Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) has always been indelibly woven into the fabric of Grand Rapids. Born out of the bold, visionary spirit of those who built the city’s furniture industry, KCAD has continued its leadership in art and design education into the 21st century, and remains deeply committed to the facilitation of sustainable, innovative growth in West Michigan and beyond. Over the years we've hosting award winning artists in the Juried "3D", "2D", "Time-Based", "Outstanding Venue" and "Grand Juried" awards.
Out door venue with a brick wall.
168 Louis Campau Promenade, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hello! We are a southern fashioned Smokehouse that prepares our food fresh from scratch, creating delicious smokey meats with our original barbecue dry rub. With a unique atmosphere and history of our building, we strive to be the best barbecue restaurant in town. Come and enjoy a great meal with us as we celebrate ArtPrize!
333 GRANDVILLE AVE SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Humanity Boutique offers edgy and unique women's apparel & accessories inspired by fashion around the globe. From chic dresses to trendy separates, we have what every woman is looking for. Audrey Hepburn said it best, that "fashion is ageless", and we truly believe in that. Our designs are hand picked and curated for the modern day woman, with pieces that exude her confidence and beauty from the inside out.
40 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Slate is a men's contemporary clothing, accessories and home goods store. We offer big city brands with small city service.
44 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Apartment has a rich history in Grand Rapids, having been around for over four decades. Began by Ed Ladner and Milton Lenox, they passed the baton to new owner Bob Johnson. The Apartment has become more than just a bar. Although known for catering to the LGBTQ community, EVERYONE is welcome! Our location is next to the regionally renowned Civic Theater makes it a favorite before or after stop for theater goers. Also, we're just a few blocks from the Van Andel Arena. Through the years the Apartment's fund raising efforts for charities and non-profits had made it a very respected venue in the downtown area. Stop in and say "Hi!" and you'll soon discover why the "APT" is the Place Where Friends Meet.
33 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
We're located inside of Artprize ground zero, just a short walk from the city's center. We've got a real love of artistic endeavors over here, and we don't just mean in the form of pizza! Come explore the space, the deliciousness, and wonderful creative works at Good Pizza Co. any day of the week during Artprize! More photos showing the space coming soon!
10 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Wheelhouse features a contemporary twist on classic American bistro fare with seasonal recipes inspired by our Chef’s ongoing partnership with local suppliers. The distinctive menu is complemented by a list of artisan cocktails, select wines and Michigan craft brews. Situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the restaurant is as lively as its setting in the Arena Place district. The multi-faceted concept is your neighborhood “go-to” for leisure or business. The large bar and porch hosts over 85 seats, making it the perfect place to unwind after work or enjoy a pre-concert cocktail. Additionally, the versatility of the dining room provides a relaxing space for an intimate dinner, featuring a menu that appeals to the foodie in all of us.
67 Ottawa Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
4 East Fulton, also locally known as the JA Building, sits in the heart of Grand Rapids at the city’s busiest intersection at the corner of Fulton and Division (otherwise known as the “Avenue of the Arts”). Its location directly across from the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), an ArtPrize Hub and home to multiple winners, makes the building a prime location for artists. TowerPinkster Architects | Engineers recently restored 4 East Fulton to its original, art deco style.
4 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Kilwins legendary, proprietary Ice-Cream---32 Flavors on warm waffle cones! Watch is the experts make Mackinaw Island Fudge on an 1,100 pound marble table! Explore the fresh caramel apples made-in-store!! Chocolate abound at Kilwins--hand-dipped Krispies, Oreo's, pretzel rods and twists AND TRUFFLES made by artisan chocolatiers!
146 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located in the Boardwalk Condo building, historic site of the world renowned Berkey & Gay Furniture Factory, JD Reardon's is a friendly hideaway for beer and food lovers alike. Offering 24 taps of only the best craft beers from celebrated breweries all over Michigan and the U.S., there is always something to satisfy even the most discriminate beer lover. Our food menu offers pub-style food crafted by hand and elevated to something that surpasses "pub grub" while holding to our pub food roots. JD Reardon's interior is a warm, inviting, relaxing alternative to many downtown bars and the perfect spot to meet with friends or family. We also boast one of the largest outdoor patios in the city with a view of the Boardwalk Condo landscaped courtyard, pool and fountain. Surrounded by five floors of condos, the open air patio takes on an almost resort-like feel.
940 Monroe Ave NW, 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 enthusiastic 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 events space, affords seating for 80 and cocktails for up to 160. Diverse service and menu options including passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, culinary 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
SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers) is located in front of Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Oil+Water is located off the Pearl St. Bridge. 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 Pearl St Bridge, 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 offers 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.
130 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
The members of Grand Valley Artists (GVA) and our twenty-nine ArtPrize artists are looking forward to giving you a truly unique art-infused experience. You see, GVA is not your typical ArtPrize venue…we are a working art studio! When you first walk into our 1600 sq. ft. gallery, you’ll find over forty juried ArtPrize entries, representing artists from New York, California, and across Michigan. But, keep walking and take a peek into our studio, where you can observe artists painting and drawing…a live clothed model or a still-life or perhaps finishing up a landscape painting started “en plein air”. Visitors should feel free to ask questions of GVA members. Many of our artists are nationally recognized…not only for their art but for their workshops, as well. GVA offers art lovers of all ages a chance to see art in the making. Come get inspired as we celebrate our 60th year of creating and sharing art in the community! Parking is free. Check the ArtPrize Events calendar to see special workshops and demonstrations being conducted during ArtPrize at GVA.
1345 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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
Compass Insurance Agency is a former radio station. Space available in lobby, or on green space with river views
280 Ann St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Come experience "Old Town" Grand Rapids. Formerly a warehouse, this turn of the century old building is sure to charm with embossed metal ceilings, red brick walls, and gorgeous hand carved moldings.
