor of Blue35, Studio Blue a refreshingly unique, modern showroom for Interphase Interiors in the heart of downtown, The street level, corner space features the original mosaic tile floors, wood elements, high ceilings, and tons of natural light. The showroom is outfitted with beautiful Haworth furniture and rugs.

35 Oakes St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Kendall College of Art and Design

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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.

17 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Police Department

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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

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300 Ottawa Avenue Plaza

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300 Ottawa Avenue Plaza is an outdoor venue located near the intersection of Michigan and Ottawa, and across from Calder Plaza. The northwest corner of the Plaza is available for your ArtPrize entry, as depicted in the photos. Weight restrictions apply.

300 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Division Street Fellowship

This is a Christian fellowship.

229 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Harmony Hall

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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

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TowerPinkster - Architects | Engineers

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4 East Fulton, also locally known as the JA Building, sits in the heart of Grand Rapids at the city’s busiest intersection at the corner of Fulton and Division (otherwise known as the “Avenue of the Arts”). Its location directly across from the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), an ArtPrize Hub and home to multiple winners, makes the building a prime location for artists. TowerPinkster Architects | Engineers recently restored 4 East Fulton to its original, art deco style.

4 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge

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Good Coffee - A Place To Gather Need a place to re-charge and rest your feet? Discover what locals already know: Lantern is a place of warm welcome, delicious drinks, and fresh local treats. (Vegans welcome!). Discover new art, reconnect with friends, or catch up with email and projects. You'll find the perfect spot, relaxing in comfortable chairs, focused at a study carrel, seated at our window bar, or gathered at a variety of tables. Sit outside with an iced beverage and watch the world pass by. Our baristas are happy to make a recommendation from our ever-changing menu of coffees including drip, pour-over, Aeropress, and espresso drinks. Offerings also include lattes, teas, hot chocolate, natural sodas, and juices. Committed to being waste-free, Lantern is grateful to be an intentional part of the Heartside neighborhood.

100 Commerce Ave SW STE 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Brothers Leather Supply Company

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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

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Tanaz Downtown

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We are an express hair salon offering haircut and color services, as well as makeup applications for special events. We are located in the historic McKay Towers building in heart of downtown Grand Rapids making it ideal for walk-in clients to get in for an appointment with one of our talented stylists.

146 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Rockwell Republic

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Located within the historic Heartside District, Rockwell Republic is a lively gastropub with made-from-scratch, seasonal cuisine as eclectic as the environment itself. Dine casually amidst two floors of exposed-brick walls, high ceilings, dark mahogany wood, a three-season screened-in-lounge or an elevated outdoor beer garden. Indulge in our fresh sushi, or mouthwatering filet and be sure to end the night with one of our delicious craft cocktails.

45 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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Grand Woods Lounge

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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

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Lucky Luciano's Pizza

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Lucky Luciano's has been has been located on Ionia Ave since 2009, giving new purpose to a formerly industrial building . Lucky's popular for lunchtime rushes and late-night crowds. We have a large selection of pizza that is perfect for a family or anyone else who is on the go viewing art throughout the city. Whether it is a slice or a beer you are looking for, Lucky Luciano's is the hot spot to be. With Van Andel Arena as our next-door neighbor, Lucky's is a must for a quick and fairly-priced meal before any show.

15 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Zoko 822 - NEW RESTAURANT & BAR OPENING LATE SUMMER 2017

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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

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Fido & Stitch

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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

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport

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Welcome! We are thrilled to be an ArtPrize venue for the first time! ArtPrize is the largest art competition in the world, and we are proud that it is right in our backyard here in Grand Rapids. Our venue sees 7-8,000 visitors a day just in passenger traffic, and we hope to see familiar faces stopping, but also the daily flow of people in and out of GRR who may be here on business or visiting loved ones. Our venue is hosting seven artists who are from as close as Ada, to as far away as Mexico and New Zealand! Art is located in three locations: outdoors under our "Welcome Wall" canopy, in the east end of our terminal building near the Valet Parking ticket counter, and upstairs in our Observation Area. This is also a great spot for aviation enthusiasts since you can view art, look down on our security checkpoint, and get a view of our airfield operations. Stop by and see us, and don't forget to vote for your favorite artists!!

