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Grand Valley State University

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Grand Valley State University has a long tradition of supporting the arts. The university’s permanent collection now numbers over 13,000 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

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Grand Rapids Police Department

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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

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Bar Divani and Gallery Divani

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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 enthustatic 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 event space, affords seating for 80 and cocktails up to 150 guests. Diverse service and menu options including butlered and stationary hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, 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

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MoDiv

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The Shoppes at Monroe and Division (MoDiv) opened in Fall 2011 with many interesting tenants. bokay by Eastern Floral, Humanity Boutique, Apothecary Off Main, The Grand Rapids Drive, Trovati Studio, Fortitude Computers, and Outside the Lines are retail options for downtown Grand Rapids. The retail incubator offers flexible lease space at an affordable price in order to bring new retailers to Monroe Center.

40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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Avenue for the Arts [Gallery] Space

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The Avenue for the Arts [Gallery] Space is proud to host the artwork of Ryan Wyrick and Jennifer Steensma Hoag in the ArtPrize 7 exhibition Adapt/Evolve. The Avenue for the Arts is a neighborhood title for the South Division commercial corridor. We are residential, commercial and nonprofit groups working together in a creative community. We are residents in Heartside, and active participants in shaping change in our neighborhood. In 2005, we choose the Avenue for the Arts as a title to represent our commercial corridor and the projects and events that we create. The Avenue for the Arts has been recognized as a center for arts and culture in Grand Rapids. • 2004 Cool Cities Designation by the State of Michigan • 2006 Historic Preservation Outstanding Preservation Project • 2007 Michigan Historic Preservation Network Tax Credit Award • 2007 Governor’s Award for Exemplary Business supporting the Arts Award • 2009 Neighborhood Business Alliance Award for Best Neighborhood Promotion

307 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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West Coast Coffee

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West Coast Coffee has been a staple downtown since 2005, known for great service, phenomenal coffee, and a relaxing atmosphere. Supporting local artists since day one, we have an open and bright space to enjoy the all the special nuances of downtown Grand Rapids.

55 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Treadstone Funding

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Treadstone Funding is a local mortgage lender in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Located in the historic Corl Knott building at 25 Commerce we are pleased to be involved in ArtPrize for the 3rd year.

25 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Apothecary Off Main

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Apothecary Off Main, Grand Rapids MI is located at The Shops @ Monroe Street & Division or MoDiv for the hip. Featuring natural products from J.R. Watkins - personal care, home care, gourmet spices & extracts, and old time remedies. Amazing handcrafted men's line from Damn Handsome Grooming Co. Detroit Beard Collective, Burton & Levy, and O'Douds. Delicious smelling soy candles from The Burlap Bag. And more natural made in the USA products. Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Smart, Shop!

40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza and Grand Rapids City Hall

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This location has housed many award winners in the past. Artists such as JD Urban, who won best use of outdoor space, with his Everyday People Project as well as Cesar Conde, with his In The Hood project (Paul Collins Diversity award,) have enjoyed this space. 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

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Grand Rapids Public Museum

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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 in which the artwork will visually lend itself to the setting of the Museum grounds, demonstrate a GRPM exhibition connection, and/or offer hands-on educational opportunities. The GRPM curates 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 blockbuster Museum exhibitions that will intrigue and draw visitors to this location.

272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Cathedral Square

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Welcome artists, volunteers and visitors! Cathedral Square provides a unique, inviting and thoughtful viewing environment. Located just a few blocks from the city center in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids and anchored by the 140-year old Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Cathedral Square is an 11.5 acre area in which exhibit space is available both indoors (main gallery) and out. The indoor space on the second floor of Cathedral Square Center is easily transformed from meeting space to art gallery. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for an infusion of natural light and the open floor plan gives visitors the opportunity to view art at their own pace. For the 2015 ArtPrize season, we are offering school tours that are not associated with ArtPrize Education Days on September 24, 25 and 28, as well as October 2, 6, and 9.

