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The Holiday Bar

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Long standing neighborhood bar/restaurant in the heart of westside downtown Grand Rapids.

801 5th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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UICA Connect: Baxter

'UICA Connect' draws together diverse artists and Grand Rapids stakeholders to create permanent artworks that are energizing and accessible to all. 'UICA Connect' expands UICA’s impact city-wide and connects visitors to the vibrant neighborhoods that surround downtown Grand Rapids. Each neighborhood will feature one or more large-scale work created by artists who reside and engage within their respective community, or who have designed artworks with neighborhood input and a focus on representation and expression after meetings with neighborhood associations and business owners, as well as community members and local artists.

935 Baxter St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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Fountain Street Church

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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 addition to works by ArtPrize artists, the stunning art and architecture of the Church sanctuary attracts many visitors. Once again, Fountain Street Church and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan are collaborating to present an important ArtPrize* venue exploring issues of social justice. Social justice demands that basic human needs be met, diversity respected, and freedom of expression and action fostered. Works shown in past exhibitions have focused attention on war and the politics of poverty, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, education, and environmental stewardship.

24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Craft Beer Cellar

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Craft beer isn’t a section of the store for us . . . it’s what we are all about! We are a craft beer bottle shop with over 500 beers and a beer bar with 20 drafts, plus wine and spirits. We welcome our guests to build their own six packs, have a taste of something new on tap or a bit of both. We have a very small kitchen and serve up some great soft pretzels and hot dogs. We also have fun bar snacks: popcorn, chips, even ice cream bars! But if you're hungry for more, we have a collection of menus to choose from the Downtown Market. We are not snobs, we are beer geeks! We are students of our trade and take great pride in learning everything we can about beer; how it's made, what the ingredients are, what we should drink it from, what food a beer pairs well or can be made with. We are good beer, good people, and good times!

404 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center

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The Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center opened in 2004. It has become a leader in heart care in the region, state and nation and remains the only hospital in Grand Rapids that provides open heart surgery. The Meijer Heart Center is equipped with state-of-the-art medical and information technology. We also have great clinical teams in caring for all aspects of the heart, including heart rhythms and blood vessels.

100 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Biggby Coffee

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Be happy, have fun, make new friends, love people, and drink great coffee. We promise you, that you will leave our store happier than when you arrived. Nothing can change your day like a great cup of coffee. We offer a vibrant experience with our fun music, crazy colored walls, and drinks that make you feel like a super hero aka the Caramel Marvel. We have plenty of seating if you are needing to take a break during your Art Prize visit. We also offer kid friendly options. We are located on Wealthy and Division which is across the street from the Catholic Diocese, and a short walk from UICA.

100 Wealthy St. Suite C, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Spoonlickers

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SPOONLICKERS is a Grand Rapids treasure which has built a large loyal following for its creamy and healthy handcrafted frozen yogurt treats containing locally-produced ingredients and complimented with made-from-scratch toppings. With a commitment to quality, everything at Spoonlickers is prepared daily from the finest ingredients. With four locations in Grand Rapids, a Spoonlickers café is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, chat with your neighbor, and enjoy a superb frozen dessert loaded with delicious fresh fruits and toppings to your individual liking. It is an adventure in coolness!

616 Fulton West, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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The Paper Studio

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The Paper Studio (previously 6.25 Paper Studio) Our Mission: We believe in the power of connection and experience. Our product offerings focus on bringing people together, and providing an experience when read, held and shared. Known for our unique greeting cards, we also offer office supplies, journals, books, art supplies, wall prints, boxed stationery and an array of gift items. All our product is carefully curated for quality, design, humor and/or its story. Many companies we carry are small like our own. We work directly with these owners and designers to bring their unique products to downtown Grand Rapids.

40 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Wealthy and Division Block

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424 S. Division is currently a vacant lot situated between Wealthy & Division, two of the most heavily utilized streets in Grand Rapids. This specific intersection acts as a connection point from the growing Downtown area to the unique residential neighborhoods that make Grand Rapids so special. Sitting at the crossroads of the Heartside Neighborhood, Heritage Hill Neighborhood, and the Southeast Community, 424 S Division is a blank canvas for Artprize artists and future uses alike! Make sure to stop by – there is a Rapids Silver Line bus stop right on this property.