5500 44th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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Department of Corrections

We are located on the corner of Division and Monroe Center, next to the Police Department. Our exciting window display can be viewed everyday 24/7 from the Monroe Center sidewalk. A local Artist, CHARLOTTE AMBROSE, has invited talented artists from the corrections process to display their creative works with her. Don't miss their unique and expressive messages.

1 Division NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives

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The Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives opened during ArtPrize 8 last year. We are the area's experts in African and African American culture, history, lifestyles and art. Located next to City Flats Hotel a block west of Rosa Parks Circle in the heart of downtown. This building will be a temporary location until our new facility is opened in 2018 .Live music, Surprise events, Giveaways...check us out online

87 Monroe Center st NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gillett Bridge

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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

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Outdoor Video Curated By: OPN

A series of nine short films curated by the UICA's Open Projector Night.

2 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Lions & Rabbits

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Lions & Rabbits, a recently opened versatile space aimed at showcasing local artists while providing the community with opportunities for creative engagement. Billed as equal parts art gallery, retail shop, educational resource, and event center, Lions & Rabbits is striving to accomplish it all.

1264 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

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Butterworth Hospital is one of four facilities that make up Spectrum Health Medical Center. 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. Today, Butterworth Hospital is a clinical leader in cardiovascular, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurosciences, and trauma and emergency care services, among many others.

100 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Craft-Revival Jewelers

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Craft-Revival Jewelers is located at 16 Ionia SW in downtown Grand Rapids. We are in a street level retail space in the Heartside District a block from Van Andel Arena and located near Hopcat, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bar Divani and Gardellas. Craft-Revival's specialty is handmade jewelry that is exclusive to our store. We look forward to seeing you all!

16 Ionia Ave SW Suite 2, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Blue Bridge

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The Blue Bridge will feature the Blue Bridge Music Festival from September 29-30 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 [4-10PM] THE BOOTSTRAP BOYS (COUNTRY) YOLONDA LAVENDER (SOUL/R&B) MICHIGANDER (ROCK/POP) SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30 [12-10PM] BRAD FRITCHER MOODS (JAZZ) ASAMU JOHNSON AND THE ASSOCIATES OF THE BLUES (BLUES) WATCHING FOR FOXES (FOLK/POP) JESSE RAY AND THE CAROLINA CATFISH (ROCK/BLUES) THE GREAT ONES (HIP HOP)

Blue Footbridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Craft Beer Cellar

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Craft beer isn’t a section of the store for us . . . it’s what we are all about! We are a craft beer bottle shop with over 500 beers and a taproom with 20 drafts. We welcome our guests to build their own six packs, have a taste of something new on tap or a bit of both. We don't have our own kitchen, just a few snacks and bar bites. But if you're hungry for more, we have a collection of menus to choose from the Downtown Market. We are not snobs, we are beer geeks! We are students of our trade and take great pride in learning everything we can about beer; how it's made, what the ingredients are, what we should drink it from, what food a beer pairs well or can be made with. We are good beer, good people, and good times!

404 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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JD Reardon's Bar & Grill

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Located in the Boardwalk Condo building, historic site of the world renowned Berkey & Gay Furniture Factory, JD Reardon's is a friendly hideaway for beer and food lovers alike. Offering 24 taps of only the best craft beers from celebrated breweries all over Michigan and the U.S., there is always something to satisfy even the most discriminate beer lover. Our food menu offers pub-style food crafted by hand and elevated to something that surpasses "pub grub" while holding to our pub food roots. JD Reardon's interior is a warm, inviting, relaxing alternative to many downtown bars and the perfect spot to meet with friends or family. We also boast one of the largest outdoor patios in the city with a view of the Boardwalk Condo landscaped courtyard, pool and fountain. Surrounded by five floors of condos, the open air patio takes on an almost resort-like feel.

940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Humanity Boutique

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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

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SpeakEZ Lounge

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SpeakEZ Lounge opened its door in 2012. A casual and comfortable gastro-pub style restaurant and bar offering artisan cocktails and house infusions along with 12 craft beers on tap and intriguing wines by the glass and bottle. The kitchen offers a creative and unique menu featuring grilled sandwiches, made-to-order soups and fresh salads and specialty entrees with options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Catering to a number of unique and fun niche clientele, SpeakEZ is proud to support and sponsor a number of local theatre and arts organizations as well as hosting free live jazz shows weekly and is the premier destination in West Michigan for viewing European and World football (soccer). Come as you are, no secret password needed!

