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Reynolds & Sons Sporting Goods

Reynolds & Sons Sporting Goods is one of the original retail business established in Downtown Grand Rapids. It's newly renovated 100+ old building, (this spring) will showcase as one of the most unique and modern businesses in downtown Grand Rapids. Our second floor window will showcase our Athletes of the Month, however for Artprize this will showcase an incredible piece of Art. The second floor window display will light up the city day and night for miles. We reside in the heart of Grand Rapids, and the heart of ArtPrize.

12 Monroe Center NE, 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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Bagel Beanery

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The Bagel Beanery is a independently locally owned and operated gourmet coffee and sandwich shop. Our bagels are made fresh from scratch daily and our coffee is roasted 24 hours prior to delivery. We feature a wide variety of bagels, cream cheeses, signature bagel sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, soups and baked goods. Our award winning bagels are made right here in our own kitchen! We also serve fresh coffees, espressos, smoothies, and signature espresso drinks using the finest coffee beans available. Proudly serving and back on popular demand Art Prize Blend coffee!!

455 Michigan St., 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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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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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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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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Boardwalk GR Condominiums

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After a one year hiatus, Boardwalk returns as an ArtPrize venue for 2017. Recognized as an outstanding venue in 2013, we once again welcome artists and art lovers alike to our historic venue. A century old former furniture factory, today Boardwalk is home to a vibrant Monroe North District residential and commercial community. Our 26 exhibiting artists each present an ArtPrize entry in keeping with our theme of "Time and Transformation".

940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Women's City Club

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The Women’s City Club is a private club which resides in the historic Sweet House and offers memberships. The WCC transforms their space for ArtPrize. While the main floor retains it's historic look, but with the installation of AP art, the Auditorium is converted to a modern gallery with the addition of contemporary walls and lighting. In 2006, the Sweet House Foundation, a (501 c 3) non-profit, was established to preserve the history and architecture of the house. Martin Sweet, the original owner of the house, was a young entrepreneur when he came to Grand Rapids in 1846. He dreamed of a distinguished and spacious home for his family and in the early 1860’s built this home on the corner of Fulton and Lafayette. This Heritage Hill two-story Italianate Villa home survives as one of the remaining examples of this style of architecture in the latter part of the 19th century. For information on the house or the WCC, please call (616) 459-3321.

254 Fulton Street E, 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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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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Waters Center

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The Waters Building is a downtown Grand Rapids landmark that occupies the entire length of the block between Pearl and Lyon Streets on Ottawa Avenue. It is home to The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, West Michigan Community Bank, Paul Goebel Group, Grand Rapids Bar Association and numerous other prestigious firms. It overlooks Rosa Parks Circle and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. It was constructed in 1898, as a furniture exposition building when Grand Rapids served as the nation's center for residential furniture manufacturing. In the 1950's thru the 1970's is was gradually converted to an office building. It's large lobby and central location make it a hub for downtown activity. Today, the Waters Center houses the Hilton Homewood Suites, 44 newly finished apartments, and over 30 commercial offices.

161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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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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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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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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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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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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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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