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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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The Ruse Escape Rooms

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With 3 "escape rooms" and an event room, The Ruse Escape Rooms promises an exciting and interactive experience for groups, corporate events or individuals. The space is full of character and provides the perfect setting for an immersive, timeless experience. We are excited to be a part of the vibrant downtown culture! The location is a short walk from a number of restaurants, breweries and attractions including Rockwell/Republic, HopCat, San Chez, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, The Pyramid Scheme and Van Andel Arena to name a few.

25 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Blue Dog Tavern

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The Blue Dog Tavern offers a unique experience for its patrons. With its many craft beers and signature dogs and tots it has become a west side favorite. The Dogs retro look and vibe provide a relaxing and comfortable place to hang out and enjoy some great food and drinks. Spend an afternoon chatting with friends or pop in at night and enjoy some music and great cocktails, either way the Blue Dog Tavern is a must stop spot for this years art prize.

638 Stocking Ave NW, 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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Light Gallery + Studio

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Join Light Gallery + Studio for their second ArtPrize show! Four artists' work will be on display participating in ArtPrize, as well as 60 other local artists showcased alongside them in their artisans' shop. Light Gallery will be open every day from 11-8pm! Stop by to check out the new work on the walls, and keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep updated with all of the events happening here during ArtPrize. ArtPrize 10 Artists: Sayer Murphy, "Pebble Tossed" Diane Schroeder, "Weather Data" Jordan Smith, "Windows of Grand Rapids" Jennifer Thoem, "Beyond the Obvious" Light Gallery + Studio is an art gallery in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, MI - full of local contemporary artwork, unique handmade gifts, mid-century modern furniture, exotic house plants, collections of home goods to make your living space one of a kind. The shop has over 60 local artists displayed in the shop, as well as a large workshop area for art classes for any level of experience.

317 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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DeVos Place Convention Center

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In 2018 DeVos Place will celebrate 10 years of participating in ArtPrize. DeVos Place has long served as a catalyst, and a vital space to convene, think, witness, ponder, and/or inspire you to be engaged in art. We are excited to be part of this ten-year daring adventure that offers the perfect gathering spot for artists. It is our desire that your ArtPrize 10 experience at DeVos Place will be full of fun, creativity, a little tension, honest conversation and a modicum of humor.

303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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PO (Art)Box

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

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Mel Trotter Ministries

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

225 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

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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

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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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Blue Bridge

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The Blue Bridge is not available as a venue during the connections process. The Blue Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that goes across the Grand River.

Blue Footbridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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The Morton

Commercial space below Morton apartments

55 Ionia Ave NW, 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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New Hotel Mertens

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New Hotel Mertens opened in early 1914 serving travelers and Grand Rapidians. This incarnation of New Hotel Mertens has been designed as a modern dining experience while maintaining many connections to Grand Rapids' and Merten's history Our brasserie serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week.

35 Oakes ST SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Panera Bread

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Panera Bread is now open in Downtown Grand Rapids. With its identity rooted in handcrafted, freshly-baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Make Panera Bread your ArtPrize option for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a break from checking out the art. Be sure to also check out the mural inside the bakery cafe by local artist, Anna Donahue that features iconic West Michigan images.

99 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Arnies Restaurant

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

722 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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With over 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.

171 Monroe Ave N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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First United Methodist Church

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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

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Grand Rapids Griffins

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Van Andel Arena is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins, primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings and 2013 & 2017 Calder Cup Champions!

130 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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40 Pearl

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Forty Pearl is a fresh concept for a true Michigan fine wine and food experience in a hot and healthy downtown Grand Rapids. Way more than a tasting room, Forty Pearl is a sensory Pure Michigan experience in the heart of the city. Our mission is to provide a unique taste of the best wine and food in Michigan. Forty Pearl displays award winning wines and distilled spirits from Brengman brothers, Bonobo and Bel Lago wineries and Grand traverse Distillery paired with Noto's cuisine.

40 Pearl St. Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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ArtPrize on Screen

ArtPrize on Screen

41 Sheldon Blvd SE, 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 Gillett Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The ArtRanger - Mobile Art, Performance and Augmented Reality Experience

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The ArtRanger is a mobile art gallery and virtual reality art experience. A rolling art happening that sets up throughout the ArtPrize District, combining traditional art media (painting, sculpture, printmaking, etc) with cutting edge film, live music and virtual reality experiences. Covered in a one-of-a-kind mural, The ArtRanger will open your mind to all kinds of creative expression. Step into a virtual reality world with VR headsets. You'll experience the newest way artists are expanding their vision. Or get your hands dirty and make some art with our venue artists. Ongoing pop up workshops will give you the opportunity to flex your creative muscles! Earn merit badges when you participate and you too can become an official ArtRanger!

555 Monroe NW, 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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