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Fountain Street Church

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Fountain Street Church is a beautiful, historic, downtown landmark. The Fountain Street Church Art Committee manages seven exhibitions each year, one of which is dedicated to ArtPrize. The Church has been an ArtPrize venue since the first event in 2009. In addition to works by ArtPrize artists, the stunning art and architecture of the Church sanctuary attracts many visitors. Located at 24 Fountain Street, the Church is just three blocks north of the ArtPrize HUB and near other important venues such as Kendall College of Art and Design and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Once again, Fountain Street Church and the ACLU of Michigan will present an important ArtPrize venue that explores issues of social justice through artwork that demands basic human needs be met, diversity respected, and freedom of expression and action fostered.

24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Griffins

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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

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Lambert Edwards & Associates

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LE&A has a long tradition of bringing art together with the public. The agency led the public relations and marketing outreach for the all-new Grand Rapids Art Museum, exhibitions at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and it leads the What’s Your Art campaign on behalf of the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids. Members of the LE&A team have represented some of the leading public art projects in the Midwest, including the internationally renowned Millennium Park: Chicago and Tom Otterness in Grand Rapids. In 2006, LE&A hosted the first Kendall College Scholarship Commission, which gave scholarships to two students and placed their original pieces of artwork into the agency’s permanent collection. At its headquarters, one block away from Grand Rapids’ Avenue for the Arts District, LE&A hosted Salt & Earth by Young Kim, the 2009 ArtPrize Curators Choice award winner and 2010 top 10 finalist.

47 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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New Holland Brewing Co. The Knickerbocker

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Strategically placed at the gateway to Grand Rapids’ historic Westside, The Knickerbocker is a taste of many world traditions that have been rediscovered and presented with a fresh perspective. Enjoy a full drink menu including craft beer, artisan spirits, handcrafted cocktails, wine and cider. The Knickerbocker presents a rustic, seasonal menu showcasing local and regional agriculture, old world techniques with a fresh perspective; including nose to tail butchery, heirloom produce and scratch cooking over fire.

417 Bridge St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Grand River

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SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers) is located in front of Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Oil+Water is located off the Pearl St. Bridge. The Grand River is the river running through the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, among the most visible public venue locations in all of ArtPrize. Since ArtPrize's inception, the Grand River venue has been host to some of the event's most challenging and memorable installations.

Grand River near Pearl St Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza

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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

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Kilwins Ice-Cream & Chocolates

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Kilwins legendary, proprietary Ice-Cream---32 Flavors on warm waffle cones! Watch is the experts make Mackinaw Island Fudge on an 1,100 pound marble table! Explore the fresh caramel apples made-in-store!! Chocolate abound at Kilwins--hand-dipped Krispies, Oreo's, pretzel rods and twists AND TRUFFLES made by artisan chocolatiers!

146 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Art Museum

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GRAM is one of the premiere ArtPrize venues in downtown Grand Rapids. Centrally located in the heart of the city, GRAM is known for hosting some of the strongest work in this international art competition; Public Vote Grand Prize winners in 2010, 2012, and 2014, Juried Grand Prize winner in 2014, Two-Dimension Juried winner in 2015, and Time-Based Public Vote winner in 2016. Connecting people through art, creativity, and design. Established in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the Art Museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED® Gold certified status. Established in 1910 as the Grand Rapids Art Association, GRAM has grown to include more than 5,000 works of art, including American and European 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture and more than 3,000 works on paper. Embracing the city’s legacy as a leading center of design and manufacturing, GRAM has a growing collection in the area of design and modern craft.

101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gina's Boutique

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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

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Western Michigan University - Grand Rapids

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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

200 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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DeVos Place Convention Center

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DeVos Place will once again serve as a catalyst, as a vital space to convene, think, witness, ponder, and/or inspire you to be engaged in art. Art is art when it is declared as such. It adds to the celebration of life. We are part of that daring venture that will offer all of the useful and necessary tools for the perfect gathering of artists and their work. It is our desire that your ArtPrize experience at DeVos Place is brought to you full of fun, creativity, a little tension, honest conversation and a modicum of humor. In 2017, DeVos Place will host an International Women's Pavilion! We are encouraging women artists from all over the planet to apply for placement in this special area for ArtPrize 9! All art forms will be considered for entry in the International Women's Pavilion. The goal of the pavilion is to celebrate women in the arts! (Our entire venue is open to all artists, regardless of gender).

303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails

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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

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Blue Bridge

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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

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Division Street Fellowship

This is a Christian fellowship.

229 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Department of Corrections

We are located on the corner of Division and Monroe Center, next to the Police Department. Our exciting window display can be viewed everyday 24/7 from the Monroe Center sidewalk. A local Artist, CHARLOTTE AMBROSE, has invited talented artists from the corrections process to display their creative works with her. Don't miss their unique and expressive messages.

1 Division NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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106 South Division Parking Lot

An outdoor lot this site will host a collaborative artwork created by summer Artworks/GAAH teens.

106 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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Beer City Barre

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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

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Bistro Bella Vita

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Bistro Bella Vita, Restaurant of the Year, is located kitty-corner to the Van Andel Arena on the southwest side. This Essence Restaurant Group establishment is a popular downtown destination that delivers the ultimate dining experience with top-notch, personable service. Guests enjoy the unique downtown atmosphere and creative cuisine made from fresh, natural, local ingredients. Bistro's culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.

44 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Central Reformed Church

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"Classic Worship. Liberating Theology." Central Reformed Church is located at the corner of Fulton Street and College Avenue as a witness to the world and as a beacon to the neighborhood we serve. There is plenty of free parking and a spacious lawn outdoors; indoors, there is a beautiful atrium with an abundance of natural lighting. Artwork is generously spaced to view each piece without distraction. Tours of the sanctuary and columbarium will be available by request. Whoever you are and wherever you go in God's wide world, we hope you enjoy your visit! Last year we welcomed 500 visitors.

10 College Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Ferris Coffee - Downtown

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We are a family company with a heritage that dates back to 1924. Our team has been perfecting the taste of Ferris coffees and nuts for nearly a century. We strive to provide the highest-quality plant-grown food products available and are proud to call our company the Official Coffee Sponsor for ArtPrize 9! We are honored to have our second Grand Rapids location downtown in the historical Michigan Trust Building as an ArtPrize venue for the second year now. Once touting the title “tallest building in Michigan”, this downtown landmark has been a cornerstone of classic design and rich history. As a sponsor for ArtPrize, we will be heavily involved in events and bring a lot of foot traffic to our downtown location.

40 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Lyons Square

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Lyon Square is a public park located in the heart of Grand Rapids between the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and the Devos Performance Hall. Lyon Square also provides a view of the river and has access to the River Walk.

296 LYON ST NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Vandenberg Center

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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

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Cornerstone Church - Heritage Hill

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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

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PO (Art)Box

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

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