Bend Gallery is an artist run collective & contemporary art gallery located in Grand Rapids, MI. Bend offers community activities in addition to exhibitions such as Books at Bend, a monthly book club, BIG SCREEN at Bend, a movie night event co-hosted by KCAD's Graduate run Alluvium gallery, and Unpolished, an informal critique series. Bend is also the home to Good Manufacturing Artist Collective, a group composed of eight artists who intend to create connections between their works which all utilize a variety of mediums. Through group critiques, exhibitions, workshops, and networking opportunities, the Good Manufacturing Artist Collective pulls together a handful of artists living and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan to offer a support system for each other and their personal and collective endeavors. Follow Bend on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bendgallery/.
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
Located within the historic Heartside District, Rockwell Republic is a lively gastropub with made-from-scratch, seasonal cuisine as eclectic as the environment itself. Dine casually amidst two floors of exposed-brick walls, high ceilings, dark mahogany wood, a three-season screened-in-lounge or an elevated outdoor beer garden. Indulge in our fresh sushi, or mouthwatering filet and be sure to end the night with one of our delicious craft cocktails.
45 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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
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
Out door venue with a brick wall.
168 Louis Campau Promenade, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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
White cube backpack is a mobile exhibition space for displaying works of art and other cultural objects. The wearable display case offers an alternative to conventional forms of displaying works of art, such as museums and galleries.
169 Monroe Ave. NW up on the 3rd floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A full-service restaurant and bar with Basque-inspired cuisine and specialty gin cocktails
822 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
57 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
We serve delicious and nutritious food fast! Burritos, quinoa bowls, salads, wraps, juices, smoothies and more! We have a great space for dining in but serve everything takeout style. Let us energize you for Artprize!
146 Monroe Center Suite 160, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to the most unique dining and entertainment venue in Grand Rapids. San Chez Bistro offers a blend of authentic European and Mediterranean cuisine in a fun, laid-back, and artful atmosphere. San Chez is Celebrating our 25th year as West Michigan’s only authentic tapas bistro, featuring the food and fun of Spain. Located at 38 W Fulton in the heart of downtown! Serving breakfast, lunch and Spanish style tapas 7 days a week! visit web site for more information www.sanchezbistro.com 616-774-8272
38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
ArtPrize on Screen
41 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
West Grand Neighborhood Organization is the second largest neighborhood organization in Grand Rapids. Our boarders include the West Side ArtPrize district. This organization has great partnerships with the city, businesses and area residents. Our space is used for public meetings and can be configured to meet the needs of the community. We have two large store front display areas that can showcase various forms of art with electrical and lighting available as needed. There is ample parking adjacent to the rear of the building. Our neighborhood is bike and pedestrian friendly. There is a bus stop within 15 feet of the front door. Restrooms and seating are available for guest. We are ideally located between several restaurants and watering holes on the main corridor of Leonard. Many of these places in the past have also been venues to ArtPrize. Our building will expand business hours and staff to accommodate ArtPrize visitors and artist. Welcome to the Westside! We hope to see you soon.
415 Leonard Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
At Bistro Bella Vita, we’re driven by passion, servant leadership and most importantly—exceptional dining experiences. We believe that good enough simply isn’t good enough. It’s time to discover something special and taste commitment and creativity. Choose passion and purpose. Live the good life. It’s time to accept nothing short of exceptional at Bistro Bella Vita. Our specialty is Modern French & Italian Cuisine made from scratch with as many sustainably-sourced ingredients as possible.
44 Grandville SW, 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
Good Coffee - A Place To Gather Need a place to re-charge and rest your feet? Discover what locals already know: Lantern is a place of warm welcome, excellent coffee, and fresh local treats. (Vegan and GF customers welcome!). Discover new art, reconnect with friends, or catch up with email and projects. You'll find the perfect spot, relaxing in comfortable chairs, seated at our window bar, or gathered at a variety of tables. Sit outside with an iced beverage and watch the world pass by. Our baristas are happy to make a recommendation from our ever-changing menu of coffees including drip, pour-over, Aeropress, and espresso drinks. Offerings also include teas, hot chocolate, natural sodas, kombucha, and juices. Committed to being waste-free, Lantern is grateful to be an intentional part of the Heartside neighborhood.
