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Mayan Buzz Cafe

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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.

208 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Bistro Bella Vita

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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.

44 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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McFaddens Restaurant & Saloon

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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.

58 Ionia S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Calvin College - (106) Gallery

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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.

106 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Vertigo Music

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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!

129 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Heart of West Michigan United Way

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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

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Ritz Bar & Grille

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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

64 Ionia Avenue SW Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The BackForty Saloon

Large exterior window space available facing Fulton St. in the center of the downtown Arena District. Corner of Fulton & Ionia Street in Downtown GR.

48 Fulton Street W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Heartside Gallery and Studio

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...

48 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Bar Divani

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Born out of the love of food and wine, Bar Divani has been Grand Rapids premier wine bar and restaurant since 2002. Globally inspired cuisine made from scratch using all fresh, and whenever possible, local and sustainable products is complemented by over 40 wines by the glass and more than 300 bottle choices. To add to the diversity the restaurant also offers the most extensive liquor list in town and a vast array of beers from around the world. This downtown gem provides the ultimate in tasting experience in a plush atmosphere unique to West Michigan. Most importantly all of this comes with one of the most knowledgeable service staff in Grand Rapids. Whether your passion lies in food, wine, beer or just exploring the extensive list of martinis, cocktails and liquors, the staff at Bar Divani is happy to recommend something for you. Whatever the occasion, as the name Divani implies, you will find something here to “fall crazy in love” with.

15 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Griffins

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Van Andel Arena is home to the 2013 Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins! We are located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.

130 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Brewing Co.

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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.

1 Ionia S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 48838

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TowerPinkster - Architects | Engineers

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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, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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HopCat

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HopCat was envisioned, designed, stocked, and staffed with one mission in mind: To bring you great beer. What is great beer? It's a beer made with care and pride. It might be a local beer or one from across the globe. It could be your usual pint, or a beer that you had no idea existed. Every once in a while, it's a beer you never would have ordered but for the fact that your server or bartender suggested it. Since January 2008, we've journeyed on an unending quest to ensure that our beer selection is the best in the world. We’re listed as one of the Top 50 bars in the US by Draft Magazine. But that’s just the start: Beer Advocate Magazine has ranked us as the #3 Beer Bar in the world, CraftBeer.com has rated us the #2 beer bar in the U.S., and in 2012 RateBeer.com ranked us as the #1 Brewpub in the United States. We’re humbled by the response that craft beer lovers all over the world have shown to our philosophy, and are truly grateful for the simple fact.

25 Ionia S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Local Epicurean

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We are specialty pasta company with an Italian food shop inside

111 division ave south, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Western Michigan University - Grand Rapids

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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. Ample parking adjacent to building. View 2013 venue art at: http://youtu.be/0jIU3Gyk5iU

200 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Sears Architects

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This venue includes 3 large picture windows at street level.

16 ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church

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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).

250 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Cathedral Square

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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.

360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Avenue for the Arts

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The Avenue for the Arts has hosted a 1100sqft Pop Up Gallery in the newly remodeled Herkimer Hotel featuring The Eros and Agape Project. 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

307 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Have Company

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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.

136 Division Avenue South, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Treadstone Funding

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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.

25 Commerce, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Two Beards Deli

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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.

38 Commerce SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Oakes Street Park

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Beautifully landscaped outdoor space downtown.

67 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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