424 Division Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Roots Brew Shop

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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

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport

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Welcome! We are thrilled to be an ArtPrize venue for the first time! ArtPrize is the largest art competition in the world, and we are proud that it is right in our backyard here in Grand Rapids. Our venue sees 7-8,000 visitors a day just in passenger traffic, and we hope to see familiar faces stopping, but also the daily flow of people in and out of GRR who may be here on business or visiting loved ones. Our venue is hosting seven artists who are from as close as Ada, to as far away as Mexico and New Zealand! Art is located in three locations: outdoors under our "Welcome Wall" canopy, in the east end of our terminal building near the Valet Parking ticket counter, and upstairs in our Observation Area. This is also a great spot for aviation enthusiasts since you can view art, look down on our security checkpoint, and get a view of our airfield operations. Stop by and see us, and don't forget to vote for your favorite artists!!

5500 44th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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Zoko 822

A full-service restaurant and bar with Basque-inspired cuisine and specialty gin cocktails

822 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Butcher's Union

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438 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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SpeakEZ Lounge

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SpeakEZ Lounge opened its doors in 2012. A casual and comfortable gastro-pub style restaurant and bar offering artisan cocktails and house infusions along with 12 craft beers on tap and intriguing wines by the glass and bottle. The kitchen offers a creative and unique menu featuring grilled sandwiches, made-to-order soups and fresh salads and specialty entrees with options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Catering to a number of unique and fun niche clientele, SpeakEZ is proud to support and sponsor a number of local theatre and arts organizations as well as hosting free live jazz shows weekly and is the premier destination in West Michigan for viewing European and World football (soccer). Come as you are, no secret password needed!

600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Bagel Beanery

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We are a popular locally owned coffee & sandwich shop located on the Medical Mile that has been operating for more than twenty years. Serving college students, business and medical professionals.

455 Michigan Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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JamnBean Coffee Company

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JamnBean Coffee Company in the Waters Buildingr with entrances on Ottawa and Homewood Suite Lobby Entrance.

161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49301

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown / Waters Center

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Enjoy all the comforts of home when you stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown. Discover shopping, dining and entertainment within walking distance, and enjoy easy access to attractions like the Gerald R. Ford Museum, the Public Museum, the Van Andel Arena and the Civic Theater. We are just four blocks from Grand Rapids convention center, DeVos Place, and 15 minutes from Gerald R. Ford Airport. Sip cocktails at Waters View, the only rooftop bar in Grand Rapids – the perfect spot to enjoy amazing views of downtown. There is an additional bar, Lew’s on Two, located on the second floor. Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown is situated in the historic Waters Building, which has retained original features like exposed brickwork, hardwood floors and large windows. Built in 1898, the building was originally used as a furniture showcase and is now housing this all-suite hotel.

161 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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TBD Westside

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41 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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GRCC Collins Art Gallery

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The Grand Rapids Community College Paul Collins Art Gallery is dedicated to providing diverse, high-quality exhibitions for the education and inspiration of the college and the community. Exhibits by visiting artists, faculty, and students offer diverse talents from local, regional, national, and international domains. In addition to the exhibitions, selected lectures by artists or curators are offered at the gallery. All of the gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

143 Bostwick NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Women's City Club:Sweet House

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The venue is in the historic Sweet House which is transformed for ArtPrize. While the main floor retains its 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 the corner of Fulton and Lafayette. 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.

254 Fulton Street E, 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 selected 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. In 2017, MCC was one of the 5 finalists for Outstanding Venue, and hosted one of the jury finalists in the 3-D category, "Bloodline".

800 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Ah-Nab-Awen Park

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Ah-Nab-Awen Park is not available as a venue during the connections process. 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.

303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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The Grand Rapids Symphony

The Old Morton Hotel resides in the northwest corner of Monroe Center and Ionia Ave NW. Constructed in the 1800s, it was formerly a hotel.

55 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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White cube backpack

White cube backpack, also known by its show title, Artlift, is a mobile exhibition space for displaying works of art and other cultural objects. The wearable display case intends to offer an alternative to conventional forms of displaying works of art, such as museums and galleries.

41 Sheldon Blvd SE 49503, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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