100 Commerce Ave SW STE 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Welcome to one of the only private green spaces left in the Heartside neighborhood!
225 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Long standing neighborhood bar/restaurant in the heart of westside downtown Grand Rapids.
801 5th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Gillett Bridge is not available as a venue during the connections process. Gillett Bridge is a pedestrian walkway that spans the Grand River in Downtown Grand Rapids. The bridge connects the two landmarks, the Gerald R. Ford Museum and DeVos Place. It is heavily travelled during ArtPrize and offers wonderful views of the river and city.
Interurban/Richard Gillette Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Buffalo Wild Wings is the perfect place to catch all the game day action! We have two floors, and four bars with plenty of TVs so you and your group don't miss a second of the action. We have a full menu featuring our 16 sauces and 5 seasonings. We look forward to seeing you during ArtPrize.
8 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
140 Monroe Center, 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 Grand Rapids Community College Paul Collins Art Gallery is dedicated to providing diverse, high-quality exhibitions for the education and inspiration of the college and the community. Exhibits by visiting artists, faculty, and students offer diverse talents from local, regional, national, and international domains. In addition to the exhibitions, selected lectures by artists or curators are offered at the gallery. All of the gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public.
143 Bostwick NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Adventure Credit Union is a credit union that takes a “craft banking” approach. We have a passion for improving your banking experience, keeping it local, personal, and tailored while bringing good value for you. We offer personalized financial and banking solutions for any of life’s adventures, whether it’s your first home, a new or used car, college funding, or everyday living. Wherever you go in life, we’re here to guide you. Michigan Craft Banking is about doing things the right way. It’s banking that enhances your individual adventures. Michigan Craft Banking brings together the latest technologies with a personal touch, to carefully craft financial and banking solutions that fit you. With Michigan Craft Banking, we focus on real people and their unique lifestyles. Local products…local decision making…local servicing. This is our home. This is who we are.
45 Ottawa SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family-friendly, southwestern flare breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurant located in the heart of Grand Rapids. Known for our awesome breakfast, homemade BLT Bloody Mary, and Pomegranate Mimosa.
151 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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, especially with it being our 10th year! 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
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
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
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
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
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
Boardwalk Condominiums returns as a multi-artist venue for ArtPrize 10. A century old furniture factory building, Boardwalk is a community centerpiece of the bustling Monroe North District. This year, Boardwalk hosts "The Art of Renewal" - a thematic collection of ArtPrize entries inspired by the residential and commercial renaissance underway in the former industrial neighborhood.
940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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**
54 s division st., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
1 Ionia SW, 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
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
'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.
1401 Buffalo Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49505
The Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives opened during ArtPrize 8. 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 2020 .Live music, Surprise events, Giveaways...check us out online
87 Monroe Center st NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Vito's Pizza on Fulton Street has been in business for 39 years. We are having a mural painted on our lobby wall of the same blocks we are located from back in the 1950s. Enjoy a part of history with us!
658 Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Cornerstone Church is thrilled again this year to have the opportunity to participate in Artprize - one of the most fun, over-stimulating and inspiring events in one of the coolest, big-hearted cities in the world! We are a modern contemporary church in a historic building, blending a beautiful combination of past and present. Cornerstone Church is one of the fastest growing churches in the Downtown Grand Rapids area; launching services October 2013, with a diverse community that represents the community around us. We are located at the corner of Lafayette and Washington. Our historic building was built in 1904 and remains, architecturally-speaking, incredibly original. We are on the edge of Heritage Hill and downtown Grand Rapids. One block South of Fulton, off Lafayette, this is a great location for a walk by both historic homes and near all the energy of downtown. Stroll by and visit!
48 Lafayette Ave. SE, 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
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.
146 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt is proud to be locally owned and operated. We offer 40+ flavors and 70+ toppings. Our natural yogurts and sorbettos are 100% gluten-free. We also offer no sugar added and vegan options to satisfy any sweet tooth! Located right across from Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids, Sweet Yo's is the ideal dessert destination! 2014 Sweet Yo's venue and artist proudly made the top family friendly art prize destinations.
