Focusing on art, design, and creativity, GRAM will provide diverse platforms for experiences, ideas, and dialogue that enrich the human spirit and build practical learning skills. Through dynamic exhibitions, collections, learning initiatives, and community collaborations, GRAM will increasingly serve as a cultural beacon and civic anchor. The Museum is the first LEED Gold certified art museum in the world. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
The VandenBerg Plaza, commonly referred to as the Calder Plaza because of the presence of Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse, a stabile created for the people of Grand Rapids. The plaza is a large open area that serves as the campus for city, county, and federal government buildings.
Long standing neighborhood bar/restaurant in the heart of westside downtown Grand Rapids.
In the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, at 86 Monroe Center, BCBSM is offering a highly visible ArtPrize location. The space is located in the entrance of the Steketee’s Building foyer, behind a clear glass wall.
Located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids within the entertainment district, the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott is nearby DeVos Place Convention Center, Van Andel Arena and dozens of cultural attractions, restaurants and night clubs. We showcase a variety of art in a comfortable and friendly environment.
Flanagan’s Irish Pub is a great place to visit for lunch, dinner, or a taste of the Grand Rapids nightlife! Our courteous staff is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service in a laidback and welcoming environment. Enjoy our famous Rueben sandwich and a cold beer by day, or stop in with friends for dinner and live entertainment at night. Take advantage of happy hour 4-7PM Monday through Friday and experience live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday. Come see why we’ve been one of Grand Rapids’ favorite places to have a good time since 1981. Cheers!
Established in 1935 under the original name of Grand Rapids Municipal Employees Credit Union,the original field of membership was employees of the City of Grand Rapids and their immediate families . In 2005, our charter was expanded to include employer groups, retirees and associations living or located within a 25-mile radius of the credit union. The name was changed in 2006 to Grand Rapids Family Credit Union to reflect the diversification of membership and emphasis of family and friends. Grand Rapids Family Credit Union is non-profit, member owned and operated. This relationship makes our members very special to us. We will always give you the respect, high quality service, low loan rates and competitive returns that you and your money deserves. Once you join the Credit Union, you are a member for life. Even if you move, retire or undergo other major life changes, you can maintain your membership at the Credit Union and continue to enjoy the many benefits that go with it.
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.
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 134-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 1750-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.
Flanagan's Irish Pub Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Flanagan's is a popular nightspot and a great restaurant offering original pub-style menu for lunch and dinner. We feature classic Irish favorites such as our own Shepard’s Pie and Corned Beef along with a full service menu with items ranging from salads and soups to burgers and seafood. Come in and enjoy live entertainment on Wednesday night, Friday and Saturday and you’ll see why we’ve been one of Grand Rapids favorites places to have a good time since 1981. Cheers!
Prepare to be pampered... Savor exceptional cuts of USDA Prime beef that are the perfect combination of flavor and tenderness. Delight in the finest and freshest top-catch fish and premium seafood. Experience our extraordinary service and our extensive premium wine selection. Relax in La Dolce Vita and enjoy premium hand rolled cigars and specialty Scotch, Bourbon, and Cognac.
Take just one step inside the First Community Bank building, with its splendid works of architecture, and it becomes apparent the structure has a long and rich history. The 13 story, Greek Revival-style building dates back to the early 1900’s. It held the title of “Tallest building in Grand Rapids” until 1925 when Grand Rapids National Bank (now McKay Tower) added twelve stories to overshadow 60 Monroe Center by 3 floors. Easy walking, parking and bus stops.
LB’s Steakhouse & Lounge is a Classic American Steakhouse with a heavy Chicago influence. Come enjoy an exciting and comfortable atmosphere, where big steaks are served, and bold wines are poured. Feel free to loosen your tie, and be yourself while enjoying a world class experience delivered by our warm and friendly service professionals. As one of the only Blues venues in Grand Rapids, we offer a relaxing setting to come and let loose. Reminiscent of the great clubs of the Windy City, we are proud to feature some of Michigan’s top blues artists. Inspired by blues guitar legends, our ambiance will take you back to when the simpler things were appreciated. When life gets hectic, it’s nice to know there’s a place you can come to just breathe, relax, and enjoy life. That’s what we do at LB’s Steakhouse & Lounge.
For ArtPrize 2014, SiTE:LAB, two-time winner of the outstanding venue juried award, will take over the Morton House, a vacant 90-year-old hotel in downtown Grand Rapids. A grand entry lobby, abandoned restaurants and commercial spaces, and a 1,500 square foot bank vault will provide the context for an exhibition of site-specific installations curated by Paul Amenta. The Morton has generously been made available to SiTE:LAB by Rockford Construction Company.
Fat Johnnys, Is an authentic Cheesesteak company In Grand Rapids, Mi. We get our rolls special order from South Philadelphia ( the home of the cheesesteak!) We over a 50 item salad bar along with fresh homemade soups. Fat Johnny's has over 20 sandwiches with the out east flair!
300 Ottawa is located just North of the heart of downtown, directly across the street from the world famous La Grande Vitesse, on Calder Plaza. Located within walking distance to all other ArtPrize venues, downtown restaurants and attractions. Updated in 2007, the plaza offers bench seating from which to better view the art. Outside venue only.
Kendall College of Art and Design (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. Our exhibition space is located in the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, 17 Pearl St NW.
Out door venue with a brick wall.
Stroll inside from Monroe Center to Pearl St. while viewing amazing art. One of the city’s oldest buildings and most recently remodeled, the stately Ledyard Building stretches the entire block from Monroe Center to the intersection of Ottawa and Pearl. Look for the entrance next to the Post Office, directly across Monroe Center from the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
The Calder Plaza Building is a wonderful venue located at 250 Monroe Avenue, just across the street from De Vos Performance Hall and Convention Center. Our venue features engaging, outdoor sculpture for five years running. We are proud to be an Artprize Venue!
