MCC is an emerging Christian faith community whose mission is “Connecting our downtown community with our life-changing God.” As image-bearers of the Creator, we seek to honor God through celebrating the creative talents of our members, friends, and the community. We embrace and encourage the arts through various community events and activities. Each year for ArtPrize, we conduct a 4-week series of worship services based upon themes generated by some of the art that we host. We typically have an opening reception, an open-mic artist night, and can host special receptions for a small fee. We typically host many K-12 school class trips at our venue. This year we expect to offer several opportunities for hands-on art experiences led by artists and other experts in their fields. We have been involved in ArtPrize every year, and artists often tell us that they feel that they become part of our community, and leave as friends. A $50 venue fee covers promotions and insurance.
This year we have focused our Venue around water and natural Art. Grapids is housed in the historic Grand Trunk Railroad Station that was built in the 1930's in the Art Deco styling. The building has original terrazzo floors, marble walls, granite ledges and high ceilings in the showroom. Many of the doors are original with the woodwork intact. Our rear entrance is directly across from Belknap Park. Make the time to swing by, or use our location to park and catch the bus. Our building is now used for office and retail space for our irrigation retail store. We truly feel our new home is one of the "lost gems" of Grand Rapids. Our Family has serviced Irrigation in W. Michigan since 1957. We are the largest sprinkling service company on this side of Michigan. We have a lot of free parking and easy access to bus lines.
1170 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Voted one of the top Venues in 2013, this award winning historic 400,000 square foot converted furniture factory hosts loft condominiums, a restaurant, fitness center, deli/coffee shop and professional offices. Stroll through our spacious halls and intervene with the artists in a relaxed atmosphere. With easy accessibility to the Monroe North District utilizing the Rapid Transit system and the bike/walking path along the Grand River, you will want to make this one of your must see destination for Artprize 2014.
940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Blue collar cool pub in north downtown GR . Upper and lower outside decks.
633 Ottawa nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Canal Street Park is a riverside park that includes a walk/bike path for visitors traveling in the North Monroe Distict. The large area park stretches along the riverside from Newberry Street (site of the historic 6th Street Bridge) to Coldbrook Avenue.
941 Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Park spans east bank from I-196 N to Newberry Street. Park elements include new boat launch, river overlook, seating steps, fish cleaning station, landscaping, lighting, and a park shelter.
6th Street Bridge Park, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Just two blocks north of Calder Plaza, this eye-catching outdoor mural is visible from the Ottawa Avenue exit from WB I-196 and easily accessible via the wide, handicap-accessible sidewalk.
549 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located in the Boardwalk Condo building, historic site of the world renowned Berkey & Gay Furniture Factory, JD Reardon's is a friendly hideaway for beer and food lovers alike. Offering 24 taps of only the best craft beers from celebrated breweries all over Michigan and the U.S., there is always something to satisfy even the most discriminate beer lover. Our food menu offers pub-style food crafted by hand and elevated to something that surpasses "pub grub" while holding to our pub food roots. JD Reardon's interior is a warm, inviting, relaxing alternative to many downtown bars and the perfect spot to meet with friends or family. We also boast one of the largest outdoor patios in the city with a view of the Boardwalk Condo landscaped courtyard, pool and fountain. Surrounded by five floors of condos, the open air patio takes on an almost resort-like feel.
940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
As a new trendy salon in Grand Rapids, Sin Republic is a space of open minds and great hair. We like to have fun and keep everyone informed about the latest trends and events in Grand Rapids.
1140 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We have been a strong supporter of ArtPrize since the beginning. We love downtown Grand Rapids and have been a business owner at this facility since 2000. We are one block East of the Historical Sixth Street Bridge. This is an outside venue so can be viewed anytime of the day or evening.
805 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Coit Creative Arts Academy is the elementary art school for the Grand Rapids Public Schools. The original building was built in 1880 and it is the oldest working school in Michigan. In 2002 it became an arts school. As a result, families have moved into the neighborhood specifically to send their children to Coit Creative Arts Academy. Because of this, the neighborhood is more art savvy than most others. It is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Medical Mile and within walking distance to downtown. With school budgets as they exist, being an exhibitor at Coit Creative Arts Academy is a wonderful nod to the dedication artists feel toward arts education for our children.
617 Coit NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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