424 S. Division is currently a vacant lot situated between Wealthy & Division, two of the most heavily utilized streets in Grand Rapids. This specific intersection acts as a connection point from the growing Downtown area to the unique residential neighborhoods that make Grand Rapids so special. Sitting at the crossroads of the Heartside Neighborhood, Heritage Hill Neighborhood, and the Southeast Community, 424 S Division is a blank canvas for Artprize artists and future uses alike! Make sure to stop by – there is a Rapids Silver Line bus stop right on this property.
Craft-Revival Jewelers is located at 16 Ionia SW in downtown Grand Rapids. We are in a street level retail space in the Heartside District a block from Van Andel Arena and located near Hopcat, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bar Divani and Gardellas. Craft-Revival's specialty is handmade jewelry that is exclusive to our store. We look forward to seeing you all!
16 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Valley State University has a long tradition of supporting the arts. The university’s permanent collection now numbers over 17,000 works of art, collected in support of its educational mission. The majority of these works are displayed throughout the university’s grounds and facilities to promote diversity and cultural understanding. The collection has also been established to enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff and the community. The collection features works in a wide range of media by faculty, students and GVSU alumni. Additionally, many of Michigan’s finest visual artists and numerous works by renowned national and international artists works are included in the collection. The collection can be viewed on-line at www.gvsu.edu/artgallery and "Art at GVSU" is available in the iTunes App store and in the Google Play Store with a gaming element added to the Art at GVSU mobile application.
301 Fulton Street W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The exhibition in the lobby of City Hall will focus mainly on the work of contemporary African American artists, and will coincide with the African American Art and Music Festival happening on Calder Plaza, September 23 and 24.
300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The venue is in the historic Sweet House which is transformed for ArtPrize. While the main floor retains its 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 the corner of Fulton and Lafayette. 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.
254 Fulton Street E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
White cube backpack is a mobile exhibition space for displaying works of art and other cultural objects. The wearable display case offers an alternative to conventional forms of displaying works of art, such as museums and galleries.
169 Monroe Ave. NW up on the 3rd floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family-friendly, southwestern flare breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurant located in the heart of Grand Rapids. Known for our awesome breakfast, homemade BLT Bloody Mary, and Pomegranate Mimosa.
151 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are a family company with a heritage that dates back to 1924. Our team has been perfecting the taste of Ferris coffees and nuts for nearly a century. We strive to provide the highest-quality plant-grown food products available and are proud to call our company the Official Coffee Sponsor for ArtPrize 9! We are honored to have our second Grand Rapids location downtown in the historical Michigan Trust Building as an ArtPrize venue for the second year now. Once touting the title “tallest building in Michigan”, this downtown landmark has been a cornerstone of classic design and rich history. As a sponsor for ArtPrize, we will be heavily involved in events and bring a lot of foot traffic to our downtown location.
40 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Craft beer bar, over 130 Varieties of beer, all in cans. Full Bar, Famous Frozen Pudding shots and Faygo bombs, Full menu.
206 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 48933
St. Mark’s has a rich history dating back to October 6, 1836, when it was incorporated as an Episcopal parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At that time, Grand Rapids had only 500 inhabitants. In the spring of 1840, measures were taken to construct a suitable building. A parcel of land was donated at the corner now known as Division and Pearl streets. The present building was occupied in October 1848 and was consecrated on September 9, 1849. It is the oldest public building still standing in the city. Its features include walls made with stone quarried from the Grand River and the original, hand carved woodwork that is found throughout the interior.
134 Division Avenue North, 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 43 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
Centrally located in the heart of downtown at the Pearl Street Bridge. This historic building, with beautiful riverfront views of the Blue Bridge, Public Museum, Ford Museum, and Amway Grand Plaza, is located in a popular, high-traffic area. The Horizon Bank venue features artwork displayed in windows facing Pearl Street.
