Now that ArtPrize is in full-swing, you may be asking yourself (or others) “What am I missing?” We’re here to help you answer that question. Here’s our list of this year’s hidden gems, in no particular order.
Location: 445 Sixth St NW (corner of Sixth St and Seward Ave)
What to expect: Pictured above is a portion of the mural by Bradley Goff, which he painted on a 140 foot long by 26 foot tall cinder block outdoor wall. Photos can't do it justice!
Location: 727 Leonard St NW
What to expect: A modernized gallery on the north side of Grand Rapids, this spot is a must-see for a unique and carefully curated display of 25 pieces. Definitely worth the walk or drive!
Location: 453 Division Ave S
What to expect: Hanging above the venue’s tanks filled with freshwater and saltwater fish, you’ll find an assortment of detailed and brilliant paintings and pictures.
Location: 1020 Monroe NW
**Event this Wednesday, September 22** Artist Monte de Gallo is welcoming visitors to paint one of his ArtPrize sculptures. Click here for more details.
Location: 110 Michigan Street NW (entries are outdoor only, located in the grassy courtyard on the west side of the building)
What to expect: If you like life-like and larger-than-life sculptures, then this spot surely will not disappoint. Featuring various safari animals and a giant rope swing, you’ll enjoy every part of this isolated courtyard.
Location: 111 Division Ave S
What to expect: Head to the back of the building to see the beautiful work of Maddison Chaffer and one of their murals being painted throughout the course of ArtPrize.
Location: 1530 Madison Ave SE
What to expect: As one of the satellite venues for ArtPrize 2021, this space boasts a beautiful facility chock-full of entries. Not only that, but they are hosting a series of events throughout ArtPrize.
Location: 234 Market Ave SW
What to expect: A cool space filled with cool art? Who can resist! Stop by after you’ve picked up your ArtPrize Official Beer at Founders.
Written by Kati Molhoek, Communications AssistantBy Kati Molhoek on