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.
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. We have 10 varying works of Art displayed at our Venue. 2d and 3d. Many of the artists are internationally known or the works have come from overseas. 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 and hot tub company. 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.
If you′re looking for hotels in Grand Rapids, MI, one of the nation's most eco-conscious cities, then why not stay at CityFlatsHotel, Grand Rapids' most eco-friendly hotel? Nestled in the heart of Grand Rapids, at 83 Monroe Center, CityFlatsHotel inhabits what was once the legendary Fox Jewelers Building. The five-story hotel, designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification, features 28 conceptually unique guest rooms. The hotel's street level lounge, CitySēn, offers a full bar with local brews, wine, and creative cocktails, as well as an intriguing array of small plates. For coffee lovers, the hotel's CityBrü fuel stop serves fair trade coffee 24 hours a day. CityFlatsHotel Grand Rapids is your destination for absolute guilt-free travel. Satisfy your eco-consciousness and your wanderlust simultaneously by visiting one of the most vibrant 'green' cities in America. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Civic Leadership Center and Siemens Corp., Grand Rapids was 2010's most sustainab
Display space available inside the 4 large front glass windows on both sides of the main entry glass doors on Monroe CN, dimensions for the windows are roughly 5' by 8' each
The Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center has provided high-quality heart services to the West Michigan community since 2004. We are a leader in heart and vascular care in the region, state and nation. And, we are the only hospital in the Grand Rapids area that provides open heart surgery and transplants. Meijer Heart Center has state-of-the-art medical and information technology. In addition, our teams are experts in caring for all aspects of the heart.
We are located on one of the busier main streets leading to downtown grand rapids. Your art will be displayed on a spacious lawn easily seen from the road .
Blue collar cool pub in north downtown GR . Upper and lower outside decks.
The Grand Rapids Children's Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing an interactive hands-on environment that inspires learning and encourages self-directed exploration.
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
Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream is located in the historic McKay Towers building with frontage facing Monroe Center and directly across from Rosa Park Circle. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind location that is the focal point of downtown Grand Rapids--within walking distance of the Amway Grand Hotel, DeVos Convention Center and the B.O.B Entertainment Complex. The Kilwins- McKay Towers location is also situated on one of the most traveled pedestrian routes in downtown Grand Rapids, with a wide sidewalk and outdoor seating.We are within walking distance of the Amway Grand Hotel, DeVos Convention Center and the B.O.B Entertainment complex.
St. Mark’s is proud of its long and meaningful history in downtown Grand Rapids. We celebrate in a gorgeous 19th century Gothic Revival sanctuary, lined with stained glass windows. Our tradition of music is strong and we are excited about our new pipe organ. But we are much more than our past. Today we are a vibrant, growing church -- a community growing in faith together. We celebrate the diversity of our congregation. Together we seek to grow as Christians and to reach out to those in need.
The Calder Plaza Building is a wonderful venue located at 250 Monroe Avenue, just across the street from De Vos Performance Hall and Convention Center. Our venue features engaging, outdoor sculpture for three years running. We are proud to be an Artprize Venue! THIS VENUE IS FULL - THANK YOU!
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.
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.
DeVos Place will once again serve as a catalyst, as a vital space to convene, think, witness, ponder, and/or inspire you to be engaged in art. Art is art when it is declared as such. It adds to the celebration of life. We are part of that daring venture that will offer all of the useful and necessary tools for the perfect gathering of artists and their work. It is our desire that your ArtPrize experience at DeVos Place is brought to you full of fun, creativity, a little tension, honest conversation and a modicum of humor.
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.
This is the hotel's fifth year participating in ArtPrize and are excited to see what this year will bring. The hotel is a full service hotel located on Pearl Street adjacent to several parks, museums, and public parking lots. The hotel is interested in hosting a minimum of 6 outdoor exhibits and a minimum of 4 indoor exhibits.The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown is a full service hotel with 175 guest rooms, meeting space, and full service restaurant and lounge.Our entire staff is excited and involved in our ArtPrize participation and look forward to hosting many talented artists this year.
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.
Showcasing the "Best" of our Wolverine Worldwide brands, Wolverine Company Store brings fashion and art together with a focus on our consumer and the community. Our model is simple, provide amazing experiences for our guests, showcase our brands with the best and newest products available and extend our roots further into the community. Located in the heart of Grand Rapids, we are surrounded by incredible restaurants, theaters, museums, and shops; proving to be a sure destination for visitors.