360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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99 Monroe

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99 Monroe is a Class A, LEED Gold Certified, multi tenant office building in the Central Business District of downtown, Grand Rapids. 99 Monroe recently underwent a $3.5 million dollar renovation that continues to attract high profile tenants. Connected via Skywalk, this location provides access to great restaurants, hotel accomodations, museums, financial institutions, parking and sporting events.

99 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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Mayan Buzz Cafe

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This local and independently owned coffee shop is about culture, the understanding of our youth in Grand Rapids MI. Our warm and welcoming environment provides space for work or leisure no matter the age. Our friendly baristas are inviting and full of help to produce an unforgettable experience, coupled with premium quality ingredients for the best of your senses.

208 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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With nearly 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg LLP is one of the largest law firms in the country. We rely on dedicated administrative and support staff to assist our legal personnel in providing professional services to our more than 12,000 clients worldwide. We offer employees competitive salaries and benefits, and provide them with an environment conducive to a productive workplace.

PNC Bank Building, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Founders Brewing Co.

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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

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Gita Pita

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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, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Rockford Construction

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This year Rockford Construction will host ArtPrize outdoors! This wonderful field and building wall provide the perfect canvas for artists' imaginations. This beautiful grassy area is centrally located between Seward, Stocking, and First Street, and provides its visitors with views of the Grand Rapids skyline. With plenty of free public parking and space to roam, this location is very visitor friendly.

614 First Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Tanaz Hair Boutique and Day Spa

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Recognized by Elle magazine as “One of the Top 100 Salons in the United States,” Tanaz Hair Boutique and Day Spa a full-service salon committed to excellence. Our talented team of experts are trained in the latest techniques and use the finest in hair and skincare products to ensure you look and feel your best. Whatever your personal style, Tanaz will help you express it through our unparalled personal service, attention to detail and devotion to style. We invite you to experience the Tanaz difference.

146 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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250 Monroe

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The entire second floor of 250 Monroe is being used for Pitch Night installations. The space is divided in half, so that the winner of Pitch Night Minneapolis will occupy one half, while the winner of Pitch Night Indianapolis will occupy the other. There is a bank of elevators and restrooms in the center of the floor, and the floor is bisected along a hallway that provides access to the elevators.

250 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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

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Sixth Street Bridge Park

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Park spans east bank from I-196 N to Newberry Street. Park elements include new boat launch, river overlook, seating steps, fish cleaning station, landscaping, lighting, and a park shelter.

6th Street Bridge Park, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gina's Boutique

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Gina's Boutique features your favorite contemporary fashion and accessories. We give you the connection to the latest styles from New York and L.A. at a price you can afford. Gina's has been setting trends in Grand Rapids for 10 years now!

40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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ArtPrize OnScreen: Presented by Waterfront Film Festival

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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 22 films in competition - 5 Documentary Features, 7 Narrative Features, and 10 Short Films. For more info and to purchase passes visit www.WaterfrontFilm.org

61 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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JD Reardon's Bar & Grill

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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

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89 Monroe Center

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Right in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, 89 Monroe Center, is a historic building that houses office space for local businesses. Just steps away from local restaurants and other Art Prize venues, 89 Monroe Center is just another stop along the route of unique and creative art. This venue provides a window shopping experience for residents and tourists alike.

89 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gillett Bridge

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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

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VanderPol Investments

As you enter the tallest building in Grand Rapids, you'll look to the left and see VanderPol Investments. With floor to ceiling windows, and a view of the river, VPI is an exciting venue to see. Nestled into the front of the Bridge Water place, visitors can see multiple artist venues in one location. With VPI acting as it's own venue, artists may express themselves in a unique fashion with a distinct presence surrounding their art.

