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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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Sears Architects

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Welcome to Art Prize! We are a proud sponsor of this annual event. As a registered venue, our office supports and allows talented artists to display their work. Our 3 spacious windows allow engaging 2D photography and/or paintings to be showcased inside beautifully. Outside viewing only is available for visitors.

16 Ionia Ave SW, 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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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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The Holiday Bar

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Long standing neighborhood bar/restaurant in the heart of westside downtown Grand Rapids.

801 5th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market

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The Market is a mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing and education about local food, health & wellness. Our indoor facility features a 24-vendor market hall, along with 2 restaurants. We offer several exceptional spaces throughout the site including rentable incubator kitchens, rooftop greenhouses, event space, and the nation’s first demonstration kitchen. The Market is LEED Gold certified, features a green roof, live walls, geotherm wells, rain gardens, and plenty of other innovative sustainable features.

435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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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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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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Heartside Gallery and Studio

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Heartside Gallery and Studio offers the Heartside community and its neighbors a supportive and safe environment in which to create, exhibit and sell artwork. Artists in our studio come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Some are impacted by the disadvantages of homelessness. Others face various emotional, physical, or mental disabilites. Many are people who simply wish to share their talents and expertise with their neighbors. Heartside Gallery and Studio is dedicated to providing a space for showing artists’ unique responses to the experiences of their lives, as well as offering guidance and opportunity. **In 2014, our Venue held a Top 5 2-D Juror's Shortlist Entry**

48 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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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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Tavern On The Square

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With huge, wide windows and warm radiant and fireplace heat, Tavern on the Square provides great views of Grand Rapids' iconic Ionia St. Offers a diverse menu with Bar Fare, Yankee Tapas, Entrees, Sandwiches and Salads, along with 20 Draft Beers and Retro Cocktails.

100 Ionia Ave Sw, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Peppinos Pizzeria & Sports Grille

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Peppino's Downtown atmosphere is casual and fun for the family, sleek and sophisticated for the on-the-towner with plenty of spirit for the sports fans! Peppino's is close to everything downtown with a little bit for everyone! It's the perfect spot if you'd like to dine with the family after a Van Andel event, catch the big game on one of our 70 HD flat screen's, shoot some pool, play some shuffleboard or just cozy up with some drinks in our comfy lounge area next to the fire, Peppino's Downtown Grille and Pizzeria is the place for you! Offering convenient parking with plenty of surfacespots and a 5 story parking garage next door. Peppino's Downtown also offer free pull up parking for to-go pickup.

130 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Apartment Lounge

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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

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Crossroads Bible Church

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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

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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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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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Grand Central Market & Deli

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A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.

57 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Shade Shop

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

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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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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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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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Auto Fixit Body Shop

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We are an outdoor venue and are accessible to view ArtPrize 24 hours a day.

805 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Tin Can

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Saint Mark's Episcopal Church

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St. Mark’s has a rich history dating back to October 6, 1836, when it was incorporated as an Episcopal parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At that time, Grand Rapids had only 500 inhabitants. In the spring of 1840, measures were taken to construct a suitable building. A parcel of land was donated at the corner now known as Division and Pearl streets. The present building was occupied in October 1848 and was consecrated on September 9, 1849. It is the oldest public building still standing in the city. Its features include walls made with stone quarried from the Grand River and the original, hand carved woodwork that is found throughout the interior.

134 Division Avenue North, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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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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[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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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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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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Bangkok Taste Cuisine Cafe

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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

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The Garage Bar and Grill

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a laid back, casual bar and grill.

819 Ottawa st nw, 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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GRCC Spectrum Theater Lobby

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Grand Rapids Community College's Spectrum Theater is the home of several local groups including GRCC Players, Actors' Theatre, Jewish Theater Grand Rapids, and The Heritage Theatre Group.