Flanagan's Irish Pub Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Flanagan's is a popular nightspot and a great restaurant offering original pub-style menu for lunch and dinner. We feature classic Irish favorites such as our own Shepard’s Pie and Corned Beef along with a full service menu with items ranging from salads and soups to burgers and seafood. Come in and enjoy live entertainment on Wednesday night, Friday and Saturday and you’ll see why we’ve been one of Grand Rapids favorites places to have a good time since 1981. Cheers!
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 mission of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is: • to inspire all to discover, enjoy, and learn about art, • to serve as a welcoming and inclusive cultural resource, • to collect, conserve and interpret authentic works of art of the finest quality. The Museum is the first LEED Gold certified art museum in the world. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open. Bright. Modern. Transparent. Feels right. These are few of the words Mayor George Heartwell used to describe the creative, contemporary space downtown on Monroe Avenue that houses MLive Media Group, an equally innovative, state-of-the-art media company covering news and information important to Grand Rapids and beyond. News and information gathering and distribution is evolving and MLive Media Group is providing unprecedented local news coverage while engaging with all our audiences locally and across Michigan at their doorsteps, online and via mobile platforms. Art-goers are welcome to view artwork in the windows of our space, in the center of it all, downtown Grand Rapids.
The General Services Administration has had a long history of incorporating art into Federal Buildings. GSA commissions American artists to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for Federal Buildings nationwide. The incorporation of contemporary art within the nation's important civic spaces celebrates the best of American culture and exemplifies how democratic societies benefit immeasurably from the unique, creative talents of individual citizens. Federal Buildings are public buildings, meant to be enjoyed and utilized by the people of this nation. ArtPrize presents a unique opportunity to encourage people to visit the Federal Building and stroll the grounds to view the artwork. On permanent display on the west lawn is the large sculpture Motu Viget by Mark DiSuvero.
Panera Bread has recently opened its newest bakery cafe in Downtown Grand Rapids. With its identity rooted in handcrafted, freshly-baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Make Panera Bread your Art Prize option for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a break from checking out the art. Be sure to also check out the mural inside the bakery cafe by local artist, Anna Donahue that features iconic West Michigan images.
Independent Bank has been an ArtPrize venue host for serveral years and is proud to be a part of such a great event in downtown Grand Rapids. Independent Bank has the ability to host up to 14 or 15 different artists at out downtown location on Monroe Center.
Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, acute care rehabilitation hospital. For more than 120 years, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has served the needs of Michigan children and adults - restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation. The scope of rehabilitation services on the Mary Free Bed campus is not found anywhere else in Michigan: 80 acute care inpatient beds, extensive outpatient programs, as well as home and community services. The combination of comprehensive services and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enable specialty physicians and staff to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes. For additional information, visit www.maryfreebed.com or call 800.528.8989.
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.
Boutique selling women's clothing, jewelry, accessories, and gifts. Located in the heart of downtown on the corner of Fulton and Ionia.
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!
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.
St. Cecilia Music Center is the oldest arts organization in the region so while you enjoy ArtPrize exhibits you can also tour our historical landmark home. St. Cecilia Music Center is the music hub during ArtPrize. In addition to our Terryberry Gallery that features visual art, we have listening stations featuring musical ArtPrize entries. The first ten days of ArtPrize you can enjoy live performances featuring ArtPrize musicians on a rotating basis, as well as headliner bands the first two Saturdays of ArtPrize. St. Cecilia will be awarding five cash prizes to different musical genres based on your votes!
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.
ICONsign is a full service sign, graphics and large format print facility. We pride ourselves on our helpful service, quality, attention to detail and quick turnaround. We are located on the corner of Leonard and Taylor, one street west of Plainfield. We have high visibility near a busy intersection with plenty of off street parking. Come check us out!
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.
Grand Rapids Community College's Spectrum Theater is the home of several local groups including GRCC Players, Actors' Theatre, and Jewish Theater Grand Rapids.
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.
First National Bank of Michigan is located on Ionia Avenue NW, between Pearl St. and Lyon. Our location is directly across the street from the recently renovated Kendall School of Art and Design. We are a local Community Bank that actively supports Grand Rapids and the West Michigan Community. We are excited to be a part of ArtPrize and support such a great event.
