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The Pyramid Scheme

The Pyramid Scheme Bar is a neighborhood pub, music venue, and pinball arcade in the Heartside District. Our front bar is always open to the public with no cover charge! We have 24 A-list pinball machines, 10 Short's beers on tap, and plenty of local and regional art. We have participated as an ArtPrize venue since we opened in 2011. Happy Hour 4-8pm daily: $1 off all Michigan products.

68 Commerce SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Rockwell Republic

Located within the historic Heartside District, Rockwell Republic is a lively gastropub with made-from-scratch, seasonal cuisine as eclectic as the environment itself. Dine casually amidst two floors of exposed-brick walls, high ceilings, dark mahogany wood, a three-season screened-in-lounge or an elevated outdoor beer garden. Indulge in our fresh sushi, or mouthwatering filet and be sure to end the night with one of our delicious craft cocktails.

45 S Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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TowerPinkster - Architects | Engineers

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4 East Fulton, also locally known as the JA Building, sits in the heart of Grand Rapids at the city’s busiest intersection at the corner of Fulton and Division (otherwise known as the “Avenue of the Arts”). Its location directly across from the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), an ArtPrize Hub and home to multiple winners, makes the building a prime location for artists. TowerPinkster Architects | Engineers recently restored 4 East Fulton to its original, art deco style.

4 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Western Michigan University - Grand Rapids

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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

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Chemical Bank at Oakes Street Park

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Beautifully landscaped outdoor space downtown. Benches offer a nice place to take a rest while enjoying the bustle of downtown Grand Rapids.

51 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Parliament the Boutique

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Parliament the Boutique is a unique shopping destination in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. We carry a carefully curated selection of fine gifts, personal accessories and home goods. Parliament is home to a team of talented and diverse local makers who are joyfully invested in each other’s mutual success. The shop originally started as the storefront and studio home to Elyse Welcher's Littlewings Designs line in April 2013. The Parliament dream began to quickly grow and evolve to include the work of Harbinger Leather Design and Adventure Textiles as well as other curated artists. In 2014, these three primary makers realized their collaborations and collective work were outgrowing their current individual studio spaces, and the result was Parliament the Studio. Parliament the Boutique is now a retail space and showroom for the three founding makers, and Parliament the Studio is their production space combining their diverse talents and machinery under one roof.

120 S. Division Ave. #125, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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San Chez Bistro

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Welcome to the most unique dining and entertainment venue in Grand Rapids. San Chez Bistro offers a blend of authentic European and Mediterranean cuisine in a fun, laid-back, and artful atmosphere. San Chez is Celebrating our 24th year as West Michigan’s only authentic tapas bistro, featuring the food and fun of Spain. Located at 38 W Fulton in the heart of downtown! Serving breakfast, lunch and Spanish style tapas 7 days a week! visit web site for more information www.sanchezbistro.com 616-774-8272

38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Woosah Printshop x Outfitters

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Woosah Printshop X Outfitters will be showcasing woodcut prints by Erica Lang as well as some collaborative works with local artists. There will be live printing and live music in the shop!

131 S Division Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom

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One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom is housed in the oldest Commercial Building in Grand Rapids. It is the venue of choice for local musicians who play there every Thursday night, and some Saturdays. Located in the theatre district, this venue also dedicates 2 walls in the east room to displaying works of art from the Grand Valley Artists Association, throughout the year, with the exception of ArtPrize. A favorite dining place for families, couples, business meetings and large groups delivering something to suit anyone's tastes! Their "one trick"....is hospitality!

136 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Department of Corrections

We are located on the corner of Division and Monroe Center, next to the Police Department. Our exciting window display can be viewed everyday 24/7 from the Monroe Center sidewalk. A local Artist, CHARLOTTE AMBROSE, has invited talented artists from the corrections process to display their creative works with her. Don't miss their unique and expressive messages.

1 Division NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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UICA Exit Space at Grand Rapids Ballet Co.

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Louise 'Ouizi' Chen's mural as part of UICA's Exit Space Project is located 42.956441, -85.674085. UICA is part of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

341 Ellsworth Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Echo Salon

Salon with great window space right across the street from the hub!

