Keen Studio is a full service design and advertising studio that strives to connect businesses with their customers in creative and cutting edge ways. Specializing in graphic design, web development, video production, animation and branding, Keen studio also encourages the infusion of art to all aspects of the community. In 2015 Keen Studio renovated a 1950's Westside service garage, transforming it from a dilapidated storage building into an innovative art studio that includes a "social club" for art and music exhibitions, industry events, and nonprofit fundraisers. This setting provides an excellent location for Artprize participants and guests.
Situated in a renovated 100 year old bank at the original Western border of the city, the bitter end coffehouse is located 3 blocks west of the downtown GVSU campus and is open 24 hours/7days a week. The coffeehouse maintains the original century-old architecture and a European ambiance: tile floors, oak woodwork, leaded glass windows and a 12 foot tin ceiling. Walls are decorated with unique, interesting, and unusual artwork. The bitter end features a large variety of organic, Fair Trade espresso beverages, organic, Fair Trade varietals, organic loose leaf teas and a wide selection of smoothies as well as fresh bagels, baked goods and pastries. Music: Jazz/Blues/Folk. Free wireless internet is available and ample free parking is available in the City Lot across the street. Check us out at www.thebitterendcoffeehouse.com
752 West Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids’ first craft distillery. The finest locally-sourced ingredients fermented and distilled honestly to create spirits of uncompromising quality. Cocktails, small-bites, and bottles to-go, proudly served in the neighborhood we call home.
537 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Plante & Moran Building is one of leading Grand Rapids LEED certified buildings located on the Grand River adjacent to the Grand Rapids Fish Ladder. The unique architecture of the building allows for artists to have a choice of partially sheltered or exposed outdoor venue locations along the riverfront.
634 Front Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Arnie's is a locally owned family restaurant. Drop in to view art and grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at the same time. Plenty of free parking, public restroom and handicap accessible.
722 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Coffee shop on Grand Rapids west side. There are large windows with lots of natural light as well as a spacious seating area.
600 7th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
West Grand Neighborhood Organization is the second largest neighborhood organization in Grand Rapids. Our boarders include the ArtPrize district. This organization has great partnerships with the city, businesses and area residents. Our space is used for public meetings and can be configured to meet the needs of the community. We have two large store front display areas that can showcase various forms of art with electrical and lighting available as needed. There is ample parking adjacent to the rear of the building. Our neighborhood is bike and pedestrian friendly. There is a bus stop within 15 feet of the front door. Restrooms and seating are available for guest. We are ideally located between several restaurants and watering holes on the main corridor of Leonard. Many of these places in the past have also been venues to ArtPrize. Our building will expand business hours and staff to accommodate ArtPrize visitors and artist. We hope to see you soon.
415 Leonard Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Long standing neighborhood bar/restaurant in the heart of westside downtown Grand Rapids.
801 5th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
As the oldest family owned Italian restaurant in the West Side of Grand Rapids, Salvatore's has served its patrons for over 38 years. Located on the corner of Alpine and Stocking, our restaurant has been a popular destination for many people and a routine stop for many people on the way to and from downtown Grand Rapids' events. Featuring 2 dining rooms and an outdoor terrazzo patio Salvatore's seats over 200 people. Our authentic award winning cuisine, full bar and friendly staff will ensure a memorable occasion for you and your guests. During Artprize we are encouraging artists particularly those with larger outdoor pieces to consider our restaurant as their venue.
654 Stocking NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Located on Grand Rapids West Side, O'Toole's is a lively neighborhood pub featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. We also feature an extensive craft beer selection!
448 Bridge St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is located along the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. During ArtPrize the Museum's lobby has extended hours. There is no charge to view ArtPrize.
303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The GRPM has a prime location, in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, situated on the banks of the Grand River. This location, accessible and walkable from many other ArtPrize venues makes it unique. The GRPM will host an outdoor exhibition and curate a rewarding experience with approachable art that is intriguing, distinctive and engages the viewer’s capacity for awe, curiosity and humor. With our unique setting along the busy river walkway, we are able to offer a not-to-be-missed immersive experience worthy of our fortunate location. The GRPM will offer outdoor art, as well as dynamic Museum exhibitions that will intrigue and draw visitors to this location.
