A full service, specialty coffee bar at the southern edge of the Artprize boundary, will let you find your favorite work of art while sipping coffee from some of the best roasters around the country.
Parliament the Boutique is the studio home and showroom of Littlewings Designs. We also curate the work of handcrafted american artisans of product, fashion, and design with similar independent values to Littlewings Designs.
Two Beards Deli is a great new place to get awe-inspiring food downtown. This impeccably groomed establishment features breakfast items, cold and panini-style sandwiches, and soup that you will feel forced to write a letter home about. We're open from 7AM to 10PM everyday, so you can't miss us!
Rockwell Republic is a multilevel restaurant-lounge providing two distinct dining atmospheres, three bar areas and elevated outdoor seating. Our menu features homemade, locally sourced cuisine, specialty martinis, an extensive selection of craft beers and a large wine list. The ambiance is relaxed, smart and cool!
Marking 100 years of service to the Grand Rapids metropolitan community in 2009, WMU is deeply committed to the Fine Arts, which is 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. View WMU's outdoor sculptures on campus at: http://www.cf.wmich.edu/planning/WebSites/PermanentArtCollection/index.htm Ample parking adjacent to building.
The Starving Artist is a private culinary studio-- offering cooking classes, consultation, events design, and more.
One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom is housed in the oldest Commercial Building in Grand Rapids. It is the venue of choice for local musicians who play there every Thursday night, and some Saturdays. Located in the theatre district, this venue also dedicates 2 walls in the east room to displaying works of art from the Grand Valley Artists Association, throughout the year, with the exception of ArtPrize. A favorite dining place for families, couples, business meetings and large groups delivering something to suit anyone's tastes! Their "one trick"....is hospitality!
Vertigo Music is the nicest and largest record store in West Michigan. We buy and sell new and used CDs and LPs. We are fun and we like you!
San Chez Bistro & Cafe was opened in November of 1992 and was set out to be not only great as a restaurant but also famous for our food and service. We serve an eclectic range of Spanish tapas in the Bistro and a unique Spanish brunch in the Cafe. All the artwork will be in plain view with our tall ceilings, huge street side windows, and wide dining area. Our cozy Cafe has wonderful viewing area where you will be sitting right with the artwork. The creativity in San Chez resounds through not only the architecture but in the high energy of the people coming into our restaurant!
Great Venue in The Heartside Area..high visibility, elevator accecsible 2nd floor..windows galore, hardwood floors, and clean wall space..A real nice space to promote your work and tell your story..Please inbox or call with any questions..We plan to curate and host 15-20 Artists.
The Grand Woods Lounge features a lodge feel with a large patio and cabin like interior.
When Douglas Weaver started cutting hair in the mid-1960s, his vision for a salon was based on three simple principles: providing unbeatable services to guests, creating career opportunities for aspiring professionals in the salon industry, and giving back to the communities that supported his vision. More than 45 years later, Douglas J Institutes and Salons have become staples in communities throughout southern Michigan, Illinois and Tennessee. Douglas J has been in the West Michigan area for over 5 years. Opening it's doors in 2007, the Douglas J Aveda Institute has provided hundreds of students a high end cosmetology education while at the same time servicing our guests at prices that won't break the bank. The Douglas J team thrives on giving back to the Grand Rapids community and is excited to once again be apart of ArtPrize.
One 20th Century theologian said that the goal of Christian ethics is to make and to keep human life human. Here at Westminster, we also have a theological conviction that the “truly human” and the “truly divine” intersect, and it is in the intersection of the truly human and truly divine where keeping human life human occurs. And one of the times that the human intersects the divine is when we are graced to be genuinely creative. This year, we are hoping to attract expressions that engage the way that “the other” or “the Other” may help us in keeping our human lives human by pursuing the intersection of “truly human” and “truly divine.” We encourage works that stimulate and satisfy the intellect as well as the soul. Artists who demonstrate a mastery of their media and hope to move religious expression in art beyond the literal or prosaic are urged to submit their work, as well as those who create a meaningful dialogue between their piece and the physical space of our venue.
At Echo Salon we have a passion for all things artistic and have really enjoyed supporting Art Prize in the past years. With several options for displays, we are looking forward to teaming up with unique artists to bring the Grand Rapids community together to focus on the appreciation of art. Easily accessible, room to invite guests into the space to walk around and enjoy the displays from different angles and conveniently located one block from the Art Prize Hub, UICA and WMCAT.