160 Fountain NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Chemical Bank at Oakes Street Park

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Beautifully landscaped outdoor space downtown. Benches offer a nice place to take a rest while enjoying the bustle of downtown Grand Rapids.

51 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Lemmen Holton Cancer Pavilion

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Since opening in 2008, Spectrum Health’s Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion has been the cancer center of choice for cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment in West Michigan. While select cancer services such as mammography, chemotherapy and radiation are offered at other Spectrum Health cancer care locations in the region, Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion serves as the comprehensive center of care for the more than 3,000 new cancer patients diagnosed and treated each year at Spectrum Health. The six-story, state-of-the-art building is home to the region's widest, most advanced array of outpatient cancer services.

145 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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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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Mayan Buzz Cafe

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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

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Ladies Literary Club

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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

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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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Blue Dog Tavern

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Steeped in the history of its building, the Blue Dog Tavern is a fun, friendly, safe place for people to eat and drink with old friends and make new ones.

638 Stocking, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Valley State University

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Grand Valley State University has a long tradition of supporting the arts. The university’s permanent collection now numbers over 14,000 works of art, collected in support of its educational mission. The majority of these works are displayed throughout the university’s grounds and facilities to promote diversity and cultural understanding. The collection has also been established to enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff and the community. The collection features works in a wide range of media by faculty, students and GVSU alumni. Additionally, many of Michigan’s finest visual artists and numerous works by renowned national and international artists works are included in the collection. The collection can be viewed on-line at www.gvsu.edu/artgallery and "Art at GVSU" is available in the iTunes App store and in the Google Play Store with a gaming element added to the Art at GVSU mobile application.

301 Fulton Street W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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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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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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Big O Cafe

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Www.bigospizzas.com open Monday through Saturday 11am-10:30pm Sunday noon-8pm

80 Ottawa N.W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Degage Ministries

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Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community. Responsive programming is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. While many of our services may seem "simple," those who receive our services take nothing for granted. Often, it is the simplest of gestures that brings the most powerful results. What sets Dégagé apart from other organizations is the attention given to each individual and each success

144 Division S, 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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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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Mitten Brewing Company

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The Mitten Brewing Company is a vintage baseball-themed microbrewery and pizzeria located in historic Engine House No. 9, a Victorian-era firehouse and Grand Rapids landmark. Since opening in October 2012, they've become known for their classic style beers with a twist and gourmet pizzas made with the finest ingredients available. Recently they were honored with a silver medal for their "Triple Crown Brown" from the 2016 World Beer Cup! The cement floors still show signs of 19th century horse stalls and the original exterior lanterns hint at the antique décor within. The lobby and dining room house vintage baseball memorabilia and you can even sit in the original Tiger Stadium seats while you wait for a table. The Mitten is also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friendly, and all menu items can be changed to meet your dietary requests. So stop on by, have a beer, and enjoy our unique atmosphere featuring many wonderful ArtPrize artists!

527 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Grand Rapids Art Museum

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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

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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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Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown

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Enjoy all the comforts of home when you stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown. Discover shopping, dining and entertainment within walking distance, and enjoy easy access to attractions like the Gerald R. Ford Museum, the Public Museum, the Van Andel Arena and the Civic Theater. We are just four blocks from Grand Rapids convention center, DeVos Place, and 15 minutes from Gerald R. Ford Airport. Sip cocktails at Waters View, the only rooftop bar in Grand Rapids – the perfect spot to enjoy amazing views of downtown. There is an additional bar, Lew’s on Two, located on the second floor. Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown is situated in the historic Waters Building, which has retained original features like exposed brickwork, hardwood floors and large windows. Built in 1898, the building was originally used as a furniture showcase and is now housing this all-suite hotel.

161 Ottawa Ave 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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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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North Monroe Park

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525 Monroe Ave 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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Manic Muse Salon

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Manic Muse is a full service salon offering it's clients high quality services in a warm and inviting atmosphere, located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, at 5 Lyon Street. We are just a few steps away from local restaurants and other Art Prize venues. Consider our style and meet our stylists while you enjoy Art Prize... we're sure you will want to come back.

