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The Pyramid Scheme

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

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Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt

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Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt is proud to be locally owned and operated. We offer 40+ flavors and 70+ toppings. Our natural yogurts and sorbettos are 100% gluten-free. We also offer no sugar added and vegan options to satisfy any sweet tooth! Located right across from Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids, Sweet Yo's is the ideal dessert destination! 2014 Sweet Yo's venue and artist proudly made the top family friendly art prize destinations.

134 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand River

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The Grand River is not available as a venue during the connections process. The Grand River is the river running through the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, among the most visible public venue locations in all of ArtPrize. Since ArtPrize's inception, the Grand River venue has been host to some of the event's most challenging and memorable installations.

Grand River near Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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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

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Music for Elephants: A Memorial

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"Music for Elephants" examines the relationship between humans and elephantine megafauna in the last 13,000 years. Interdisciplinary artist, environmental activist, and naturalist Jenny Kendler will exhibit her work. Kendler's new piece, "Music for Elephants," presents data on the current acceleration of elephant extinction, in part because of the ivory trade. According to Kendler, "Elephants and humans have much in common. We are both highly social animals defined by lifelong family bonds. We share our reliance on intricate forms of communication within our groups. We are both species who are ecosystem engineers—yet humans are engineering a planet where there may no longer be room for elephants." The exhibition asks, what might we lose if another species of elephant becomes extinct again?

50 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)

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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

2 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Arena Place - South Tower

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In order to create a work-of-art, one must start with a blank canvas. Architects, builders, artists and designers were brought together with this mindset, establishing a property that emulates these ideals. DTN Management Company is honored to contribute to an already distinguished community, with Arena Place Apartments in the bustling heart of Grand Rapids. Arena Place offers luxury one and two bedroom apartment homes. Enjoy the finest in city living at Arena Place.

55 Ottawa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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O'Toole's Public House

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

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Mojo's Dueling Piano Bar & Restaurant

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Located on the corner of Pearl St. & Monroe Ave. in Downtown Grand Rapids. Venue space to be used are main floor windows lining Pearl St. and Monroe Ave.

180 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Chemical Bank at Oakes Street Park

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Beautifully landscaped outdoor space downtown. Benches offer a nice place to take a rest while enjoying the bustle of downtown Grand Rapids.

51 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Cottage Bar

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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.

18 La Grave Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Garage Bar and Grill

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a laid back, casual bar and grill.

819 Ottawa st nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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423: Base Counting and Mathematics in Art & Music

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Pitch Night Minneapolis

50 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Triumphal Entry

Pitch Night Indy

50 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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JW Marriott Grand Rapids Hotel

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The JW Marriott is located in the epicenter of all activities during ArtPrize. Dine at six.one.six restaurant for the creative farm-to-table cuisine, or meet up with friends at Mixology Lounge, enjoying the hotel's exhibition as well as nearby Grand Rapids Art Museum, DeVos Place, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and Downtown Courtyard by Marriott.

235 Louis St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Conscious Collective

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This will be our third year participating as a venue in ArtPrize! We absolutely LOVE working with talented artists and being part of this exciting event for the city. We are a retail store specializing in consignment for men and women, as well as home decor, and a wide selection of various locally handmade gifts, art, and other goods. We have a specific focus on sustainability, re-purposing and re-using materials, as well as creating connections in our community and inspiring other to #beconscious in every aspect of their lives. We are located on Bridge Street, right in the center of all the new development in the area! When New Holland Brewery opens its new location on the Westside of Grand Rapids, we will be just half a block from them! We are just a block west of Ah-Nab-Awen Park (easy walking distance!), and expect even more foot traffic for ArtPrize this year than previous years. It’s going to be a great ArtPrize!

445 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Divani and Gallery Divani

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From the moment you walk through our doors you will be captivated by the intimate and sexy ambiance of Divani. Our staff will greet you with an enthusiastic smile, extensive product knowledge and attentive service. Divani will seduce your senses with our globally inspired Chef driven menus. Innovative interpretations of simple dishes are punctuated with seasonal ingredients to render bold flavors. Our creative cocktails are well balanced and made from locally sourced fresh ingredients. Local brews, an extensive wine list and a vast liquor selection continue to arouse your thirst and entice your palate. Gallery Divani, our private events space, affords seating for 80 and cocktails for up to 160. Diverse service and menu options including passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, culinary action stations and buffet styles allow you to customize your event to achieve any expression. Centrally located in the heart of the Arena District, our back door opens to the Van Andel Arena. Valet parking is available Tuesday - Saturday. Come Experience the culture of Divani. We look forward to seeing you...

15 Ionia SW Suite 130 and Suite 150, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Apothecary Off Main

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Apothecary Off Main, Grand Rapids MI is located at The Shops @ Monroe Street & Division or MoDiv for the hip. Featuring natural products from J.R. Watkins - personal care, home care, gourmet spices & extracts, and old time remedies. Amazing handcrafted men's line from Damn Handsome Grooming Co. Detroit Beard Collective, Burton & Levy, and O'Douds. Delicious smelling soy candles from The Burlap Bag. And more natural made in the USA products. Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Smart, Shop!

40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Pearl Street BURGER KING Restaurant East Lot

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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

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Flanagan's Irish Pub

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Flanagan’s Irish Pub is a great place to visit for lunch, dinner, or a taste of the Grand Rapids nightlife! Our courteous staff is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service in a laidback and welcoming environment. Enjoy our famous Rueben sandwich and a cold beer by day, or stop in with friends for dinner and live entertainment at night. Our menu includes sandwiches, specialty burgers, pub style tacos, pot roast burgers and dinners. Our perch and chips are truly a treat. Take advantage of happy hour 3-6 PM Monday through Friday and experience live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday. Come see why we’ve been one of Grand Rapids’ favorite places to have a good time since 1981. We feature a gallery wall of art for ArtPrize that will enhance your visit. Cheers!

139 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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For 125 years, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has restored hope and freedom through intensive rehabilitation for people who have experienced brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, multiple traumatic injuries, cancer, amputations and other diagnoses. Mary Free Bed is the only inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Michigan with a unit designated for children and teens. A $67 million expansion has doubled the Mary Free Bed campus, making it the fifth-largest freestanding rehabilitation hospital in the country. Mary Free Bed also offers outpatient and home-based services, and other specialty services such as adaptive seating, orthotics and prosthetics, a motion analysis center, driver rehabilitation, a bio feedback lab for neuromuscular re-education, neuropsychological evaluation and one of the nation’s largest wheelchair and adaptive sports programs. Parking is available in the west addition first level parking ramp off Wealthy Street and on the east side of campus in the Mary Free Bed Professional Building parking ramp.

235 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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San Chez Bistro

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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

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Calvin College - (106) Gallery

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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 2015, the exhibition "Weighing the Landscape" featured twelve ArtPrize artists who drew on environmental relationships for thematic and formal inspiration.

106 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Monroe Community Church

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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 activities. 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, a kids' art day, and can host special receptions for a small fee. We typically host many K-12 school class trips at our venue, and our exhibits are typically appropriate for children. We are Barrier-Free, have a drinking fountain, restrooms, a mom's nursing space available, and offer packaged snacks for donation.

800 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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