11 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Lions & Rabbits, a recently opened versatile space aimed at showcasing local artists while providing the community with opportunities for creative engagement. Billed as equal parts art gallery, retail shop, educational resource, and event center, Lions & Rabbits is striving to accomplish it all.
1264 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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
Adventure Credit Union is a credit union that takes a “craft banking” approach. We have a passion for improving your banking experience, keeping it local, personal, and tailored while bringing good value for you. We offer personalized financial and banking solutions for any of life’s adventures, whether it’s your first home, a new or used car, college funding, or everyday living. Wherever you go in life, we’re here to guide you. Michigan Craft Banking is about doing things the right way. It’s banking that enhances your individual adventures. Michigan Craft Banking brings together the latest technologies with a personal touch, to carefully craft financial and banking solutions that fit you. With Michigan Craft Banking, we focus on real people and their unique lifestyles. Local products…local decision making…local servicing. This is our home. This is who we are.
45 Ottawa SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Good Coffee - A Place To Gather Need a place to re-charge and rest your feet? Discover what locals already know: Lantern is a place of warm welcome, delicious drinks, and fresh local treats. (Vegans welcome!). Discover new art, reconnect with friends, or catch up with email and projects. You'll find the perfect spot, relaxing in comfortable chairs, focused at a study carrel, seated at our window bar, or gathered at a variety of tables. Sit outside with an iced beverage and watch the world pass by. Our baristas are happy to make a recommendation from our ever-changing menu of coffees including drip, pour-over, Aeropress, and espresso drinks. Offerings also include lattes, teas, hot chocolate, natural sodas, and juices. Committed to being waste-free, Lantern is grateful to be an intentional part of the Heartside neighborhood.
100 Commerce Ave SW STE 100, 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. 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
Welcome to one of the view private green spaces left in the Heartside neighborhood!
225 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Market is a mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing and education about local food, health & wellness. Our indoor facility features a 24-vendor market hall, along with 2 restaurants. We offer several exceptional spaces throughout the site including rentable incubator kitchens, rooftop greenhouses, event space, and the nation’s first demonstration kitchen. The Market is LEED Gold certified, features a green roof, live walls, geotherm wells, rain gardens, and plenty of other innovative sustainable features.
435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than a half-million visitors annually. The 158-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois, and Plensa among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Borofsky, Plensa, Calder, and Jim Dine.
1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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 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
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
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
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 S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives opened during ArtPrize 8 last year. We are the area's experts in African and African American culture, history, lifestyles and art. Located next to City Flats Hotel a block west of Rosa Parks Circle in the heart of downtown. This building will be a temporary location until our new facility is opened in 2018 .Live music, Surprise events, Giveaways...check us out online
87 Monroe Center st 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 N.E., 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
Gillett Bridge is not available as a venue during the connections process. Gillett Bridge is a pedestrian walkway that spans the Grand River in Downtown Grand Rapids. The bridge connects the two landmarks, the Gerald R. Ford Museum and DeVos Place. It is heavily travelled during ArtPrize and offers wonderful views of the river and city.
Interurban/Richard Gillette Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Treadstone Funding is a local mortgage lender in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Located in the newly renovated "diplomat pharmacy" building. All ArtPrize entries will be showcased on the exterior of the building.
214 Fulton SE, 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
Family owned Thai restaurant. We have many special treats going on, come in and grab a bite to eat or come in and try our sweets bar! We're sure to have something for everyone here!
15 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Cerasus Studio is a gallery located on the Avenue for the Arts that offers a "blank canvas" space for artists 18-30, providing opportunities for experimentation and innovation. For ArtPrize 9, the Cerasus team is seeking passionate works by artists 18-30 that respond to the Trump administration.
120 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A series of nine short films curated by the UICA's Open Projector Night.
2 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Vandenberg Center is a plaza on the corner of Lyon and Monroe St. Installations must keep in mind that this plaza is a high traffic area utilized by the businesses in the area.
111 Lyon St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Women’s City Club is a private club which resides in the historic Sweet House and offers 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 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. For information on the house or the WCC, please call (616) 459-3321.
254 Fulton Street E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ali Nicole Bridal is a refreshingly modern and laid back bridal shop created from the simple magic of love. We believe your wedding dress should be an expression of who you truly are. It should accentuate your favorite features and give you all the feels! The collections at Ali Nicole support the incredibly creative, up and coming designers who strive for high quality, freshness, and effortless beauty. Our whimsical and modern space will make you feel right at home. Come take a peek into our little slice of heaven!
52 Monroe Center St NW, 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
Craft beer isn’t a section of the store for us . . . it’s what we are all about! We are a craft beer bottle shop with over 500 beers and a taproom with 20 drafts. We welcome our guests to build their own six packs, have a taste of something new on tap or a bit of both. We don't have our own kitchen, just a few snacks and bar bites. But if you're hungry for more, we have a collection of menus to choose from the Downtown Market. We are not snobs, we are beer geeks! We are students of our trade and take great pride in learning everything we can about beer; how it's made, what the ingredients are, what we should drink it from, what food a beer pairs well or can be made with. We are good beer, good people, and good times!
404 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Two young brothers bring to you a traditional Bedouin Mediterranean cuisine that includes fresh made traditional pita bread, known as, SAJ Bread. Chicken and steak are carefully cut and marinated over night, salads and sauces are prepared in house daily as well as fresh made hummus and baba ganoush. Our Falafel is prepared from the freshest ingredients in the old traditional way. Ready for your order! Stop by to Git-A-Pita at Gita Pita.
2 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503