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.
The Grand Woods Lounge offers a comfortable urban setting in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids! The Woods is adjacent to Van Andel Arena, and walking distance to other major city attractions, with plenty of close parking. The restaurant's interior exudes a warm, casual ambiance reminiscent of the great eateries of the Pacific North-West, which makes the Woods a great place to unwind and relax. The outdoor Porch features not one but two outdoor bars, two cozy fireplaces and breath-taking views of downtown Grand Rapids! The lounge area offers several enormous televisions for sports fans. The restaurant even has a private dining room for special events.
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!
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.
DANGER. INTRIGUE. DOUGHNUTS. Propaganda Doughnuts provides the masses with an incredible array of gourmet treats, all composed by the skilled pastry chef that runs the Ministry of Propaganda. We use local, seasonal ingredients and change our flavors regularly-- visit often. We prove our mastery with the basics, and then raise the bar with everything from Lavender cakes filled with freshly made wild blueberry jam to Date-Pecan stickies with Crispy Prosciutto and Gorgonzola. Least of all, our piece de resistance, The Capricorn: a dark chocolate and absinthe confection that will surely influence your decisions. Visit us in the morning, visit us after dinner, visit us late-night. We're open. We're always watching. Join the ranks with Propaganda Doughnuts. Our dough will ever rise. We are now your dessert.
Have Company is a general store & artist residency space specializing in local handmade goods, small publications, & working together. We carry a carefully curated selection of functional handmade home goods, clothes, gifts, & publications. We also host a rotating domestic residency program, where artists come to live, work, & teach in the space. The shop is owned & curated by Marlee Grace with the help & careful eye of her partner John Hanson, super friend Kate Vlaming, & many more helping hands.
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.
We are a Coffee Shop/Art Gallery located in Downtown Grand Rapids, MI. (Heartside District). We offer delicious coffee and espresso drinks like lattes and cappuccinos, plus smoothies, hot and iced teas, sweet pastries. And a wide variety of paintings and photographs by local artists.
Beautifully landscaped outdoor space downtown.
The private entrance of Plaza Towers is located at the corner of Fulton and Monroe. The towers is the only highrise located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. This modern building is handicapped accesible. The lobby area as well as the Monroe room is tranformed into a high end exhibit space for ArtPrize 2013.
This local and independently owned coffee shop is about culture, the understanding of our youth in Grand Rapids MI. Open 24 hours for our future young professionals to have a place safe to go without time limitations for them to accomplish their goals. Our warm and welcoming environment provides space for work or leisure no matter the age. Our friendly baristas are inviting and full of help to produce an unforgettable experience, coupled with premium quality ingredients for the best of your senses.
Heartside Gallery and Studio is pleased to have our front windows as a venue for Artprize 2014. We will be showcasing art made by Heartside Neighbors, so stay tuned...
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. As the after-work hours roll into the evening hours, McFadden's gradually transforms into a world class party bar. No party is complete without music. The best party music of all time, from all decades, electrifies the night at McFadden's. We pride ourselves on providing a lively, safe, and fun late night atmosphere that attracts the town's best-looking crowd. Every night at McFadden's is a night you don't want to miss.
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. In 2010, during ArtPrize the Cottage Burger was named "Best Burger in Michigan" by USA TODAY. The walls share the memorabilia aquired over the years and the rich history.
Craft House will feature the project Curated Love by Grand Rapids artist Alaina Clarke for ArtPrize 2014. Follow her preparation progress here: http://curatelove.wordpress.com/ The gallery is located at 40 South Division, in the Heartside neighborhood of downtown Grand Rapids on the Avenue for the Arts. It is a dynamic space of approximately 300 square feet and 50 linear feet of wall space including two moveable walls and large storefront-style windows. The gallery is available to rent for extended exhibitions and one night events.
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 20th year as West Michigan’s only authentic tapas bistro, featuring the food and fun of Spain. Located at 38W Fulton in the heart of downtown! Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7 days a week @ the Cafe Serving Spanish style Tapas 7 days a week @ Bistro visit web site for more information www.sanchezbistro.com 616-774-8272
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!
