300 Ottawa 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. Updated in 2007, the plaza offers bench seating from which to better view the art. Outside venue only.
Fifty Monroe is at the center of the ArtPrize trail, within easy walking distance of parking, restaurants, lodging, and shopping. Fifty Monroe provides an exclusive opportunity to enjoy art in a beautifully remodeled lobby space located directly across from two of ArtPrize's busiest venues: the Grand Rapids Art Museum and The B.O.B.
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.
Downtown Dental Office that has a large glass waiting room to the west side sidewalk across from Rosa Parks Circle. We share an entrance with PNC Bank and are at the sidewalk level with clear views to the inside.
Right in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, 89 Monroe Center, is a historic building that houses office space for local businesses. Just steps away from local restaurants and other Art Prize venues, 89 Monroe Center is just another stop along the route of unique and creative art. This venue provides a window shopping experience for residents and tourists alike.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Amway Grand Plaza, where every visit 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.
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.
Arnie's is a full service family restaurant open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Arnie's is located on Leonard Street the northern boundary of ArtPrize. Arnie's gets a lot of traffic as it has been and continues to be a Grand Rapids favorite. It is an excellent place to find Grand Rapidians who regularly come to Arnie's as well as out of town visitors who come to experience the best of the city during ArtPrize. Plenty of free parking available.
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.
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
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. It stood vacant for decades before The Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition. 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.
Large exterior window space available facing Fulton St. in the center of the downtown Arena District. Corner of Fulton & Ionia Street in Downtown GR.
The Bagel Beanery is a independently locally owned and operated gourmet coffee and sandwich shop. Our bagels are made fresh from scratch daily and our coffee is roasted 24 hours prior to delivery. We feature a wide variety of bagels, cream cheeses, signature bagel sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, soups and baked goods. Our award winning bagels are made right here in our own kitchen! We also serve fresh coffees, espressos, smoothies, and signature espresso drinks using the finest coffee beans available. Proudly serving and back on popular demand Art Prize Blend coffee!!
Ramen Shop, Public House, Purveyor of Fine Teas, and Respite for the Adventurer.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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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.
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
BLDI Environmental Engineering has been located at 150 Fountain St. since 1991. We are a short walk up the tree lined hill from the public library, situated next to the Spectrum Theater and across from GRCC's Heritage Restaurant. Bordering on the south side of Heritage Hill, there is ample public parking nearby. We are excited to be part of this wonderful autumn event!
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. The Blue Bridge is a pedestrian bridge with a convenient connection between the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus of Grand Valley as well as the Grand Rapids Public Museum and other attractions and the east side of the river. It is a popular site for taking photographs of wedding parties, prom groups and graduates and is very visible with it's "Laker Blue" color.
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.
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.
bokay by Eastern Floral is an urban, sophisticated, floral boutique conveniently located inside the MoDiv retail incubator in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
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.
Three large store front windows. Art is viewed from the exterior of the building.
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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.
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 five years running. We are proud to be an Artprize Venue!
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.
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.
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 one of the busier main streets leading to downtown grand rapids. Your art will receive much exposure as it is displayed on a spacious lawn easily seen from the road .
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
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.
We are a new consignment store for men's and women's clothing, home decor and local artisan goods, with a focus on sustainability, re-purposing and re-using, and on creating community connections. We are located on Bridge Street, just a block west of Ah Nab Awen Park (easy walking distance!), right next door to Anchor Bar, across from Monte's and O'Tooles. The revitalization of this area of the city is really accelerating right now, and we couldn't be more excited to be part of it!
Cornerstone Church is thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in Artprize - one of the most fun, over-stimulating and inspiring events in one of the coolest, big-hearted cities in the world! We are a new ministry in an old building. Cornerstone Church launched our first service at our Heritage Hill Campus in October of 2013. We are located at the corner of Lafayette and Washington. Our historic building was built in 1904 and remains, architecturally-speaking, incredibly original. We are on the edge of Heritage Hill and downtown Grand Rapids. One block South of Fulton, off Lafayette, this is a great location for a walk by both historic homes and near all the energy of downtown. Stroll by and visit!