134 Monroe Center NW, 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
Venue Tower Apartments in downtown Grand Rapids is where art, music, dining and more can be at your door. Grand Rapids' newest entertainment adjacent living experience is Venue Tower Apartments offering brand new studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments near the B.O.B., Van Andel Arena and much more! Now leasing!
15 Ottawa Avenue NE, 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
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
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
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
We are a popular locally owned coffee & sandwich shop located on the Medical Mile that has been operating for more than twenty years. Serving college students, business and medical professionals.
455 Michigan Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Featuring 49 Artists - 3rd largest ArtPrize Destinations. Studio D2D - Harris Building is located two blocks South of ArtPrize Hub, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) and two blocks West of the old UICA, the Harris Building is a leader in ArtPrize representation.
111 Division Avenue S, 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
Venue for Pitch Night Detroit
111 Lyon Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
47 Monroe Center 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
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
The David D. Hunting YMCA outdoor space on Grand Rapids’ West Side – located close to the Grand River and within blocks of dozens of other ArtPrize Venues and local businesses – is a must-see venue for the whole family.
475 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
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 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
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
Our chef driven menus feature globally inspired dishes full of unique & bold flavors. Executive Chef Jeff Baird & Sous Chef Tim Rafferty together passionately create and serve seasonally changing menus which highlight the amazing local produce Michigan has to offer. Our innovative cocktails are well balanced and full of freshly squeezed juices, herbs & secret tinctures to intrigue your taste buds. Our award winning wine list is carefully selected to please every palate. Our liquor selection is the second largest in Grand Rapids. Located in the heart of Beer City USA, we proudly pour the awesome creations from our local craft breweries, European finds, as well as the good ole’ boy standards to appease every palate. If you have a special request please don’t hesitate to ask, it will be our pleasure! We look forward to seeing you... Sincerely, Molly Kopen
15 Ionia SW Suite 130 and Suite 150, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
424 S. Division is currently a vacant lot situated between Wealthy & Division, two of the most heavily utilized streets in Grand Rapids. This specific intersection acts as a connection point from the growing Downtown area to the unique residential neighborhoods that make Grand Rapids so special. Sitting at the crossroads of the Heartside Neighborhood, Heritage Hill Neighborhood, and the Southeast Community, 424 S Division is a blank canvas for Artprize artists and future uses alike! Make sure to stop by – there is a Rapids Silver Line bus stop right on this property.
424 Division Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Picture this: Enjoy Artprize even more by parking on Bridge Street There is a parking lot next to Swift (404 Bridge) for $3 (Cash Only) Stop in Jolly Pumpkin or The Sovengard's Biergarten for a quick brew . 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, enjoy fast casual at Jolly Pumpkin or have a nice dinner at Sovengard. ArtPrize 10 could quite possibly be your favorite Artprize.
404 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Marking over 100 years of service to the Grand Rapids metropolitan community, WMU is deeply committed to the Fine Arts. The Fine Arts are 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 in the Cherry Commerce parking ramp. View 2013 venue art at: http://youtu.be/0jIU3Gyk5iU
200 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
[HAS HEART] is proud to present the 2018 HERO[series] exhibit at the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Grand Rapids, marking the organization's 7th annual ArtPrize exhibit.
22 Sheldon NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
The Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians office space is a very nice and clean part of Grand Rapids that offers much wall space for lots of art. It is the central offices of the tribe, but also hosts 5 other companies in their space. It is very convenient and a must see during art prize.
1316 Front st. Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
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
Grand Valley State University has a long tradition of supporting the arts. The university’s permanent collection now numbers over 17,000 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
Welcome to your Best Hair Day, Every Day. The Parlour Blow Dry Bar + Full Service Salon is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and within walking distance to many of the cities destinations! Visit The Parlour@CityFlatsHotel and you will immediately feel the stress of the day disappear. Enjoy a glass of wine, craft beer, or a coffee as you relax and our expertly trained stylists take over. Each of our stylists are specially trained for a multitude of services including Cut, Color, Balayage, Waxing, Make-up, Extensions, and our famous Blow-Outs. You will find a beautiful selection of professional hair and makeup products such as IGK, Kerastase, EVO, and GLO to take home with you. Whether you’re in need of a refresh or looking for a transformation, you’re in great hands at The Parlour! Walk-ins welcome, or schedule an appointment by calling 616.608.1731 to reserve your desired time.
