Marking 100 years of service to the Grand Rapids metropolitan community in 2009, WMU is deeply committed to the Fine Arts, which is a culturally important area for higher education and the communities we serve. The University’s art collection (conservatively valued above $3.5 million), includes drawings, paintings, prints, textiles, sculptures and ceramics that engender awareness and appreciation of the visual arts while enriching our lives in many subtle and under-appreciated ways. The Frostic School of Art, Department of Dance, School of Music, and the Department of Theatre together form the College of Fine Arts at WMU – a center dedicated to future-oriented creative excellence. WMU provides interdisciplinary opportunities to visual and performing artists in innovative spaces that foster the creation, exhibition, and study of art. Ample parking adjacent to building. View 2013 venue art at: http://youtu.be/0jIU3Gyk5iU
Enjoy all the comforts of home when you stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown. Discover shopping, dining and entertainment within walking distance, and enjoy easy access to attractions like the Gerald R. Ford Museum, the Public Museum, the Van Andel Arena and the Civic Theater. We are just four blocks from Grand Rapids convention center, DeVos Place, and 15 minutes from Gerald R. Ford Airport. Sip cocktails at Waters View, the only rooftop bar in Grand Rapids – the perfect spot to enjoy amazing views of downtown. There is an additional bar, Lew’s on Two, located on the second floor. Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown is situated in the historic Waters Building, which has retained original features like exposed brickwork, hardwood floors and large windows. Built in 1898, the building was originally used as a furniture showcase and is now housing this all-suite hotel.
161 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Vandenberg Center is a plaza on the corner of Lyon and Monroe St. Installations must keep in mind that this plaza is a high traffic area utilized by the businesses in the area.
111 Lyon St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Craft beer isn’t a section of the store for us . . . it’s what we are all about! We are a craft beer bottle shop with over 500 beers and a taproom with 20 drafts. We welcome our guests to build their own six packs, have a taste of something new on tap or a bit of both. We don't have our own kitchen, just a few snacks and bar bites. But if you're hungry for more, we have a collection of menus to choose from the Downtown Market. We are not snobs, we are beer geeks! We are students of our trade and take great pride in learning everything we can about beer; how it's made, what the ingredients are, what we should drink it from, what food a beer pairs well or can be made with. We are good beer, good people, and good times!
404 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Allow for the extraordinary to emerge. The JW Marriott Grand Rapids is considered a world-class hotel for both business and pleasure. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, just 25 miles from Michigan’s celebrated West Coast, the JW has 337 well-appointed, smoke-free rooms and suites on 23 floors. Among the uncommon amenities, each private retreat has wireless Internet access, a 42" flat screen TV and luxurious bedding. Attentive guest services include on-call housekeeping and a 24-hour fitness facility. Guests residing on the concierge floors will also enjoy extended round-the-clock services and secured privacy, as well as access to the stylish concierge lounge. In addition, the executive business center offers 24-hour faxing, copying, printing and shipping services. Inspired dining at the JW’s signature restaurant, six.one.six. and our stylish cosmopolitan lounge, mixology, rounds out our plush conveniences.
235 Louis Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Two young brothers bring to you a traditional Bedouin Mediterranean cuisine that includes fresh made traditional pita bread, known as, SAJ Bread. Chicken and steak are carefully cut and marinated over night, salads and sauces are prepared in house daily as well as fresh made hummus and baba ganoush. Our Falafel is prepared from the freshest ingredients in the old traditional way. Ready for your order! Stop by to Git-A-Pita at Gita Pita.
2 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
West Grand Neighborhood Organization is the second largest neighborhood organization in Grand Rapids. Our boarders include the ArtPrize district. This organization has great partnerships with the city, businesses and area residents. Our space is used for public meetings and can be configured to meet the needs of the community. We have two large store front display areas that can showcase various forms of art with electrical and lighting available as needed. There is ample parking adjacent to the rear of the building. Our neighborhood is bike and pedestrian friendly. There is a bus stop within 15 feet of the front door. Restrooms and seating are available for guest. We are ideally located between several restaurants and watering holes on the main corridor of Leonard. Many of these places in the past have also been venues to ArtPrize. Our building will expand business hours and staff to accommodate ArtPrize visitors and artist. We hope to see you soon.