The Cottage Bar is the oldest Pub in Downtown Grand Rapids, home to many regulars, those involved in the theatre, area church choirs and a group of writers and artists. It's charming pub like atmosphere is like a comfy old slipper that many come "home" to. Cottage Bar has won the peoples choice "Best Burger" in both "Grand Rapids" and "On the Town" Magazines for over 10 years. In 2010, during ArtPrize the Cottage Burger was named "Best Burger in Michigan" by USA TODAY. The walls share the memorabilia aquired over the years and the rich history.
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. We showcase a variety of art in a comfortable and friendly environment.
Craft House will feature the project Love is Cliche by Grand Rapids artist Alaina Clarke for ArtPrize 2014. The gallery is located at 40 South Division, in the Heartside neighborhood of downtown Grand Rapids on the Avenue for the Arts. It is a dynamic space of approximately 300 square feet and 50 linear feet of wall space including two moveable walls and large storefront-style windows. The gallery is available to rent for extended exhibitions and one night events.
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!
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.
Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community. Responsive programming is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. While many of our services may seem "simple," those who receive our services take nothing for granted. Often, it is the simplest of gestures that brings the most powerful results. What sets Dégagé apart from other organizations is the attention given to each individual and each success.
We are 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.
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 Dog Pit is a signature hot dog restaurant with over 20 toppings to choose from. In addition we serve soup, nachos, chips and bottled and fountain soda pop. Seating capacity is 54 persons so many people enjoy their meal at our outdoor seating or across the street at Rosa Parks Circle. We request that school groups call ahead for the best times and service.
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.
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (Downtown Inc.) is the singular management entity for the combined energies and operations of the Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Alliance, the Downtown Improvement District, the City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events, and the Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority. Working as a singular, cohesive organization, Downtown Inc. works with the community to develop the Downtown vision, enable collective impacts that return improved outcomes, and ensure that Downtown has a clear voice for leadership and advocacy. Our Mission is to make Grand Rapids the most admired, emulated, attractive, and well-run city of its size in the nation- with an unsurpassed reputation as a forward-thinking, bright spot to watch for how to do 'Downtown'.
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 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.
Fat Johnnys, Is an authentic Cheesesteak company In Grand Rapids, Mi. We get our rolls special order from South Philadelphia ( the home of the cheesesteak!) We over a 50 item salad bar along with fresh homemade soups. Fat Johnny's has over 20 sandwiches with the out east flair!
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.
We are centrally located on Fulton St., just east of Division. We are a large and beautiful historic church. The entrance to the parking lot is off Ransom Street, next to St. Cecilia's.
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.
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 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 41 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 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.
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!
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.
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. Our exhibit draws over 20,000 visitors and we have been recognized by ArtPrize jurors and the media as one of the most compelling exhibits in the city. Architectural and historical aspects of the building will also be available for viewing.
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.
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.
Georgios features walls of various textures for artists to display their work. One wall being aged brick, one an eye popping green. The traffic on a daily basis will give artists the exposure they are looking for.
The 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.
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.
The Gillett Bridge will host the winner of Pitch Night Minneapolis again in 2014. 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.
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.
Glitter = Gaudy. Milk= Nectar of Life. Glitter Milk Gallery exhibits the best emerging contemporary artists alongside seasoned professionals. We showcase local and global artists with a wide range of styles. Illustration, graphic design, pop surrealism, lowbrow, and sculpture all meld into exciting shows. Glitter Milk aims to combine the high and low art world, making art accessible for all who would like to enjoy it. All things garish, loud, and extravagant pique our interest!
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
Focusing on art, design, and creativity, GRAM will provide diverse platforms for experiences, ideas, and dialogue that enrich the human spirit and build practical learning skills. Through dynamic exhibitions, collections, learning initiatives, and community collaborations, GRAM will increasingly serve as a cultural beacon and civic anchor. 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.
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.
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.
The Downtown Market is a hub of local food innovation, healthy-living education, and opportunities for entrepreneurs.