600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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20 Monroe Live

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20 Monroe Live is a multi-use entertainment building with the capacity of 2,500 guests located in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its neighbor, The B.O.B. houses multiple floors of bars, restaurants, a brewery, and a nightclub. The B.O.B. and 20 Monroe Live are connected through a skywalk allowing guests to flow between both venues.

11 Ottawa, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)

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The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts builds creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art. UICA features exhibitions of work by regional, national, and international artists throughout the year. UICA also hosts a range of events, concerts, performance art, receptions, gallery talks, an annual Holiday Artists’ Market, and programs that nurture our creative community. UICA’s 195-seat film theater shows independent cinema, foreign films, and documentaries 6 days a week. Through compelling exhibitions, events, community programs, and youth development, we challenge artists and audiences to new levels of dialogue, creative pursuit, reflection, and illumination. UICA initiates conversation in response to visual art, music, film, literature, dance, and performance art by regional, national and international artists. UICA is part of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

2 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Cornerstone Church - Heritage Hill

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Cornerstone Church is thrilled again this year to have the opportunity to participate in Artprize - one of the most fun, over-stimulating and inspiring events in one of the coolest, big-hearted cities in the world! We are a modern contemporary church in a historic building, blending a beautiful combination of past and present. Cornerstone Church is one of the fastest growing churches in the Downtown Grand Rapids area; launching services October 2013, with a diverse community that represents the community around us. We are located at the corner of Lafayette and Washington. Our historic building was built in 1904 and remains, architecturally-speaking, incredibly original. We are on the edge of Heritage Hill and downtown Grand Rapids. One block South of Fulton, off Lafayette, this is a great location for a walk by both historic homes and near all the energy of downtown. Stroll by and visit!

48 Lafayette Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gina's Boutique

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Gina's Boutique features your favorite contemporary fashion and accessories. We give you the connection to the latest styles from New York and L.A. at a price you can afford. Gina's has been setting trends in Grand Rapids for 11 years now!

40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Dime & Regal

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Dime & Regal is a shop that stocks products from local Michigan artists and makers. Items include jewelry, accessories, home goods, and fine art. We will be hosting 3 artists with a total of 8 pieces of artwork for our exhibition, "Growing Sentiments". Exhibition Statement: "Growing Sentiments" is a collection of work exploring our connection with nature- how do we see and observe growth? How do we fit within this network as humans, people, and sentient beings? These images not only illustrate the network of our environmental and social niche, but also provide and outlook on our intimate relationship with it. Our memories and experiences help create connections with our surroundings and all its inhabitants.

209 Division Ave S., 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 various artists throughout the year, with the exception of ArtPrize. A favorite dining place for families, couples, business meetings and large groups delivering something to suit anyone's tastes! Their "one trick"....is hospitality! New American Cuisine with a Chef driven kitchen featuring locally sourced food. Great Win and Beer selection and cocktail features.

136 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Brush Studio

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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

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Central Reformed Church

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"Classic Worship. Liberating Theology." Central Reformed Church is located at the corner of Fulton Street and College Avenue as a witness to the world and as a beacon to the neighborhood we serve. There is plenty of free parking and a spacious lawn outdoors; indoors, there is a beautiful atrium with an abundance of natural lighting. Artwork is generously spaced to view each piece without distraction. Tours of the sanctuary and columbarium will be available by request. Whoever you are and wherever you go in God's wide world, we hope you enjoy your visit! Last year we welcomed 500 visitors.

10 College Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids City Hall

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The exhibition in the lobby of City Hall will focus mainly on the work of contemporary African American artists, and will coincide with the African American Art and Music Festival happening on Calder Plaza, September 23 and 24.

300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Zoup! @ Medical Mile Food Court

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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

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Swift Printing & Communications, Inc.

