Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) has always been indelibly woven into the fabric of Grand Rapids. Born out of the bold, visionary spirit of those who built the city’s furniture industry, KCAD has continued its leadership in art and design education into the 21st century, and remains deeply committed to the facilitation of sustainable, innovative growth in West Michigan and beyond. Over the years, we've hosting award winning artists in the Juried "3D", "2D", "Time-Based", and "Grand Juried" awards. We’ve been on the “Outstanding Venue” shortlist each year we’ve been eligible for that award and have won twice.
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
JamnBean Coffee Company in the Waters Buildingr with entrances on Ottawa and Homewood Suite Lobby Entrance.
161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49301
With over 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.
171 Monroe Ave N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Wheelhouse features a contemporary twist on classic American bistro fare with seasonal recipes inspired by our Chef’s ongoing partnership with local suppliers. The distinctive menu is complemented by a list of artisan cocktails, select wines and Michigan craft brews. Situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the restaurant is as lively as its setting in the Arena Place district. The multi-faceted concept is your neighborhood “go-to” for leisure or business. The large bar and porch hosts over 85 seats, making it the perfect place to unwind after work or enjoy a pre-concert cocktail. Additionally, the versatility of the dining room provides a relaxing space for an intimate dinner, featuring a menu that appeals to the foodie in all of us.
67 Ottawa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
'UICA Outside: Westside is located in the pedestrian tunnel below the Pearl Street bridge, adjacent to the Grand Rapids Public Museum. 'UICA Outside' draws together diverse artists and Grand Rapids stakeholders to create permanent artworks that are energizing and accessible to all. 'UICA Outside' expands UICA’s impact city-wide and connects visitors to the vibrant neighborhoods that surround downtown Grand Rapids. Each neighborhood will feature one or more large-scale work created by artists who reside and engage within their respective community, or who have designed artworks with neighborhood input and a focus on representation and expression after meetings with neighborhood associations and business owners, as well as community members and local artists.
288 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Panera Bread is now open in Downtown Grand Rapids. With its identity rooted in handcrafted, freshly-baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Make Panera Bread your ArtPrize option for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a break from checking out the art. Be sure to also check out the mural inside the bakery cafe by local artist, Anna Donahue that features iconic West Michigan images.
99 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Valley Artists have been West Michigan's premier artist's group since 1957 when it was started by several area artists such as Carl Forslund, Reynold Weidenaar, and Armand Merizon to name a few. GVA has always striven to create an environment for artists to learn, create, prosper, and to ultimately share their talents with the greater Grand Rapids area. This year is no exception. We have successfully sponsored the 53rd Reeds Lake Art Festival, a much loved art festival in West Michigan that includes artists from across the nation. GVA is, for the second year in a row, an ArtPrize venue, and is now located in the Water Treatment Building on 1101 N. Monroe NW, just south of Leonard Street. We have over 5,000 square feet of display space. We also plan to have our members inside and outside, painting, drawing, photographing and sketching during ArtPrize. This will show the public what we do as an art group and why Grand Rapids is quickly becoming one of the the Midwest's largest art communities. This year we also have one of the oldest participants in ArtPrize, Stuart Knickerbocker, a World War II veteran and local artist. We are proud to have him and 48 local and national artists displaying their work with us, most of whom will be on hand to answer questions and interact at various times with the public during ArtPrize.
1101 N. Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
VandenBerg Plaza is not available as a venue during the connections process. The VandenBerg Plaza, commonly referred to as the Calder Plaza because of the presence of Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse, a stabile created for the people of Grand Rapids. The plaza is a large open area that serves as the campus for city, county, and federal government buildings.
300 Monroe Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
At Bistro Bella Vita, we’re driven by passion, servant leadership and most importantly—exceptional dining experiences. We believe that good enough simply isn’t good enough. It’s time to discover something special and taste commitment and creativity. Choose passion and purpose. Live the good life. It’s time to accept nothing short of exceptional at Bistro Bella Vita. Our specialty is Modern French & Italian Cuisine made from scratch with as many sustainably-sourced ingredients as possible.
44 Grandville SW, 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**
54 s division st., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Arnie's is a locally owned family restaurant. Drop in to view art and grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at the same time. Plenty of free parking, public restroom and handicap accessible.
722 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Moosejaw made its Grand Rapids debut August 2017, and we haven't looked back since. It is by far the wildest, weirdest shop yet. We have the best staff, the coolest gear, a ping pong table, and even throw parties from time to time. Come hang out, enjoy the local art and check out the latest in outdoor retail. The Downtown Market is right across the street, and Craft Beer Cellars is a doorway away. Grab a beer and come say hi!