415 Leonard Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center is pleased to be the venue for three artists for ArtPrize Nine. Our 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
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
Taking your dog with you for ArtPrize? Want to bring your dog home a delicious treat or new collar? Want to just see some awesome art at a new venue? Check out our awesome venue in the newly renovated 616 Lofts on Monroe! Nestled in the middle of the hot new neighborhood of Monroe North, just a short walk from downtown, is Fido & Stitch; where you will find everything you need for your dog, as well an fun other items! Do some shopping for you furry friend, or simply bring them in to check out some awesome art and to get a free dog treat! We are located along Monroe Ave among several other establishments that you'll have to be sure to check out as well! You are NOT going to want to miss this first year venue, that will surely impress! *We are also an easy stop between downtown and the large venue at the City Water Building!
820 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Brush Studio is a beautiful open space typically used for instructional art classes. Brush has been using art as a form of entertainment and a way to connect all levels of artists.
50 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Heartside Gallery and Studio offers the Heartside community and its neighbors a supportive and safe environment in which to create, exhibit and sell artwork. Artists in our studio come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Some are impacted by the disadvantages of homelessness. Others face various emotional, physical, or mental disabilites. Many are people who simply wish to share their talents and expertise with their neighbors. Heartside Gallery and Studio is dedicated to providing a space for showing artists’ unique responses to the experiences of their lives, as well as offering guidance and opportunity. **In 2014, our Venue held a Top 5 2-D Juror's Shortlist Entry**
48 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
57 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids’ first craft distillery. The finest locally-sourced ingredients fermented and distilled honestly to create spirits of uncompromising quality. Cocktails, small-bites, and bottles to-go, proudly served in the neighborhood we call home.
537 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Ah-Nab-Awen Park is not available as a venue during the connections process. Ah-Nab-Awen Park is a long, narrow green space that runs along the west side of the Grand River. This park is adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford Museum and visible from the DeVos Convention Center (across the river). It is accessible by a pedestrian bridge that runs across the river as well as on-site parking. Another area of the park (not available for use for Artprize) houses three large, grassy mounds which were built in 1976 to symbolize Hopewell Indian burial mounds, which are native to the area. The park offers ample green space and a fantastic view of the Grand Rapids skyline.
303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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 11 years now!
40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
MCC is an emerging Christian faith community whose mission is “Connecting our downtown community with our life-changing God.” As image-bearers of the Creator, we seek to honor God through celebrating the creative talents of our members, friends, and the community. We embrace and encourage the arts through various community events and activities. Each year for ArtPrize, we conduct a 4-week series of worship services based upon themes generated by selected art that we host. We typically have an opening reception, an open-mic artist night, a kids' art day, and can host special receptions for a small fee. We typically host many K-12 school class trips at our venue, and our exhibits are typically appropriate for children. We are Barrier-Free, have a drinking fountain, restrooms, a mom's nursing space available, and offer packaged snacks for donation.
800 Monroe NW, 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
Eric Millikin, Firth MacMillan, Barbara Lash, Denise Ardis, John Whipple, Lynn Whipple, Ed Brownlee, Jonathan D. Lopez, Howard Sheltraw and Sierra Cole were all chosen to show at a new venue located in city center during ArtPrize 9. The ten artists will be showing in small Post Office Boxes that make up this official venue located inside the United States Postal Service - Ledyard Station, 120 Monroe Center NW. PO (Art)Box is specializing in small artwork since scale is often a majority factor in ArtPrize entries. Curator Sierra Cole says, "We all know that ArtPrize is about having a conversation about art, we just feel that most of the time that conversation revolves around large scale works of art. We want to flip that conversation and talk about how small works of art are just as viable as large scale works. They are just as challenging, time consuming, and complex as their large counterparts." PO (Art)Box will be viewable during business hours inside the Post Office lobby. After hours, the artwork can be viewed from a custom made outdoor mailbox bank that will be located just outside the Ledyard Post Office.
