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[Fashion Has Heart]

The HERO[series] pairs 5 wounded U.S. military veterans & active servicemen/women with established artists/designers. Together the two parties collaborate to share that Hero's story through the medium of art & graphic design. The result of their work produced onto a Made in American t-shirt, ultimately to become a wearable work of art that carries a significant story. This [Fashion Has Heart] project also includes each of the 5 Heroes working with designers from Bates Footwear to custom-design their own military-inspired boot that aids to further tell their story through the medium of fashion. This project fills the void between the military world and the creative community. By bringing the two parties together to utilize the talents of the Artist in order to share the powerful story of the Hero, it serves as a celebration of our freedoms by the those who sacrificed for them & by those who benefit from them. Without their sacrifice, there is no freedom of fashion or art.

Veterans Memorial Park, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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LB's Steakhouse & Lounge

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LB’s Steakhouse & Lounge is a Classic American Steakhouse with a heavy Chicago influence. Come enjoy an exciting and comfortable atmosphere, where big steaks are served, and bold wines are poured. Feel free to loosen your tie, and be yourself while enjoying a world class experience delivered by our warm and friendly service professionals. As one of the only Blues venues in Grand Rapids, we offer a relaxing setting to come and let loose. Reminiscent of the great clubs of the Windy City, we are proud to feature some of Michigan’s top blues artists. Inspired by blues guitar legends, our ambiance will take you back to when the simpler things were appreciated. When life gets hectic, it’s nice to know there’s a place you can come to just breathe, relax, and enjoy life. That’s what we do at LB’s Steakhouse & Lounge.

77 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Blue Bridge

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The Blue Bridge is an iconic pedestrian bridge in the the heart of downtown. Located between Fulton and Pearl, the bridge connects the city center on the East bank to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University facilities on the West. The Blue Bridge is a pedestrian bridge with a convenient connection between the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus of Grand Valley as well as the Grand Rapids Public Museum and other attractions and the east side of the river. It is a popular site for taking photographs of wedding parties, prom groups and graduates and is very visible with it's "Laker Blue" color.

Blue Footbridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Douglas J Aveda Institute

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When Douglas Weaver started cutting hair in the mid-1960s, his vision for a salon was based on three simple principles: providing unbeatable services to guests, creating career opportunities for aspiring professionals in the salon industry, and giving back to the communities that supported his vision. More than 45 years later, Douglas J Institutes and Salons have become staples in communities throughout southern Michigan, Illinois and Tennessee. Douglas J has been in the West Michigan area for over 5 years. Opening it's doors in 2007, the Douglas J Aveda Institute has provided hundreds of students a high end cosmetology education while at the same time servicing our guests at prices that won't break the bank. The Douglas J team thrives on giving back to the Grand Rapids community and is excited to once again be apart of ArtPrize.

138 Commerce SW, 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 some of the art that we host. We typically have an opening reception, an open-mic artist night, and can host special receptions for a small fee. We typically host many K-12 school class trips at our venue. This year we expect to offer several opportunities for hands-on art experiences led by artists and other experts in their fields. We have been involved in ArtPrize every year, and artists often tell us that they feel that they become part of our community, and leave as friends. A $50 venue fee covers promotions and insurance.

800 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gerald R. Ford Federal Building US Courthouse

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The General Services Administration has had a long history of incorporating art into Federal Buildings. GSA commissions American artists to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for Federal Buildings nationwide. The incorporation of contemporary art within the nation's important civic spaces celebrates the best of American culture and exemplifies how democratic societies benefit immeasurably from the unique, creative talents of individual citizens. Federal Buildings are public buildings, meant to be enjoyed and utilized by the people of this nation. ArtPrize presents a unique opportunity to encourage people to visit the Federal Building and stroll the grounds to view the artwork. On permanent display on the west lawn is the large sculpture Motu Viget by Mark DiSuvero.

110 Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gina's Boutique

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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.

40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Louis Campau Promenade

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Louis Campau Promenade will host the winner of Pitch Night Cincinnati. The charming blend of historic and modern buildings, gardens, brick-lined walkway and the above pedway that encompass the Louis Campau Promenade will showcase a variety of art forms such as sculpture, hanging works or performance art.

Campau Promenade, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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St. Cecilia Music Center

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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 outside the building and 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 five cash prizes to different musical genres based on your votes!

24 Ransom Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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300 Ottawa Avenue

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300 Ottawa 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. Updated in 2007, the plaza offers bench seating from which to better view the art. Outside venue only.

300 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt

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Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt is proud to be locally owned and operated. We offer 40+ flavors and 70+ toppings. Our yogurts and sorbettos are 100% gluten-free. We also offer no sugar added and vegan options to satisfy any sweet tooth! Located right across from Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids, Sweet Yo's is the ideal dessert destination!