333 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Degage Ministries

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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 Avenue South, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Panera Bread

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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

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First (Park) Congregational

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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

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TowerPinkster - Architects | Engineers

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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

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J.Gardella's Tavern

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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

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Propaganda Doughnuts

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Propaganda Doughnuts

117 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Kilwins Chocolates & Ice-Cream @ McKay Tower- Rosa Parks

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Exciting events will transpire at the Kilwins Chocolates & Ice-Cream store located in McKay Tower directly across from Rosa Parks Circle! This is a visitors dream! Come see our great assortment of sweet treats and tantalizing desserts and marvel at our outstanding artprize entries!

146 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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St. Cecilia Music Center

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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

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SiTE:LAB /The Rumsey Street Project

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SiTE:LAB, three time winner of the ArtPrize juried award for best venue, is converting an entire city block into a temporary arts district for ArtPrize 2015. Numerous unoccupied structures, including a church and rectory, body shop and several residences, as well vacant lots, will provide a unique setting for an exhibition of site-specific installations selected by curator Paul Amenta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zh1v-Z1JOY.

333 Rumsey Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Woods Lounge

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The Grand Woods Lounge offers a comfortable urban setting in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids! The Woods is adjacent to Van Andel Arena, and walking distance to other major city attractions, with plenty of close parking. The restaurant's interior exudes a warm, casual ambiance reminiscent of the great eateries of the Pacific North-West, which makes the Woods a great place to unwind and relax. The outdoor Porch features not one but two outdoor bars, two cozy fireplaces and breath-taking views of downtown Grand Rapids! The lounge area offers several enormous televisions for sports fans. The restaurant even has a private dining room for special events.

77 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Lambert Edwards & Associates

LE&A has a long tradition of bringing art together with the public. The agency led the public relations and marketing outreach for the all-new Grand Rapids Art Museum, exhibitions at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and it leads the What’s Your Art campaign on behalf of the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids. Members of the LE&A team have represented some of the leading public art projects in the Midwest, including the internationally renowned Millennium Park: Chicago and Tom Otterness in Grand Rapids. In 2006, LE&A hosted the first Kendall College Scholarship Commission, which gave scholarships to two students and placed their original pieces of artwork into the agency’s permanent collection. At its headquarters, one block away from Grand Rapids’ Avenue for the Arts District, LE&A hosted Salt & Earth by Young Kim, the 2009 ArtPrize Curators Choice award winner and 2010 top 10 finalist.

47 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Griffins

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Van Andel Arena is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins, primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings and 2013 Calder Cup Champions!

130 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

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The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts builds creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art. UICA features exhibitions of work by regional, national, and international artists throughout the year. UICA also hosts a range of events, concerts, performance art, receptions, gallery talks, an annual Holiday Artists’ Market, and programs that nurture our creative community. UICA’s 195-seat film theater shows independent cinema, foreign films, and documentaries 6 days a week. Through compelling exhibitions, events, community programs, and youth development, we challenge artists and audiences to new levels of dialogue, creative pursuit, reflection, and illumination. UICA initiates conversation in response to visual art, music, film, literature, dance, and performance art by regional, national and international artists. UICA’s ArtPrize 2015 hours: Mon: 5pm - 8pm Tues - Sat: 12pm - 9pm Sun: 12pm - 6pm

2 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Oakes Street Park

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Beautifully landscaped outdoor space downtown.

67 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Coit Creative Arts Academy

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Coit Creative Arts Academy is the elementary ART school for the Grand Rapids Public Schools. The original building was built in 1880 and it is the oldest working school in Michigan. In 2002 it became an arts school. As a result, families have moved into the neighborhood specifically to send their children to Coit Creative Arts Academy. Because of this, the neighborhood is more art savvy than most others. It is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Medical Mile and within walking distance to downtown. With school budgets as they exist, being an exhibitor at Coit Creative Arts Academy is a wonderful nod to the dedication artists feel toward arts education for our children.

617 Coit NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Bagger Dave's

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Bagger Dave's is un ultra casual bar located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on Fulton Street. We are a Michigan made company serving Michigan craft beers and love our art!