5 Lyon St. NW Suite 110, 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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Grand Rapids Brewing Company

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The beer we produce includes a recreation of the iconic Silver Foam, along with several other beers brewed to honor our Grand Rapids heritage, leaders, landmarks as well as our Grand Rapids Brewing Company family. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do as a company. We built our brewpub to reflect that value. Reclaimed materials were used for our floors, tables and walls and we employed local artisans to create our furnishings and artwork. We also employ an extensive recycling and composting program, helping us divert more than 90 percent of GRBC’s waste from landfills and incinerators. We hope that you are as excited to experience Grand Rapids Brewing Company, as we are to provide this experience for you.

1 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Mojo's Dueling Piano Bar & Restaurant

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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

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VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza

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VandenBerg Plaza is not available as a venue during the connections process. The VandenBerg Plaza, commonly referred to as the Calder Plaza because of the presence of Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse, a stabile created for the people of Grand Rapids. The plaza is a large open area that serves as the campus for city, county, and federal government buildings.

300 Monroe Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Children's Museum

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The Grand Rapids Children's Museum provides an environment for hands-on, self-guided, learning through play.

11 Sheldon Ave NE, 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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Brann's Leonard

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Brann's Steakhouse & Grille is a Heritage Restaurant located on the West Side of Grand Rapids, just minutes from downtown.

401 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Vandenberg Center

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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

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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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Monarchs Club Corner Bar

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Classy neighborhood pub one block down the street from historic St. Adelberts Basillica. Our outdoor beer garden area is a hit in the summer as well as our dedication to fresh food featuring our own Panini's and gourmet dogs. Monarchs has 28 taps featuring at least 15 from Michigan craft brewers and over 100 beers total from around the world.

646 Stocking NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Mel Trotter Ministries

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Welcome to one of the view private green spaces left in the Heartside neighborhood!

225 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Lambert Edwards & Associates

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LE&A has a long tradition of bringing art together with the public. The agency led the public relations and marketing outreach for the all-new Grand Rapids Art Museum, exhibitions at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and it leads the What’s Your Art campaign on behalf of the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids. Members of the LE&A team have represented some of the leading public art projects in the Midwest, including the internationally renowned Millennium Park: Chicago and Tom Otterness in Grand Rapids. In 2006, LE&A hosted the first Kendall College Scholarship Commission, which gave scholarships to two students and placed their original pieces of artwork into the agency’s permanent collection. At its headquarters, one block away from Grand Rapids’ Avenue for the Arts District, LE&A hosted Salt & Earth by Young Kim, the 2009 ArtPrize Curators Choice award winner and 2010 top 10 finalist.

47 Commerce Ave SW, 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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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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Z's Bar & Restaurant

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Out door venue with a brick wall.

168 Louis Campau Promenade, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids

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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

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Long Road Distillers

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Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids’ first craft distillery. The finest locally-sourced ingredients fermented and distilled honestly to create spirits of uncompromising quality. Cocktails, small-bites, and bottles to-go, proudly served in the neighborhood we call home.

537 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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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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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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Ali Nicole Bridal

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Ali Nicole Bridal is a refreshingly modern and laid back bridal shop created from the simple magic of love. We believe your wedding dress should be an expression of who you truly are. It should accentuate your favorite features and give you all the feels! The collections at Ali Nicole support the incredibly creative, up and coming designers who strive for high quality, freshness, and effortless beauty. Our whimsical and modern space will make you feel right at home. Come take a peek into our little slice of heaven!

52 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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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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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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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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Horizon Bank

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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

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the bitter end coffeehouse

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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

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Slate

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Slate is a men's contemporary clothing, accessories and home goods store. We offer big city brands with small city service.

44 Ionia Ave SW, 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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Vault of Midnight

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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

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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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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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