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.
Fifty Monroe is at the center of the ArtPrize trail, within easy walking distance of parking, restaurants, lodging, and shopping. Fifty Monroe provides an exclusive opportunity to enjoy art in a beautifully remodeled lobby space located directly across from two of ArtPrize's busiest venues: the Grand Rapids Art Museum and The B.O.B.
Grand Rapids is the headquarters of the Michigan State University, The venue for Michigan State University ArtPrize 2014 is located at the corner of Michigan Street and Monroe Street (diagonally across the street from DeVos Place Convention Center. There are a number of wide open outdoor exhibit spaces along Michigan Street and Monroe Street. The street address is 155 Michigan Street NW. This is the site of the former Grand Rapids Press building.
Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt is proud to be locally owned and operated. We offer 40+ flavors and 70+ toppings. Our 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!
The outside East facing wall of our building is the perfect spot to view a mural. We are across the street from the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Rosa Parks Circle. Ideal location right at the heart of it all! Close to several restaurants, coffee shops and 2 choices for an ice cream or frozen yogurt on those hot days.
MVP's mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and families in Grand Rapids through exercise, sports and recreation, by providing world-class service, facilities and programs all within an environment of active fun! Our Metro Club location features a downtown atmosphere, full of local professionals that are heavily involved in Grand Rapids.
We have two windows to display your artwork, approximately 4' x 3.5'. The windows face Monroe Center and look out into Rosa Parks Circle. The art will be located at the window and public can look at without entering the business.
Located on the corner of Pearl & Monroe St. in Downtown GR. All window space avail.
Gina’s is a contemporary clothing and accessories boutique specializing in bringing trendy and unique fashions to Grand Rapids. Gina's is a place to find the latest styles at an affordable price in a comfortable and personal setting.
bokay by Eastern Floral is an urban, sophisticated, floral boutique conveniently located inside the MoDiv retail incubator in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
Downtown Dental Office that has a large glass waiting room to the west side sidewalk across from Rosa Parks Circle. We share an entrance with PNC Bank and are at the sidewalk level with clear views to the inside.
Situated at the corner of Monroe Ave. and Pearl St.--one of Grand Rapids most vibrant intersections--the PNC Bank Building is in the center of all the ArtPrize action. Some of our neighbors include deluxe hotels such as the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel & JW Marriott, fine dining restaurants like Ruth's Chris Steak House & the Chop House, and favorite ArtPrize venues like the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Rosa Parks Circle. Please come, sit a spell and enjoy the outdoor art and activity.
Showcasing the "Best" of our Wolverine Worldwide brands, Wolverine Company Store brings fashion and art together with a focus on our consumer and the community. Our model is simple, provide amazing experiences for our guests, showcase our brands with the best and newest products available and extend our roots further into the community. Located in the heart of Grand Rapids, we are surrounded by incredible restaurants, theaters, museums, and shops; proving to be a sure destination for visitors.
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.
Open. Bright. Modern. Transparent. Feels right. These are few of the words Mayor George Heartwell used to describe the creative, contemporary space downtown on Monroe Avenue that houses MLive Media Group, an equally innovative, state-of-the-art media company covering news and information important to Grand Rapids and beyond. News and information gathering and distribution is evolving and MLive Media Group is providing unprecedented local news coverage while engaging with all our audiences locally and across Michigan at their doorsteps, online and via mobile platforms. Art-goers are welcome to view artwork in the windows of our space, in the center of it all, downtown Grand Rapids.
If you′re looking for hotels in Grand Rapids, MI, one of the nation's most eco-conscious cities, then why not stay at CityFlatsHotel, Grand Rapids' most eco-friendly hotel? Nestled in the heart of Grand Rapids, at 83 Monroe Center, CityFlatsHotel inhabits what was once the legendary Fox Jewelers Building. The five-story hotel, designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification, features 28 conceptually unique guest rooms. The hotel's street level lounge, CitySēn, offers a full bar with local brews, wine, and creative cocktails, as well as an intriguing array of small plates. For coffee lovers, the hotel's CityBrü fuel stop serves fair trade coffee 24 hours a day. CityFlatsHotel Grand Rapids is your destination for absolute guilt-free travel. Satisfy your eco-consciousness and your wanderlust simultaneously by visiting one of the most vibrant 'green' cities in America. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Civic Leadership Center and Siemens Corp., Grand Rapids was 2010's most sustainab
Exciting events will transpire at the Kilwins Chocolates & Ice-Cream store located in McKay Tower directly across from Rosa Parks Circle! This is a visitors dream! Come see our great assortment of sweet treats and tantalizing desserts and marvel at our outstanding artprize entries!
Freshii offers a menu of salads, burritos, wraps, rice bowls, yogurts, breakfast and soups made with high-quality, fresh ingredients. . It has all the elements of fast casual (high- quality food, that's quick and convenient) with the added focus on health and wellness. Eat. Energize. That's our motto. We aim to provide fresh and nutritious meal choices that energize people on the go. We want to emphasize the foods you should eat more of and less on those you should avoid.We also live by our Mission Green. We're taking a stand and want to be good to the earth by eliminating traditional industry staples: excess packaging, heavy energy consumption, and greasy processed meals. We do all this in an upbeat environment with modern and sophisticated design that elevates dining for even the busiest of people. With stores in 35 cities and 8 countries around the world - take the Freshii Challenge: Eat. Energize. Stop by and taste us for yourself.
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is an ally connecting you to people and resources that get things done. An advocate creating an environment for business to grow. A change agent shaping a community where people and businesses thrive. No excuses. Just good business. We have 2,700 members, and more than 80% of our members are small businesses with less than 50 employees.