We are located on the west side of Grand Rapids. There is extensive foot traffic that goes by our building, lending itself to be used as an outdoor venue. The exterior is fully landscaped with many spaces ideal for the display of artwork.
Classy neighborhood pub one block down the street from historic St. Adelberts. Our outdoor beer garden area is a hit in the summer as well as our dedication to fresh food featuring our own Panini's and gourmet dogs. Monarchs has 21 taps featuring at least 15 from Michigan craft brewers and over 100 beers total from around the world.
The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is one of the building blocks that makes the foundation of our community through supporting healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility. Thousands of people come through our doors every week. We are conveniently located downtown, across from Grand Valley State University's Pew Campus. With easy access to the main roads, highways, and only walking distance to the center of downtown, we are an ideal spot to begin your ArtPrize adventure. This year we are an outside venue only. The YMCA is more than just a gym, it's a destination. It is a place where people come to hang out, exercise, learn new skills, and make new friends.
In true Irish style, O'Toole's is Grand Rapid's neighborhood pub to love. The most delicious & outrageously topped, gourmet burgers around! "My friends are loyal, willing & able. So, let's get to drinking all glasses off the table!
HIGHLY VISIBLE FROM US131 NORTHBOUND WITH EASY ACCESS FROM PEARL ST OR LEONARD ST EXIT RAMPS.
Winner of the 2011 Neighborhood Business Association award for Best Interior Renovation, Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill celebrates Mid-Century American Culture. Tip Top offers a wide selection of Beer, Wine & Spirits and serves traditional American Bar fare. Hosting weekly concerts featuring both local and National acts, including Grammy winners Pete Anderson and Dave Alvin, Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill is a top destination in Grand Rapids for fans of American Roots music.
The Gillett Bridge is a pedestrian walkway that spans the Grand River in Downtown Grand Rapids. The bridge connects the two landmarks, the Gerald R. Ford Museum and DeVos Place. It is heavily travelled during ArtPrize and offers wonderful views of the river and city.
Arnie's is excited to be back hosting ArtPrize for the third time. We have a green space in front of our restaurant with outdoor exhibits and more works hung throughout our restaurants. Lots of parking available. Stop in for breakfast, lunch,dinner or dessert or just stop by to check us out.
Situated in a renovated 100 year old bank at the original Western border of the city, the bitter end coffehouse is located 3 blocks west of the downtown GVSU campus and is open 24 hours/7days a week. The coffeehouse maintains the original century-old architecture and a European ambiance: tile floors, oak woodwork, leaded glass windows and a 12 foot tin ceiling. Walls are decorated with unique, interesting, and unusual artwork. The bitter end features a large variety of organic, Fair Trade espresso beverages, organic, Fair Trade varietals, organic loose leaf teas and a wide selection of smoothies as well as fresh bagels, baked goods and pastries. Music: Jazz/Blues/Folk. Free wireless internet is available and ample free parking is available in the City Lot across the street. Check us out at www.thebitterendcoffeehouse.com
We have a great spot to park and see areas by getting on the shuttle. Stop and have a hot dog and pop. Register to win a free ArtPrize limo extravaganza tour in our site. Visit our website at www.dadds.com or bring your car in for repair and get $25 off www.grrepair.com while visiting venues. Stay at one of our vacation rentals 4 story 8 bedroom or our penthouse in downtown see our site at www.4rentmi.com or rent the 2 .5 hour art prize limo special for $250 our 25 year anniversary special.
601 First Street is the new, environmentally-friendly offices for Rockford Construction. The building was finished in the summer of 2013 and is L.E.E.D. (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.
We've combined our legendary food with an unparalleled sports atmosphere – a combination you simply can’t find anywhere else. Our menu boasts a huge selection of unique flavors while staying true to our roots and the item that made us famous, the 8oz. Sizzling Sirloin Steak. Our sports bar AND our dining rooms house more HDTVs and projection screen than any restaurant or even sports bar can compete with . At Brann’s, we’ve reinvented ourselves as a casual dining restaurant in a sports bar disguise.
Front Avenue under US-131 in GVSU's downtown campus. This is just west of LV Eberhard Center and the Blue Footbridge over the Grand River.
The Grand River is a river that runs through the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
The Fish Ladder Park is the location of the Dennis Kinnebrew sculpture that also functions as a ladder for fish migrating to their spawning areas. Visitors may view the river and the migrating fish from the creatively designed structure. The site is also popular for fishing enthusiasts.
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is located along the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. During ArtPrize the Museum's lobby has extended hours. We open each day at 9:00 AM. There is no charge to view ArtPrize.
Ah-Nab-Awen Park is a long, narrow green space that runs along the west side of the Grand River. This park is adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford Museum and visible from the DeVos Convention Center (across the river). It is accessible by a pedestrian bridge that runs across the river as well as on-site parking. Another area of the park (not available for use for Artprize) houses three large, grassy mounds which were built in 1976 to symbolize Hopewell Indian burial mounds, which are native to the area. The park offers ample green space and a fantastic view of the Grand Rapids skyline.
Location: RVC Offices is situated on the banks of the Grand River overlooking the magnificent downtown Grand Rapids skyline, and is adjacent to the historic Sixth Street Bridge, Fish Ladder Park, Grand River Walk and has easy freeway access, as well as, FREE PARKING & fantastic visibility with views by almost 200,000 vehicles per day. Amenities Include: Convenient, FREE on-site parking On-site restaurant - Café Stella Large landscaped atrium with water feature Nearby to Fish Ladder Park & Grand River Walkway
The Plante & Moran Building is one of leading Grand Rapids LEED certified buildings located on the Grand River adjacent to the Grand Rapids Fish Ladder. The unique architecture of the building allows for artists to have a choice of partially sheltered or exposed outdoor venue locations along the riverfront.
The Blue Bridge is an iconic pedestrian bridge in the the heart of downtown. Located between Fulton and Pearl, the bridge connects the city center on the East bank to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University facilities on the West.
Located on the banks of the Grand River, Grand Rapids Public Museum is located in the most highly visible corridor for the ArtPrize viewer/voter.
The Mitten Brewing Company is a vintage baseball-themed microbrewery and pizzeria located in historic Engine House No. 9, a Victorian-era firehouse and Grand Rapids landmark. Located at 527 Leonard Street NW, The Mitten's taproom houses vintage baseball décor that any fan will find artful and appealing. Our handcrafted beers are all brewed in-house on a 3BBL electric brewing system. Featuring classic styles like IPA, Stout, Porter, Brown, Pale Ale and Blonde, there’s something for every palate. The Mitten Brewing Company also offers gourmet pizza made with the finest ingredients possible. Our hand-tossed pizza crust is made fresh daily, and locally-sourced products are used whenever possible. You can choose from our artisan pizza recipes, build your own, or enjoy any of our house appetizers. Pizza by-the-slice is available for our lunch customers until 3PM, and all menu items are always available for takeout. The Mitten is also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friendly.
Grand Valley State University has a long tradition of supporting the arts. The university’s permanent collection now numbers over 10,000 works of art, collected in support of its educational mission. The majority of these works are displayed throughout the university’s grounds and facilities, to promote diversity and cultural understanding. The collection has also been established to enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff and the community. The collection features works in a wide range of media by faculty, students and GVSU alumni. Additionally, many of Michigan’s finest visual artists, and numerous works by renowned national and international artists works are included in the collection. The collection can be viewed on-line at www.gvsu.edu/artgallery and "Art at GVSU" is available in the iTunes App store and in the Google play store with a gaming element added to the Art at GVSU mobile application.
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