The HERO[series] pairs 5 wounded U.S. military veterans & active servicemen/women with established artists/designers. Together the two parties collaborate to share that Hero's story through the medium of art & graphic design. The result of their work produced onto a Made in American t-shirt, ultimately to become a wearable work of art that carries a significant story. This [Fashion Has Heart] project also includes each of the 5 Heroes working with designers from Bates Footwear to custom-design their own military-inspired boot that aids to further tell their story through the medium of fashion. This project fills the void between the military world and the creative community. By bringing the two parties together to utilize the talents of the Artist in order to share the powerful story of the Hero, it serves as a celebration of our freedoms by the those who sacrificed for them & by those who benefit from them. Without their sacrifice, there is no freedom of fashion or art.
The Shoppes at Monroe and Division (MoDiv) opened in Fall 2011 with many interesting tenants. 6.25 Paper Studio, Wolverine Company Store, Blue, Chai Boutique, Jagger Madison, Rita Girls Bakery, Dear Prudence, Humanity Boutique and Haworth are new retail options for downtown Grand Rapids. The retail incubator offers flexible lease space at an affordable price in order to bring new retailers to Monroe Center.
Located at the the corner of Monroe Center and Division, we have created a multi-purpose space that is residential in feel compared to the traditional Haworth and Interphase office scene. This has been an opportunity for Haworth and Interphase members to work, collaborate, and engage in the downtown Grand Rapids landscape.Join us during ArtPrize as we showcase art in our renovated historic windows.
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.
Located on the corner of Pearl & Monroe St. in Downtown GR. All window space avail.
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 Chase Bank Building is located just North of the heart of downtown, directly across the street from the world famous La Grande Vitesse, on Calder Plaza. Located within walking distance to all other ArtPrize venues, downtown restaurants and attractions. The Chase Bank Building was completely renovated in 2012, including new surfaces, lighting, and landscaping.
NSFW Gallery is exactly what it sounds like. Hosted inside of Ice Cream Gallery & Toys, NSFW specializes in edgy, lowbrow, erotic, and provocative works. This is NOT a family-friendy venue. NSFW is a popular Internet term translating to NOT SAFE FOR WORK. The shop will remain open, but the venue will be located in the back behind a curtain for those patrons who are offended by such materials.
The Fifth Third Bank Plaza is located at 111 Lyon Street in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, conveniently nestled between Ottawa Street and Monroe Avenue, two key traffic arteries that lead visitors in and out of the city. Our location also allows very easy access to I-196 and US131. In addition, our location in City Center is conveniently located close by other popular venues including the DeVos Center, the Waters Building, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and the Calder Plaza. We will host artists in both our indoor and outdoor spaces.
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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
Designed To Win | ArtPrize + KCAD
September 3 – October 13, 2013
Visit us each day beginning at 10 am!
Designed to Win celebrates nine artists whose works focus on how we interact and engage with our environments and each other.
Jonathan Brilliant | Cooley & Lewis | Lauren Cotton | Charles Matson Lume | Jason Peters | Daniel Rozin | Mark Reigelman | Quynh Vantu | Maggie Venn
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Brilliant More information about his visit and the ArtPrize Exhibition and related events at kcad.edu/artprize
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
SpeakEZ Lounge opened its doors to the public in February, 2012. With subtle hints of the prohibition-era "speakeasy" pubs, SpeakEZ Lounge boasts classic cocktails, some tasty infusions, and plenty of fine craft beers. But SEZ doesn't stop there. For the "foodies" out there, you'll be delighted to find eclectic, fresh and price-point friendly foods. While here, enjoy the highlighted Artists with a cocktail and peruse our eclectic and fresh food menu. Experience one of our featured sandwiches, pastas, or signature sauces. We're sure you'll find a dish or two to rave about. Join us and celebrate like it's 1933 again.
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!
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.
We are located in the historic Oldtown River Front Building on the east bank of the Grand River next to the JW Marriott. We would like to apply as an outdoor venue and display the artist's work in our landscaped area in front of our building. We have access to the river walkway on the side of our building, and during last year's Artprize event there was plenty of foot traffic around the building. The Western Michigan Group is one of the (if not the) oldest businesses in Grand Rapids.
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 B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000-square-foot, four- story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson's grocery warehouse. Its casual appeal, large size and historic charm have given The B.O.B. landmark / destination status in downtown Grand Rapids. Ambitious, expansive, and versatile, The B.O.B. offers a uniquely personal experience for every guest who walks through the door.
