Waters Center

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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.

Visitor Amenities
  • Free public bathrooms: Yes
  • Free public parking: No
  • Physically accessible: Yes

2017 Entries hosted at this Venue

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Bird Menagerie

Jeannine DeLong
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64685
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Brugge In Winter

James Pell
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64783
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Revitalization

Sara Goodrich
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64785
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Almost Real Houses

Gregory Wheeler
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64872
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Power and Beauty of Earth-Picture Rocks

Pat Miller-Coy
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64942
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beach daze

Jennifer Hawkins
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65052
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Emerging Red

Mark Schlussel
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65129
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You are my sunshine!

Twila Nye
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65180
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Cruising His Turf

Ronald Rapin
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65188
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"Together Always"

Robert Tucker
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65190
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Allegory of Gears

Richard Rogers
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65242
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Movement's of the Ocean

Johnny Camacho
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65263
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Something's Fishy

Carol Nutter
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65376
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Pathway To The Falls

Barb Zimmerman
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65379
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The Benevolent Dragon

Sharon Vance
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65457
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After the Game 42nd and Ellis

Janet Dosenberry
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65485
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Grandfather: In life after life

Marvin Dabideen
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65561
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A Playdate. Come Paint with Friends you haven't met yet: Class Samples

West Michigan Decorative Artists
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65614
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Memories from Up North

Laila Kujala
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65641
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No Darkness At All

MaryJo Fox Fell
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 65667
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Table Scraps

Chris Cavanaugh
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 66326
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