Bethlehem Church is a worshiping and witnessing community, centered in God’s grace, growing together in faith, putting that faith into action. In 2007, Bethlehem Church relocated from our former site and invested in a re-purposed former parking garage in the Heartside neighborhood. Our ministry includes Hill Child Development Center, now in its 42nd year. Bethlehem's Objectives: Activate the Faithful (Personal Spiritual Growth), Express Ourselves as a Grace-centered Community (Discipleship), Strengthen and Develop Spiritual and Physical Outreach Partnerships with the Community (Evangelism), Conduct a Comprehensive Review of Our Location and Physical plant in terms of Our Ministry (Stewardship), Optimize Worship Centered Identity – Broaden and Enrich Our Worship-Centered Community (Worship).
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more then three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well, get well, finding curs, and fighting back. AS the nations largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing over 3.4 million, we turn what we don't know about cancer in to what we do. AS a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating more birthdays this year. We believe that having Cancer is hard but finding help shouldn't be To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time day or night, at 1800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
This venue includes 4 large picture windows at street level.
Our boutique photography studio is located on the Avenue of the Arts in the Heartside neighborhood of downtown Grand Rapids. Located just a few blocks from the Art Prize hub, the Jon Hartman Photography Co. specializes in weddings and portrait photography and 87 Orange Photography specializes in newborn, family and senior photography. We are new to the neighborhood (just opened our doors Feb 1st, 2013) and are excited to be a part of the downtown community.
Bar + Music Venue in the Heartside Neighborhood.21 Pinball Machines includingAttack From Mars, Cirqus Voltaire, Medieval Madness, Scared Stiff, Simpsons Pinball Party, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Wars, Theatre Of Magic, X-Men LE & More!
Georgios features walls of various textures for artists to display their work. One wall being aged brick, one an eye popping green. The traffic on a daily basis will give artists the exposure they are looking for.
Van Andel Arena® — the Must Play Destination of Michigan's second largest and fastest-growing market — has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry. The 12,000 plus capacity Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG, the leading private management company for public assembly facilities worldwide. The Arena was named in recognition of the largest benefactor, Jay and Betty Van Andel. Van Andel Arena and Grand Rapids offer the perfect combination of cosmopolitan flair and midwestern hospitality to make any event a success. Since marking its Grand Entrance on October 8, 1996, Van Andel Arena has attracted the biggest names in family shows, concerts and sporting events. Proud to be an outdoor Venue for ArtPrize 2013.
Peppino's Downtown atmosphere is casual and fun for the family, sleek and sophisticated for the on-the-towner with plenty of spirit for the sports fans! Peppino's is close to everything downtown with a little bit for everyone! It's the perfect spot if you'd like to dine with the family after a Van Andel event, catch the big game on one of our 57 HD flat screen's, shoot some pool, play some shuffleboard or just cozy up with some drinks in our comfy lounge area next to the fire, Peppino's Downtown Grille and Pizzeria is the place for you! Offering convenient parking with plenty of surfacespots and a 5 story parking garage next door. Peppino's Downtown also offer free pull up parking for to-go pickup.
Welcome artists, volunteers and visitors! Cathedral Square provides a unique, inviting and thoughtful viewing environment. Located just a few blocks from the city center in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids and anchored by the 125-year old Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Cathedral Square is an 11.5 acre area in which exhibit space is available both indoors (main gallery) and out. The indoor space, located in the Wege Conference Center on the second floor of Cathedral Square Center is easily transformed from meeting space to art gallery. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for an infusion of natural light and the open floor plan gives visitors the opportunity to view art at their own pace. Outside, the square's gardens are an urban oasis featuring beautifully landscaped green space and meandering, pedestrian-friendly walkways that stretch from Wealthy Street (at the southernmost point) to the Cathedral of Saint Andrew.
Treadstone Funding is a residential mortgage lender located inside of the historic Corl-Knott building in the Heartside district of downtown Grand Rapids. As a local mortgage lender Treadstone takes a "more than mortgages" approach to each new client. Treadstone is licensed and skilled in all major home loan types and over the past year they have earned a reputation as the place to go in Michigan for the 203k home repair loan and even escrow repair.
Whether you’re looking for a casual bite or a more serious dining experience, McFadden's is sure to please. Still in your suit? Just take off your hard hat? Spend the day at a golf outing? It doesn’t matter, McFadden's makes everyone feel comfortable. The bartender will treat you like a regular, you'll hear the music you love, and everyone will be looking for fun.
HopCat is the rated the 3rd best beer bar in the world by beer advocate. Fantastic menu and beer selection with over 30 beers on tab.
