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 21 films in competition - 5 Documentary Features, 6 Narrative Features, and 10 Short Films. www.WaterfrontFilm.org
Display space available inside the 4 large front glass windows on both sides of the main entry glass doors on Monroe CN, dimensions for the windows are roughly 5' by 8' each For the first time, we are offering space inside the Grand Rapids Police Department this year, as a gallery environment. We can host both 2D and 3D works. In addition, due to the large mezzanine, we can offer space to artists who have pieces that need to be suspended overhead. We look forward to what artists will do to take advantage of this space.
01 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Apartment Lounge, located at 33 Sheldon NE, is an intimate neighborhood pub located in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids. Walking through the door, you are surrounded by a rich marble and polished brass bar with elegant wall sconces above the comfortable booths along one wall. A beautiful mirrored bar with colored lighting highlights the liquor selection. Brand new state of the art audio visual system completes your experience at The Apartment Lounge…where friends meet and new ones are made.
33 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The early Christian church was one of the greatest patrons of the arts, so we believe that it is natural that today both artists and observers find the church as home to the arts and a place to hear God’s voice through artistic expression. For 42 years, First United Methodist Church has presented its annual "Celebration of the Arts", one of the largest juried spiritual art shows in the U.S. Works have included artists from many faith and spiritual traditions.
227 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Butterworth Hospital is one of four facilities that make up the Spectrum Health Medical Center in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our rich history dates back to 1873. Over the last century, we have grown into a regional leader in care, diagnostics, treatment, prevention and education. And our community continues to grow as well—the Family Birthplace at Butterworth Hospitals delivers more than 8,000 babies each year.
100 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Reynolds & Sons Sporting Goods is one of the original retail business established in Downtown Grand Rapids. It's newly renovated 100+ old building, (this spring) will showcase as one of the most unique and modern businesses in downtown Grand Rapids. Our second floor window will showcase our Athletes of the Month, however for Artprize this will showcase an incredible piece of Art. The second floor window display will light up the city day and night for miles. We reside in the heart of Grand Rapids, and the heart of ArtPrize.
12 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center opened in 2004. It has become a leader in heart care in the region, state and nation and remains the only hospital in Grand Rapids that provides open heart surgery. The Meijer Heart Center is equipped with state-of-the-art medical and information technology. We also have great clinical teams in caring for all aspects of the heart, including heart rhythms and blood vessels.
100 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Grand River is the river running through the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, among the most visible public venue locations in all of Artprize. Since Artprize's inception, the Grand River venue has been host to some of the event's most challenging and memorable installations. This year the venue is open to invited artists only. In 2015, for the second consecutive year, the Grand River will be curated by the Arts Council New Orleans. Despite the listed visitor hours below, the Grand River site can be visited 24 hours a day.
Grand River near Pearl St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Women’s City Club is a private club which resides in the historic Sweet House and offers individual and business memberships. The WCC transforms their space for ArtPrize. While the main floor retains it's historic look, but with the installation of AP art, the Auditorium is converted to a modern gallery with the addition of contemporary walls and lighting. In 2006, the Sweet House Foundation, a (501 c 3) non-profit, was established to preserve the history and architecture of the house. Martin Sweet, the original owner of the house, was a young entrepreneur when he came to Grand Rapids in 1846. He dreamed of a distinguished and spacious home for his family and in the early 1860’s built this home on East Fulton. This Heritage Hill two-story Italianate Villa home survives as one of the remaining examples of this style of architecture in the latter part of the 19th century. For information on the house or the WCC, please call (616) 459-3321.
254 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Rapids Community College's Spectrum Theater is the home of several local groups including GRCC Players, Actors' Theatre, Jewish Theater Grand Rapids, and The Heritage Theatre Group.
160 Fountain NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Grand Rapids Community College Paul Collins Art Gallery is dedicated to providing diverse, high-quality exhibitions for the education and inspiration of the college and the community. Exhibits by visiting artists, faculty, and students offer diverse talents from local, regional, national, and international domains. In addition to the exhibitions, selected lectures by artists or curators are offered at the gallery. All of the gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public.