24 Sheldon Blvd Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge

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Good Coffee - A Place To Gather Need a place to re-charge and rest your feet? Discover what locals already know: Lantern is a place of warm welcome, delicious drinks, and fresh local treats. (Vegans welcome!). Discover new art, reconnect with friends, or catch up with email and projects. You'll find the perfect spot, relaxing in comfortable chairs, focused at a study carrel, seated at our window bar, or gathered at a variety of tables. Sit outside with an iced beverage and watch the world pass by. Our baristas are happy to make a recommendation from our ever-changing menu of coffees including drip, pour-over, Aeropress, and espresso drinks. Offerings also include lattes, teas, hot chocolate, natural sodas, and juices. Committed to being waste-free, Lantern is grateful to be an intentional part of the Heartside neighborhood.

100 Commerce SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Heart of West Michigan United Way

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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

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Van Andel Arena

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Van Andel Arena® — the Must Play Destination of Michigan's second largest and fastest-growing market — has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry. The 12,000 plus capacity Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG, the leading private management company for public assembly facilities worldwide. The Arena was named in recognition of the largest benefactor, Jay and Betty Van Andel. Van Andel Arena offers the perfect combination of cosmopolitan flair and midwestern hospitality to make any event a success. Since marking its Grand Entrance on October 8, 1996, Van Andel Arena has attracted the biggest names in family shows, concerts and sporting events.

130 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Douglas J Aveda Institute

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138 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Dime & Regal

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Dime & Regal is a simple and elegant shop that stocks local artists work including jewelry, scarves, bags, accessories, and fine art. These items are based on simplicity in both making and using, as well as keeping costs affordable for everyone. We offer one gallery wall for artists to show their work. Our exhibit for Artprize will focus on how line work and pattern are found within nature; a theme found in many historical cultures and mediums. Throughout history, textile, pattern, and design have often been used in the creation of functional objects; a practice still used today in the work of many local artists and makers.

209 Division Ave S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Bistro Bella Vita

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Bistro Bella Vita, Restaurant of the Year, is located kitty-corner to the Van Andel Arena on the southwest side. This Essence Restaurant Group establishment is a popular downtown destination that delivers the ultimate dining experience with top-notch, personable service. Guests enjoy the unique downtown atmosphere and creative cuisine made from fresh, natural, local ingredients. Bistro's culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.

44 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Mayan Buzz Cafe

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This local and independently owned cafe is about providing premium quality espresso, coffee & tea products including house brewed chai in a friendly and welcoming environment. Sandwiches, smoothies and locally made bagels & donuts are also available. Free WI-FI, open mic Thursday evenings featuring original poetry and music, and a game and bookshelf await you.

208 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Artesian Distillers Hemingway Lounge

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Artesian Distillers is the first distillery in Grand Rapids, 2009. We currently have the distillery which is located in SW Grand Rapids, a bar within the VanAndel and a tasting room/craft cocktail lounge in Rockford. The Artesian Distillers Hemingway Lounge will be a craft cocktail lounge/restaurant. Our space will host 11 magnificent artist during Artprize.

15 Ionia Ave SW Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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BIGGBY COFFEE

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BIGGBY COFFEE exists by following the motto "B Happy, Have Fun, Make Friends, Love People and Drink Great Coffee." Come in as a stranger and we promise you'll leave as a friend! Located directly adjacent to the Van Andel Arena, this brand new BIGGBY COFFEE is distributing caffeinated cheer throughout the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids.

45 Ottawa SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Sears Architects

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Welcome to Art Prize! We are proud sponsors of this annual event allowing our office to be a venue for talented artists to display their work. Our spacious window area allows engaging photography and/or paintings to be showcased inside beautifully. Outside only spectator viewing allows for 24-hour visibility.

16 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Harris Building

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The Harris building located at 111 S. Division in the Heartside district is a 4 story historical building with a lower level. The building has been brought back to a raw state and currently areas of the building are being remodeled for unique style space for retail, food service, events, meeting and office use. The Harris building is proud to be hosting artist for ArtPrize 2016 as our fourth year as a venue. This year ArtPrize entries will be shown on the main floor, lower level 2nd floor and 3rd floor mezzanine. The 2nd floor is the Harris event space. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting an event. During Art Prize we will have Live Music from 8:00pm-10:00pm on the weekends. Please visit www.theharrisbuilding.com for more details

111 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Tavern On The Square

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With huge, wide windows and warm radiant and fireplace heat, Tavern on the Square provides great views of Grand Rapids' iconic Ionia St. Offers a diverse menu with Bar Fare, Yankee Tapas, Entrees, Sandwiches and Salads, along with 20 Draft Beers and Retro Cocktails.

100 Ionia Ave Sw, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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