Located in the heart of the Hotel District, The Courtyard is walk-able from many downtown landmarks including The GRAM, DeVos Place, UICA and Van Andel Arena. We have a full service restaurant on site, serving delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner. Conveniently attached to the skywalk that connects to many other area hotels and Artprize Venues.
he B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000-square-foot, four-story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson's grocery warehouse. It stood vacant for decades before The Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition. Its casual appeal, large size and historic charm have given The B.O.B. destination status in downtown Grand Rapids. Ambitious, expansive, and versatile, The B.O.B. is a big old building of fun, offering a multitude of choices for each guest who walks through the door.
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Parlour Blow Dry Bar + Full Service Salon is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and within walking distance to many of the cities destinations! Visit The Parlour@CityFlatsHotel and you will immediately feel the stress of the day disappear. Enjoy a glass of wine, craft beer, or a coffee as you relax and our expertly trained stylists take over.
77 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Muse Gr is an interactive art gallery. It was opened in 2018 and was selected as one of the Art prize top 5 venues. We are excited to host some amazing interactive installations. We are open to all forms of art and love to see the space transformed in the name of art!
727 Leonard street Nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Authentic Irish Pub featuring fine food, Irish whiskey and of course Guinness. Stop by and enjoy the fun atmosphere. Irish Bands, food and friendly people. We Irish are a fun lot. FLANAGAN'S IRISH PUB
139 Pearl st. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
225 Commerce Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located in the historic Peck building, Gina's Boutique is Downtown Grand Rapids primary women's clothing and accessory boutique. This fabulous little shop is locally owned with unique finds and high quality service.
40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Grand Rapids Art Museum 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 Dimensional Juried Award in 2015, and the Time-Based Public Vote Award in 2016. GRAM was also shortlisted for the honor of Best Venue in 2013 and 2014.
101 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
It all started in 2016, when we asked ourselves about the barriers between art, community and economic advancements. Pop up shows, community parties, weddings and more- we welcome you to experience your own wonderland. Each minute you spend in our cozy space will inspire you. Currently housing over 120 local visual artists, we function as a gallery, education center, and event space in Creston. You will find us writing curriculum for Kent District Libraries, hosting classes, curating local venues, organizing artist markets and doing a lot of community outreach through public space design and killer street parties, After Dark GR. Our goal is to serve to community by honoring the powers of inclusive space, locally made art, community initiatives and educational experiences. We are here to deliver these advancements at an affordable cost. If we can do it- why don’t we try it? You can even book events to support Arts! Want to be involved? Sign up for our newsletter!
1264 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
A premier convention center located in downtown Grand Rapids. Nestled beside the Grand River, the picturesque riverfront setting is the perfect backdrop for ArtPrize. In 2018 DeVos Place celebrated 10 years of participating in ArtPrize. DeVos Place has long served as a catalyst, and a vital space to convene, think, witness, ponder, and/or inspire you to be engaged in art. We are excited to be part of this daring adventure that offers the perfect gathering spot for artists and art lovers! It is our desire that your ArtPrize experience at DeVos Place will be full of fun, creativity, a little tension, honest conversation and a modicum of humor.
DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
As the flagship location of Peppinos Hospitality Group, Peppinos Downtown is in the heart of Grand Rapids' Arena District. Studio C and the Canopy Hilton are directly across the street and a City parking ramp abuts us to the East. The City's central public transportation hub is one block West and the main downtown exit ramp to the US 131 corridor empties at our doorstep. Its the perfect place for foot traffic, public transport, lodging and food.
130 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
MCC is an emerging Christian faith community whose mission is “Connecting our downtown community with our life-changing God.” As image-bearers of the Creator, we seek to honor God through celebrating the creative talents of our members, friends, and the community. Each year for ArtPrize, we conduct a 4-week series of worship services based upon themes generated by selected art that we host. We typically have an opening reception, an open-mic artist night, a kids' art day, and can host special receptions for a small fee. We typically host many K-12 school class trips at our venue. We are Barrier-Free, have a drinking fountain, restrooms, a mom's nursing space available, and offer packaged snacks for donation. Our venue has a loyal following and is often reviewed and written about by local arts writers. In 2017, MCC was one of the 5 finalists for Outstanding Venue, and hosted one of the jury finalists in the 3-D category, "Bloodline".
800 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to 300 Ottawa Avenue Plaza! The Plaza is located in the center of ArtPrize directly across from the Calder on high-traffic Ottawa Avenue. The NW corner of the Plaza is available to display your ArtPrize entry.
300 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to the Y, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundations of the West Michigan community. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors - through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We’re a welcoming and inclusive community. A place to connect with others and learn something new.
475 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Welcome to the Chase Bank Plaza! The Plaza is located in the center of ArtPrize on high-traffic Ottawa Avenue. The entire Plaza is available to display your ArtPrize entry (must leave the front entry door accessible).
200 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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.Fountain Street Church
24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
106 South Division is home to a gallery and the Community Building & Engagement Department for the Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids.
106 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
As Detroit’s Atwater Brewery expanded, it only made sense that it came to Beer City USA! Atwater Brewery GR serves up radical drinks and phenomenal eats in Grand Rapids’ historic Rowe building. Take a seat and enjoy a full bar, one-of-a-kind menu items, and an atmosphere that celebrates the connection between Michigan’s two largest cities. PROST!
201 Michigan St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are celebrating 40 years of serving our neighbors. We have a brand new space that is ADA friendly. There is a restroom for guest to use. We are located on the corner of Leonard in Alpine. Our space has large windows for displays and viewing of artwork. Bike racks are conveniently located in front of the building.
754 Leonard St -B, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
10 East Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Studio Park is packed with things to do and see. Stop over and enjoy a meal. See a live performance. Catch a movie. Shop until you drop. Once you visit Studio Park, you’ll never want to leave. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. But you’ll definitely love visiting for hours. That’s probably a more realistic thing to say.
123 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The GRPM has a prime location, in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, situated on the banks of the Grand River. This location, accessible and walkable from many other ArtPrize venues, makes it a key destination on the downtown pathway of ArtPrize art. The GRPM will host an outdoor exhibition by curating a rewarding experience with approachable art that is intriguing, distinctive and engages the viewer’s capacity for awe, curiosity and humor. With our unique setting along the busy river walkway, we are able to offer a not-to-be-missed immersive experience worthy of our fortunate location. The GRPM will offer outdoor art, as well as dynamic Museum exhibitions that will intrigue and draw visitors to this location.
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Grand Valley Artists was founded in 1957 – it is one of the oldest art groups in the Midwest, and the oldest in Michigan. Not happy with the then-popular modern art focus of the local art community, Bill Kubiak, Armand Merizon, and Carl Forslund decided to start a group to focus instead on realism and traditional art. GVA has grown to be a place where artists of all levels and media are welcome to meet, discuss, learn, and grow. With over 270 members, we've come to embrace all styles – from representational to abstract to non-representational art, in all its forms – in our various sketch sessions, plein air sessions, photography sessions, critiques, and programs, as well as monthly workshops. GVA is proud to be a participating venue in ArtPrize 2020 at this iconic location again! We look forward to showcasing the work of many of our members as well as the work of artists we feel will add to the creative spirit of our organization.
1101 N. Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Welcome to Mayan Buzz Coffee Bar! We are passionate about bringing communities together and providing them the best organic coffee locally roasted at Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters. We encourage the community to interact and enjoy their time at our Coffee Bar by hosting open mic nights, and also by displaying artwork from local artists! Central American flare, full espresso menu, and food options.
208 Grandville Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503