SiTE:LAB is returning to 54 Jefferson, formerly home to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, for ArtPrize 2013. Vacant since the museum moved to the Van Andel Museum Center in 1994, 54 Jefferson was left largely intact. Extant dioramas, showcases and exhibits will provide a unique environment for an exhibition of largely site-specific and installation-based work selected by SiTE:LAB curator Paul Amenta. SiTE:LAB is a Grand Rapids-based non-profit that organizes art exhibits in temporary locations. It was the recipient of the ArtPrize juried award for best venue in both 2011 and 2012. 54 Jefferson is being made available to SiTE:LAB through the generosity of the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the City of Grand Rapids. SiTE:LAB's ArtPrize exhibition is sponsored by BISSELL.
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 also has easy access to the neighboring parking structure.
The Dog Pit features delicious gourmet hot dogs, soup, chips, rootbeer floats and better soda pops in a casual, family- friendly atmosphere. Quick service. Eat inside or take out and enjoy Rosa Parks Circle!
Big O's Cafe is a full service Italian restaurant with Cuban flare located in the heart of the city. The restaurant has a capacity of 60 people with street level view of Ottawa Ave directly across from the GRAM. Big O's is looking for wall art... Italian/Cuban scenery.. paintings or photography welcome.
The Inn with the In Crowd! Tavern On the Square is a revolution in casual dining and drinking.
Take just one step inside the First Community Bank building, with its splendid works of architecture, and it becomes apparent the structure has a long and rich history. The 13 story, Greek Revival-style building dates back to the early 1900’s. It held the title of “Tallest building in Grand Rapids” until 1925 when Grand Rapids National Bank (now McKay Tower) added twelve stories to overshadow 60 Monroe Center by 3 floors. Easy walking, parking and bus stops.
Treadstone Funding is a residential mortgage lender located inside of the historic Corl-Knott building in the Heartside district of downtown Grand Rapids. As a local mortgage lender Treadstone takes a "more than mortgages" approach to each new client. Treadstone is licensed and skilled in all major home loan types and over the past year they have earned a reputation as the place to go in Michigan for the 203k home repair loan and even escrow repair.
Showcasing the "Best" of our Wolverine Worldwide brands, Wolverine Company Store brings fashion and art together with a focus on our consumer and the community. Our model is simple, provide amazing experiences for our guests, showcase our brands with the best and newest products available and extend our roots further into the community. Located in the heart of Grand Rapids, we are surrounded by incredible restaurants, theaters, museums, and shops; proving to be a sure destination for visitors.
Northwest corner of Ottawa and Lyon, in the center of downtown near prominent financial institutions and notable historic buildings. .
Grand Rapids Community College's Spectrum Theater is the home of several local groups including GRCC Players, Actors' Theatre, and Jewish Theater Grand Rapids.
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.
Sundance Bar and Grill is centrally located to everything downtown. 2-3 blocks east of the hotels in the beautiful historic Trust Building, (we still have 2 big safes in the walls). We are proud of our popular Artisan Cocktails, like our B.L.T Bloody Marys, Pama Mimosas (we actually squeeze our oranges daily), and other creative Drink Features. Sundance serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Daily Features, as well as Banquet room that seats 40 and a very active Catering Program. 5-8 Artists will be featured, maybe more...We will see you at ArtPrize!
The Calder Plaza Building is a wonderful venue located at 250 Monroe Avenue, just across the street from De Vos Performance Hall and Convention Center. Our venue features engaging, outdoor sculpture for three years running. We are proud to be an Artprize Venue! THIS VENUE IS FULL - THANK YOU!