PO Box 230031, 120 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49523
Vault of Midnight, an internationally recognized and award winning comic shop, has proudly carried Earth's finest Comics, Games, and Stuff since 1996. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you, whether you are seasoned veteran or a curious greenhorn. Stop by our beautiful new Grand Rapids location today to see what all of the fuss is about.
95A Monroe Center NW, 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
Classic Bar and Grill in the Monroe North Neighborhood. Steps to downtown GR . Great Cocktails and Food and 16 Craft Beers on Tap including local cider. Open 11:30 am - 2am M-F Open at 1pm Sat/Sun
633 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We're not like other beauty schools — at Douglas J Aveda Institute, students receive a world-class education in cosmetology and esthiology, preparing them for creative, rewarding and successful careers in the salon and spa industries. Our beauty schools promote the unique Aveda philosophy and methods of education. Douglas J Aveda Institutes help students to not only master their craft but also to be their best as a professional artist, allowing our guests to receive an experience beyond expectation with each service!
138 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family-friendly tex-mex breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurant located in the heart of Grand Rapids. Known for our homemade BLT Bloody Mary and Pomegranate Mimosa.
151 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
[Repetition + Rhythm | Art Prize Nine The Light Gallery + Studio 317 Division Ave S.] The Light Gallery + Studio is located in the Heartside Neighborhood on the Avenue for The Arts along Division Ave. During ArtPrize 9 The Light Gallery + Studio will be featuring 3 ArtPrize entries. Emily Catherine VanderMey - Farmville, Virginia "Vulnerable" Liz Flores - Chicago, Illinois "100 Days of Simple Lines" X-Rite Color Munsell Color Team - Grand Rapids, Michigan. "Albert Munsell and the Munsell Color System" In addition to our Art Prize Nine exhibition, "Repetition + Rhythm," our standing local artist shop comprising of 45+ artists will be on display and available for purchase. Our shop is full of handmade local goods ranging from original pieces of artwork, prints, ceramics, mid-century furniture, and plants.
317 Division Ave S., 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
With huge, wide windows and warm radiant and fireplace heat, Tavern on the Square provides great views of Grand Rapids' iconic Ionia St. Offers a diverse menu with Bar Fare, Yankee Tapas, Entrees, Sandwiches and Salads, along with 20 Draft Beers and Retro Cocktails.
100 Ionia Ave Sw, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Grand Rapids Children's Museum provides an environment for hands-on, self-guided, learning through play.
11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Macatawa Bank is excited to be an ArtPrize venue this year! Our 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. 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!
116 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Centrally located in the heart of downtown at the Pearl Street Bridge. This historic building, with beautiful riverfront views of the Blue Bridge, Public Museum, Ford Museum, and Amway Grand Plaza, is located in a popular, high-traffic area. The Horizon Bank venue features artwork displayed in windows facing Pearl Street.
250 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome! We are thrilled to be an ArtPrize venue for the first time! ArtPrize is the largest art competition in the world, and we are proud that it is right in our backyard here in Grand Rapids. Our venue sees 7-8,000 visitors a day just in passenger traffic, and we hope to see familiar faces stopping, but also the daily flow of people in and out of GRR who may be here on business or visiting loved ones. Our venue is hosting seven artists who are from as close as Ada, to as far away as Mexico and New Zealand! Art is located in three locations: outdoors under our "Welcome Wall" canopy, in the east end of our terminal building near the Valet Parking ticket counter, and upstairs in our Observation Area. This is also a great spot for aviation enthusiasts since you can view art, look down on our security checkpoint, and get a view of our airfield operations. Stop by and see us, and don't forget to vote for your favorite artists!!
5500 44th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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 is part of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
2 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 various artists 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! New American Cuisine with a Chef driven kitchen featuring locally sourced food. Great Win and Beer selection and cocktail features.