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Picture this: Enjoy Artprize even more by parking on the WestSide and walking along Bridge Street to downtown. There is a GR parking lot by the fire house, a parking lot next to Swift (404 Bridge) for $5 and side street parking. Stop in Denym to shop and why not have a brew at The Sovengard. Then mosey your way east towards the river. On your right, view the amazing work from the best artists in the world at Swift Printing (404 Bridge Street.) Continue your journey around downtown and on your way back, hit up Fratellis' for a slice of pizza or have a nice dinner at Sovengard or Butchers Union. ArtPrize 10 could quite possibly be your favorite Artprize.

404 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Beer City Barre

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Beer City Barre is a boutique Barre fitness studio. We offer full body fitness classes using the Ballet Barre as a 'prop' Our classes are a combination of Yoga/Pilates & Dance infused with fun, fast paced, loud music. The studio has a very modern chic feel with exposed original brick, and wood beams at the ceiling. The fitness studio has a lot of blank wall space perfect to display artwork, and we also have a large lobby in the front that could accommodate a piece as well. Our studio is very well located on Monroe Avenue across from the 6th street bridge in the 616 Properties building. Neighboring businesses are Field & Fire Cafe, Fido & Stitch, CKO Fitness, and City Built Brewery

820 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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JW Marriott Grand Rapids

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Allow for the extraordinary to emerge. The JW Marriott Grand Rapids is considered a world-class hotel for both business and pleasure. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, just 25 miles from Michigan’s celebrated West Coast, the JW has 337 well-appointed, smoke-free rooms and suites on 23 floors. Among the uncommon amenities, each private retreat has wireless Internet access, a 42" flat screen TV and luxurious bedding. Attentive guest services include on-call housekeeping and a 24-hour fitness facility. Guests residing on the concierge floors will also enjoy extended round-the-clock services and secured privacy, as well as access to the stylish concierge lounge. In addition, the executive business center offers 24-hour faxing, copying, printing and shipping services. Inspired dining at the JW’s signature restaurant, six.one.six. and our stylish cosmopolitan lounge, mixology, rounds out our plush conveniences.

235 Louis Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Light Gallery + Studio

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[Repetition + Rhythm | Art Prize Nine The Light Gallery + Studio 317 Division Ave S.] The Light Gallery + Studio is located in the Heartside Neighborhood on the Avenue for The Arts along Division Ave. During ArtPrize 9 The Light Gallery + Studio will be featuring 3 ArtPrize entries. Emily Catherine VanderMey - Farmville, Virginia "Vulnerable" Liz Flores - Chicago, Illinois "100 Days of Simple Lines" X-Rite Color Munsell Color Team - Grand Rapids, Michigan. "Albert Munsell and the Munsell Color System" In addition to our Art Prize Nine exhibition, "Repetition + Rhythm," our standing local artist shop comprising of 45+ artists will be on display and available for purchase. Our shop is full of handmade local goods ranging from original pieces of artwork, prints, ceramics, mid-century furniture, and plants.

317 Division Ave S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Adventure Credit Union

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Adventure Credit Union is a credit union that takes a “craft banking” approach. We have a passion for improving your banking experience, keeping it local, personal, and tailored while bringing good value for you. We offer personalized financial and banking solutions for any of life’s adventures, whether it’s your first home, a new or used car, college funding, or everyday living. Wherever you go in life, we’re here to guide you. Michigan Craft Banking is about doing things the right way. It’s banking that enhances your individual adventures. Michigan Craft Banking brings together the latest technologies with a personal touch, to carefully craft financial and banking solutions that fit you. With Michigan Craft Banking, we focus on real people and their unique lifestyles. Local products…local decision making…local servicing. This is our home. This is who we are.