Welcome artists, volunteers and visitors! Cathedral Square provides a unique, inviting and thoughtful viewing environment. Located just a few blocks from the city center in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids and anchored by the 125-year old Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Cathedral Square is an 11.5 acre area in which exhibit space is available both indoors (main gallery) and out. The indoor space, located in the Wege Conference Center on the second floor of Cathedral Square Center is easily transformed from meeting space to art gallery. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for an infusion of natural light and the open floor plan gives visitors the opportunity to view art at their own pace. Outside, the square's gardens are an urban oasis featuring beautifully landscaped green space and meandering, pedestrian-friendly walkways that stretch from Wealthy Street (at the southernmost point) to the Cathedral of Saint Andrew.
Fiercely independent bicycle shop in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. BMC, Kona, All-City, Civia, Linus, Traitor, and many other awesome brands.
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
Craft-Revival Jewelers is located at 16 Ionia SW in downtown Grand Rapids. We are in a street level retail space in the Heartside District a block from Van Andel Arena and located near Hopcat, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bar Divani and Gardellas. Craft-Revival's specialty is handmade jewelry that is exclusive to our store. We look forward to seeing you all!
The Women’s City Club is a private club which resides in the historic Sweet House and offers individual and business memberships. The WCC transforms their space for ArtPrize. While the main floor retains it's 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 East Fulton. 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. For information on the house or the WCC, please call (616) 459-3321.
The U.S. headquarters for the K-Light Lantern and the Koinonia Foundation reside in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, directly across the street from the east side of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). Look for us at Aldrich Place, 80 Ottawa Avenue N.W., Ground Floor, Suite 101. Next to Parsley's Restaurant and above Big O's Pizzeria. During ArtPrize K-Light and Koinonia will be giving away K-Light Lanterns, K-Light Cell Phone Chargers and K-Light Travel Kits and Emergency Bags. Come see us and enjoy ArtPrize 2013.
Independent Bank has been an ArtPrize venue host for serveral years and is proud to be a part of such a great event in downtown Grand Rapids. Independent Bank has the ability to host up to 14 or 15 different artists at out downtown location on Monroe Center.
Gina’s is a contemporary clothing and accessories boutique specializing in bringing trendy and unique fashions to Grand Rapids. Gina's is a place to find the latest styles at an affordable price in a comfortable and personal setting.
The Backside of the HNI Building. The front of the building faces Monroe Center & Rosa Parks Circle, the back of the building faces Monroe & Waters Building. An Ellis outdoor parking lot runs along the side/back of the HNI Building. The building has a blue HNI Sign on the front (see the picture) and the back of the building has 2 white brick pillars that are available for a mural (see picture). Currently there is a butterfly mural on one of the pillars. This will need to get repainted by the artist prior to beginning. On the ground floor of this building is the Hot Dog Pit and Sami's. This is right above an Ellis Parking lot-artist may need to block off a few parking spaces while painting.
First National Bank of Michigan is located on Ionia Avenue NW, between Pearl St. and Lyon. Our location is directly across the street from the recently renovated Kendall School of Art and Design. We are a local Community Bank that actively supports Grand Rapids and the West Michigan Community. We are excited to be a part of ArtPrize and support such a great event.
Cozy pub located one block west of Artprize Headquarters and one block south of UICA. The Pub is very active in the Avenue of the Arts neighborhood and have ongoing art exhibits throughout the year. LGBT friendly, popular with neighborhood artists - friendly staff and fun place to hangout with friends.
The VandenBerg Plaza, commonly referred to as the Calder Plaza because of the presence of Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse, a stabile created for the people of Grand Rapids. The plaza is a large open area that serves as the campus for city, county, and federal government buildings.
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
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Located on the corner of Pearl & Monroe St. in Downtown GR. All window space avail.
The Fish Ladder Park is the location of the Dennis Kinnebrew sculpture that also functions as a ladder for fish migrating to their spawning areas. Visitors may view the river and the migrating fish from the creatively designed structure. The site is also popular for fishing enthusiasts.