136 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
JamnBean Coffee Company in the Waters Buildingr with entrances on Ottawa and Homewood Suite Lobby Entrance.
161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49301
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
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
Since opening in 2008, Spectrum Health’s Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion has been the cancer center of choice for cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment in West Michigan. While select cancer services such as mammography, chemotherapy and radiation are offered at other Spectrum Health cancer care locations in the region, Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion serves as the comprehensive center of care for the more than 3,000 new cancer patients diagnosed and treated each year at Spectrum Health. The six-story, state-of-the-art building is home to the region's widest, most advanced array of outpatient cancer services.
145 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Blue Bridge will feature the Blue Bridge Music Festival from September 29-30 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 [4-10PM] THE BOOTSTRAP BOYS (COUNTRY) YOLONDA LAVENDER (SOUL/R&B) MICHIGANDER (ROCK/POP) SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30 [12-10PM] BRAD FRITCHER MOODS (JAZZ) ASAMU JOHNSON AND THE ASSOCIATES OF THE BLUES (BLUES) WATCHING FOR FOXES (FOLK/POP) JESSE RAY AND THE CAROLINA CATFISH (ROCK/BLUES) THE GREAT ONES (HIP HOP)
Blue Footbridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Cornerstone Church is thrilled again this year to have the opportunity to participate in Artprize - one of the most fun, over-stimulating and inspiring events in one of the coolest, big-hearted cities in the world! We are a modern contemporary church in a historic building, blending a beautiful combination of past and present. Cornerstone Church is one of the fastest growing churches in the Downtown Grand Rapids area; launching services October 2013, with a diverse community that represents the community around us. We are located at the corner of Lafayette and Washington. Our historic building was built in 1904 and remains, architecturally-speaking, incredibly original. We are on the edge of Heritage Hill and downtown Grand Rapids. One block South of Fulton, off Lafayette, this is a great location for a walk by both historic homes and near all the energy of downtown. Stroll by and visit!
48 Lafayette Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Beer City Barre is a boutique Barre fitness studio. We offer full body fitness classes using the Ballet Barre as a 'prop' Our classes are a combination of Yoga/Pilates & Dance infused with fun, fast paced, loud music. The studio has a very modern chic feel with exposed original brick, and wood beams at the ceiling. The fitness studio has a lot of blank wall space perfect to display artwork, and we also have a large lobby in the front that could accommodate a piece as well. Our studio is very well located on Monroe Avenue across from the 6th street bridge in the 616 Properties building. Neighboring businesses are Field & Fire Cafe, Fido & Stitch, CKO Fitness, and City Built Brewery
820 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Studio Us is a multi-disciplinary design and photography studio
343 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Waters Building is a downtown Grand Rapids landmark that occupies the entire length of the block between Pearl and Lyon Streets on Ottawa Avenue. It is home to The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, West Michigan Community Bank, Paul Goebel Group, Grand Rapids Bar Association and numerous other prestigious firms. It overlooks Rosa Parks Circle and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. It was constructed in 1898, as a furniture exposition building when Grand Rapids served as the nation's center for residential furniture manufacturing. In the 1950's thru the 1970's is was gradually converted to an office building. It's large lobby and central location make it a hub for downtown activity. Today, the Waters Center houses the Hilton Homewood Suites, 44 newly finished apartments, and over 30 commercial offices.
161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Classy neighborhood pub one block down the street from historic St. Adelberts Basillica. Our outdoor beer garden area is a hit in the summer as well as our dedication to fresh food featuring our own Panini's and gourmet dogs. Monarchs has 28 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
A remodeled restaurant across from the Amway Grand
139 Pearl, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located within the historic Heartside District, Rockwell Republic is a lively gastropub with made-from-scratch, seasonal cuisine as eclectic as the environment itself. Dine casually amidst two floors of exposed-brick walls, high ceilings, dark mahogany wood, a three-season screened-in-lounge or an elevated outdoor beer garden. Indulge in our fresh sushi, or mouthwatering filet and be sure to end the night with one of our delicious craft cocktails.
45 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49548