45 Ottawa SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Western Michigan University - Grand Rapids

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Marking 100 years of service to the Grand Rapids metropolitan community in 2009, WMU is deeply committed to the Fine Arts, which is a culturally important area for higher education and the communities we serve. The University’s art collection (conservatively valued above $3.5 million), includes drawings, paintings, prints, textiles, sculptures and ceramics that engender awareness and appreciation of the visual arts while enriching our lives in many subtle and under-appreciated ways. The Frostic School of Art, Department of Dance, School of Music, and the Department of Theatre together form the College of Fine Arts at WMU – a center dedicated to future-oriented creative excellence. WMU provides interdisciplinary opportunities to visual and performing artists in innovative spaces that foster the creation, exhibition, and study of art. Ample parking adjacent to building. View 2013 venue art at: http://youtu.be/0jIU3Gyk5iU

200 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Fountain Street Church

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Fountain Street Church is a beautiful, historic, downtown landmark. The Fountain Street Church Art Committee manages seven exhibitions each year, one of which is dedicated to ArtPrize. The Church has been an ArtPrize venue since the first event in 2009. In addition to works by ArtPrize artists, the stunning art and architecture of the Church sanctuary attracts many visitors. Located at 24 Fountain Street, the Church is just three blocks north of the ArtPrize HUB and near other important venues such as Kendall College of Art and Design and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Once again, Fountain Street Church and the ACLU of Michigan will present an important ArtPrize venue that explores issues of social justice through artwork that demands basic human needs be met, diversity respected, and freedom of expression and action fostered.

24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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MoDiv

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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

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San Chez Bistro

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Welcome to the most unique dining and entertainment venue in Grand Rapids. San Chez Bistro offers a blend of authentic European and Mediterranean cuisine in a fun, laid-back, and artful atmosphere. San Chez is Celebrating our 24th year as West Michigan’s only authentic tapas bistro, featuring the food and fun of Spain. Located at 38 W Fulton in the heart of downtown! Serving breakfast, lunch and Spanish style tapas 7 days a week! visit web site for more information www.sanchezbistro.com 616-774-8272

38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Harris Building

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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

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Sundance Grill & Bar

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Family-friendly tex-mex breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurant located in the heart of Grand Rapids. Known for our homemade BLT Bloody Mary and Pomegranate Mimosa.

151 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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MeXo - New Restaurant & Tequila Bar - OPENING FALL 2017

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MeXo is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids across the street from the Children's Museum. MeXo is a prehispanic influenced Modern Mexican cuisine featuring Chef Oscar Moreno's authentic regional cuisine; craft margaritas, extensive tequila and mezcal selection; and homemade tortillas.

120 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Ferris Coffee - Downtown

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We are a family company with a heritage that dates back to 1924. Our team has been perfecting the taste of Ferris coffees and nuts for nearly a century. We strive to provide the highest-quality plant-grown food products available and are proud to call our company the Official Coffee Sponsor for ArtPrize 9! We are honored to have our second Grand Rapids location downtown in the historical Michigan Trust Building as an ArtPrize venue for the second year now. Once touting the title “tallest building in Michigan”, this downtown landmark has been a cornerstone of classic design and rich history. As a sponsor for ArtPrize, we will be heavily involved in events and bring a lot of foot traffic to our downtown location.

40 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand River

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SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers) is located in front of Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Oil+Water is located off the Pearl St. Bridge. The Grand River is the river running through the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, among the most visible public venue locations in all of ArtPrize. Since ArtPrize's inception, the Grand River venue has been host to some of the event's most challenging and memorable installations.

Grand River near Pearl St Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Fairly Painless Advertising

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Conveniently nestled in the heart of Downtown GR, next to Van Andel Arena, the Fairly Painless Grand Rapids Office is an inviting space for expression and creativity. Day and night, our open interior and floor-to-ceiling windows attract passers-by to stop in their tracks and see what we’re up to. Exposed brickwork, high beams and modern furniture set the stage for the creative work we’re involved in - in everything we do.

25 Ottawa, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Ferris Coffee & Nut - West Side

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Ferris Coffee & Nut Company is a 93-year-old family-owned and –operated specialty coffee and nut roaster located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ferris works to build relationships that thrive through its products. The company is committed to the responsible sourcing of its products to promote sustainability at all levels of the supply chain. Ferris’ roasting facility and headquarters are located at 227 Winter Ave NW. At our West Side location, baristas have perfected a traditional style espresso menu alongside excellent single origin, pour over coffees, We also feature a rotating menu of seasonal drinks, hot and iced tea and nitro cold brew coffee on tap. When the weather permits, oversized doors open up to a sit-down patio so beverages can be enjoyed with a breath of fresh air!