The Backside of the HNI Building. The front of the building faces Monroe Center & Rosa Parks Circle, the back of the building faces Monroe & Waters Building. An Ellis outdoor parking lot runs along the side/back of the HNI Building. The building has a blue HNI Sign on the front (see the picture) and the back of the building has 2 white brick pillars that are available for a mural (see picture). Currently there is a butterfly mural on one of the pillars. This will need to get repainted by the artist prior to beginning. On the ground floor of this building is the Hot Dog Pit and Sami's. This is right above an Ellis Parking lot-artist may need to block off a few parking spaces while painting.
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.
1 Timothy 6:12-14 "Fight the good fight of the faith. Take Hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. And I charge you before God, who gives life to all, and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, that you obey this command without wavering. Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again." 222 South Division Grand Rapids
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.
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
Parkland Properties (Boardwalk) aims to excel at urban real estate while transforming properties, distinguishable by their unique function, value, and style – stimulating an improved quality of life and economic vitality in the surrounding community. We specialize in promoting urban redevelopment. Restoring. Reusing.
HIGHLY VISIBLE FROM US131 NORTHBOUND WITH EASY ACCESS FROM PEARL ST OR LEONARD ST EXIT RAMPS.
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.
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.
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.
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 early Christian church was one of the greatest patrons of the arts, so we believe that it is natural that today both artists and observers find the church as home to the arts and a place to hear God’s voice through artistic expression. For 40 years, First United Methodist Church has presented its annual "Celebration of the Arts", one of the largest juried spiritual art shows in the U.S. Works have included artists from many faith and spiritual traditions.
The JW Marriott is located in the epicenter of all activities during Art Prize. Dine at six.one.six restaurant for the creative farm-to-table cuisine. Meet up with friends at Mixology Lounge. Enjoy river views in one of the cabanas on the hotel's jdek.
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.
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.
The Secchia Center is the headquarters for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and is located on the prominent intersection of Michigan and Division Streets at the base of the Medical Mile. The Secchia Center is one of the newer buildings on the Medical Mile and has the potential to be attractive to ArtPrize participants.
Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Shop We also carry coffee and hot chocolate.
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!
Fiercely independent bicycle shop in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. BMC, Kona, All-City, Civia, Linus, Traitor, and many other awesome brands.
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.
Friends, here at Park Church, no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is an ally connecting you to people and resources that get things done. An advocate creating an environment for business to grow. A change agent shaping a community where people and businesses thrive. No excuses. Just good business. We have 2,700 members, and more than 80% of our members are small businesses with less than 50 employees.
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 activites. 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.
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.
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!
Grand Rapids Pizza and Delivery is located in the Historic Heritage hill district, and was the first established pizzeria in that area. Large glass windows allow for a bright, inviting and intimate setting for a quick bite, or a group meal. A multiple winner of the On the Town readers poll for best pizza, the restaurant offers dine-in, take out, delivery and catering, as well as off site meal services. All food is prepared using fresh local ingredients or sourced from the region, creating a fresh, taste in the Pasta, Sandwiches, pizzas, wings which are sure to be a crowd pleaser during your ArtPrize stay. Conveniently located next to Foster Park and within walking distance to downtown, on the historic brick streets leading in and out of Heritage Hill. Handicap accessible and WiFi equipped. For groups of 12 or more dining in please contact the restaurant. We are open daily at 11am and noon on weekends, and close most days by 11 pm or 12:30 on the weekend. Welcome to Grand Rapids
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.
Our venue provides a number of window locations in which two-dimensional artwork is displayed for viewing 24 hours a day from the exterior of our building. We are located in the historical Carl Forslund Furniture building in the center of the ArtPrize "downtown" area. We are directly south across Pearl Street from the Amway Grand Plaza Tower, in the shadow of the JW Marriott Tower. We may select from one to eight artists to display their work and we hope to select a wide variety of media from watercolors, pencil drawings, and oils to photography.
Fine dining Seafood restaurant located in the heart of downtown.
SiTE:LAB is returning to 54 Jefferson, formerly home to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, for ArtPrize 2013. Vacant since the museum moved to the Van Andel Museum Center in 1994, 54 Jefferson was left largely intact. Extant dioramas, showcases and exhibits will provide a unique environment for an exhibition of largely site-specific and installation-based work selected by SiTE:LAB curator Paul Amenta. SiTE:LAB is a Grand Rapids-based non-profit that organizes art exhibits in temporary locations. It was the recipient of the ArtPrize juried award for best venue in both 2011 and 2012. 54 Jefferson is being made available to SiTE:LAB through the generosity of the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the City of Grand Rapids. SiTE:LAB's ArtPrize exhibition is sponsored by BISSELL.