250 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
SiTE:LAB is a nomadic all-volunteer artist-led initiative that has organized over 20 projects primarily in underutilized sites in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Project sites have included: An entire city block, an abandoned natural history museum, a nature preserve, vacant commercial buildings, and a once-grand downtown hotel. Our current site is an abandoned 70,000 Sq Ft high school. “I think that SiTE:LAB is a world class...Installation group or whatever they call themselves...You could bring this to Documenta in Germany and it would be respected.” Jerry Saltz, Senior art Critic New York Magazine. instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sitelab/
415 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Taking your dog with you for ArtPrize? Want to bring your dog home a delicious treat or new collar? Want to see some awesome art at a cool and unique venue? Check us out in the newly renovated 616 Lofts on Monroe! Nestled in the middle of the hoppin' neighborhood of Monroe North, just a short walk from downtown! You will find everything you need for your dog, as well an fun other items! Do some shopping for you furry friend, or simply bring them in to check out some awesome art and to get a free dog treat! We are located along Monroe Ave among several other establishments that you'll have to be sure to check out as well! *We are also an easy stop between downtown and the large venue at the City Water Building!
820 Monroe Ave NW, 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 NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcoming. Unintimidating. Fun. BIGGBY® COFFEE is a come-as-you-are and be-who-you-are kind of place! It's where old friends gather and new friends are made. We value making friends, having fun, being yourself, and sharing great coffee. BIGGBY® COFFEE is a Michigan based company.
45 Ottawa Ave. SW, 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 NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Beer city is missing the bourbon! One Bourbon is located at 608 Bridge Street NW on the West Side of Grand Rapids, MI. Featuring over 100+ different types of whisky and bourbon, American regional wines and beers with quality classic dishes. One Bourbon's interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area, with loads of unfinished brick, tin ceilings and Edison lights. The multi-level restaurant offers the choice to observe passers-by in the Oak Room, a swanky whisky room on the 2nd floor, or in the pub area with direct access to the genius' behind the bar, in the main dining area with comfy seating and plenty of light, or outdoors on the large patio covered in art. The 2nd floor also features the Lounge, a private dining area for your next business meeting, group dinner or get together.
608 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Amway Grand Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, making it easy to explore and discover all the amazing art pieces and installations during this three-week event in September. We will make your visit to Grand Rapids a memorable one with overnight accommodations second to none, wrapped in historic charm and modern comforts that make the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton one of the best hotels in the in the Mid-West! Also, to add flavor to your ArtPrize stay, our hotel is home to seven artful restaurants and lounges. From The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck and Cygnus27 serving Latin inspired cuisine with skyline views; to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Lumber Baron Bar, GP Sports, Starbucks, and our latest addition Rendezvous.
187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Our chef driven menus feature globally inspired dishes full of unique & bold flavors. Executive Chef Jeff Baird & Sous Chef Tim Rafferty together passionately create and serve seasonally changing menus which highlight the amazing local produce Michigan has to offer. Our innovative cocktails are well balanced and full of freshly squeezed juices, herbs & secret tinctures to intrigue your taste buds. Our award winning wine list is carefully selected to please every palate. Our liquor selection is the second largest in Grand Rapids. Located in the heart of Beer City USA, we proudly pour the awesome creations from our local craft breweries, European finds, as well as the good ole’ boy standards to appease every palate. If you have a special request please don’t hesitate to ask, it will be our pleasure! We look forward to seeing you... Sincerely, Molly Kopen
15 Ionia SW Suite 130 and Suite 150, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
MCC is an emerging Christian faith community whose mission is “Connecting our downtown community with our life-changing God.” As image-bearers of the Creator, we seek to honor God through celebrating the creative talents of our members, friends, and the community. We embrace and encourage the arts through various community events and activities. Each year for ArtPrize, we conduct a 4-week series of worship services based upon themes generated by selected art that we host. We typically have an opening reception, an open-mic artist night, a kids' art day, and can host special receptions for a small fee. We typically host many K-12 school class trips at our venue, and our exhibits are typically appropriate for children. We are Barrier-Free, have a drinking fountain, restrooms, a mom's nursing space available, and offer packaged snacks for donation. In 2017, MCC was one of the 5 finalists for Outstanding Venue, and hosted one of the jury finalists in the 3-D category, "Bloodline".