227 Winter Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Monroe Community Church

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MCC is an emerging Christian faith community whose mission is “Connecting our downtown community with our life-changing God.” As image-bearers of the Creator, we seek to honor God through celebrating the creative talents of our members, friends, and the community. We embrace and encourage the arts through various community events and activities. Each year for ArtPrize, we conduct a 4-week series of worship services based upon themes generated by selected art that we host. We typically have an opening reception, an open-mic artist night, a kids' art day, and can host special receptions for a small fee. We typically host many K-12 school class trips at our venue, and our exhibits are typically appropriate for children. We are Barrier-Free, have a drinking fountain, restrooms, a mom's nursing space available, and offer packaged snacks for donation.

800 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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JamnBean Coffee Company

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JamnBean Coffee Company in the Waters Buildingr with entrances on Ottawa and Homewood Suite Lobby Entrance.

161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49301

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Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center

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The Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center opened in 2004. It has become a leader in heart care in the region, state and nation and remains the only hospital in Grand Rapids that provides open heart surgery. The Meijer Heart Center is equipped with state-of-the-art medical and information technology. We also have great clinical teams in caring for all aspects of the heart, including heart rhythms and blood vessels.

100 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Cultura Collective at Rumsey Street

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(UN)DOCUMENTED / (IN)DOCUMENTADO This year, Rumsey Street returns as a community driven venue focused on honoring and documenting narratives that are crucial to the fabric of the neighborhood as it currently exists, working to maintain the cultural and historic elements of a community during major change. Artists show work in three buildings, slated for complete removal by the end of 2017 — an auto garage, a former church, and the church’s rectory — to present works that explore the complex narratives of pain, joy, and fear of a community in transition. The Cultura Collective returns to invite viewers to consider these perspectives, histories, and narratives and their varied forms of documentation in the midst of significant development and growth. UNDOCUMENTED / INDOCUMENTADO seeks to highlight the mostly untold stories of people directly affected by this growth, and to honor and maintain elements — both cultural and historic — of this community during major change.

333 Rumsey Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Lyons Square

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Lyon Square is a public park located in the heart of Grand Rapids between the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and the Devos Performance Hall. Lyon Square also provides a view of the river and has access to the River Walk.

296 LYON ST NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Arnies Restaurant

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Arnie's is a locally owned family restaurant. Drop in to view art and grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at the same time. Plenty of free parking, public restroom and handicap accessible.

722 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails

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The Wheelhouse features a contemporary twist on classic American bistro fare with seasonal recipes inspired by our Chef’s ongoing partnership with local suppliers. The distinctive menu is complemented by a list of artisan cocktails, select wines and Michigan craft brews. Situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the restaurant is as lively as its setting in the Arena Place district. The multi-faceted concept is your neighborhood “go-to” for leisure or business. The large bar and porch hosts over 85 seats, making it the perfect place to unwind after work or enjoy a pre-concert cocktail. Additionally, the versatility of the dining room provides a relaxing space for an intimate dinner, featuring a menu that appeals to the foodie in all of us.

67 Ottawa Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Moosejaw Mountaineering

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Moosejaw Mountaineering is an outdoor retailer, headquartered in the Detroit area. We sell outdoor gear and apparel. Our Grand Rapids shop is our newest, and is located directly across from The Downtown Market. It is by far the wildest, weirdest shop yet. We love to host fun games and events, drink lots of beer, adopt puppies, and do much much more. Being an Art Prize venue is our most exciting adventure yet! Come hang out with us, have some fun, and get prepped for the great outdoors while you're at it. Love you!

410 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Heart of West Michigan United Way

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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

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[HAS HEART] at Veterans Memorial Park

[HAS HEART] is proud to present the 2017 HERO[series] exhibit at the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Grand Rapids, marking the organization's 6th Annual ArtPrize exhibit.

22 Sheldon NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Salvatore's Italian Restaurant

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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

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O'Toole's Public House

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

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Palatte Coffee & Art

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As you step into our cozy space, you'll be greeted with art all around and the soothing aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Our friendly and knowledgeable baristas pull together our vision of a neighborhood coffee shop with a creative and artsy atmosphere, but always approachable. Whether you come here for your morning coffee, a leisurely lunch, or to decompress after a long day, we want you to treat PaLatte Coffee & Art as your home away from home. We're committed to ensuring the highest quality and taste possible is brought to you, and we'll try our best to serve you!