The Grand River is a river that runs through the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
West Coast Coffee has been a staple downtown since 2005, known for great service, phenomenal coffee, and a relaxing atmosphere. Supporting local artists since day one, we have an open and bright space to enjoy the all the special nuances of downtown Grand Rapids.
Cozy pub located one block west of Artprize Headquarters and one block south of UICA. The Pub is very active in the Avenue of the Arts neighborhood and have ongoing art exhibits throughout the year. LGBT friendly, popular with neighborhood artists - friendly staff and fun place to hangout with friends.
The Dog Pit features delicious gourmet hot dogs, soup, chips, rootbeer floats and better soda pops in a casual, family- friendly atmosphere. Quick service. Eat inside or take out and enjoy Rosa Parks Circle!
The Inn with the In Crowd! Tavern On the Square is a revolution in casual dining and drinking.
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 2012, the exhibition "Formative Process" featured seven artists, and was named to the Venue Juried Short List. All types of indoor media will be considered.
With nearly 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg LLP is one of the largest law firms in the country. We rely on dedicated administrative and support staff to assist our legal personnel in providing professional services to our more than 12,000 clients worldwide. We offer employees competitive salaries and benefits, and provide them with an environment conducive to a productive workplace.
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.
The charming blend of historic and modern buildings, gardens, brick-lined walkway and the above pedway that encompass the Louis Campau Promenade will showcase a variety of art forms such as sculpture, hanging works or performance art.
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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. View WMU's outdoor sculptures on campus at: http://www.cf.wmich.edu/planning/WebSites/PermanentArtCollection/index.htm Ample parking adjacent to building.
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!
In the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, at 86 Monroe Center, BCBSM is offering a highly visible ArtPrize location. The space is located in the entrance of the Steketee’s Building foyer, behind a clear glass wall.
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.
The VandenBerg Plaza, commonly referred to as the Calder Plaza because of the presence of Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse, a stabile created for the people of Grand Rapids. The plaza is a large open area that serves as the campus for city, county, and federal government buildings.
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
Photo Credit: Dave Guthrie. Fountain Street Church is a beautiful, historical, downtown landmark. In partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union we are hosting an ArtPrize exhibit titled, "Art to Change the World: Inspiring Social Justice”. The exhibit honors the role art plays as a change agent for social and economic justice, which demands that basic human needs be met, diversity respected, and freedom of expression and action fostered. Violence and discrimination of any kind deny social justice. Last year's exhibit drew over 18,000 visitors. It was recognized by an ArtPrize juror as one of the top 5 venues, and 3 of our artists were recognized by an ArtPrize juror or the media for their outstanding works. Architectural and historical aspects of the building will also be available for viewing.
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.
Beautifully situated on one of Grand Rapids' most vibrant intersections, the PNC Bank Building is located in the center of all the ArtPrize action. Some of our neighbors include deluxe hotels such as the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel & JW Marriott, fine dining restaurants like Ruth's Chris Steak House & the Chop House, and such favorite ArtPrize venues as the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Rosa Parks Circle. Please come and sit a spell amid the eclectic array of art showcased in our open and inviting lobby.
The Grand Rapids Community College Paul Collins Art Gallery is dedicated to providing diverse, high-quality exhibitions for the education and inspiration of the college and the community. Exhibits by visiting artists, faculty, and students offer diverse talents from local, regional, national, and international domains. In addition to the exhibitions, selected lectures by artists or curators are offered at the gallery. All of the gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public.
The Women’s City Club is a private club which resides in the historic Sweet House and offers individual and business memberships. The WCC transforms their space for ArtPrize. While the main floor retains it's historic look, but with the installation of AP art, the Auditorium is converted to a modern gallery with the addition of contemporary walls and lighting. In 2006, the Sweet House Foundation, a (501 c 3) non-profit, was established to preserve the history and architecture of the house. Martin Sweet, the original owner of the house, was a young entrepreneur when he came to Grand Rapids in 1846. He dreamed of a distinguished and spacious home for his family and in the early 1860’s built this home on East Fulton. This Heritage Hill two-story Italianate Villa home survives as one of the remaining examples of this style of architecture in the latter part of the 19th century. For information on the house or the WCC, please call (616) 459-3321.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Located on the main floor of the Ledyard building in downtown Grand Rapids. This newly renovated Real Estate office space is a combination of old Grand Rapids and a sophisticated modern gallery.
