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.
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
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
BANG Blowdry Bar is the first Blowdry and style bar in the Midwest! BANG Blowdry Bar is located in the heart of the fastest, and most up and coming areas in Grand Rapids. Bang Blowdry Bar is a innovative style bar that has people coming back over and over! Just like the days when grandma would go into the beauty shop once a week to get her hair set! Enjoy a tasty beverage while relaxing to a scalp message and a blowout- just before joining your friends for happy hour. We are located next to the top music venue, multi million dollar indoor market, and some of the greatest art studios in Grand Rapids. Stop by before work, a big night out or any special event and we will make you beautiful!
3 Oakes St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The gallery is located at 40 South Division, in the Heartside neighborhood of downtown Grand Rapids on the Avenue for the Arts. It is a dynamic space of approximately 300 square feet and 50 linear feet of wall space including two moveable walls and large storefront-style windows. The gallery is available to rent for extended exhibitions and one night events. This year for ArtPize 7 Craft House will feature the work of Britt Spencer.
40 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 2015 as our third year as a venue. This year ArtPrize entries will be shown on the main floor and the lower level. The 2nd floor is the Harris gallery and event space. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting an event. During Art Prize pop up events will be scheduled along with pop up amenities, such as food, drinks, and relaxing areas. Visit www.theharrisbuilding.com for more building information.
111 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We believe in coffee. We believe in art. We believe these are simple tools that empower people, a community. As you step into our cozy space, you'll be greeted with art all around and the soothing aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Our friendly and knowledgeable baristas pull together our vision of a neighborhood coffee shop with a creative and artsy atmosphere, but always approachable and down-to-earth. Whether you come here for your morning coffee, a leisurely lunch, or to decompress after a long day, we want you to treat PaLatte Coffee & Art as your home away from home. We're committed to ensuring the highest quality and taste possible is brought to you, and we'll try our darndest to serve you!
150 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.
18 La Grave Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 20th year as West Michigan’s only authentic tapas bistro, featuring the food and fun of Spain. Located at 38W 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
The Avenue for the Arts [Gallery] Space is proud to host the artwork of Ryan Wyrick and Jennifer Steensma Hoag in the ArtPrize 7 exhibition Adapt/Evolve. The Avenue for the Arts is a neighborhood title for the South Division commercial corridor. We are residential, commercial and nonprofit groups working together in a creative community. We are residents in Heartside, and active participants in shaping change in our neighborhood. In 2005, we choose the Avenue for the Arts as a title to represent our commercial corridor and the projects and events that we create. The Avenue for the Arts has been recognized as a center for arts and culture in Grand Rapids. • 2004 Cool Cities Designation by the State of Michigan • 2006 Historic Preservation Outstanding Preservation Project • 2007 Michigan Historic Preservation Network Tax Credit Award • 2007 Governor’s Award for Exemplary Business supporting the Arts Award • 2009 Neighborhood Business Alliance Award for Best Neighborhood Promotion
307 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
We pride ourselves on being the first USDA-certified organic brewery in the Midwest. The beer we produce includes a recreation of the iconic Silver Foam, along with several other beers brewed to honor our Grand Rapids heritage, leaders, landmarks as well as our Grand Rapids Brewing Company family. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do as a company. We built our brewpub to reflect that value. Reclaimed materials were used for our floors, tables and walls and we employed local artisans to create our furnishings and artwork. We also employ an extensive recycling and composting program, helping us divert more than 90 percent of GRBC’s waste from landfills and incinerators. We hope that you are as excited to experience Grand Rapids Brewing Company, as we are to provide this experience for you.
1 Ionia Ave. SW, 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
NEW for Artprize 2015! We will transform Saladworks into an awe-inspiring ART GALLERY featuring some of the top artists in the world! Stop in an enjoy the endless possibilities brought to life through the imagination and creativity of o ur Artists! Saladworks is a DESTINATION for Art 2015! LUNCH OR DINNER?? WE HAVE SALADS AND SANDWICHES, SOUPS AND ASSORTED DRINKS--INCLUDING FOUNTAIN AND BOTTLED BEVERAGES! WE CAN CATER YOUR ARTPRIZE EVENT!! ASK US ABOUT SPECIAL ARTPRIZE CATERING PACKAGES! Historic building on the corner of Weston and Ionia across from VanAndel Arena. This historic spot has been transformed into a Saladworks "America's Best Salad" store--where you can eat healthy, feel healthy and be healthy! Check us out!
44 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Grand Woods Lounge offers a comfortable urban setting in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids! The Woods is adjacent to Van Andel Arena, and walking distance to other major city attractions, with plenty of close parking. The restaurant's interior exudes a warm, casual ambiance reminiscent of the great eateries of the Pacific North-West, which makes the Woods a great place to unwind and relax. The outdoor Porch features not one but two outdoor bars, two cozy fireplaces and breath-taking views of downtown Grand Rapids! The lounge area offers several enormous televisions for sports fans. The restaurant even has a private dining room for special events.
77 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Overlooking the brewing facilities, our taproom allows customers a look into where the beer magic happens. It’s a great testing ground for us, and on any particular day you will find numerous products on draft available only at Founders. The unique offering of specialty beers, the laid back atmosphere, and twice-weekly live music has helped to make our taproom a staple in the Grand Rapids community and a destination for travelers. Stop by whenever you can and experience it for yourself.
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
117 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
FRESH… IT’S OUR WAY OF LIFE! Fresh Coast Kitchen offers customers hearty and healthy lunch and dinner meals at a competitive price. Our unique sandwich creations, both hot and cold, are offered as well as gourmet hot dogs, authentic pizza, and unique side items. Our salads are made fresh daily on the premises. Fresh Coast offers a speedy and economical meal in a fun and trendy environment. We are proud to be serving local Michigan products.
15 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Rapids Original Hand Made Pasta Shop & Restaurant offers guests a wide range of pasta, cheese, wine, organic coffee as well as hand made pastry & chocolate within the historic Harris Building in the Heartside District Shop / Dine / Explore...
111 S. Division Ave, 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
Amazing and innovative take on the classic watering hole. Having a selection of over 100 Cans of beer, half being from Michigan and a fully stocked bar, full Kitchen with comfort food favorites The Tin Can has something for everyone.
206 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 48903
Van Andel Arena is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins, primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings and 2013 Calder Cup Champions!
130 W. Fulton, 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
Front windows of the studio will be used as our venue, both windows used as one entry.
48 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503