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
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
MeXo is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids across the street from the Children's Museum. MeXo is a prehispanic influenced Modern Mexican cuisine featuring Chef Oscar Moreno's authentic regional cuisine; craft margaritas, extensive tequila and mezcal selection; and homemade tortillas.
124 Fulton Street E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
If you′re looking for hotels in Grand Rapids, MI, one of the nation's most eco-conscious cities, then why not stay at CityFlatsHotel, Grand Rapids' most eco-friendly hotel? Nestled in the heart of Grand Rapids, at 83 Monroe Center, CityFlatsHotel inhabits what was once the legendary Fox Jewelers Building. The five-story LEED Gold Certified hotel features 28 conceptually unique guest rooms. The hotel's street level lounge, CitySēn, offers a full bar with local brews, wine, and creative cocktails, as well as an intriguing array of small plates. For coffee lovers, the hotel's CityBrü fuel stop serves fair trade coffee 24 hours a day. CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids is your destination for absolute guilt-free travel. Satisfy your eco-consciousness and your wanderlust simultaneously by visiting one of the most vibrant 'green' cities in America.
83 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Acton Building, home to The Acton Institute (www.acton.org) and West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (www.wmcat.org) is a historic building that has recently been renovated and restored to emulate its original exterior design. Originally built in 1929 and known as the Watson Building, the brand new Acton building features a beautifully restored exterior, and the interior showcases restored hardwood floors, original wood beams and posts, with exposed wooden rafters and support beams. This building at the corner of Sheldon and Fulton is one of Grand Rapids most visible and beautiful historic buildings. Attention to detail, and an architectural faithfulness to the original design were paramount in this new remodeling.
98 East Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
820 Monroe 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
The Meijer-Royce Center for Dance is available as an outdoor ArtPrize venue only.
341 Ellsworth Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center will have its Ribbon Cutting in September and will be one of the most visible buildings during the two weeks of ArtPrize 2017. This prime outdoor venue includes a number of high visibility locations at the corner of Monroe Street and Michigan Street in downtown Grand Rapids.
400 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
After a one year hiatus, Boardwalk returns as an ArtPrize venue for 2017. Recognized as an outstanding venue in 2013, we will once again welcome artists and art lovers alike to our historic venue. A century old former furniture factory, today Boardwalk is home to a vibrant Monroe North District residential and commercial community including unique loft condominiums, a restaurant, fitness center, and professional offices. Visit us during ArtPrize 9 in our evolving neighborhood and historic surroundings.
940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
401 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
a laid back, casual bar and grill.
819 Ottawa st nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tunnel under west bank of the Pearl St. Bridge
Peal St. Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
GRAM is one of the premiere ArtPrize venues in downtown Grand Rapids. Centrally located in the heart of the city, GRAM is known for hosting some of the strongest work in this international art competition; Public Vote Grand Prize winners in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and the Juried Grand Prize winner in 2014. GRAM was also shortlisted for the honor of Best Venue in 2013 and 2014. Focusing on art, design, and creativity, GRAM provides diverse platforms for experiences, ideas, and dialogue that enrich the human spirit and build practical learning skills. Through dynamic exhibitions, collections, learning initiatives, and community collaborations, GRAM serves as a cultural beacon and civic anchor. The Museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and status as the first LEED® Gold certified art museum in the world. Embracing the city’s legacy as a leading center of design and manufacturing, GRAM has a growing collection in the area of design and modern craft.
101 Monroe Center, 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., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Panera Bread is now open in Downtown Grand Rapids. With its identity rooted in handcrafted, freshly-baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Make Panera Bread your ArtPrize option for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a break from checking out the art. Be sure to also check out the mural inside the bakery cafe by local artist, Anna Donahue that features iconic West Michigan images.
99 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 the 4 large front glass windows on both sides 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
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
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
Quick service casual dining, Salads, Sandwiches and Soups. Open, friendly atmosphere!
44 Ionia Ave SW, 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 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
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
822 Ottawa Ave NW is located in the heart of the Monroe North Business District. We will be opening a new restaurant and bar in Spring 2017 featuring Chef Ryan Martin's creative small plates, extensive Gin collection, and craft beer and cocktails. We are located directly across the street from The Garage Bar and Grill and one block down from Gray Skies Distillery. We are looking for an artist who would like to display OUTDOORS. We have a very large industrial parking lot with the Imperial Metals building in the backdrop.
822 Ottawa Ave NW, 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
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
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
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
GOALS FOR ARTPRIZE on RUMSEY STREET This is not a gallery space - it is a community driven venue that is focused on neighborhood culture and stories. We want to use ArtPrize as a tool to have wide audience in order to: (1) Center neighborhood residents, artists, and old members of St. Joseph the Worker Church in the site planning and development process of the Plaza Roosevelt project. (2) Honor and document the narratives that are crucial to the fabric of the neighborhood as it currently exists (3) Maintain the cultural and historic elements of the neighborhood during major development (4) Transfer decision-making power to residents and people whose voices are not always heard (5) Provide a new way for residents to access and interact with information about changes in their neighborhood (6) Artists are not being considered unless their work incorporates these themes and goals and is relevant to the existing community. Thank you for your interest.