Gina’s is a contemporary clothing and accessories boutique specializing in bringing trendy and unique fashions to Grand Rapids. Gina's is a place to find the latest styles at an affordable price in a comfortable and personal setting.
Located in the North Monroe Free Parking Clean Bar & Restaurant Great Food
Centrally located in the heart of ArtPrize, visitors can walk across the street to both the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Rosa Parks Circle. The location is surrounded by some of the city's best restaurants and is a short walk to the B.O.B., which features numerous ArtPrize exhibits each year. 99 MONROE also has easy access to the neighboring parking structure.
Butterworth Hospital is one of four facilities that make up the Spectrum Health Medical Center in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our rich history dates back to 1873. Over the last century, we have grown into a regional leader in care, diagnostics, treatment, prevention and education. And our community continues to grow as well—the Family Birthplace at Butterworth Hospitals delivers more than 8,000 babies a year.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts, founded in 1925 has grown into one of the largest community theatres in the country. The Theatre is in the process of a major capital and endowment growth project. In 2006, a major renovation of the facility led and managed by Grand Action invested over 10 million dollars in the Theatre’s four historic buildings. In the Fall of 2006, Civic Theatre’s artistic home, was renamed the Meijer Majestic Theatre in honor of Fred and Lena Meijer’s lead gift to this project. Civic Theatre completed the project with a 2.3 million dollar endowment and theatrical equipment campaign. Each year, Civic Theatre creates over a dozen productions and over 15000 hours of educational instruction. These programs are made possible by over 700 volunteers under the leadership of 9 professional staff and over 30 guest artists. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts is located in downtown Grand Rapids in an 80,000 square foot facility comprised
Buffalo Wild Wings is the perfect place to catch all the game day action! We have two floors, and four bars with plenty of TVs so you and your group don't miss a second of the action. We have a full menu featuring our 16 sauces and 4 seasonings. We look forward to seeing you during Art Prize.
Sundance Bar and Grill is centrally located to everything downtown. 2-3 blocks east of the hotels in the beautiful historic Trust Building, (we still have 2 big safes in the walls). We are proud of our popular Artisan Cocktails, like our B.L.T Bloody Marys, Pama Mimosas (we actually squeeze our oranges daily), and other creative Drink Features. Sundance serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Daily Features, as well as Banquet room that seats 40 and a very active Catering Program. 5-8 Artists will be featured, maybe more...We will see you at ArtPrize!
Big O's Cafe is a full service Italian restaurant with Cuban flare located in the heart of the city. The restaurant has a capacity of 60 people with street level view of Ottawa Ave directly across from the GRAM. Big O's is looking for wall art... Italian/Cuban scenery.. paintings or photography welcome.
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.
The Starving Artist is a private culinary studio-- offering cooking classes, consultation, events design, and more.
At Yoga HEAT, we give our students a challenging practice, full of possibility. We believe these elements are also an important part of art, sharing art with the world, and particularly ArtPrize. This event challenges artists to share themselves with the community and the world, giving them the possibility of amazing returns, both spiritual and financial. We are opening our doors to ArtPrize to share in this spirit! With an industrial feel and vibrant energy, we challenge you to come to our venue and see the possibility within our walls.
A LAN center and Gaming store. Offering hobby games, table top games, and card games.
The U.S. headquarters for the K-Light Lantern and the Koinonia Foundation reside in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, directly across the street from the east side of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). Look for us at Aldrich Place, 80 Ottawa Avenue N.W., Ground Floor, Suite 101. Next to Parsley's Restaurant and above Big O's Pizzeria. During ArtPrize K-Light and Koinonia will be giving away K-Light Lanterns, K-Light Cell Phone Chargers and K-Light Travel Kits and Emergency Bags. Come see us and enjoy ArtPrize 2013.
