[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.
We are a family company with a heritage that dates back to 1924. Our team has been perfecting the taste of Ferris coffees and nuts for nearly a century. We strive to provide the highest-quality plant-grown food products available. We are very excited to open our new location in the Michigan Trust Building.
40 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
111 Lyon NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Fountain Street Church is a beautiful, historic, downtown landmark. The Fountain Street Church Art Committee manages seven exhibitions each year, one of which is dedicated to ArtPrize. The Church has been an ArtPrize venue since the first event in 2009. In 2015, 17,000 visitors to the Church viewed works by 26 artists. In addition to works by ArtPrize artists, the stunning art and architecture of the Church sanctuary attracts many visitors. Independent jurors engaged by the Social Action Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union will award two $1000 prizes for works that best express the theme of the exhibition.
24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to Art Prize! We are proud sponsors of this annual event allowing our office to be a venue for talented artists to display their work. Our spacious window area allows engaging photography and/or paintings to be showcased inside beautifully. Outside only spectator viewing allows for 24-hour visibility.
16 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Bartertown Diner is a 100% plant-based restaurant, and the first no-tip restaurant in West Michigan. We strive to create an inclusive eating experience, believing that everyone has a seat at the table. In efforts to support our mission, we've organized a "Give a taco, Take a taco" program that allows patrons to buy tacos and bowls of food for others to enjoy. "Give a taco, Take a taco" connections are made via our community board and on the streets of Grand Rapids. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options are available alongside fresh smoothies, Global Infusion teas, Rowster's coffee, Sweet Batches baked goods and Rise Bakery's gluten free desserts. Couches are available for a more relaxed experience, in addition to dine-in tables and chairs, and two outdoor patios. You'll find us just south of Fulton on the east side of Jefferson!!
6 Jefferson St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Pitch Night Minneapolis
50 Monroe NW, 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
Salon with great window space right across the street from the hub!
24 Sheldon Blvd Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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 is connected to the skywalk with easy access to the neighboring parking structure.
99 Monroe Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Artwork will be displayed in our front entrance/street front window. The window space is angled and is 11 feet high and at a majority of the space is 77 inches wide. Spot lighting would be necessary for art to be viewed appropriately.
86 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
[HAS HEART] is proud to present the 2016 HERO[series] exhibit at the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Grand Rapids, marking the organization's 5th Annual ArtPrize exhibit.
22 Sheldon NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Treadstone Funding is a local mortgage lender in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Located in the newly renovated "diplomat pharmacy" building.
214 Fulton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
57 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Coffee shop on Grand Rapids west side. There are large windows with lots of natural light as well as a spacious seating area.
600 7th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
We are centrally located downtown on Fulton, 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. Last year we added a glass vestibule as our new entry right off our parking lot. We have a new lobby and gathering area, gallery hallway, and ceramic floor tile from Italy. Our main hall, Merriam Hall, hosts great pieces and displays.
10 E Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Lifestyle Kitchen Studio is located at the historic Heritage Hill address of 222 Fulton Street East. One of the oldest buildings in Grand Rapids, the space has been completely renovated and is now home to a family owned and operated design business. Beautiful front yard landscaping and convenient downtown location make it an easy stop during Art Prize.
222 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The City Water Building located on the east bank of the Grand River in the North Monroe District will act as a venue as well as a pop up gallery run by the richard app gallery. The space will host medium to large installation works to fill the over 16,000 sq ft. and will also serve as a pop up retail gallery. Having been in Grand Rapids area for 24 years it is the aim of this space to not only host progressive works but also sell works by our area artists as well as artists in for ArtPrize. More images and details will be forthcoming.
1101 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Located on the West Side in a 106 year old Bavarian building and former sausage factory, Harmony Hall is home to one of the most unexpected craft beer and dining experiences on the planet. As an homage to the past, sausage is back on the premises, infused with a whimsical, multi-cultural aesthetic that redefines the word sausage and creates nearly unimaginable pairings with our equally eclectic tap list. Throw in an aplhorn, some Aztec hippie art and a custom made Brothers Grimmish “branchalier” and you have Harmony Hall, a dreamy, delirious craft beer and dining wonderland.
401 Stocking St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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