410 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Adventure Credit Union is a credit union that takes a “craft banking” approach. We have a passion for improving your banking experience, keeping it local, personal, and tailored while bringing good value for you. We offer personalized financial and banking solutions for any of life’s adventures, whether it’s your first home, a new or used car, college funding, or everyday living. Wherever you go in life, we’re here to guide you. Michigan Craft Banking is about doing things the right way. It’s banking that enhances your individual adventures. Michigan Craft Banking brings together the latest technologies with a personal touch, to carefully craft financial and banking solutions that fit you. With Michigan Craft Banking, we focus on real people and their unique lifestyles. Local products…local decision making…local servicing. This is our home. This is who we are.
45 Ottawa SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 3 "escape rooms" and an event room, The Ruse Escape Rooms promises an exciting and interactive experience for groups, corporate events or individuals. The space is full of character and provides the perfect setting for an immersive, timeless experience. We are excited to be a part of the vibrant downtown culture! The location is a short walk from a number of restaurants, breweries and attractions including Rockwell/Republic, HopCat, San Chez, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, The Pyramid Scheme and Van Andel Arena to name a few.
25 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG, the leading private management company for public assembly facilities worldwide. Van Andel Arena is an outdoor venue
130 Fulton West, 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
Long standing neighborhood bar/restaurant in the heart of westside downtown Grand Rapids.
801 5th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
West Grand Neighborhood Organization is the second largest neighborhood organization in Grand Rapids. Our boarders include the West Side 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. Welcome to the Westside! We hope to see you soon.
415 Leonard Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
1 Ionia SW, 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
Forty Pearl is a fresh concept for a true Michigan fine wine and food experience in a hot and healthy downtown Grand Rapids. Way more than a tasting room, Forty Pearl is a sensory Pure Michigan experience in the heart of the city. Our mission is to provide a unique taste of the best wine and food in Michigan. Forty Pearl displays award winning wines and distilled spirits from Brengman brothers, Bonobo and Bel Lago wineries and Grand traverse Distillery paired with Noto's cuisine.
40 Pearl St. Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A fabulous new coffee shop on the historical West Side, Corridor Coffee is the only place is West Michigan where one can relax with a cup of direct trade Intelligentsia coffee. We are locally owned, community-minded, and situated in a vintage 1886 building with rustic wood decor. Among our specialty drinks, we offer Vanilla Matcha Latte and Fustini's Shrubs, and we serve locally-made, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan baked goods from Rise Bakery. One can sit at a table or on a stool at a counter on the first floor, and there is a large meeting room for patrons upstairs. We specialize in friendly staff who want every customer to feel welcome and appreciated.
637 Stocking Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
Beer city is missing the bourbon! One Bourbon is located at 608 Bridge Street NW on the West Side of Grand Rapids, MI. Featuring over 100+ different types of whisky and bourbon, American regional wines and beers with quality classic dishes. One Bourbon's interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area, with loads of unfinished brick, tin ceilings and Edison lights. The multi-level restaurant offers the choice to observe passers-by in the Oak Room, a swanky whisky room on the 2nd floor, or in the pub area with direct access to the genius' behind the bar, in the main dining area with comfy seating and plenty of light, or outdoors on the large patio covered in art. The 2nd floor also features the Lounge, a private dining area for your next business meeting, group dinner or get together.
608 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives opened during ArtPrize 8. We are the area's experts in African and African American culture, history, lifestyles and art. Located next to City Flats Hotel a block west of Rosa Parks Circle in the heart of downtown. This building will be a temporary location until our new facility is opened in 2020 .Live music, Surprise events, Giveaways...check us out online
87 Monroe Center st NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are centrally located downtown on Fulton, just east of Division, next to Veteran's Park and St. Cecilia's. We are a large and beautiful historic church! You may enter the church through our glass vestibule (the cube) right off our parking lot (sorry - no public parking). Art is displayed in our lobby, gathering area, and adjacent hallway. NOTE: We do not have public parking or offer tours of our building. Thank you!
10 E Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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
SPOONLICKERS is a Grand Rapids treasure which has built a large loyal following for its creamy and healthy handcrafted frozen yogurt treats containing locally-produced ingredients and complimented with made-from-scratch toppings. With a commitment to quality, everything at Spoonlickers is prepared daily from the finest ingredients. With four locations in Grand Rapids, a Spoonlickers café is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, chat with your neighbor, and enjoy a superb frozen dessert loaded with delicious fresh fruits and toppings to your individual liking. It is an adventure in coolness!
616 Fulton West, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Peppino's Downtown atmosphere is casual and fun for the family, sleek and sophisticated for the on-the-towner with plenty of spirit for the sports fans! Peppino's is close to everything downtown with a little bit for everyone! It's the perfect spot if you'd like to dine with the family after a Van Andel event, catch the big game on one of our 70 HD flat screen's, shoot some pool, play some shuffleboard or just cozy up with some drinks in our comfy lounge area next to the fire, Peppino's Downtown Grille and Pizzeria is the place for you! Offering convenient parking with plenty of surfacespots and a 5 story parking garage next door. Peppino's Downtown also offer free pull up parking for to-go pickup.
