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.
Small Post Office Boxes will 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 (Art)Box is curated by Sierra Cole, Todd Ramquist and is part of the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center Collective.
PO Box 230031, 120 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49523
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 beer bar with 20 drafts, plus wine and spirits. We welcome our guests to build their own six packs, have a taste of something new on tap or a bit of both. We have a very small kitchen and serve up some great soft pretzels and hot dogs. We also have fun bar snacks: popcorn, chips, even ice cream bars! 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
The Amway Grand Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, making it easy to explore and discover all the amazing art pieces and installations during this three-week event in September. We will make your visit to Grand Rapids a memorable one with overnight accommodations second to none, wrapped in historic charm and modern comforts that make the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton one of the best hotels in the in the Mid-West! Also, to add flavor to your ArtPrize stay, our hotel is home to seven artful restaurants and lounges. From The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck and Cygnus27 serving Latin inspired cuisine with skyline views; to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Lumber Baron Bar, GP Sports, Starbucks, and our latest addition Rendezvous.
187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are an outdoor venue and are accessible to view ArtPrize 24 hours a day.
805 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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
IT ALL STARTED WHEN... WE ASKED OURSELVES ABOUT THE DIVISION OF THE ARTS AND THE COMMUNITY. LIONS & RABBITS WAS OPENED IN WINTER OF 2016. WE ARE A LOCAL GALLERY, BOUTIQUE, EVENT SPACE IN THE CRESTON NEIGHBORHOOD OF GRAND RAPIDS. WE DUAL AS STUDIO SPACE TO HANNAH BERRY AND NATHAN VEENEMAN, GREENNV FLORAL. OUR GOAL IS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY BY OFFERING LOCALLY MADE ART AND FUNCTIONAL GOODS. LIONS & RABBITS PROMOTES WELLNESS. FROM YOGA TO ART THERAPY CLASSES, WE CONTINUE TO DELIVER EDUCATIONAL ADVANCES AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE. IN FALL OF 2017, LIONS & RABBITS LICENSED AS AN EVENT SPACE. FROM WEDDINGS TO POP UP SHOWS- WE WELCOME YOU ALL TO EXPERIENCE OUR OWN DREAMLAND.
1264 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
This is the working studio of Rose Ellis and Jim Starkey, and an exhibition gallery of their work. Rose and Jim create mainly original oil paintings, but the gallery also features museum-quality giclee prints of their work in various sizes. Their studio-gallery has been serving the downtown public since 2015. Rosemary Ellis's work is featured in several Michigan galleries, and she exhibits at art fairs statewide. Jim Starkey also exhibits his photographic work in the Artist's Studio, following his long career as a photographer for "The Grand Rapids Press."
40 Monroe Center St NW, 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
Welcoming. Unintimidating. Fun. BIGGBY® COFFEE is a come-as-you-are and be-who-you-are kind of place! It's where old friends gather and new friends are made. We value making friends, having fun, being yourself, and sharing great coffee. BIGGBY® COFFEE is a Michigan based company.
45 Ottawa Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
SiTE:LAB is a nomadic all-volunteer artist-led initiative that has organized over 20 projects primarily in underutilized sites in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Project sites have included: An entire city block, an abandoned natural history museum, a nature preserve, vacant commercial buildings, and a once-grand downtown hotel. Our current site is an abandoned 70,000 Sq Ft high school. “I think that SiTE:LAB is a world class...Installation group or whatever they call themselves...You could bring this to Documenta in Germany and it would be respected.” Jerry Saltz, Senior art Critic New York Magazine. instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sitelab/
415 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
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
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
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
'UICA Outside' draws together diverse artists and Grand Rapids stakeholders to create permanent artworks that are energizing and accessible to all. 'UICA Outside' expands UICA’s impact city-wide and connects visitors to the vibrant neighborhoods that surround downtown Grand Rapids. Each neighborhood will feature one or more large-scale work created by artists who reside and engage within their respective community, or who have designed artworks with neighborhood input and a focus on representation and expression after meetings with neighborhood associations and business owners, as well as community members and local artists.
1038 Bemis St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Grand Rapids Beer Trolley is an ArtPrize first being a mobile venue! The Trolley will be hosting artist work "The Last Rhinos" by Dan Kopas. Beer Trolley (TheRhinoTrolley) will be running BYOB ArPrize Tours throughout the 3-weeks of ArtPrize! Hop On and let us take you out of the city center into Grand Rapids neighborhoods, drink in hand! VOTE # 68000
435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Out door venue with a brick wall.
168 Louis Campau Promenade, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 Gillett Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are a non-traditional General Store with an updated vibe. We feature natural products for every room of the home. Specializing in personal care & Men's Grooming and feature the newest up and coming local crafters & artisans. New to apothecary Off Main is Home & Garden and Gourmet Food including local honey, jams, and rubs. Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Smart, Shop!
76 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
This local and independently owned cafe is about providing premium quality espresso, coffee & tea products including house brewed chai in a friendly and welcoming environment. Sandwiches, smoothies and locally made bagels & donuts are also available. Free WI-FI, open mic Thursday evenings featuring original poetry and music, and a game and bookshelf await you.
208 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The early Christian church was one of the greatest patrons of the arts, so we believe that it is natural that today both artists and observers find the church as home to the arts and a place to hear God’s voice through artistic expression. For 43 years, First United Methodist Church has presented its annual "Celebration of the Arts", one of the largest juried spiritual art shows in the U.S. Works have included artists from many faith and spiritual traditions.
227 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
1 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Macatawa Bank is excited to be an ArtPrize venue this year! Our Downtown Grand Rapids office is situated on the corner of Ottawa Ave. and Fountain St. offering a beautiful location, which holds rich Grand Rapids heritage that you won't want to miss. Some of our neighbors include ArtPrize venue favorites such as CityFlatsHotel, Kendall College of Art & Design and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Headquartered in Holland, Michigan –Macatawa Bank offers a full range of banking, retail and commercial lending, wealth management and ecommerce services to individuals, businesses and governmental entities from a network of 26-full service branches located throughout West Michigan. We are committed to the communities we serve and proud to Live Local and Give Local. Come in and check us out!
116 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503