The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts builds creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art. UICA features exhibitions of work by regional, national, and international artists throughout the year. UICA also hosts a range of events, concerts, performance art, receptions, gallery talks, an annual Holiday Artists’ Market, and programs that nurture our creative community. UICA’s 195-seat film theater shows independent cinema, foreign films, and documentaries 6 days a week. Through compelling exhibitions, events, community programs, and youth development, we challenge artists and audiences to new levels of dialogue, creative pursuit, reflection, and illumination. UICA initiates conversation in response to visual art, music, film, literature, dance, and performance art by regional, national and international artists. UICA is part of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
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.
303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
138 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Parliament the Boutique is a unique shopping destination in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. We carry a carefully curated selection of fine gifts, personal accessories and home goods. Parliament is home to a team of talented and diverse local makers who are joyfully invested in each other’s mutual success. The shop originally started as the storefront and studio home to Elyse Welcher's Littlewings Designs line in April 2013. The Parliament dream began to quickly grow and evolve to include the work of Harbinger Leather Design and Adventure Textiles as well as other curated artists. In 2014, these three primary makers realized their collaborations and collective work were outgrowing their current individual studio spaces, and the result was Parliament the Studio. Parliament the Boutique is now a retail space and showroom for the three founding makers, and Parliament the Studio is their production space combining their diverse talents and machinery under one roof.
120 S. Division Ave. #125, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
[Activated Performance Hours: Wednesday, September 21, 6-8 pm Thursday, September 22, 6-8 pm, Fridays and Saturdays (12-8 pm), Sundays (12-4 pm) ] **Pitch Night Durham Grant** What is the current state of civil rights in your country? Do you feel protected and supported by the laws enacted by your government? Artist Stacey L. Kirby offers The Bureau of Personal Belonging as a setting for such dialogue about community, civil rights and belonging. Over the past 9 years, 115 performances and over 3000 participants, Kirby has shared a series of “performative interactions” – performances set within site-specific installations that are activated by viewer participation. The Bureau is an installation comprised of three ongoing works, The Declaration Project, VALIDnation and her newest work, I AM. Visitors offer written and verbal response as they interact with Kirby and performers from Grand Rapids. Kirby critically examines governmental process and legislation (North Carolina's HB2 and Michigan's SB993 & HB5717) while imploring us to trust in the validity of our own voices and our power to make an impact on the governing bodies that shape our communities.
50 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to the most unique dining and entertainment venue in Grand Rapids. San Chez Bistro offers a blend of authentic European and Mediterranean cuisine in a fun, laid-back, and artful atmosphere. San Chez is Celebrating our 24th year as West Michigan’s only authentic tapas bistro, featuring the food and fun of Spain. Located at 38 W Fulton in the heart of downtown! Serving breakfast, lunch and Spanish style tapas 7 days a week! visit web site for more information www.sanchezbistro.com 616-774-8272
38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
1 Division NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Classy neighborhood pub one block down the street from historic St. Adelberts Basillica 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 25 taps featuring at least 15 from Michigan craft brewers and over 100 beers total from around the world.
646 Stocking NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Located on Grand Rapids West Side, O'Toole's is a lively neighborhood pub featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. We also feature an extensive craft beer selection!
448 Bridge St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Gina's Boutique features your favorite contemporary fashion and accessories. We give you the connection to the latest styles from New York and L.A. at a price you can afford. Gina's has been setting trends in Grand Rapids for 11 years now!
40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Large outdoor venue downtown just a short walking distance west of the popular venues at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Convenient drive-by location, too, as the venue is very visible from Pearl Street and Mt. Vernon Ave.
410 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Pyramid Scheme Bar is a neighborhood pub, music venue, and pinball arcade in the Heartside District. Our front bar is always open to the public with no cover charge! We have 24 A-list pinball machines, 10 Short's beers on tap, and plenty of local and regional art. We have participated as an ArtPrize venue since we opened in 2011. Happy Hour 4-8pm daily: $1 off all Michigan products.
68 Commerce SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Two young brothers bring to you a traditional Bedouin Mediterranean cuisine that includes fresh made traditional pita bread, known as, SAJ Bread. Chicken and steak are carefully cut and marinated over night, salads and sauces are prepared in house daily as well as fresh made hummus and baba ganoush. Our Falafel is prepared from the freshest ingredients in the old traditional way. Ready for your order! Stop by to Git-A-Pita at Gita Pita.
2 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
254 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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!
16 Ionia Ave SW Suite 2, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The GRPM has a prime location, in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, situated on the banks of the Grand River. This location, accessible and walkable from many other ArtPrize venues makes it unique. The GRPM will host an outdoor exhibition and curate a rewarding experience with approachable art that is intriguing, distinctive and engages the viewer’s capacity for awe, curiosity and humor. With our unique setting along the busy river walkway, we are able to offer a not-to-be-missed immersive experience worthy of our fortunate location. The GRPM will offer outdoor art, as well as dynamic Museum exhibitions that will intrigue and draw visitors to this location.
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Out door venue with a brick wall.
168 Louis Campau Promenade, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family-friendly tex-mex breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurant located in the heart of Grand Rapids. Known for our homemade BLT Bloody Mary and Pomegranate Mimosa.
151 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
PNC Bank Building, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Adjacent to Van Andel Arena and walking distance to other major city attractions, the Grand Woods Lounge offers a laid back, cabin-like atmosphere with a great menu, unique drinks, and nightly entertainment. The "Woods" is the perfect place to meet friends and family, and enjoy DRINKS, GRUB, and GROOVES!
77 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Dime & Regal is a simple and elegant shop that stocks local artists work including jewelry, scarves, bags, accessories, and fine art. These items are based on simplicity in both making and using, as well as keeping costs affordable for everyone. We offer one gallery wall for artists to show their work. Our exhibit for Artprize will focus on how line work and pattern are found within nature; a theme found in many historical cultures and mediums. Throughout history, textile, pattern, and design have often been used in the creation of functional objects; a practice still used today in the work of many local artists and makers.
209 Division Ave S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Humanity Boutique offers edgy and unique women's apparel & accessories inspired by fashion around the globe. From chic dresses to trendy separates, we have what every woman is looking for. Audrey Hepburn said it best, that "fashion is ageless", and we truly believe in that. Our designs are hand picked and curated for the modern day woman, with pieces that exude her confidence and beauty from the inside out.
40 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Blue Bridge is an iconic pedestrian bridge in the the heart of downtown located between Fulton and Pearl connecting the city center on the East bank to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University facilities on the West. Starting in 2016 the Blue Bridge will now be known as the "music hub" of ArtPrize hosting live music "Blue Bridge Sessions" every single day of the festival! Also 2016 will be the debut of the Blue Bridge Music Festival featuring live musical performances with full stage productions on Friday September 30 and Saturday Oct 1!
Blue Footbridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504