130 Ionia SW, 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
Marking over 100 years of service to the Grand Rapids metropolitan community, WMU is deeply committed to the Fine Arts. The Fine Arts are 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 in the Cherry Commerce parking ramp. View 2013 venue art at: http://youtu.be/0jIU3Gyk5iU
200 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The General Services Administration has had a long history of incorporating art into Federal Buildings. GSA commissions American artists to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for Federal Buildings nationwide. The incorporation of contemporary art within the nation's important civic spaces celebrates the best of American culture and exemplifies how democratic societies benefit immeasurably from the unique, creative talents of individual citizens. Federal Buildings are public buildings, meant to be enjoyed and utilized by the people of this nation. ArtPrize presents a unique opportunity to encourage people to visit the Federal Building and stroll the grounds to view the artwork. On permanent display on the west lawn is the large sculpture Motu Viget by Mark DiSuvero.
110 Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The exhibition in the lobby of City Hall will focus mainly on the work of contemporary African American artists, and will coincide with the African American Art and Music Festival happening on Calder Plaza, September 23 and 24.
300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A downtown grocery, deli and beverage store, located on Monroe Center.
57 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Amway Grand Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, making it easy to explore and discover all the amazing art pieces and installations during this three-week event in September. We will make your visit to Grand Rapids a memorable one with overnight accommodations second to none, wrapped in historic charm and modern comforts that make the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton one of the best hotels in the in the Mid-West! Also, to add flavor to your ArtPrize stay, our hotel is home to seven artful restaurants and lounges. From The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck and Cygnus27 serving Latin inspired cuisine with skyline views; to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Lumber Baron Bar, GP Sports, Starbucks, and our latest addition Rendezvous.
187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown has been participating in ArtPrize from the very beginning and are excited to see what this year will bring, especially with it being our 10th year! The hotel is a full service hotel located on Pearl Street adjacent to several parks, museums, and public parking lots. The hotel is interested in hosting a minimum of 6 outdoor exhibits and a minimum of 4 indoor exhibits.The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown is a full service hotel with 175 guest rooms, meeting space, and full service restaurant and lounge.Our entire staff is excited and involved in our ArtPrize participation and look forward to hosting many talented artists this year.
310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Ferris Coffee & Nut Company is a 94-year-old family-owned and –operated specialty coffee and nut roaster located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ferris works to build relationships that thrive through its products. The company is committed to the responsible sourcing of its products to promote sustainability at all levels of the supply chain. Ferris’ roasting facility and headquarters are located at 227 Winter Ave NW. At our West Side location, baristas have perfected a traditional style espresso menu alongside excellent single origin, pour over coffees, We also feature a rotating menu of seasonal drinks, hot and iced tea and nitro cold brew coffee on tap. When the weather permits, oversized doors open up to a sit-down patio so beverages can be enjoyed with a breath of fresh air!
227 Winter Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Gemini Handmade is a handcrafted shopping destination, a crossroads for makers and their community, and leather-craft studio, featuring functional art and craft from West Michigan-based, independently operated designers and artists. Owned by Elyse Marie Welcher and Jacob Vroon, a pair of married leather-workers with their own lines of goods, Gemini Handmade serves as the home base and studio for their brands Littlewings Designs and Harbinger Leather Design. We're proud to offer shopping, workshops, and handcrafted experiences for all ages and types of participants, within a safe and loving space in Grand Rapids, MI. We're excited to have rebranded after 5 years of serving you as Parliament the Boutique, to become Gemini Handmade on June 9th, 2018. Follow us on social media to learn more about our rebrand, the story behind the name, and our new services and offerings.
136 S Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Garage is a comforting and relaxing bar a mile north of Downtown GR. We do know how to switch gears and throw a good party though. In our summer months we throw up the garage door, put out corn hole, and pack our patio with people! Our food is fresh and our drinks are amazing, leaving people craving to come back.
819 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
SpeakEZ Lounge opened its doors 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 Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 25th year as West Michigan’s only authentic tapas bistro, featuring the food and fun of Spain. Located at 38 W 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
Centrally located in the heart of downtown at the Pearl Street Bridge. This historic building, with beautiful riverfront views of the Blue Bridge, Public Museum, Ford Museum, and Amway Grand Plaza, is located in a popular, high-traffic area. The Horizon Bank venue features artwork displayed in windows facing Pearl Street.
250 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
300 Ottawa Avenue Plaza is an outdoor venue located near the intersection of Michigan and Ottawa, and across from Calder Plaza. The northwest corner of the Plaza is available for your ArtPrize entry, as depicted in the photos. Weight restrictions apply.
300 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503