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Humanity Boutique

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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.

40 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Panera Bread

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Panera Bread is now open in Downtown Grand Rapids. With its identity rooted in handcrafted, freshly-baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Make Panera Bread your ArtPrize option for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a break from checking out the art. Be sure to also check out the mural inside the bakery cafe by local artist, Anna Donahue that features iconic West Michigan images.

99 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Vault of Midnight

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Vault of Midnight, an internationally recognized and award winning comic shop, has proudly carried Earth's finest Comics, Games, and Stuff since 1996. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you, whether you are seasoned veteran or a curious greenhorn. Stop by our beautiful new Grand Rapids location today to see what all of the fuss is about.

95A Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Art Museum

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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

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Michigan First Credit Union

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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

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Electric Hero Grand Rapids

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Electric Hero is a premium sandwich shop located in downtown Grand Rapids. Electric Hero features chef inspired cuisine, at an affordable price point in the down town area. With an up-beat and positive vibe, Electric Hero is a perfect place to feed both your personal and artistic appetite.

125 Ottawa Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Brick and Porter

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47 Monroe Center Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, 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. Over the years we've hosting award winning artists in the Juried "3D", "2D", "Time-Based", "Outstanding Venue" and "Grand Juried" awards. KCAD plans a selectively-curated thematic exhibition for 2016.

17 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Artwork will be displayed in our front entrance/street front window. The window space is angled and is 11 feet high and at a majority of the space is 77 inches wide. Spot lighting would be necessary for art to be viewed appropriately.

86 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Flanagan's Irish Pub

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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

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MoDiv

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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, Masen James Bakery, The Artist's Studio, Art by Michael Sweeny Sampson,Connie's Fig Leaf Shop, All Tried 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

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423: Base Counting and Mathematics in Art & Music

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Pitch Night Minneapolis

50 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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DeVos Place Convention Center

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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

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Grand Rapids City Hall

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The exhibition in the lobby of City Hall will focus mainly on the work of contemporary African American artists, and will coincide with the African American Art and Music Celebration happening on Calder Plaza, September 23 and 24.

300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Elephant Graveyard

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"Elephant Graveyard" examines the relationship between humans and elephantine megafauna in the last 13,000 years. Interdisciplinary artist, environmental activist, and naturalist Jenny Kendler will exhibit her work. Kendler's new piece, "Music for Elephants," presents data on the current acceleration of elephant extinction, in part because of the ivory trade. According to Kendler, "Elephants and humans have much in common. We are both highly social animals defined by lifelong family bonds. We share our reliance on intricate forms of communication within our groups. We are both species who are ecosystem engineers—yet humans are engineering a planet where there may no longer be room for elephants." The exhibition asks, what might we lose if another species of elephant becomes extinct again?

50 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Amway Grand Plaza

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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

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown & Jam'n Bean Coffee Company at the Waters Center

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown & Jam'n Bean Coffee Company is at the EPPI-Centre of Downtown Grand Rapids. This Large venue is new to the Venue Arena. With the completion of a $29 million total face-lift, the Waters Building is will be the center attraction for top artist.

161 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gaze-bo(ught)

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Lyon Square is a public park located in the heart of Grand Rapids between the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and the Devos Performance Hall. Lyon Square also provides a view of the river and has access to the River Walk.

296 LYON ST NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Kilwins Chocolates & Ice-Cream @ McKay Tower- Rosa Parks

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Exciting events will transpire at the Kilwins Chocolates & Ice-Cream store located in McKay Tower directly across from Rosa Parks Circle! This is a visitors dream! Come see our great assortment of sweet treats and tantalizing desserts and marvel at our outstanding artprize entries!

146 Monroe Center, 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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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. The tire has be reinstalled and is ready for ArtPrize 2016!

110 Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Tanaz Downtown

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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

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Triumphal Entry

Pitch Night Indy

50 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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JW Marriott Grand Rapids Hotel

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The JW Marriott is located in the epicenter of all activities during ArtPrize. Dine at six.one.six restaurant for the creative farm-to-table cuisine, or meet up with friends at Mixology Lounge, enjoying the hotel's exhibition as well as nearby Grand Rapids Art Museum, DeVos Place, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and Downtown Courtyard by Marriott.

235 Louis St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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