The Cottage Bar is the oldest Pub in Downtown Grand Rapids, home to many regulars, those involved in the theatre, area church choirs and a group of writers and artists. It's charming pub like atmosphere is like a comfy old slipper that many come "home" to. Cottage Bar has won the peoples choice "Best Burger" in both "Grand Rapids" and "On the Town" Magazines for over 10 years. In 2010, during ArtPrize the Cottage Burger was named "Best Burger in Michigan" by USA TODAY. The walls share the memorabilia aquired over the years and the rich history.
A unique deli offering over 80 sandwiches, a handful of filling salads, and soups that change daily. We have meaty, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Everyone is welcome!
38 Commerce Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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
LE&A has a long tradition of bringing art together with the public. The agency led the public relations and marketing outreach for the all-new Grand Rapids Art Museum, exhibitions at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and it leads the What’s Your Art campaign on behalf of the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids. Members of the LE&A team have represented some of the leading public art projects in the Midwest, including the internationally renowned Millennium Park: Chicago and Tom Otterness in Grand Rapids. In 2006, LE&A hosted the first Kendall College Scholarship Commission, which gave scholarships to two students and placed their original pieces of artwork into the agency’s permanent collection. At its headquarters, one block away from Grand Rapids’ Avenue for the Arts District, LE&A hosted Salt & Earth by Young Kim, the 2009 ArtPrize Curators Choice award winner and 2010 top 10 finalist.
47 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Smokin Js is the best alternative pipe & tobacco store in Grand Rapids with 2,000 square feet of alternative culture awesomeness. With over 2,000 products Smokin Js has something for every member of the family and unique products not found in traditional retail locations. From hand blown glass pipes to rope sandals, Smokin Js has what you are looking for.
133 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The entire second floor of 250 Monroe is being used for Pitch Night installations. The space is divided in half, so that the winner of Pitch Night Minneapolis will occupy one half, while the winner of Pitch Night Indianapolis will occupy the other. There is a bank of elevators and restrooms in the center of the floor, and the floor is bisected along a hallway that provides access to the elevators.
250 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 140-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 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. For the 2015 ArtPrize season, we are offering school tours that are not associated with ArtPrize Education Days on September 24, 25 and 28, as well as October 2, 6, and 9.
360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Buffalo Wild Wings is the perfect place to catch all the game day action! We have two floors, and four bars with plenty of TVs so you and your group don't miss a second of the action. We have a full menu featuring our 16 sauces and 4 seasonings. We look forward to seeing you during Art Prize.
8 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tavern On the Square is located on Ionia and Oaks St. A heated front patio area and large windows around the bar makes Tavern the perfect place to take in the city. Great food at exceptional prices and a full bar with 20 taps. Tavern On The Square caters to large groups and small groups alike. A great place to unwind!!
100 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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
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
Vertigo Music is the nicest and largest record store in West Michigan. We buy and sell new and used CDs and LPs. We are fun and we like you!
129 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Whether you’re looking for a casual bite or a more serious dining experience, McFadden's is sure to please. Still in your suit? Just take off your hard hat? Spend the day at a golf outing? It doesn’t matter, McFadden's makes everyone feel comfortable. The bartender will treat you like a regular, you'll hear the music you love, and everyone will be looking for fun. As the after-work hours roll into the evening hours, McFadden's gradually transforms into a world class party bar. No party is complete without music. The best party music of all time, from all decades, electrifies the night at McFadden's. We pride ourselves on providing a lively, safe, and fun late night atmosphere that attracts the town's best-looking crowd. Every night at McFadden's is a night you don't want to miss.
58 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
This venue includes 3 large picture windows at street level.
16 ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
117 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Be happy, have fun, make new friends, love people, and drink great coffee. We promise you, that you will leave our store happier than when you arrived. Nothing can change your day like a great cup of coffee. We offer a vibrant experience with our fun music, crazy colored walls, and drinks that make you feel like a super hero aka the Caramel Marvel. We have plenty of seating if you are needing to take a break during your Art Prize visit. We also offer kid friendly options. We are located on Wealthy and Division which is across the street from the Catholic Diocese, and a short walk from UICA.
100 Wealthy St. Suite C, 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
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 and Grand Rapids offer 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. Proud to be an outdoor Venue for ArtPrize 2013.
130 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
From the moment you walk through our doors you will be captivated by the intimate and sexy ambiance of Divani. Our staff will greet you with an enthustatic smile, extensive product knowledge and attentive service. Divani will seduce your senses with our globally inspired Chef driven menus. Innovative interpretations of simple dishes are punctuated with seasonal ingredients to render bold flavors. Our creative cocktails are well balanced and made from locally sourced fresh ingredients. Local brews, an extensive wine list and a vast liquor selection continue to arouse your thirst and entice your palate. Gallery Divani, our private event space, affords seating for 80 and cocktails up to 150 guests. Diverse service and menu options including butlered and stationary hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, action stations and buffet styles allow you to customize your event to achieve any expression. Centrally located in the heart of the Arena District, our back door opens to the Van Andel Arena. Valet parking is available Tuesday - Saturday. Come Experience the culture of Divani. We look forward to seeing you...
15 Ionia SW Suite 130 and Suite 150, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Beautifully landscaped outdoor space downtown.
67 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The (106) Gallery and Studio is operated by the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History. Nearly 10,000 square feet of space house faculty studios and a gallery space, looking out on Division Avenue in the Heartside District of downtown Grand Rapids. Throughout the year exhibitions embrace faculty, student and community artwork. During ArtPrize, the gallery strives to curate a cohesive exhibition that presents multiple artists with compelling and complementary artwork. In 2014, the exhibition "REFLEXION" featured nine ArtPrize artists whose artwork faithfully explored ways in which their art and process relate to reflexion – a bending back. All types of indoor media will be considered for ArtPrize 2015.
106 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503