The Avenue for the Arts is a neighborhood title for the South Division commercial corridor. We are residential, commercial and nonprofit groups working together in a creative community. We are residents in Heartside, and active participants in shaping change in our neighborhood. In 2005, we choose the Avenue for the Arts as a title to represent our commercial corridor and the projects and events that we create. The Avenue for the Arts has been recognized as a center for arts and culture in Grand Rapids. • 2004 Cool Cities Designation by the State of Michigan • 2006 Historic Preservation Outstanding Preservation Project • 2007 Michigan Historic Preservation Network Tax Credit Award • 2007 Governor’s Award for Exemplary Business supporting the Arts Award • 2009 Neighborhood Business Alliance Award for Best Neighborhood Promotion
This venue includes 3 large picture windows at street level.
GRBC is located just 6 blocks from its original location at Ionia and Michigan, at the busiest corner of the vibrant Heartside entertainment district. Since opening HopCat, the craft beer focus of the GR bar scene has seen a virtual explosion, and it made us want to 'rescue' this great name in Grand Rapids history from the suburban indignity of being located in a mall parking lot. GRBC is proud to be the Midwest's first USDA-certified organic brewery. 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.
Downtown location with high visibility and high foot traffic across the street from the Van Andel Arena; in the heart of the entertainment district. Renovated historical building; with 20' foot ceilings Nice comfortable casual atmosphere Soft lighting Good wall space available and ledge to two large bay windows overlooking the street and sidewalk
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.
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.
Menna's Joint is a chain of fun, classic food joints steeped in youthful irreverence that are run by students and the young at heart, presenting a groovy, cool new spin on fast casual food. Our specialty is the dub, a massive and freshly grilled "American burrito." You will find many different sandwich options, chock full of meat, vegetables, cheese, potatoes (sometimes), and sauces wrapped up in a grilled flour tortilla. We also offer delicious, home style type fries on the side. Open daily from 10:30 am to 3:00 am. *Open until 4:00 am Thursday - Saturday
Come experience "Old Town" Grand Rapids. Formerly a warehouse, this turn of the century old building is sure to charm with embossed metal ceilings, red brick walls, and gorgeous hand carved moldings.
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.
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.
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.
The Acton Building, home to The Acton Institute (www.acton.org) and West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (www.wmcat.org) is a historic building that has recently been renovated and restored to emulate its original exterior design. Originally built in 1929 and known as the Watson Building, the brand new Acton building features a beautifully restored exterior, and the interior showcases restored hardwood floors, original wood beams and posts, with exposed wooden rafters and support beams. This building at the corner of Sheldon and Fulton is one of Grand Rapids most visible and beautiful historic buildings. Attention to detail, and an architectural faithfulness to the original design were paramount in this new remodeling.
Two Beards Deli is a restaurant located near the heart of downtown Grand Rapids within walking distance of many larger ArtPrize venues such as the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. With over 100 sandwiches and salads named after famous beards, it is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat while you take in all that ArtPrize has to offer.
Ramen Shop, Public House, Purveyor of Fine Teas, and Respite for the Adventurer.
Mission The UICA builds creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art. Guiding Principles Through compelling presentations, studio programs, community programs, and youth development, we actively challenge both artists and audiences to new levels of dialogue, creative pursuit, reflection, and illumination. UICA initiates conversation in response to visual art, music, film, literature, dance, and performance art featuring regional, national, and international artists.
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, delicious drinks, and fresh local treats. (Vegans welcome). Looking for a place to discover new art, reconnect with friends, or catch up with email? You'll find the perfect spot relaxed in comfortable chairs, focused at a study carrel, 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 coffee including drip, pour-over, aeropress, and espresso drinks. Offerings also include lattes, teas, hot chocolate, natural sodas, and juice. Committed to being waste-free, Lantern is grateful to be an intentional part of the Heartside neighborhood.
Large exterior window space available facing Fulton St. in the center of the downtown Arena District. Corner of Fulton & Ionia Street in Downtown GR.
The (106) Gallery and Studio is operated by the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History. Nearly 10,000 square feet of space house faculty studios and a gallery space, looking out on Division Avenue in the Heartside District of downtown Grand Rapids. Throughout the year exhibitions embrace faculty, student and community artwork. During ArtPrize, the gallery strives to curate a cohesive exhibition that presents multiple artists with compelling and complementary artwork. In 2013, the exhibition "DELINEATION" featured ten artists whose artwork explored mark making, layering and story telling. All types of indoor media will be considered.
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.
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!
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.
We are specialty pasta company with an Italian food shop inside