800 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Join Light Gallery + Studio for their second ArtPrize show! Four artists' work will be on display participating in ArtPrize, as well as 60 other local artists showcased alongside them in their artisans' shop. Light Gallery will be open every day from 11-8pm! Stop by to check out the new work on the walls, and keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep updated with all of the events happening here during ArtPrize. ArtPrize 10 Artists: Sayer Murphy, "Pebble Tossed" Diane Schroeder, "Weather Data" Jordan Smith, "Windows of Grand Rapids" Jennifer Thoem, "Beyond the Obvious" Light Gallery + Studio is an art gallery in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, MI - full of local contemporary artwork, unique handmade gifts, mid-century modern furniture, exotic house plants, collections of home goods to make your living space one of a kind. The shop has over 60 local artists displayed in the shop, as well as a large workshop area for art classes for any level of experience.
317 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
108 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt is proud to be locally owned and operated. We offer 40+ flavors and 70+ toppings. Our natural yogurts and sorbettos are 100% gluten-free. We also offer no sugar added and vegan options to satisfy any sweet tooth! Located right across from Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids, Sweet Yo's is the ideal dessert destination! 2014 Sweet Yo's venue and artist proudly made the top family friendly art prize destinations.
134 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are a Christian ministry in Downtown Grand Rapids that will be hosting a gospel centered mural on the outside of our building.
229 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Artwork will be displayed in our front entrance/street front window. The window space is angled and is 11 feet high and at a majority of the space is 77 inches wide. Spot lighting would be necessary for art to be viewed appropriately.
86 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 a key destination on the downtown pathway of ArtPrize art. The GRPM will host an outdoor exhibition by curating 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
The Garage is a comforting and relaxing bar a mile north of Downtown GR. We do know how to switch gears and throw a good party though. In our summer months we throw up the garage door, put out corn hole, and pack our patio with people! Our food is fresh and our drinks are amazing, leaving people craving to come back.
819 Ottawa Ave NW, 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
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 5 seasonings. We look forward to seeing you during ArtPrize.
8 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center is pleased to be the venue for ArtPrize Ten. Our prime outdoor venue includes a number of high visibility OUTDOOR locations at the corner of Monroe Street and Michigan Street in downtown Grand Rapids.
400 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Founded in 1866, Davenport is a private, non-profit university with campuses across Michigan. Davenport University prepares and transforms students to achieve the highest levels of academic performance, leading them to excel and advance in their chosen fields in the 21st century. Be sure to make DU a stop on your ArtPrize tour! The Peter C. Cook Center is conveniently located downtown Grand Rapids, just across the street from the GRAM and near multiple public parking options.
45 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Ferris Coffee & Nut Company is a 94-year-old family-owned and –operated specialty coffee and nut roaster located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ferris works to build relationships that thrive through its products. The company is committed to the responsible sourcing of its products to promote sustainability at all levels of the supply chain. Ferris’ roasting facility and headquarters are located at 227 Winter Ave NW. At our West Side location, baristas have perfected a traditional style espresso menu alongside excellent single origin, pour over coffees, We also feature a rotating menu of seasonal drinks, hot and iced tea and nitro cold brew coffee on tap. When the weather permits, oversized doors open up to a sit-down patio so beverages can be enjoyed with a breath of fresh air!
227 Winter Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Boardwalk Condominiums returns as a multi-artist venue for ArtPrize 10. A century old furniture factory building, Boardwalk is a community centerpiece of the bustling Monroe North District. This year, Boardwalk hosts "The Art of Renewal" - a thematic collection of ArtPrize entries inspired by the residential and commercial renaissance underway in the former industrial neighborhood.
940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Small Post Office Boxes will make up this official venue located inside the United States Postal Service - Ledyard Station, 120 Monroe Center NW. PO (Art)Box is specializing in small artwork since scale is often a majority factor in ArtPrize entries. Curator Sierra Cole says, "We all know that ArtPrize is about having a conversation about art, we just feel that most of the time that conversation revolves around large scale works of art. We want to flip that conversation and talk about how small works of art are just as viable as large scale works. They are just as challenging, time consuming, and complex as their large counterparts." PO (Art)Box will be viewable during business hours inside the Post Office lobby. After hours, the artwork can be viewed from a custom made outdoor mailbox bank that will be located just outside the Ledyard Post Office. PO (Art)Box is curated by Sierra Cole, Todd Ramquist and is part of the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center Collective.