349 Rumsey Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Apothecary Off Main, Grand Rapids MI will be moving locations to our own stand alone retail space located at 347 Monroe Center. New pictures will be posted June. We are a non-traditional General Store with an updated vibe. We feature natural products for every room of the home. Specializing in personal care & Men's Grooming and feature the newest up and coming local crafters & artisans. New to apothecary Off Main is Home & Garden and Gourmet Food including local honey, jams, and rubs. Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Smart, Shop!
76 Monroe Center Street NW, 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
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
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
Out door venue with a brick wall.
168 Louis Campau Promenade, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The General Services Administration has had a long history of incorporating art into Federal Buildings. GSA commissions American artists to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for Federal Buildings nationwide. The incorporation of contemporary art within the nation's important civic spaces celebrates the best of American culture and exemplifies how democratic societies benefit immeasurably from the unique, creative talents of individual citizens. Federal Buildings are public buildings, meant to be enjoyed and utilized by the people of this nation. ArtPrize presents a unique opportunity to encourage people to visit the Federal Building and stroll the grounds to view the artwork. On permanent display on the west lawn is the large sculpture Motu Viget by Mark DiSuvero.
110 Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located on the first floor of Blue35, Studio Blue a refreshingly unique, modern showroom for Interphase Interiors in the heart of downtown, The street level, corner space features the original mosaic tile floors, wood elements, high ceilings, and tons of natural light. The showroom is outfitted with beautiful Haworth furniture and rugs.
35 Oakes St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
With 4 "escape rooms" and a conference room, The Ruse Escape Rooms promises an exciting and interactive experience for groups, corporate events or individuals. The space is full of character and provides the perfect setting for an immersive, timeless experience. We are excited to become a part of the already vibrant downtown culture! The space is currently being renovated and The Ruse is expecting to be open for business this fall, common spaces will be open for ArtPrize. The location is a short walk from a number of restaurants, breweries and attractions including Rockwell/Republic, HopCat, San Chez, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, The Pyramid Scheme and Van Andel Arena to name a few.
25 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Manic Muse is a full service salon offering it's clients high quality services in a warm and inviting atmosphere, located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, at 5 Lyon Street. We are just a few steps away from local restaurants and other Art Prize venues. Consider our style and meet our stylists while you enjoy Art Prize... we're sure you will want to come back.
5 Lyon St. NW Suite 110, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located on the corner of Pearl St. & Monroe Ave in Downtown Grand Rapids. Venue space to be used are main floor windows lining Pearl St. and Monroe Ave.
180 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Light Gallery + Studio is located in the Heartside Neighborhood on the Avenue for The Arts. Our space is utilized for showing work, selling local artisan goods, and for coming together as a community. The Light Gallery + Studio has three large moveable gallery walls and a large stretch of wall for exhibition work. Track lighting makes the space bright and welcoming while showcasing artwork. We work hard to sell local artwork, and our shop is full of affordable work to make having beautiful artwork in your home more attainable. Artists showing at our venue will be able to have their work for sale, and showcased during our lengthy business hours.
317 Division Ave S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
YouTube at the YMCA: Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, art, or math (STEAM)? Do you have a passion for innovating? Do you want to learn about living a healthy lifestyle, or see the diversity in the Grand Rapids community in action? If so, you don’t want to miss the David D. Hunting YMCA ArtPrize Venue this year! We will feature outdoor displays celebrating STEAM, innovation, healthy living, and diversity in our community. Through a collaboration with YouTube (a Google company) the YMCA grounds will display artwork created by students from around the city throughout the ArtPrize season. Our partnership with YouTube will bring a unique perspective to the already enriching visual arts experience ArtPrize has to offer. The 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
VandenBerg Plaza is not available as a venue during the connections process. The VandenBerg Plaza, commonly referred to as the Calder Plaza because of the presence of Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse, a stabile created for the people of Grand Rapids. The plaza is a large open area that serves as the campus for city, county, and federal government buildings.
300 Monore NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000-square-foot, four- story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson's grocery warehouse. It stood vacant for decades before The Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition. Its casual appeal, large size and historic charm have given The B.O.B. landmark / destination status in downtown Grand Rapids. Ambitious, expansive, and versatile, The B.O.B. offers a uniquely personal experience for every guest who walks through the door.
20 Monroe Ave NW, 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 2016, 13,000 visitors to the Church viewed works by 18 artists. In addition to works by ArtPrize artists, the stunning art and architecture of the Church sanctuary attracts many visitors. Located at 24 Fountain Street, the Church is just three blocks north of the ArtPrize HUB and near other important venues such as Kendall College of Art and Design and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Once again, Fountain Street Church and the ACLU of Michigan will present an important ArtPrize venue that explores issues of social justice through artwork that demands basic human needs be met, diversity respected, and freedom of expression and action fostered.
24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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. 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 best to serve you!
150 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Be happy, have fun, make new friends, love people, and drink great coffee. We promise you, that you will leave our store happier than when you arrived. Nothing can change your day like a great cup of coffee. We offer a vibrant experience with our fun music, crazy colored walls, and drinks that make you feel like a super hero aka the Caramel Marvel. We have plenty of seating if you are needing to take a break during your Art Prize visit. We also offer kid friendly options. We are located on Wealthy and Division which is across the street from the Catholic Diocese, and a short walk from UICA.
100 Wealthy St. Suite C, Grand Rapids, MI 49503