77 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Lovely Irish Pub
139 Pearl, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) has always been indelibly woven into the fabric of Grand Rapids. Born out of the bold, visionary spirit of those who built the city’s furniture industry, KCAD has continued its leadership in art and design education into the 21st century, and remains deeply committed to the facilitation of sustainable, innovative growth in West Michigan and beyond. Over the years, we've hosting award winning artists in the Juried "3D", "2D", "Time-Based", and "Grand Juried" awards. We’ve been on the “Outstanding Venue” shortlist each year we’ve been eligible for that award and have won twice.
17 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Muse is a new venue on the westside. We are an interactive art gallery! it is a place where you can host an event take a class or a workshop.
727 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
SpeakEZ Lounge opened its doors in 2012. A casual and comfortable gastro-pub style restaurant and bar offering artisan cocktails and house infusions along with 12 craft beers on tap and intriguing wines by the glass and bottle. The kitchen offers a creative and unique menu featuring grilled sandwiches, made-to-order soups and fresh salads and specialty entrees with options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Catering to a number of unique and fun niche clientele, SpeakEZ is proud to support and sponsor a number of local theatre and arts organizations as well as hosting free live jazz shows weekly and is the premier destination in West Michigan for viewing European and World football (soccer). Come as you are, no secret password needed!
600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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
The Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center is pleased to be the venue for ArtPrize Ten. Our prime outdoor venue includes a number of high visibility OUTDOOR locations at the corner of Monroe Street and Michigan Street in downtown Grand Rapids.
400 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
'UICA Outside: Westside is located in the pedestrian tunnel below the Pearl Street bridge, adjacent to the Grand Rapids Public Museum. '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.
288 Pearl St. NW, 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
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
Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. Since 1891, Mary Free Bed has restored hope and freedom through rehabilitation for children and adults who have experienced brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, cancer and other diagnoses. The combination of more than 110 specialized medical and sports rehabilitation programs and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables our specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. For additional information, visit maryfreebed.com.
235 Wealthy Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Moosejaw made its Grand Rapids debut August 2017, and we haven't looked back since. It is by far the wildest, weirdest shop yet. We have the best staff, the coolest gear, a ping pong table, and even throw parties from time to time. Come hang out, enjoy the local art and check out the latest in outdoor retail. The Downtown Market is right across the street, and Craft Beer Cellars is a doorway away. Grab a beer and come say hi!
410 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Be happy, have fun, make new friends, love people, and drink great coffee. We promise you, that you will leave our store happier than when you arrived. Nothing can change your day like a great cup of coffee. We offer a vibrant experience with our fun music, crazy colored walls, and drinks that make you feel like a super hero aka the Caramel Marvel. We have plenty of seating if you are needing to take a break during your Art Prize visit. We also offer kid friendly options. We are located on Wealthy and Division which is across the street from the Catholic Diocese, and a short walk from UICA.
100 Wealthy St. Suite C, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Check out ArtPrize at the CityflatsHotel! We are a LEED Gold certified hotel that specializes in providing a eco-friendly and modern design. The art will be located in our CitySen Lounge.
83 Monroe Center St. 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 Wheelhouse features a contemporary twist on classic American bistro fare with seasonal recipes inspired by our Chef’s ongoing partnership with local suppliers. The distinctive menu is complemented by a list of artisan cocktails, select wines and Michigan craft brews. Situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the restaurant is as lively as its setting in the Arena Place district. The multi-faceted concept is your neighborhood “go-to” for leisure or business. The large bar and porch hosts over 85 seats, making it the perfect place to unwind after work or enjoy a pre-concert cocktail. Additionally, the versatility of the dining room provides a relaxing space for an intimate dinner, featuring a menu that appeals to the foodie in all of us.
67 Ottawa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503