Craft-Revival Jewelers is located at 16 Ionia SW in downtown Grand Rapids. We are in a street level retail space in the Heartside District a block from Van Andel Arena and located near Hopcat, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bar Divani and Gardellas. Craft-Revival's specialty is handmade jewelry that is exclusive to our store. We look forward to seeing you all!
Bistro Bella Vita, Restaurant of the Year, is located kitty-corner to the Van Andel Arena on the southwest side. This Essence Restaurant Group establishment is a popular downtown destination that delivers the ultimate dining experience with top-notch, personable service. Guests enjoy the unique downtown atmosphere and creative cuisine made from fresh, natural, local ingredients. Bistro's culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.
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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.
GRBC is proud to be the Midwest's first USDA-certified organic brewery. Chef Adam Watts has created a menu that is sourced mostly from West Michigan's bountiful agri-business, and features both house-made and Sobie sausages. In keeping with the organic and local theme of GRBC, much of our interior space was created using reclaimed materials. Our tables were are made from the old floor joists pulled up as we began rehabbing the space. The barstools were made right here in GR, the art was done by local artist David Dodde, our host stand an old foreman's station from the Chris-Craft factory, we even gave the old fire door a coat of paint and hung it over the bar in the back room.
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
The historic 1949 Davenport Building, 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, and Locus Development are currently restoring “4 East Fulton”, as it’s now called, to its original, art deco style. Renovations and historic preservation will be complete in August of 2013. The new space will be home to TowerPinkster.
For over 36 years, UICA has remained a regionally focused institution bringing world-class contemporary culture to West Michigan. By exposing the public to national and international art, we fulfill our organizational mission to inspire dialogue and cultural awareness within our community and beyond.
Craft House presents Fracture: an intimate look at our immediate surroundings, an exhibition curated by Amanda Carmer. The artworks here eploit commonly found materials that populate our immediate surroundings. Joanne Easton pushes the physical limits of matierals creating a micro universe of pencil on paper. Lauren Schneider and Molly Mitchell literally create artwork from trash -- discarded packaging, lost shoes, and forgotten ephemera to help us see these items in a new way. Tasha Lewis fills the physical space and imaginations alike with objects we know well, butterflies and asks that we move them around the globe to fully activate the artwork. Amanda Carmer repurposes snapshots and sketchbooks from personal experience into fictional narratives to challenge standard practices of storytelling. Each of these artists embellish the gestures we use to articulate meaning and as a result they fracture conventional expectations of personal and environmental inter-action.
The Harris building located at 111 S. Division in the Heartside district is a 3 story historical building with a lower level. The building has been brought back to a raw state and currently areas of the building are being remodeled for unique style space for retail, food service, meeting and office use. The Harris building is proud to be hosting 45 entries for 2013, our first year as a venue !!! During Art Prize pop up events will be scheduled along with pop up amenities, such as food, drinks, toilets, and relaxing areas. Visit theharrisbuilding.com web site for more building information.
Lambert, Edwards & Associates has completed renovations and is now occupying 47 Commerce Ave. NW, at the corner of Commerce and Weston Aves. 47 Commerce hosted 2009 ArtPrize Curators Choice winner Young Kim. This historic, single-story Grand Rapids office building features a post-industrial floor plan with window space to host several artists along with a magnificent outdoor rooftop location and highly visible exterior wall space. The space includes expansive display windows, which flood the interior with daylight, and glow at night, for prime visual accessibility to passersby. This is a beautifully preserved, historic building with a central location in downtown Grand Rapids’ Heartside district, one block east of the popular Division Avenue for the Arts, and one block south of popular Fulton Avenue entertainment and dining establishments.
The Cottage Bar is the oldest Pub in Downtown Grand Rapids, home to many regulars, those involved in the theatre, area church choirs and a group of writers and artists. It's charming pub like atmosphere is like a comfy old slipper that many come "home" to. Cottage Bar has won the peoples choice "Best Burger" in both "Grand Rapids" and "On the Town" Magazines for over 10 years. The walls share the memorabilia aquired over the years.
BANG Blowdry Bar is the first Blowdry and style bar in the Midwest! BANG Blowdry Bar is located in the heart of the fastest, and most up and coming areas in Grand Rapids. Bang Blowdry Bar is a innovative style bar that has people coming back over and over! Just like the days when grandma would go into the beauty shop once a week to get her hair set! Enjoy a tasty beverage while relaxing to a scalp message and a blowout- just before joining your friends for happy hour. We are located next to the top music venue, multi million dollar indoor market, and some of the greatest art studios in Grand Rapids. Stop by before work, a big night out or any special event and we will make you beautiful!