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Ah-Nab-Awen Park is not available as a venue during the connections process. Ah-Nab-Awen Park is a long, narrow green space that runs along the west side of the Grand River. This park is adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford Museum and visible from the DeVos Convention Center (across the river). It is accessible by a pedestrian bridge that runs across the river as well as on-site parking. Another area of the park (not available for use for Artprize) houses three large, grassy mounds which were built in 1976 to symbolize Hopewell Indian burial mounds, which are native to the area. The park offers ample green space and a fantastic view of the Grand Rapids skyline.
303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Picture this: Enjoy Artprize even more by parking on the WestSide and walking along Bridge Street to downtown. There is a GR parking lot by the fire house, a parking lot next to Swift (404 Bridge) for $1 and side street parking. Stop in Denym & Conscious Collective to see several Artprize entries and why not have a brew at Otooles? Then mosey your way east towards the river. Check out the progress of New Holland on you left and to your right, view the amazing work from the best artists in the world at Swift Printing (404 Bridge Street.) Continue your journey around downtown and on your way back, hit up Fratellis' for a slice of pizza or have a nice dinner at Black Heron. ArtPrize 8 could quite possibly be your favorite Artprize.
404 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Blue Bridge is an iconic pedestrian bridge in the the heart of downtown located between Fulton and Pearl connecting the city center on the East bank to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University facilities on the West. Starting in 2016 the Blue Bridge will now be known as the "music hub" of ArtPrize hosting live music "Blue Bridge Sessions" every single day of the festival! Also 2016 will be the debut of the Blue Bridge Music Festival featuring live musical performances with full stage productions on Friday September 30 and Saturday Oct 1!
Blue Footbridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Large outdoor venue downtown just a short walking distance west of the popular venues at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Convenient drive-by location, too, as the venue is very visible from Pearl Street and Mt. Vernon Ave.
410 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Crossroads Bible Church is located on the near northwest side of the city near the Grand River, parks and the fish ladder. A former warehouse space, this venue provides a blank canvas of sorts with large, open interior wall space as well as outdoor space for art pieces. This venue sits at the intersection of the Westside neighborhood and downtown. Acting as a second year venue, we hope to build on the momentum that was formed last year of bringing artists and art-enthusiasts into our space. Plenty of FREE Parking available.
800 Scribner NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Mitten Brewing Company is a vintage baseball-themed microbrewery and pizzeria located in historic Engine House No. 9, a Victorian-era firehouse and Grand Rapids landmark. Since opening in October 2012, they've become known for their classic style beers with a twist and gourmet pizzas made with the finest ingredients available. Recently they were honored with a silver medal for their "Triple Crown Brown" from the 2016 World Beer Cup! The cement floors still show signs of 19th century horse stalls and the original exterior lanterns hint at the antique décor within. The lobby and dining room house vintage baseball memorabilia and you can even sit in the original Tiger Stadium seats while you wait for a table. The Mitten is also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friendly, and all menu items can be changed to meet your dietary requests. So stop on by, have a beer, and enjoy our unique atmosphere featuring many wonderful ArtPrize artists!
527 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
This will be our third year participating as a venue in ArtPrize! We absolutely LOVE working with talented artists and being part of this exciting event for the city. We are a retail store specializing in consignment for men and women, as well as home decor, and a wide selection of various locally handmade gifts, art, and other goods. We have a specific focus on sustainability, re-purposing and re-using materials, as well as creating connections in our community and inspiring other to #beconscious in every aspect of their lives. We are located on Bridge Street, right in the center of all the new development in the area! When New Holland Brewery opens its new location on the Westside of Grand Rapids, we will be just half a block from them! We are just a block west of Ah-Nab-Awen Park (easy walking distance!), and expect even more foot traffic for ArtPrize this year than previous years. It’s going to be a great ArtPrize!
445 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Grand River is not available as a venue during the connections process. 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.
Grand River near Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Classy neighborhood pub one block down the street from historic St. Adelberts Basillica Our outdoor beer garden area is a hit in the summer as well as our dedication to fresh food featuring our own Panini's and gourmet dogs. Monarchs has 25 taps featuring at least 15 from Michigan craft brewers and over 100 beers total from around the world.
646 Stocking NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Located on the West Side in a 106 year old Bavarian building and former sausage factory, Harmony Hall is home to one of the most unexpected craft beer and dining experiences on the planet. As an homage to the past, sausage is back on the premises, infused with a whimsical, multi-cultural aesthetic that redefines the word sausage and creates nearly unimaginable pairings with our equally eclectic tap list. Throw in an aplhorn, some Aztec hippie art and a custom made Brothers Grimmish “branchalier” and you have Harmony Hall, a dreamy, delirious craft beer and dining wonderland.
401 Stocking St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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