241 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Flanagan's Irish Pub

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Flanagan’s Irish Pub is a great place to visit for lunch, dinner, or a taste of the Grand Rapids nightlife! Our courteous staff is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service in a laidback and welcoming environment. Enjoy our famous Rueben sandwich and a cold beer by day, or stop in with friends for dinner and live entertainment at night. Our menu includes sandwiches, specialty burgers, pub style tacos, pot roast burgers and dinners. Our perch and chips are truly a treat. Take advantage of happy hour 3-6 PM Monday through Friday and experience live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday. Come see why we’ve been one of Grand Rapids’ favorite places to have a good time since 1981. We feature a gallery wall of art for ArtPrize that will enhance your visit. Cheers!

139 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Tavern On The Square

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Tavern On the Square is located on Ionia and Oaks St. A heated front patio area and large windows around the bar makes Tavern the perfect place to take in the city. Great food at exceptional prices and a full bar with 20 taps. Tavern On The Square caters to large groups and small groups alike. A great place to unwind!!

100 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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San Chez Bistro & Cafe

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Welcome to the most unique dining and entertainment venue in Grand Rapids. San Chez Bistro offers a blend of authentic European and Mediterranean cuisine in a fun, laid-back, and artful atmosphere. San Chez is Celebrating our 20th year as West Michigan’s only authentic tapas bistro, featuring the food and fun of Spain. Located at 38W Fulton in the heart of downtown! Serving breakfast, lunch and Spanish style tapas 7 days a week! visit web site for more information www.sanchezbistro.com 616-774-8272

38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Inspirations of Art Studio

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Come see where art is created. Inspirations of Art Studio provides a high quality studio and learning experience that inspires a community of all ages that want to learn, create, and share art.

801 Monroe NW Suite 01, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Georgio's Gourmet Pizza

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Come in for pizza by the slice and a cold beverage while enjoying some beautiful art.

15 Ionia Suite 140, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Spiral

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For ArtPrize 2015 Spiral will be unveiling Painting inFORMed: An exhibition that will feature two artists; each displaying large format wall installations. These installations broadcast a contemporary approach and resolution to the classical medium of paint. Spiral is a gallery located on the Avenue for the Arts in the Heartside district downtown Grand Rapids. The gallery is close in proximity to the city center and walking distance from all major downtown locations.

44 DIVISION AVE S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Compass Insurance Agency

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Compass Insurance Agency is a former bank which has retained the old charm and architecture from the turn of the century bank.

525 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Brian's Books, Inc.

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Three large store front windows. Art is viewed from the exterior of the building.

120 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market

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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 opening in summer 2015. Dozens of farmers and artisans line our outdoor farmer's market shed. 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

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Big O Cafe

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Www.bigospizzas.com open Monday through Saturday 11am-10:30pm Sunday noon-8pm

80 Ottawa N.W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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SpeakEZ Lounge

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SpeakEZ Lounge opened its door in 2012. A casual and comfortable gastro-pub style restaurant and bar offering artisan cocktails and house infusions along with 12 craft beers on tap and intriguing wines by the glass and bottle. The kitchen offers a creative and unique menu featuring grilled sandwiches, made-to-order soups and fresh salads and specialty entrees with options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Catering to a number of unique and fun niche clientele, SpeakEZ is proud to support and sponsor a number of local theatre and arts organizations as well as hosting free live jazz shows weekly and is the premier destination in West Michigan for viewing European and World football (soccer). Come as you are, no secret password needed!

600 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Parliament the Boutique

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Parliament the Boutique is a unique shopping destination in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. We carry a carefully curated selection of fine gifts, personal accessories and home goods. Parliament is home to a team of talented and diverse local makers who are joyfully invested in each other’s mutual success. The shop originally started as the storefront and studio home to Elyse Welcher's Littlewings Designs line in April 2013. The Parliament dream began to quickly grow and evolve to include the work of Harbinger Leather Design and Adventure Textiles as well as other curated artists. In 2014, these three primary makers realized their collaborations and collective work were outgrowing their current individual studio spaces, and the result was Parliament the Studio. Parliament the Boutique is now a retail space and showroom for the three founding makers, and Parliament the Studio is their production space combining their diverse talents and machinery under one roof.