134 Monroe Ctr., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Dog Pit

The Dog Pit is a signature hot dog restaurant with over 20 toppings to choose from. In addition we serve soup, nachos, chips and bottled and fountain soda pop. Seating capacity is 54 persons so many people enjoy their meal at our outdoor seating or across the street at Rosa Parks Circle. We request that school groups call ahead for the best times and service.

132 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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ICON Sign

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The ICON Sign / Zoomer Display Venue offers Grand Rapids West Side something new to experience! We are new to this side of town but are looking forward to ArtPrize 2014 and all the participants. This year the art entry will be outside viewing only. If you are near Bridge and Stocking you won't miss us, stop by and see what we have to offer!

522 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Sixth Street Bridge Park

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Park spans east bank from I-196 N to Newberry Street. Park elements include new boat launch, river overlook, seating steps, fish cleaning station, landscaping, lighting, and a park shelter.

6th Street Bridge Park, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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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.

PNC Bank Building, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Degage Ministries

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Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community. Responsive programming is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. While many of our services may seem "simple," those who receive our services take nothing for granted. Often, it is the simplest of gestures that brings the most powerful results. What sets Dégagé apart from other organizations is the attention given to each individual and each success.

144 Division Avenue South, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Courtyard Marriott Downtown

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Located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids within the entertainment district, the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott is nearby DeVos Place Convention Center, Van Andel Arena and dozens of cultural attractions, restaurants and night clubs. We showcase a variety of art in a comfortable and friendly environment.

11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Mayan Buzz Cafe

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This local and independently owned coffee shop is about culture, the understanding of our youth in Grand Rapids MI. Open 24 hours for our future young professionals to have a place safe to go without time limitations for them to accomplish their goals. Our warm and welcoming environment provides space for work or leisure no matter the age. Our friendly baristas are inviting and full of help to produce an unforgettable experience, coupled with premium quality ingredients for the best of your senses.

208 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Ritz Bar & Grille

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Downtown location with high visibility and high foot traffic across the street from the Van Andel Arena; in the heart of the entertainment district. Renovated historical building; with 20' foot ceilings Nice comfortable casual atmosphere Soft lighting Good wall space available and ledge to two large bay windows overlooking the street and sidewalk

64 Ionia Avenue SW Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Lifestyle Kitchen Studio

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Lifestyle Kitchen Studio has moved into the historic Lyon Cottage at 222 Fulton E. Located in central Grand Rapids, our building is the fourth oldest in the city- made with river-rock from the Grand River! Our historic home has been the home of design firms, dance a dance studio, and specialty doctor's office. We are excited to include ArtPrize in our next chapter. About Lifestyle Kitchen Studio: ·Designing Kitchens & Baths for over 30 Years· ·Family Owned since 2002· ·Accredited, Award-Winning Design Team· After being in East Grand Rapids for over 25 years, Lifestyle Kitchen Studio is back downtown. Lifestyle Kitchen Studio is an accredited kitchen and bath design firm, located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are a specialty design boutique with exclusive product lines and custom cabinetry.

222 E Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Brewing Co.

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GRBC is located just 6 blocks from its original location at Ionia and Michigan, at the busiest corner of the vibrant Heartside entertainment district. Since opening HopCat, the craft beer focus of the GR bar scene has seen a virtual explosion, and it made us want to 'rescue' this great name in Grand Rapids history from the suburban indignity of being located in a mall parking lot. GRBC is proud to be the Midwest's first USDA-certified organic brewery. In keeping with the organic and local theme of GRBC, much of our interior space was created using reclaimed materials. Our tables were are made from the old floor joists pulled up as we began rehabbing the space. The barstools were made right here in GR, the art was done by local artist David Dodde, our host stand an old foreman's station from the Chris-Craft factory, we even gave the old fire door a coat of paint and hung it over the bar in the back room.

1 Ionia S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 48838

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Ah-Nab-Awen Park

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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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Kendall College of Art and Design

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Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) has always been indelibly woven into the fabric of Grand Rapids. Born out of the bold, visionary spirit of those who built the city’s furniture industry, KCAD has continued its leadership in art and design education into the 21st century, and remains deeply committed to the facilitation of sustainable, innovative growth in West Michigan and beyond. Our exhibition space is located in the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, 17 Pearl St NW. We open each day at 10 am.

17 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Dadds Magic Bus & Limousine

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We have a great spot to park and see areas by getting on the shuttle. Stop and have a hot dog and pop. Register to win a free ArtPrize limo extravaganza tour in our site. Visit our website at www.dadds.com or bring your car in for repair and get $25 off www.grrepair.com while visiting venues. Stay at one of our vacation rentals 4 story 8 bedroom or our penthouse in downtown see our site at www.4rentmi.com or rent the 2 .5 hour art prize limo special for $250 our 25 year anniversary special.

407 Turner Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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