Coit Creative Arts Academy is the elementary ART school for the Grand Rapids Public Schools. The original building was built in 1880 and it is the oldest working school in Michigan. In 2002 it became an arts school. As a result, families have moved into the neighborhood specifically to send their children to Coit Creative Arts Academy. Because of this, the neighborhood is more art savvy than most others. It is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Medical Mile and within walking distance to downtown. With school budgets as they exist, being an exhibitor at Coit Creative Arts Academy is a wonderful nod to the dedication artists feel toward arts education for our children.
Macatawa Bank is excited to be an ArtPrize venue for the second time this year! Our newly remodeled Downtown Grand Rapids office is situated on the corner of Ottawa Ave. and Fountain St. offering a beautiful location, which holds rich Grand Rapids heritage that you won't want to miss. We’re located on the first floor of the former Penn Club Building. Some of our neighbors include ArtPrize venue favorites such as CityFlatsHotel, Kendall College of Art & Design and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Headquartered in Holland, Michigan –Macatawa Bank offers a full range of banking, retail and commercial lending, wealth management and ecommerce services to individuals, businesses and governmental entities from a network of 26-full service branches located throughout West Michigan. We are committed to the communities we serve and proud to Live Local and Give Local. Come in and check us out or take a peek in our windows!
116 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
57 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Bagger Dave's is un ultra casual bar located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on Fulton Street. We are a Michigan made company serving Michigan craft beers and love our art!
241 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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’s ArtPrize 2015 hours: Mon: 5pm - 8pm Tues - Sat: 12pm - 9pm Sun: 12pm - 6pm
2 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The non-profit 501c3 Waterfront Film Festival (www.waterfrontfilm.org) organization has become critically acclaimed for consistently supporting and bringing independent film education and opportunities to West Michigan for the past 17 years. Attendees join together to celebrate outstanding films from all over the world. The organization strives to host respected directors and notable actors with their films. Entertainment professionals from Los Angeles, New York and Michigan created the Waterfront Film Festival organization to provide "middle coast" venues for independent filmmakers eager to show their work to sophisticated audiences. As the host of ArtPrize OnScreen, Waterfront will present 22 films in competition - 5 Documentary Features, 7 Narrative Features, and 10 Short Films. For more info and to purchase passes visit www.WaterfrontFilm.org
61 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Boutique Emmanuel has been located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids for over 26 years, nestled inside the historical and classy Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.
Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family-friendly tex-mex breakfast restaurant located in the heart of Grand Rapids. Known for our homemade BLT Bloody Mary and Pomegranate Mimosa.
151 Ottawa Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
For ArtPrize 2015 Spiral will be unveiling Painting inFORMed: An exhibition that will feature two artists; each displaying large format wall installations. These installations broadcast a contemporary approach and resolution to the classical medium of paint. Spiral is a gallery located on the Avenue for the Arts in the Heartside district downtown Grand Rapids. The gallery is close in proximity to the city center and walking distance from all major downtown locations.
44 DIVISION AVE S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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!
527 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown has been participating in ArtPrize from the very beginning and are excited to see what this year will bring. The hotel is a full service hotel located on Pearl Street adjacent to several parks, museums, and public parking lots. The hotel is interested in hosting a minimum of 6 outdoor exhibits and a minimum of 4 indoor exhibits.The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown is a full service hotel with 175 guest rooms, meeting space, and full service restaurant and lounge.Our entire staff is excited and involved in our ArtPrize participation and look forward to hosting many talented artists this year.
310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
St. Cecilia Music Center is the oldest arts organization in the region so while you enjoy ArtPrize exhibits you can also tour our historical landmark home. St. Cecilia Music Center is the music hub during ArtPrize. In addition to our Terryberry Gallery that features visual art, we have listening stations featuring musical ArtPrize entries. St. Cecilia Music Center will host live performances featuring ArtPrize musical entries in our President's room on a daily basis for the first 10 days of ArtPrize as part of the "busking locations" throughout Grand Rapids. Musical entries will be performing at various sites throughout the city to exhibit their musical entry. St. Cecilia will be awarding ten independently organized $1,000 cash prizes in five different musical genres - one based on your votes and one a "Critics' Choice" award.
24 Ransom Ave. NE, 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
We are excited to host Wine & Canvas Drop-In Studio! Come create your own souvenir at this Art Prize venue! Wine and Canvas is offering a "Drop-In Studio" daily with one hour sessions at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis and can be made at the door. Wine and Canvas two hour events will take place daily from 6-8 pm. Snacks & smoothies will be available for purchase, but we will not have alcohol available for the public events. Let our artists teach you step by step how to create your own masterpiece. Daily 11:00, 1:00, 3:00. One hour painting sessions $10 payable at the door – 8 x 10 canvas. Daily 6-8 PM two hour sessions $25 each 11x 14 Canvas - Payable online to reserve their seats. (Private events wanting this time slot, 24 seat minimum)
15 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Situated in a renovated 100 year old bank at the original Western border of the city, the bitter end coffehouse is located 3 blocks west of the downtown GVSU campus and is open 24 hours/7days a week. The coffeehouse maintains the original century-old architecture and a European ambiance: tile floors, oak woodwork, leaded glass windows and a 12 foot tin ceiling. Walls are decorated with unique, interesting, and unusual artwork. The bitter end features a large variety of organic, Fair Trade espresso beverages, organic, Fair Trade varietals, organic loose leaf teas and a wide selection of smoothies as well as fresh bagels, baked goods and pastries. Music: Jazz/Blues/Folk. Free wireless internet is available and ample free parking is available in the City Lot across the street. Check us out at www.thebitterendcoffeehouse.com
752 West Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
Zoup! is located in the Medical Mile Food Court. The Medical Mile Food Court is located in the middle of the Medical Mile facilities, across the street from Spectrum Butterworth, the Children's Hospital & Van Andel Institute, in between the Lemmon Holton Cancer Center & the MSU College of Human Medicine. Additional food selections at The Medical Mile Food Court include; Starbucks, Smashburger, and Qdoba.
25 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
117 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
bokay Flower Market is an urban, sophisticated, floral boutique conveniently located inside the MoDiv retail incubator in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
40 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Long standing neighborhood bar/restaurant in the heart of westside downtown Grand Rapids.
801 5th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Amazing and innovative take on the classic watering hole. Having a selection of over 100 Cans of beer, half being from Michigan and a fully stocked bar, full Kitchen with comfort food favorites The Tin Can has something for everyone.
206 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 48903
Humanity Boutique offers edgy and unique women's apparel & accessories inspired by fashion around the globe. From chic dresses to trendy separates, we have what every woman is looking for. Audrey Hepburn said it best, that "fashion is ageless", and we truly believe in that. Our designs are hand picked and curated for the modern day woman, with pieces that exude her confidence and beauty from the inside out. Sizes range from Small-3X.
40 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503