120 S. Division Ave. #125, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The B.O.B.

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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

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Rockys bar and grill

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Blue collar cool pub in north downtown GR . Upper and lower outside decks.

633 Ottawa nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Salvatore's Italian Restaurant

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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

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GRCC Spectrum Theater Lobby

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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

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Saladworks

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NEW for Artprize 2015! We will transform Saladworks into an awe-inspiring ART GALLERY featuring some of the top artists in the world! Stop in an enjoy the endless possibilities brought to life through the imagination and creativity of o ur Artists! Saladworks is a DESTINATION for Art 2015! LUNCH OR DINNER?? WE HAVE SALADS AND SANDWICHES, SOUPS AND ASSORTED DRINKS--INCLUDING FOUNTAIN AND BOTTLED BEVERAGES! WE CAN CATER YOUR ARTPRIZE EVENT!! ASK US ABOUT SPECIAL ARTPRIZE CATERING PACKAGES! Historic building on the corner of Weston and Ionia across from VanAndel Arena. This historic spot has been transformed into a Saladworks "America's Best Salad" store--where you can eat healthy, feel healthy and be healthy! Check us out!

44 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Art Museum

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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

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Grand Rapids Pizza and Delivery GRPD

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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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Lyon Square

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Lyon Square is a public park located in the heart of Grand Rapids between the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and the Devos Performance Hall. Lyon Square also provides a view of the river and has access to the River Walk.

296 LYON ST NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Leo's Restaurant

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Leo's is a causal fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids. Our Art Prize entries are displayed in our spacious front lobby, with lots of natural light from the large windows.

60 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Women's City Club

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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

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Monarchs Club Corner Tap & Grill

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Classy neighborhood pub one block down the street from historic St. Adelberts. 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 21 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

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Cottage Bar

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The Cottage Bar is the oldest Pub in Downtown Grand Rapids, home to many regulars, those involved in the theatre, area church choirs and a group of writers and artists. It's charming pub like atmosphere is like a comfy old slipper that many come "home" to. Cottage Bar has won the peoples choice "Best Burger" in both "Grand Rapids" and "On the Town" Magazines for over 10 years. In 2010, during ArtPrize the Cottage Burger was named "Best Burger in Michigan" by USA TODAY. The walls share the memorabilia aquired over the years and the rich history.

18 La Grave Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Apartment Lounge

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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

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One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom

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One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom is housed in the oldest Commercial Building in Grand Rapids. It is the venue of choice for local musicians who play there every Thursday night, and some Saturdays. Located in the theatre district, this venue also dedicates 2 walls in the east room to displaying works of art from the Grand Valley Artists Association, throughout the year, with the exception of ArtPrize. A favorite dining place for families, couples, business meetings and large groups delivering something to suit anyone's tastes! Their "one trick"....is hospitality!

136 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Plaza Towers Apartments

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Plaza Towers Apartments allows residents to live a versatile lifestyle while suiting people from all walks of life. Located directly on the Grand River in the heart of Grand Rapids, Plaza Towers Apartments allows our residents to live in a neighborhood that is perfect for families or the professional that wants to experience a trendy city. Plaza Towers Apartments are unlike any other in the city with our exceptional amenities, security, and heartwarming staff. Residents enjoy exclusive access to our sports deck, cinema room, and 24 hour access to our indoor pool/hot tub, sauna, and gym. These luxury apartments are available to be your home today. We have many options available to suit your needs. Plaza Towers Apartments...Be Seen Be Social

201 w Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Jam'n Bean Coffee Company

