Whether you’re bringing your family or exploring on your own, it’s never been more fun to learn about contemporary art.Education at ArtPrize Education at ArtPrize
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From cultural attractions and ArtPrize venues to the best food and drink in the region, come explore the vibrant city of Grand Rapids, Michigan.Explore Grand Rapids Explore Grand Rapids
Explore The ArtPrize Pathways
Choose one of 5 unique ArtPrize Pathways—including the fully accessible AccessArt Pathway—as the starting point for your adventure. 90% of ArtPrize venues are within one block of a Pathway.Choose Your Path Choose Your Path
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Get to Grand Rapids
The Gerald R. Ford International airport is only 20 minutes from downtown, and Greyhound, MegaBus and Amtrak stop in the heart of the city. Plan your travel.
Stay in Grand Rapids
There are plenty of places to stay, including several hotels right downtown in the middle of all the action, including the J.W. Marriott, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and a Courtyard by Marriott.
Explore Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids is walkable and well-connected by public transportation. Download the ArtPrize mobile app to explore Venues throughout the city, find art, and vote for the entries you love.
Welcome to Grand Rapids, Michigan
Steeped in a strong tradition of art and design, Grand Rapids is home to the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), the world’s first LEED-certified museum, the internationally-renowned Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Kendall College of Art & Design, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, several preeminent furniture design companies, and—the symbol of the city itself—Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse, the first public artwork sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Each year, Grand Rapids offers an increasingly diverse mix of arts and cultural events, expanding green spaces, biking and pedestrian paths, local businesses, and non-profit organizations, all contributing to the vitality of this truly collaborative community.