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.
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
Beer city is missing the bourbon! One Bourbon is located at 608 Bridge Street NW on the West Side of Grand Rapids, MI. Featuring over 100+ different types of whisky and bourbon, American regional wines and beers with quality classic dishes. One Bourbon's interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area, with loads of unfinished brick, tin ceilings and Edison lights. The multi-level restaurant offers the choice to observe passers-by in the Oak Room, a swanky whisky room on the 2nd floor, or in the pub area with direct access to the genius' behind the bar, in the main dining area with comfy seating and plenty of light, or outdoors on the large patio covered in art. The 2nd floor also features the Lounge, a private dining area for your next business meeting, group dinner or get together.
608 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is located along the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. During ArtPrize the Museum's lobby has extended hours. There is no charge to view ArtPrize.
303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Gemini Handmade is a handcrafted shopping destination, a crossroads for makers and their community, and leather-craft studio, featuring functional art and craft from West Michigan-based, independently operated designers and artists. Owned by Elyse Marie Welcher and Jacob Vroon, a pair of married leather-workers with their own lines of goods, Gemini Handmade serves as the home base and studio for their brands Littlewings Designs and Harbinger Leather Design. We're proud to offer shopping, workshops, and handcrafted experiences for all ages and types of participants, within a safe and loving space in Grand Rapids, MI. We're excited to have rebranded after 5 years of serving you as Parliament the Boutique, to become Gemini Handmade on June 9th, 2018. Follow us on social media to learn more about our rebrand, the story behind the name, and our new services and offerings.
136 S Division Ave, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Craft beer bar, over 130 Varieties of beer, all in cans. Full Bar, Famous Frozen Pudding shots and Faygo bombs, Full menu.
206 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 48933
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
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
Located in downtown Grand Rapids on the corner of Louis and Ionia. We're open 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Friday. Michigan First Credit Union was founded in 1926 and has grown into a $800 million financial institution serving more than 130,000 individuals and businesses statewide through 17 branches and 30,000+ surcharge-free ATMs (1,600 in Michigan). We have knowledgeable, friendly, local customer service reps available to assist members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s right, a live person, ready to assist you any time! No matter what phase of life you’re in or what time of day you prefer to discuss your banking needs, we're here for you. We’re an industry leader in technology, financial education, community support and charitable giving. Largely through the efforts of the Michigan First Foundation, we donated more than $150,000 to nonprofits and scholarships last year. Locally, we proudly support Goodwill, Helen DeVos Children's Hostpital Foundation, Gilda’s Club, Police Unity Tour, GrandJazzFest, Movers for Moms, Karin’s Hope Foundation, Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation and more. We are the official Credit Union of the Detroit Red Wings and a proud partner of the Grand Rapids Griffins and West Michigan Whitecaps. To learn more, stop by one of our three Grand Rapids branches or visit MichiganFirst.com.
50 Louis St NW Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
As the oldest family owned Italian restaurant in the West Side of Grand Rapids, Salvatore's has served its patrons for over 38 years. Located on the corner of Alpine and Stocking, our restaurant has been a popular destination for many people and a routine stop for many people on the way to and from downtown Grand Rapids' events. Featuring 2 dining rooms and an outdoor terrazzo patio Salvatore's seats over 200 people. Our authentic award winning cuisine, full bar and friendly staff will ensure a memorable occasion for you and your guests. During Artprize we are encouraging artists particularly those with larger outdoor pieces to consider our restaurant as their venue.
654 Stocking NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
ArtPrize on Screen
41 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The GRPM has a prime location, in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, situated on the banks of the Grand River. This location, accessible and walkable from many other ArtPrize venues, makes it a key destination on the downtown pathway of ArtPrize art. The GRPM will host an outdoor exhibition by curating a rewarding experience with approachable art that is intriguing, distinctive and engages the viewer’s capacity for awe, curiosity and humor. With our unique setting along the busy river walkway, we are able to offer a not-to-be-missed immersive experience worthy of our fortunate location. The GRPM will offer outdoor art, as well as dynamic Museum exhibitions that will intrigue and draw visitors to this location.
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Family owned Thai restaurant. Come in and grab a bite to eat. We're sure to have something for everyone here!
15 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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/.
40 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503