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Jam 'N Bean Coffee is the next generation of coffee houses. Jam’n Bean combines the atmosphere of an Italian Coffee Shop with creative uses of Modern, Green and Industrial design mixed with all of the latest technology trends. Our Fresh Roasted Coffee is the best! We roast our coffee beans daily, to provide the freshest coffee experience. Our signature beans of Organic Sumatra, Fair Trade Ethiopian Harrar, Kenya AA, and our Jam’n Bean Specialty Blends are sold in whole bean bulk. Not a Coffee connoisseur? Enjoy our large selection of Loose Leaf Teas and our Juice and Smoothie Bar. Located Next to Sundance Grill in the Waters Building with Entrances on Ottawa and Waters Building Lobby

161 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Calvin College - (106) Gallery

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The (106) Gallery and Studio is operated by the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History. Nearly 10,000 square feet of space house faculty studios and a gallery space, looking out on Division Avenue in the Heartside District of downtown Grand Rapids. Throughout the year exhibitions embrace faculty, student and community artwork. During ArtPrize, the gallery strives to curate a cohesive exhibition that presents multiple artists with compelling and complementary artwork. In 2014, the exhibition "REFLEXION" featured nine ArtPrize artists whose artwork faithfully explored ways in which their art and process relate to reflexion – a bending back. All types of indoor media will be considered for ArtPrize 2015.

106 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Swift Printing & Communications, Inc.

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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 7 could quite possibly be your favorite Artprize.

404 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Kendall College of Art and Design/Fed Galleries @ KCAD

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Kendall College of Art and Design (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. Our exhibition space, The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, is located in the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, 17 Pearl St NW. We open each day at 10 am.

17 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids

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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

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Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe

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Processing Fiber embraces the range of both traditional and nontraditional practices with fiber art as a diverse material for constructing art. The featured artists have made fiber objects from several practices such as embroidery, felting, knitting, crochet, and weaving. Whether the focus is on technique or the approach to fiber arts, the broad scope of works on display are visually compelling and emotionally charged. Curated by Elizabeth Hertl, ArtPrize 7 Curatorial Fellow

3rd Floor at 250 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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BLDI Environmental Engineering

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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

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Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt

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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

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

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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

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First United Methodist Church

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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

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Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

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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

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Palatte Coffee & Art

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We believe in coffee. We believe in art. We believe these are simple tools that empower people, a community. 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 and down-to-earth. 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 darndest to serve you!

150 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Zoup! @ Medical Mile Food Court

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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

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Macatawa Bank

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Macatawa Bank is excited to be an ArtPrize venue for the second time this year! Our newly remodeled Downtown Grand Rapids office is situated on the corner of Ottawa Ave. and Fountain St. offering a beautiful location, which holds rich Grand Rapids heritage that you won't want to miss. We’re located on the first floor of the former Penn Club Building. Some of our neighbors include ArtPrize venue favorites such as CityFlatsHotel, Kendall College of Art & Design and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Headquartered in Holland, Michigan –Macatawa Bank offers a full range of banking, retail and commercial lending, wealth management and ecommerce services to individuals, businesses and governmental entities from a network of 26-full service branches located throughout West Michigan. We are committed to the communities we serve and proud to Live Local and Give Local. Come in and check us out or take a peek in our windows!

116 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Children's Museum

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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

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Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown

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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

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Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center

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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

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Fountain Street Church

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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 Social Action 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

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Biggby Coffee

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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

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Heart of West Michigan United Way

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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

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The Local Epicurean

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Grand Rapids Original Hand Made Pasta Shop & Restaurant offers guests a wide range of pasta, cheese, wine, organic coffee as well as hand made pastry & chocolate within the historic Harris Building in the Heartside District Shop / Dine / Explore...