143 Bostwick N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 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 ten independently organized $1,000 cash prizes in five different musical genres - one based on your votes and one a "Critics' Choice" award.
24 Ransom Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
BLDI Environmental Engineering has been located at 150 Fountain St. since 1991. We are a short walk up the tree lined hill from the public library, situated next to the Spectrum Theater and across from GRCC's Heritage Restaurant. Bordering on the south side of Heritage Hill, there is ample public parking nearby. We are excited to be part of this wonderful autumn event!
150 Fountain St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Zoup! is located in the Medical Mile Food Court. The Medical Mile Food Court is located in the middle of the Medical Mile facilities, across the street from Spectrum Butterworth, the Children's Hospital & Van Andel Institute, in between the Lemmon Holton Cancer Center & the MSU College of Human Medicine. Additional food selections at The Medical Mile Food Court include; Starbucks, Smashburger, and Qdoba.
25 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are centrally located downtown on Fulton, just east of Division. We are a large and beautiful historic church. The entrance to the parking lot is off Ransom Street, next to St. Cecilia's. We are part of the "walking tour" downtown. You'll find cold drinking fountains, places to rest your feet, and maybe even a cup of coffee! We've recently added a glassed in vestibule as our new entry right off our parking lot. New lobby and gathering area, gallery hallway, and ceramic floor tile from Italy.
10 E Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Bagel Beanery is a independently locally owned and operated gourmet coffee and sandwich shop. Our bagels are made fresh from scratch daily and our coffee is roasted 24 hours prior to delivery. We feature a wide variety of bagels, cream cheeses, signature bagel sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, soups and baked goods. Our award winning bagels are made right here in our own kitchen! We also serve fresh coffees, espressos, smoothies, and signature espresso drinks using the finest coffee beans available. Proudly serving and back on popular demand Art Prize Blend coffee!!
455 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Fountain Street Church is a beautiful, historic, downtown landmark. The Fountain Street Church Art Committee manages seven exhibitions each year, one of which is dedicated to ArtPrize. The Church has been an ArtPrize venue since the first event in 2009. In 2014, 29,000 visitors to the Church viewed works by 31 artists and Fountain Street was a finalist for the juror’s best venue award. In addition to works by ArtPrize artists, the stunning art and architecture of the Church sanctuary attracts many visitors. Independent jurors engaged by the Art Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union will award two $1000 prizes for works that best express the theme of the exhibition.
24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Grand Rapids Children's Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing an interactive hands-on environment that inspires learning and encourages self-directed exploration.
11 Sheldon Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Cornerstone Church is thrilled again this year to have the opportunity to participate in Artprize - one of the most fun, over-stimulating and inspiring events in one of the coolest, big-hearted cities in the world! We are a modern contemporary church in a historic building, blending a beautiful combination of past and present. Cornerstone Church is one of the fastest growing churches in the Downtown Grand Rapids area; launching services October 2013, with a diverse community that represents the community around us. We are located at the corner of Lafayette and Washington. Our historic building was built in 1904 and remains, architecturally-speaking, incredibly original. We are on the edge of Heritage Hill and downtown Grand Rapids. One block South of Fulton, off Lafayette, this is a great location for a walk by both historic homes and near all the energy of downtown. Stroll by and visit!
48 Lafayette SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Three large store front windows. Art is viewed from the exterior of the building.
120 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Rapids Pizza and Delivery is located in the Historic Heritage hill district, and was the first established pizzeria in that area. Large glass windows allow for a bright, inviting and intimate setting for a quick bite, or a group meal. A multiple winner of the On the Town readers poll for best pizza, the restaurant offers dine-in, take out, delivery and catering, as well as off site meal services. All food is prepared using fresh local ingredients or sourced from the region, creating a fresh, taste in the Pasta, Sandwiches, pizzas, wings which are sure to be a crowd pleaser during your ArtPrize stay. Conveniently located next to Foster Park and within walking distance to downtown, on the historic brick streets leading in and out of Heritage Hill. Handicap accessible and WiFi equipped. For groups of 12 or more dining in please contact the restaurant. We are open daily at 11am and noon on weekends, and close most days by 11 pm or 12:30 on the weekend. Welcome to Grand Rapids
340 State Street S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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