Three large store front windows. Art is viewed from the exterior of the building.
bokay by Eastern Floral is an urban, sophisticated, floral boutique conveniently located inside the MoDiv retail incubator in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
Take just one step inside the First Community Bank building, with its splendid works of architecture, and it becomes apparent the structure has a long and rich history. The 13 story, Greek Revival-style building dates back to the early 1900’s. It held the title of “Tallest building in Grand Rapids” until 1925 when Grand Rapids National Bank (now McKay Tower) added twelve stories to overshadow 60 Monroe Center by 3 floors. Easy walking, parking and bus stops.
Visit Goodwill's new upscale boutique - blue. Shoppers will enjoy a different Goodwill retail experience when visiting blue. The boutique will feature a new design, features, and merchandise. New and gently used designer apparel, accessories, and home décor will be offered at the blue boutique.
McKay's Downtown is a restaurant with a globally inspired menu, highlighting the best Michigan has to offer. Putting 'Michigan First'- we strive to source our product, from the food on your plate to the linens on your table, from Michigan purveyors.
We are located across the street from the Van Andel Arena in 'Arena Station'- connected via SkyWalk to downtown hotels, DeVos Place and Van Andel itself.
McKay's boasts a talented culinary team that is truly passionate about the art of food and a dedicated, knowledgeable front of house staff. A full service bar, fine dining area, and a large outdoor patio offer guest varied dining options.
Visit 'Prohibition'- our 1920s Speak-easy, and enjoy expertly prepared cocktails and catch live local jazz and blues.
McKay's Downtown offers a friendly environment with top notch food, drink and service. We hope to see you soon!
Minty Keen is a locally-owned boutique, featuring indie crafts, made-in-MI gifts, vintage decor, and souvenirs. It is truly a trip down memory lane, and you're bound to find something either from your childhood or straight out of grandma's house. We even sell vintage bikes and rent photography/movie props! Stop by often, as new arrivals happen almost daily.
Zoup! is located in the Medical Mile Food Court. The Medical Mile Food Court is located in the middle of the Medical Mile facilities, across the street from Spectrum Butterworth, the Children's Hospital & Van Andel Institute, in between the Lemmon Holton Cancer Center & the MSU College of Human Medicine. Additional food selections at The Medical Mile Food Court include; Starbucks, Smashburger, and Qdoba. Huntington Bank, with an ATM, is also part of the Food Court.
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.
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.
One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than a half-million visitors annually. The 134-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1750-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois, and Plensa among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Borofsky, Plensa, Calder, and Jim Dine.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Amway Grand Plaza, where every stay is marked by a memorable moment. Whether it's a stroll through the Pantlind Lobby, the great view from one of our Glass Tower rooms, the classical architecture, or your first bite of one of our signature entrees, the Amway Grand Plaza is much more than a hotel. It's a true destination.
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.
Northwest corner of Ottawa and Lyon, in the center of downtown near prominent financial institutions and notable historic buildings. .
Born out of the passion of two friends 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.
Beautifully landscaped outdoor space downtown.
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.
The Apartment Lounge, located at 33 Sheldon NE, is an intimate neighborhood pub located in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids. Walking through the door, you are surrounded by a rich marble and polished brass bar with elegant wall sconces above the comfortable booths along one wall. A beautiful mirrored bar with colored lighting highlights the liquor selection. Brand new state of the art audio visual system completes your experience at The Apartment Lounge…where friends meet and new ones are made.
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.
Located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids within the entertainment district, the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott is nearby DeVos Place Convention Center, Van Andel Arena and dozens of cultural attractions, restaurants and night clubs. Being at the corner of Fulton and Market, our hotel has terrific visibility during ArtPrize and provides artists with plenty of exposure and traffic.
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
Welcome to Louis Benton, Grand Rapids premier steak house, featuring U.S.D.A. prime and all natural steaks, along with fresh seafood, delicious appetizers and elegant desserts. Our dedicated staff will provide unparalleled hospitality and service to ensure you a memorable dining experience.Our unique dining room is set against a backdrop of our award winning wines, rich mahogany wood, and warm fireplace, made complete with candlelit tables set with crisp linens and fine china.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fusing the heart of the city with suburban amenities, Fifty Monroe provides an exclusive opportunity to enjoy art in a beautifully remodeled space within easy walking distance of restaurants, lodging, and other favorite ArtPrize venues. Recently updated inside and out, Fifty Monroe is a 162,500 SF office building, accessible from north and south, with on-site credit card only parking, and located between The B.O.B. and the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
The Grand Woods Lounge features a lodge feel with a large patio and cabin like interior.
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.
This venue includes 4 large picture windows at street level.
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