111 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The Pyramid Scheme

The Pyramid Scheme Bar is a neighborhood pub, music venue, and pinball arcade in the Heartside District. Our front bar is always open to the public with no cover charge! We have 24 A-list pinball machines, 10 Short's beers on tap, and plenty of local and regional art. We have participated as an ArtPrize venue since we opened in 2011. Happy Hour 4-8pm daily: $1 off all Michigan products.

68 Commerce SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Sears Architects

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This venue includes 3 large picture windows at street level.

16 ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company

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We pride ourselves on being the first USDA-certified organic brewery in the Midwest. The beer we produce includes a recreation of the iconic Silver Foam, along with several other beers brewed to honor our Grand Rapids heritage, leaders, landmarks as well as our Grand Rapids Brewing Company family. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do as a company. We built our brewpub to reflect that value. Reclaimed materials were used for our floors, tables and walls and we employed local artisans to create our furnishings and artwork. We also employ an extensive recycling and composting program, helping us divert more than 90 percent of GRBC’s waste from landfills and incinerators. We hope that you are as excited to experience Grand Rapids Brewing Company, as we are to provide this experience for you.

1 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Woosah Printshop x Outfitters

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Woosah Printshop X Outfitters will be showcasing woodcut prints by Erica Lang as well as some collaborative works with local artists. There will be live printing and live music in the shop!

131 S Division Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gerald R. Ford Federal Building US Courthouse

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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

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DeVos Place Convention Center

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DeVos Place will once again serve as a catalyst, as a vital space to convene, think, witness, ponder, and/or inspire you to be engaged in art. Art is art when it is declared as such. It adds to the celebration of life. We are part of that daring venture that will offer all of the useful and necessary tools for the perfect gathering of artists and their work. It is our desire that your ArtPrize experience at DeVos Place is brought to you full of fun, creativity, a little tension, honest conversation and a modicum of humor.

303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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JW Marriott Grand Rapids Hotel

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The JW Marriott is located in the epicenter of all activities during ArtPrize. Dine at six.one.six restaurant for the creative farm-to-table cuisine, or meet up with friends at Mixology Lounge, enjoying the hotel's exhibition as well as nearby Grand Rapids Art Museum, DeVos Place, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and Downtown Courtyard by Marriott.

235 Louis St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Elders' Helpers

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Elders' Helpers is located on the corner of College SE and Cherry SE in beautiful Heritage Hill, just a short hike from downtown. Free parking in our parking lot. This installation is located in front of the building. No entries are inside. No public restrooms. Thank you.

500 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Van Andel Arena

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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 and Grand Rapids offer 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. Proud to be an outdoor Venue for ArtPrize 2013.

130 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Douglas J Aveda Institute

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138 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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BANG Blowdry Bar

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BANG Blowdry Bar is the first Blowdry and style bar in the Midwest! BANG Blowdry Bar is located in the heart of the fastest, and most up and coming areas in Grand Rapids. Bang Blowdry Bar is a innovative style bar that has people coming back over and over! Just like the days when grandma would go into the beauty shop once a week to get her hair set! Enjoy a tasty beverage while relaxing to a scalp message and a blowout- just before joining your friends for happy hour. We are located next to the top music venue, multi million dollar indoor market, and some of the greatest art studios in Grand Rapids. Stop by before work, a big night out or any special event and we will make you beautiful!

3 Oakes St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Ah-Nab-Awen Park

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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

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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

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Welcome to the Amway Grand Plaza, where every visit is marked by a memorable moment. Whether it's a stroll through the Pantlind Lobby, the great view from one of our Glass Tower rooms, the classical architecture, or your first bite of one of our signature entrees, the Amway Grand Plaza is much more than a hotel. It's a true destination.

187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Courtyard Marriott Downtown

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Located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids within the entertainment district, the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott is nearby DeVos Place Convention Center, Van Andel Arena and dozens of cultural attractions, restaurants and night clubs. We showcase a variety of art in a comfortable and friendly environment.

11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Pearl Street BURGER KING Restaurant East Lot

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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

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Buffalo Wild Wings

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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 4 seasonings. We look forward to seeing you during Art Prize.

