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.
Old World Olive Co offers an old world experience with free daily tastings of ultra premium extra virgin olive oils from around the globe, and premium balsamic vinegars from Modena Italy. Stop in and sample from nearly 50 varieties! Let the highly trained staff help you discover new flavor profiles, share recipes ideas and everyday tips to enhance your cooking experience. Discover your palate at Old World Olive Co.!
Out door venue with a brick wall.
Classy neighborhood pub one block down the street from historic St. Adelberts. Our outdoor beer garden area is a hit in the summer as well as our dedication to fresh food featuring our own Panini's and gourmet dogs. Monarchs has 21 taps featuring at least 15 from Michigan craft brewers and over 100 beers total from around the world.
The 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.
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.
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 Grand Woods Lounge offers a comfortable urban setting in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids! The Woods is adjacent to Van Andel Arena, and walking distance to other major city attractions, with plenty of close parking. The restaurant's interior exudes a warm, casual ambiance reminiscent of the great eateries of the Pacific North-West, which makes the Woods a great place to unwind and relax. The outdoor Porch features not one but two outdoor bars, two cozy fireplaces and breath-taking views of downtown Grand Rapids! The lounge area offers several enormous televisions for sports fans. The restaurant even has a private dining room for special events.
Have Company is a general store & artist residency space specializing in local handmade goods, small publications, & working together. We carry a carefully curated selection of functional handmade home goods, clothes, gifts, & publications. We also host a rotating domestic residency program, where artists come to live, work, & teach in the space. The shop is owned & curated by Marlee Grace with the help & careful eye of her partner John Hanson, super friend Kate Vlaming, & many more helping hands.
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.
Three large store front windows. Art is viewed from the exterior of the building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Menna's Joint is a chain of fun, classic food joints steeped in youthful irreverence that are run by students and the young at heart, presenting a groovy, cool new spin on fast casual food. Our specialty is the dub, a massive and freshly grilled "American burrito." You will find many different sandwich options, chock full of meat, vegetables, cheese, potatoes (sometimes), and sauces wrapped up in a grilled flour tortilla. We also offer delicious, home style type fries on the side. Open daily from 10:30 am to 3:00 am. *Open until 4:00 am Thursday - Saturday
Beautifully landscaped outdoor space downtown.
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 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!!
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
Free Cell-Phone, Tablet and Camera Charging are always available at the heli™/Koinonia offices during ArtPrize hours. Located directly across Ottawa from the GRAM, on the first floor of Aldrich Place, are the U.S. headquarters for heli™, the most powerful and longest-lasting portable charger and lantern of its kind, and the Koinonia Foundation, which supports programs both locally and globally, most recently donating over 10,000 solar-powered light and battery chargers to the UNHCR Tyhpoon Haiyan relief effort in the Philippines. We are pleased to offer exhibition space for up to 8 artists.
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.
Grand Rapids is the headquarters of the Michigan State University, The venue for Michigan State University ArtPrize 2014 is located at the corner of Michigan Street and Monroe Street (diagonally across the street from DeVos Place Convention Center. There are a number of wide open outdoor exhibit spaces along Michigan Street and Monroe Street. The street address is 155 Michigan Street NW. This is the site of the former Grand Rapids Press building.
The Shoppes at Monroe and Division (MoDiv) opened in Fall 2011 with many interesting tenants. Wolverine Company Store, Blue, Rita Girls Bakery, Humanity Boutique, Scoops, 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.
Cozy pub located in the Avenue of the Arts neighborhood, and located one block from Artprize headquarters. Centrally located right downtown! The Pub is known for its support of local artists with monthly exhibits - gallery lighting is already in place. Laid back vibe and friendly staff. GLBT friendly.
Ramen Shop, Public House, Purveyor of Fine Teas, and Respite for the Adventurer.
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.
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. Since opening in October 2012, they've become known for their classic style beers with a twist and gourmet pizzas made with the finest ingredients available. The cement floors still show signs of 19th century horse stalls and the original exterior lanterns hint at the antique décor within. The lobby and dining room house vintage baseball memorabilia and you can even sit in the original Tiger Stadium seats while you wait for a table. Thee Mitten is also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friendly, and all menu items can be changed to meet your dietary requests. So stop on by, have a beer, and enjoy our unique atmosphere featuring many wonderful ArtPrize artists!
Large Exterior Window Space Available facing Fulton St. in the center of downtown. Corner of Fulton & Ionia Street in Downtown GR.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
bokay by Eastern Floral is an urban, sophisticated, floral boutique conveniently located inside the MoDiv retail incubator in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.