150 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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J.Gardella's Tavern

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Come experience "Old Town" Grand Rapids. Formerly a warehouse, this turn of the century old building is sure to charm with embossed metal ceilings, red brick walls, and gorgeous hand carved moldings.

11 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt

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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

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Roots Brew Shop

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Coffee shop on Grand Rapids west side. There are large windows with lots of natural light as well as a spacious seating area.

600 7th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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First (Park) Congregational Church

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We are centrally located downtown on Fulton, just east of Division, next to Veteran's Park and St. Cecilia's. We are a large and beautiful historic church! You may enter the church through our glass vestibule (the cube) right off our parking lot (sorry - no public parking). Art is displayed in our lobby and gathering area, gallery hallway, and our main hall, Merriam Hall. NOTE: We do not have public parking or offer tours of our building. Thank you!

10 E Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Studio Us

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Studio Us is a multi-disciplinary design and photography studio

343 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Cerasus Studio

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Cerasus Studio is a gallery located on the Avenue for the Arts that offers a "blank canvas" space for artists 18-30, providing opportunities for experimentation and innovation. For ArtPrize 9, the Cerasus team is seeking passionate works by artists 18-30 that respond to the Trump administration.

120 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gita Pita

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Two young brothers bring to you a traditional Bedouin Mediterranean cuisine that includes fresh made traditional pita bread, known as, SAJ Bread. Chicken and steak are carefully cut and marinated over night, salads and sauces are prepared in house daily as well as fresh made hummus and baba ganoush. Our Falafel is prepared from the freshest ingredients in the old traditional way. Ready for your order! Stop by to Git-A-Pita at Gita Pita.

2 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Kilwins Ice-Cream & Chocolates

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Kilwins legendary, proprietary Ice-Cream---32 Flavors on warm waffle cones! Watch is the experts make Mackinaw Island Fudge on an 1,100 pound marble table! Explore the fresh caramel apples made-in-store!! Chocolate abound at Kilwins--hand-dipped Krispies, Oreo's, pretzel rods and twists AND TRUFFLES made by artisan chocolatiers!

146 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Horseshoe Smokehouse

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Hello! We are a southern fashioned Smokehouse that prepares our food fresh from scratch, creating delicious smokey meats with our original barbecue dry rub. With a unique atmosphere and history of our building, we strive to be the best barbecue restaurant in town. Come and enjoy a great meal with us as we celebrate ArtPrize!

333 GRANDVILLE AVE SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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89 Monroe Center

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Right in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, 89 Monroe Center, is a historic building that houses office space for local businesses. Just steps away from local restaurants and other Art Prize venues, 89 Monroe Center is just another stop along the route of unique and creative art. This venue provides a window shopping experience for residents and tourists alike.

89 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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the city water building by the richard app gallery

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This year's theme is "More Than Meets The Eye." We are challenging our artists and our audience to look deeper than the surface of the work. Each artist has a voice, each piece tells a story. I specifically chose works by artists who wanted to share something of themselves or something that they wanted to share. Whether it is a political or social statement, homage to where they live, about their past it was important to me to give the artists room to tell their story. The space will have an array of works including film, installation pieces, 2D in photography, collage and paintings, murals, 3D and outdoor audience participation work. The artists we select will have varied backgrounds as well as levels of experience. It is our thought the exhibition space should glean works from beginning, emerging and established artists and combine them for one exhibit.

1101 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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PO (Art)Box

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

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Gerald R. Ford Federal Building US Courthouse

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The General Services Administration has had a long history of incorporating art into Federal Buildings. GSA commissions American artists to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for Federal Buildings nationwide. The incorporation of contemporary art within the nation's important civic spaces celebrates the best of American culture and exemplifies how democratic societies benefit immeasurably from the unique, creative talents of individual citizens. Federal Buildings are public buildings, meant to be enjoyed and utilized by the people of this nation. ArtPrize presents a unique opportunity to encourage people to visit the Federal Building and stroll the grounds to view the artwork. On permanent display on the west lawn is the large sculpture Motu Viget by Mark DiSuvero.

110 Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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