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.
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
Grand Valley Artists have been West Michigan's premier artist's group since 1957 when it was started by several area artists such as Carl Forslund, Reynold Weidenaar, and Armand Merizon to name a few. GVA has always striven to create an environment for artists to learn, create, prosper, and to ultimately share their talents with the greater Grand Rapids area. This year is no exception. We have successfully sponsored the 53rd Reeds Lake Art Festival, a much loved art festival in West Michigan that includes artists from across the nation. GVA is, for the second year in a row, an ArtPrize venue, and is now located in the Water Treatment Building on 1101 N. Monroe NW, just south of Leonard Street. We have over 5,000 square feet of display space. We also plan to have our members inside and outside, painting, drawing, photographing and sketching during ArtPrize. This will show the public what we do as an art group and why Grand Rapids is quickly becoming one of the the Midwest's largest art communities. This year we also have one of the oldest participants in ArtPrize, Stuart Knickerbocker, a World War II veteran and local artist. We are proud to have him and 48 local and national artists displaying their work with us, most of whom will be on hand to answer questions and interact at various times with the public during ArtPrize.
1101 N. Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Adjacent to Van Andel Arena and walking distance to other major city attractions, the Grand Woods Lounge offers a laid back, cabin-like atmosphere with a great menu, unique drinks, and nightly entertainment. The "Woods" is the perfect place to meet friends and family, and enjoy DRINKS, GRUB, and GROOVES!
77 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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
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
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
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
The 300 foot layered sculptural element is comprised of granite, concrete and pockets of soil and vegetation. The sculptural wall functions as a flood wall while softening the river’s edge with native vegetation and creating small niches that shelter birds and other wildlife living along the river. The sculptural wall is reminiscent of stone foundations from an earlier time, emerging through the steep side of the riverbank. The indigenous plantings as well as the patina of the stone encourage associations with the past.
201 W Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
A full-service restaurant and bar with Basque-inspired cuisine and specialty gin cocktails
822 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Garage is a comforting and relaxing bar a mile north of Downtown GR. We do know how to switch gears and throw a good party though. In our summer months we throw up the garage door, put out corn hole, and pack our patio with people! Our food is fresh and our drinks are amazing, leaving people craving to come back.
819 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We offer space inside the Grand Rapids Police Department, as a gallery environment. We are able to host both 2D and 3D works. In addition, due to the large mezzanine, we can offer space to artists who have pieces that need to be suspended overhead. There is also display space available inside 2 large front glass windows on the left side of the main entry glass doors on Monroe Center. The dimensions for the windows are roughly 5' by 8' each. All pieces displayed at the Grand Rapids Police Department are chosen by our Art Committee, a team of dedicated volunteers. We look forward to what artists will do to take advantage of this space.
01 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
140 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Allow for the extraordinary to emerge. The JW Marriott Grand Rapids is considered a world-class hotel for both business and pleasure. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, just 25 miles from Michigan’s celebrated West Coast, the JW has 337 well-appointed, smoke-free rooms and suites on 23 floors. Among the uncommon amenities, each private retreat has wireless Internet access, a 42" flat screen TV and luxurious bedding. Attentive guest services include on-call housekeeping and a 24-hour fitness facility. Guests residing on the concierge floors will also enjoy extended round-the-clock services and secured privacy, as well as access to the stylish concierge lounge. In addition, the executive business center offers 24-hour faxing, copying, printing and shipping services. Inspired dining at the JW’s signature restaurant, six.one.six. and our stylish cosmopolitan lounge, mixology, rounds out our plush conveniences.
235 Louis Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Artwork will be displayed in our front entrance/street front window. The window space is angled and is 11 feet high and at a majority of the space is 77 inches wide. Spot lighting would be necessary for art to be viewed appropriately.
86 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The venue is in the historic Sweet House which is transformed for ArtPrize. While the main floor retains its 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.
254 Fulton Street E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
4 East Fulton, also locally known as the JA Building, sits in the heart of Grand Rapids at the city’s busiest intersection at the corner of Fulton and Division (otherwise known as the “Avenue of the Arts”). Its location directly across from the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), an ArtPrize Hub and home to multiple winners, makes the building a prime location for artists. TowerPinkster Architects | Engineers recently restored 4 East Fulton to its original, art deco style.
4 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
SPOONLICKERS is a Grand Rapids treasure which has built a large loyal following for its creamy and healthy handcrafted frozen yogurt treats containing locally-produced ingredients and complimented with made-from-scratch toppings. With a commitment to quality, everything at Spoonlickers is prepared daily from the finest ingredients. With four locations in Grand Rapids, a Spoonlickers café is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, chat with your neighbor, and enjoy a superb frozen dessert loaded with delicious fresh fruits and toppings to your individual liking. It is an adventure in coolness!
616 Fulton West, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Large outdoor venue downtown just a short walking distance west of the popular venues at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Convenient drive-by location, too, as the venue is very visible from Pearl Street and Mt. Vernon Ave. Free venue parking available.
410 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Taking your dog with you for ArtPrize? Want to bring your dog home a delicious treat or new collar? Want to see some awesome art at a cool and unique venue? Check us out in the newly renovated 616 Lofts on Monroe! Nestled in the middle of the hoppin' neighborhood of Monroe North, just a short walk from downtown! 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! *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
Lovely Irish Pub
139 Pearl, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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