8 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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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 134-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 1750-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 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Tuscan Liquor

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Located near downtown Beer City USA and just off of US131. Near the Grand River and within walking distance of Canal Park as well as Boardwalk Apartments Tuscan Liquor has an insane selection of micro brews, liquor, wine and much more that are second to none. With a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to make the selection process painless in a clean and safe atmosphere. Can't find it? We will do our best to get it. With prices gentle on the wallet, why go anywhere else. Special discounts for your next party.

1140 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Blue Bridge

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The Blue Bridge is an iconic pedestrian bridge in the the heart of downtown. Located between Fulton and Pearl, the bridge connects the city center on the East bank to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University facilities on the West. The Blue Bridge is a pedestrian bridge with a convenient connection between the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus of Grand Valley as well as the Grand Rapids Public Museum and other attractions and the east side of the river. It is a popular site for taking photographs of wedding parties, prom groups and graduates and is very visible with it's "Laker Blue" color.

Blue Footbridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Central Reformed Church

Indoor Outdoor

"Classic Worship. Liberating Theology." Central Reformed Church is located at the corner of Fulton Street and College Avenue as a witness to the world and as a beacon to the neighborhood we serve. There is plenty of free parking and a spacious lawn outdoors; indoors, there is a beautiful atrium with an abundance of natural lighting. Artwork is generously spaced to view each piece without distraction. Tours of the sanctuary and columbarium will be available by request. Whoever you are and wherever you go in God's wide world, we hope you enjoy your visit!

10 College Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Drive

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Our venue includes the front office and merchandise store for the Grand Rapids Drive, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons. Our artist's work will be featured in our window space that will give Art Prize visitors an opportunity to see the pieces until the sunsets.

40 Monroe Center NW Suite 11, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Mojo's Dueling Piano Bar & Restaurant

Located on the corner of Pearl & Monroe St. in Downtown GR. Venue space to be used are main floor windows lining Pearl St and Monroe St.

180 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Department of Corrections

We are located on the corner of Division and Monroe Center, next to the Police Department. Our exciting window display can be viewed everyday 24/7 from the Monroe Center sidewalk. A local Artist, CHARLOTTE AMBROSE, has invited talented artists from the corrections process to display their creative works with her. Don't miss their unique and expressive messages.

1 Division NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Crossroads Bible Church

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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.

800 Scribner NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Two Beards Deli

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A unique deli offering over 80 sandwiches, a handful of filling salads, and soups that change daily. We have meaty, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Everyone is welcome!

38 Commerce Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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Boardwalk GR Condominiums

Indoor Outdoor

Voted one of the top Venues in 2013, this award winning historic 400,000 square foot converted furniture factory hosts loft condominiums, a restaurant, fitness center, deli/coffee shop and professional offices. Stroll through our spacious halls and intervene with the artists in a relaxed atmosphere. With easy accessibility to the Monroe North District utilizing the Rapid Transit system and the bike/walking path along the Grand River, you will want to make this one of your must see destination for Artprize 2015.

940 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Craft House

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The gallery is located at 40 South Division, in the Heartside neighborhood of downtown Grand Rapids on the Avenue for the Arts. It is a dynamic space of approximately 300 square feet and 50 linear feet of wall space including two moveable walls and large storefront-style windows. The gallery is available to rent for extended exhibitions and one night events. This year for ArtPize 7 Craft House will feature the work of Britt Spencer.

40 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Arnies Restaurant

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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

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The Conscious Collective

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We are a consignment store for men's and women's clothing, home decor and local artisan goods, with a focus on sustainability, re-purposing and re-using, and on creating community connections. We are located on Bridge Street, just a block west of Ah Nab Awen Park (easy walking distance!), right next door to Anchor Bar, across from Monte's and O'Tooles. The revitalization of this area of the city is really accelerating right now, and we couldn't be more excited to be part of it!

445 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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