PO Box 230031, 120 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49523
Venue for Pitch Night Detroit
111 Lyon Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to Art Prize! We are a proud sponsor of this annual event. As a registered venue, our office supports and allows talented artists to display their work. Our 3 spacious windows allow engaging 2D photography and/or paintings to be showcased inside beautifully. Outside viewing only is available for visitors.
16 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown has been participating in ArtPrize from the very beginning and are excited to see what this year will bring, especially with it being our 10th year! The hotel is a full service hotel located on Pearl Street adjacent to several parks, museums, and public parking lots. The hotel is interested in hosting a minimum of 6 outdoor exhibits and a minimum of 4 indoor exhibits.The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown is a full service hotel with 175 guest rooms, meeting space, and full service restaurant and lounge.Our entire staff is excited and involved in our ArtPrize participation and look forward to hosting many talented artists this year.
310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Blue Bridge is not available as a venue during the connections process. The Blue Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that goes across the Grand River.
Blue Footbridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Butterworth Hospital is one of four facilities that make up Spectrum Health Medical Center. 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. Today, Butterworth Hospital is a clinical leader in cardiovascular, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurosciences, and trauma and emergency care services, among many others.
100 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Harmony Hall started off as a sausage factory in 1908, then later in the ‘60s it became Little Mexico, a restaurant the VanDyke family loved back in the day. Thus, Harmony Hall opened in 2015 with an expanded ten-barrel system and five large fermentation tanks. They hit the ground running with 30 beers on tap, including some great lagers to celebrate the German heritage of the building. Much of the original Bavarian architecture and Mexican relief murals were preserved in homage to the past occupants. The whimsical decor was inspired to life by the infamous Jack-of-the-Woods spirit muse—his leafy visage always giving thoughtful and quiet approval to Harmony’s creations.
401 Stocking St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Vito's Pizza on Fulton Street has been in business for 39 years. We are having a mural painted on our lobby wall of the same blocks we are located from back in the 1950s. Enjoy a part of history with us!
658 Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The 300 foot layered sculptural element is comprised of granite, concrete and pockets of soil and vegetation. The sculptural wall functions as a flood wall while softening the river’s edge with native vegetation and creating small niches that shelter birds and other wildlife living along the river. The sculptural wall is reminiscent of stone foundations from an earlier time, emerging through the steep side of the riverbank. The indigenous plantings as well as the patina of the stone encourage associations with the past.
201 W Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Grand Valley Artists have been West Michigan's premier artist's group since 1957 when it was started by several area artists such as Carl Forslund, Reynold Weidenaar, and Armand Merizon to name a few. GVA has always striven to create an environment for artists to learn, create, prosper, and to ultimately share their talents with the greater Grand Rapids area. This year is no exception. We have successfully sponsored the 53rd Reeds Lake Art Festival, a much loved art festival in West Michigan that includes artists from across the nation. GVA is, for the second year in a row, an ArtPrize venue, and is now located in the Water Treatment Building on 1101 N. Monroe NW, just south of Leonard Street. We have over 5,000 square feet of display space. We also plan to have our members inside and outside, painting, drawing, photographing and sketching during ArtPrize. This will show the public what we do as an art group and why Grand Rapids is quickly becoming one of the the Midwest's largest art communities. This year we also have one of the oldest participants in ArtPrize, Stuart Knickerbocker, a World War II veteran and local artist. We are proud to have him and 48 local and national artists displaying their work with us, most of whom will be on hand to answer questions and interact at various times with the public during ArtPrize.
1101 N. Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The David D. Hunting YMCA outdoor space on Grand Rapids’ West Side – located close to the Grand River and within blocks of dozens of other ArtPrize Venues and local businesses – is a must-see venue for the whole family.
475 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
We offer space inside the Grand Rapids Police Department, as a gallery environment. We are able to 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. There is also display space available inside 2 large front glass windows on the left side of the main entry glass doors on Monroe Center. The dimensions for the windows are roughly 5' by 8' each. All pieces displayed at the Grand Rapids Police Department are chosen by our Art Committee, a team of dedicated volunteers. We look forward to what artists will do to take advantage of this space.
01 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503