Craft House presents Fracture: an intimate look at our immediate surroundings, an exhibition curated by Amanda Carmer. The artworks here eploit commonly found materials that populate our immediate surroundings. Joanne Easton pushes the physical limits of matierals creating a micro universe of pencil on paper. Lauren Schneider and Molly Mitchell literally create artwork from trash -- discarded packaging, lost shoes, and forgotten ephemera to help us see these items in a new way. Tasha Lewis fills the physical space and imaginations alike with objects we know well, butterflies and asks that we move them around the globe to fully activate the artwork. Amanda Carmer repurposes snapshots and sketchbooks from personal experience into fictional narratives to challenge standard practices of storytelling. Each of these artists embellish the gestures we use to articulate meaning and as a result they fracture conventional expectations of personal and environmental inter-action.
Bethlehem Church is a worshiping and witnessing community, centered in God’s grace, growing together in faith, putting that faith into action. In 2007, Bethlehem Church relocated from our former site and invested in a re-purposed former parking garage in the Heartside neighborhood. Our ministry includes Hill Child Development Center, now in its 42nd year. Bethlehem's Objectives: Activate the Faithful (Personal Spiritual Growth), Express Ourselves as a Grace-centered Community (Discipleship), Strengthen and Develop Spiritual and Physical Outreach Partnerships with the Community (Evangelism), Conduct a Comprehensive Review of Our Location and Physical plant in terms of Our Ministry (Stewardship), Optimize Worship Centered Identity – Broaden and Enrich Our Worship-Centered Community (Worship).
The Plante & Moran Building is one of leading Grand Rapids LEED certified buildings located on the Grand River adjacent to the Grand Rapids Fish Ladder. The unique architecture of the building allows for artists to have a choice of partially sheltered or exposed outdoor venue locations along the riverfront.
The early Christian church was one of the greatest patrons of the arts, so we believe that it is natural that today both artists and observers find the church as home to the arts and a place to hear God’s voice through artistic expression. For 40 years, First United Methodist Church has presented its annual "Celebration of the Arts", one of the largest juried spiritual art shows in the U.S. Works have included artists from many faith and spiritual traditions.
The Chase Bank Building is located just North of the heart of downtown, directly across the street from the world famous La Grande Vitesse, on Calder Plaza. Located within walking distance to all other ArtPrize venues, downtown restaurants and attractions. The Chase Bank Building was completely renovated in 2012, including new surfaces, lighting, and landscaping.
St. Mark’s is proud of its long and meaningful history in downtown Grand Rapids. We celebrate in a gorgeous 19th century Gothic Revival sanctuary, lined with stained glass windows. Our tradition of music is strong and we are excited about our new pipe organ. But we are much more than our past. Today we are a vibrant, growing church -- a community growing in faith together. We celebrate the diversity of our congregation. Together we seek to grow as Christians and to reach out to those in need.
McKay's Downtown is a restaurant with a globally inspired menu, highlighting the best Michigan has to offer. Putting 'Michigan First'- we strive to source our product, from the food on your plate to the linens on your table, from Michigan purveyors.
We are located across the street from the Van Andel Arena in 'Arena Station'- connected via SkyWalk to downtown hotels, DeVos Place and Van Andel itself.
McKay's boasts a talented culinary team that is truly passionate about the art of food and a dedicated, knowledgeable front of house staff. A full service bar, fine dining area, and a large outdoor patio offer guest varied dining options.
Visit 'Prohibition'- our 1920s Speak-easy, and enjoy expertly prepared cocktails and catch live local jazz and blues.
McKay's Downtown offers a friendly environment with top notch food, drink and service. We hope to see you soon!
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is located along the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. During ArtPrize the Museum's lobby has extended hours. We open each day at 9:00 AM. There is no charge to view ArtPrize.
Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, acute care rehabilitation hospital. For more than 120 years, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has served the needs of Michigan children and adults - restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation. The scope of rehabilitation services on the Mary Free Bed campus is not found anywhere else in Michigan: 80 acute care inpatient beds, extensive outpatient programs, as well as home and community services. The combination of comprehensive services and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enable specialty physicians and staff to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes. For additional information, visit www.maryfreebed.com or call 800.528.8989.