One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than a half-million visitors annually. The 158-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois, and Plensa among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Borofsky, Plensa, Calder, and Jim Dine.
Pitch Night Indy
50 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Collective Artspace will not be a part of ArtPrize this year, but we will be open Fridays from 6 - 9 and Saturdays from 1 - 8 during ArtPrize. We will have a beautiful installation by Nichole Riley and plenty of water for everyone who visits. We hope to see you at The Collective!
40 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
GRAM is one of the premiere ArtPrize venues in downtown Grand Rapids. Centrally located in the heart of the city, GRAM is known for hosting some of the strongest work in this international art competition; Public Vote Grand Prize winners in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and the Juried Grand Prize winner in 2014. GRAM was also shortlisted for the honor of Best Venue in 2013 and 2014. Focusing on art, design, and creativity, GRAM provides 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 serves as a cultural beacon and civic anchor. The Museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and status as the first LEED® Gold certified art museum in the world. Embracing the city’s legacy as a leading center of design and manufacturing, GRAM has a growing collection in the area of design and modern craft.
101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to the Amway Grand Plaza, where every visit is marked by a memorable moment. Whether it's a stroll through the Pantlind Lobby, the great view from one of our Glass Tower rooms, the classical architecture, or your first bite of one of our signature entrees, the Amway Grand Plaza is much more than a hotel. It's a true destination.
187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Grand Rapids Community College's Spectrum Theater is the home of several local groups including GRCC Players, Actors' Theatre, Jewish Theater Grand Rapids, and The Heritage Theatre Group.
160 Fountain NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Arnie's is a locally owned family restaurant. Drop in to view art and grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at the same time. Plenty of free parking, public restroom and handicap accessible.
722 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Crossroads Bible Church is located on the near northwest side of the city near the Grand River, parks and the fish ladder. A former warehouse space, this venue provides a blank canvas of sorts with large, open interior wall space as well as outdoor space for art pieces. This venue sits at the intersection of the Westside neighborhood and downtown. Acting as a second year venue, we hope to build on the momentum that was formed last year of bringing artists and art-enthusiasts into our space. Plenty of FREE Parking available.
800 Scribner NW, 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
138 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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 an express hair salon offering haircut and color services, as well as makeup applications for special events. We are located in the historic McKay Towers building in heart of downtown Grand Rapids making it ideal for walk-in clients to get in for an appointment with one of our talented stylists.
146 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tuscan Liquor is committed to carrying the finest and one of the largest selections of fine wines, craft beers, and artisan liquors in West Michigan! Every Friday we host tastings for beer, wine, and/or liquor and it's a huge hit in the community. We have a friendly staff, clean store, and awesome customers!
1140 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Brothers Leather Supply Co. sits in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Finding inspiration new and old, we design exceptional leather products. In our store, you'll find a simple and clean aesthetic, coupled with beautiful leather bags, wallets, journals, and apparel. In 2014, Brothers Leather was founded with the goal of answering this enduring question: "Is it possible to own a great leather bag without remortgaging your home?" At the time, the answer was “not really.” Our mission is to create awesome, quality leather goods at exceptional prices. No mortgage paperwork required. We design and manufacture our products with the expectation that they will last for years and improve with age – like wine, like friends, like you! We look forward to continuing to provide awesome products that make your life easier, without sacrificing style or your financial future!
15 Division Ave S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Shoppes at Monroe and Division (MoDiv) opened in Fall 2011 with many interesting tenants. Humanity Boutique, Apothecary Off Main, The Grand Rapids Drive, Fortitude Computers, The Artist's Studio, Art by Michael Sweeny Sampson,Connie's Fig Leaf Shop, All Tied Up and Improvisations are 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.
40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Located in downtown Grand Rapids on the corner of Louis and Ionia. We're open 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Friday. Michigan First Credit Union was founded in 1926 and has grown into a $700 million financial institution serving more than 100,000 individuals and businesses statewide through 14 branches and 30,000+ surcharge-free ATMs (1,600 in Michigan). We have knowledgeable, friendly, local customer service reps available to assist members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s right, a live person, ready to assist you any time! No matter what phase of life you’re in or what time of day you prefer to discuss your banking needs, we're here for you. We’re an industry leader in technology, financial education, community support and charitable giving. Largely through the efforts of the Michigan First Foundation, we donated more than $150,000 to nonprofits and scholarships last year. Locally, we proudly support Goodwill, Helen DeVos Children's Hostpital Foundation, Gilda’s Club, Police Unity Tour, GrandJazzFest, Movers for Moms, Karin’s Hope Foundation, Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation and more. We are the official Credit Union of the Detroit Red Wings and a proud partner of the Grand Rapids Griffins and West Michigan Whitecaps. To learn more, stop by one of our three Grand Rapids branches or visit MichiganFirst.com.
50 Louis St NW Suite 101, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (Downtown Inc.) is the singular management entity for the combined energies and operations of the Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Alliance, the Downtown Improvement District, the City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events, and the Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority. Working as a singular, cohesive organization, Downtown Inc. works with the community to develop the Downtown vision, enable collective impacts that return improved outcomes, and ensure that Downtown has a clear voice for leadership and advocacy. Our Mission is to make Grand Rapids the most admired, emulated, attractive, and well-run city of its size in the nation- with an unsurpassed reputation as a forward-thinking, bright spot to watch for how to do 'Downtown'.
29 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Heart of West Michigan United Way supports, promotes and advocates for Kent County by working to achieve shared community goals in education, income and health. As a philanthropic leader and partner with strong West Michigan connections, we collaborate with businesses, other nonprofits and individuals to leverage gifts of time and money that benefit our community. Our goal is to work toward long-lasting impact that truly makes difference in Kent County. So while we support those who have fallen on hard times, we also work to identify the root causes of problems. Our work impacting the education, income and health of Kent County advances the common good – that is, it directs change and creates opportunities for a good life for all who live here. hwmuw.org
118 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
West Grand Neighborhood Organization is the second largest neighborhood organization in Grand Rapids. Our boarders include the ArtPrize district. This organization has great partnerships with the city, businesses and area residents. Our space is used for public meetings and can be configured to meet the needs of the community. We have two large store front display areas that can showcase various forms of art with electrical and lighting available as needed. There is ample parking adjacent to the rear of the building. Our neighborhood is bike and pedestrian friendly. There is a bus stop within 15 feet of the front door. Restrooms and seating are available for guest. We are ideally located between several restaurants and watering holes on the main corridor of Leonard. Many of these places in the past have also been venues to ArtPrize. Our building will expand business hours and staff to accommodate ArtPrize visitors and artist. We hope to see you soon.
415 Leonard Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Come experience "Old Town" Grand Rapids. Formerly a warehouse, this turn of the century old building is sure to charm with embossed metal ceilings, red brick walls, and gorgeous hand carved moldings.
11 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Marking 100 years of service to the Grand Rapids metropolitan community in 2009, WMU is deeply committed to the Fine Arts, which is a culturally important area for higher education and the communities we serve. The University’s art collection (conservatively valued above $3.5 million), includes drawings, paintings, prints, textiles, sculptures and ceramics that engender awareness and appreciation of the visual arts while enriching our lives in many subtle and under-appreciated ways. The Frostic School of Art, Department of Dance, School of Music, and the Department of Theatre together form the College of Fine Arts at WMU – a center dedicated to future-oriented creative excellence. WMU provides interdisciplinary opportunities to visual and performing artists in innovative spaces that foster the creation, exhibition, and study of art. Ample parking adjacent to building. View 2013 venue art at: http://youtu.be/0jIU3Gyk5iU
200 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503