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.
The West Leonard Mural has been a westside beacon for the last nine to ten years and we are now making plans to refresh and redesign a large portion of the east exterior wall of the Ritzema Building. Facing US-131, it receives massive visibility for a new invitiation to our westside gateway and neighbor diversity and vitality.
422 Leonard St. N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Vault of Midnight, an internationally recognized and award winning comic shop, has proudly carried Earth's finest Comics, Games, and Stuff since 1996. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you, whether you are seasoned veteran or a curious greenhorn. Stop by our beautiful new Grand Rapids location today to see what all of the fuss is about.
95A Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
The Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center is pleased to be the venue for three artists for ArtPrize Nine. Our prime outdoor venue includes a number of high visibility locations at the corner of Monroe Street and Michigan Street in downtown Grand Rapids.
400 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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 $1 and side street parking. Stop in Denym & Conscious Collective to see several Artprize entries and why not have a brew at Otooles? Then mosey your way east towards the river. Check out the progress of New Holland on you left and to 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 Black Heron. ArtPrize 8 could quite possibly be your favorite Artprize.
404 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Located in downtown Grand Rapids on the corner of Louis and Ionia. We're open 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Friday. Michigan First Credit Union was founded in 1926 and has grown into a $800 million financial institution serving more than 130,000 individuals and businesses statewide through 17 branches and 30,000+ surcharge-free ATMs (1,600 in Michigan). We have knowledgeable, friendly, local customer service reps available to assist members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s right, a live person, ready to assist you any time! No matter what phase of life you’re in or what time of day you prefer to discuss your banking needs, we're here for you. We’re an industry leader in technology, financial education, community support and charitable giving. Largely through the efforts of the Michigan First Foundation, we donated more than $150,000 to nonprofits and scholarships last year. Locally, we proudly support Goodwill, Helen DeVos Children's Hostpital Foundation, Gilda’s Club, Police Unity Tour, GrandJazzFest, Movers for Moms, Karin’s Hope Foundation, Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation and more. We are the official Credit Union of the Detroit Red Wings and a proud partner of the Grand Rapids Griffins and West Michigan Whitecaps. To learn more, stop by one of our three Grand Rapids branches or visit MichiganFirst.com.
50 Louis St NW Suite 101, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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
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
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
Welcome to one of the view private green spaces left in the Heartside neighborhood!
225 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The United States Postal Service located at 225 Michigan Ave. NW first opened its doors in 1962. The building was built ideally located next to U.S. 131 and Interstate 96. Also, with a great view overlooking the Grand River. We are very proud of our building and our company. This building has been a huge part of Grand Rapids for the past 55 years. We are committed to our customers and that is why The United States Postal Service is still here. Our front lobby is open to our customers 24 hours a day. We also enjoy having The Devos Place and the newly renovated Rowe building as our neighbors. Come check us out! usps.com
225 Michigan Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49501
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
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
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
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
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
Located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids within the entertainment district, the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott is nearby DeVos Place Convention Center, Van Andel Arena and dozens of cultural attractions, restaurants and night clubs. We showcase a variety of art in a comfortable and friendly environment.
11 Monroe Ave 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
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
The Ladies Literary Club (LLC) is a historic building in downtown Grand Rapids, and serves as an off-campus performing arts venue for the Calvin College and greater Grand Rapids community. Constructed in 1887, the Ladies Literary Club stood as the meeting place for the Grand Rapid's women's club until 2005. The building is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. 61 Sheldon Blvd SE On street parking.
61 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Crossroads Bible Church is located on the near northwest side of the city near the Grand River, parks and the fish ladder. A former warehouse space, this venue provides a blank canvas of sorts with large, open interior wall space as well as outdoor space for art pieces. This venue sits at the intersection of the Westside neighborhood and downtown. Acting as a second year venue, we hope to build on the momentum that was formed last year of bringing artists and art-enthusiasts into our space. Plenty of FREE Parking available.
800 Scribner NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504