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Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge

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Good Coffee - A Place To Gather Need a place to re-charge and rest your feet? Discover what locals already know: Lantern is a place of warm welcome, delicious drinks, and fresh local treats. (Vegans welcome!). Discover new art, reconnect with friends, or catch up with email and projects. You'll find the perfect spot, relaxing in comfortable chairs, focused at a study carrel, seated at our window bar, or gathered at a variety of tables. Sit outside with an iced beverage and watch the world pass by. Our baristas are happy to make a recommendation from our ever-changing menu of coffees including drip, pour-over, Aeropress, and espresso drinks. Offerings also include lattes, teas, hot chocolate, natural sodas, and juices. Committed to being waste-free, Lantern is grateful to be an intentional part of the Heartside neighborhood.

100 Commerce SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Arena Place - South Tower

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Arena Place is located in the bustling heart of Grand Rapids, MI. Arena Place is Grand Rapids newest development of commercial, retail, and residential luxury living. 45 Millions Dollar worth of investment and 11 stories of office space and apartments, Arena Place is set to be "The Place to Live, Work, and Play".

55 Ottawa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Monarchs Club Corner Tap & Grill

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Classy neighborhood pub one block down the street from historic St. Adelberts Basillica Our outdoor beer garden area is a hit in the summer as well as our dedication to fresh food featuring our own Panini's and gourmet dogs. Monarchs has 25 taps featuring at least 15 from Michigan craft brewers and over 100 beers total from around the world.

646 Stocking NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

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The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is located along the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. During ArtPrize the Museum's lobby has extended hours. There is no charge to view ArtPrize.

303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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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 Monore NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Tanaz Downtown

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We are an express hair salon offering haircut and color services, as well as makeup applications for special events. We are located in the historic McKay Towers building in heart of downtown Grand Rapids making it ideal for walk-in clients to get in for an appointment with one of our talented stylists.

146 Monroe Center St. NW, 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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Treadstone Funding

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Treadstone Funding is a local mortgage lender in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Located in the newly renovated "diplomat pharmacy" building.

214 Fulton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Rapids Police Department

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Display space available inside the 4 large front glass windows on both sides of the main entry glass doors on Monroe CN, dimensions for the windows are roughly 5' by 8' each For the first time, we are offering space inside the Grand Rapids Police Department this year, as a gallery environment. We can host both 2D and 3D works. In addition, due to the large mezzanine, we can offer space to artists who have pieces that need to be suspended overhead. All pieces displayed at the Grand Rapids Police Department are chosen by our Art Committee, a team of dedicated volunteers. We look forward to what artists will do to take advantage of this space.

01 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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[HAS HEART] at Veterans Memorial Park

[HAS HEART] is proud to present the 2016 HERO[series] exhibit at the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Grand Rapids, marking the organization's 5th Annual ArtPrize exhibit.

22 Sheldon NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Parliament the Boutique

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Parliament the Boutique is a unique shopping destination in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. We carry a carefully curated selection of fine gifts, personal accessories and home goods. Parliament is home to a team of talented and diverse local makers who are joyfully invested in each other’s mutual success. The shop originally started as the storefront and studio home to Elyse Welcher's Littlewings Designs line in April 2013. The Parliament dream began to quickly grow and evolve to include the work of Harbinger Leather Design and Adventure Textiles as well as other curated artists. In 2014, these three primary makers realized their collaborations and collective work were outgrowing their current individual studio spaces, and the result was Parliament the Studio. Parliament the Boutique is now a retail space and showroom for the three founding makers, and Parliament the Studio is their production space combining their diverse talents and machinery under one roof.

120 S. Division Ave. #125, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Van Andel Arena

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Van Andel Arena® — the Must Play Destination of Michigan's second largest and fastest-growing market — has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry. The 12,000 plus capacity Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG, the leading private management company for public assembly facilities worldwide. The Arena was named in recognition of the largest benefactor, Jay and Betty Van Andel. Van Andel Arena offers the perfect combination of cosmopolitan flair and midwestern hospitality to make any event a success. Since marking its Grand Entrance on October 8, 1996, Van Andel Arena has attracted the biggest names in family shows, concerts and sporting events.

130 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Women's City Club

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The Women’s City Club is a private club which resides in the historic Sweet House and offers individual and business memberships. The WCC transforms their space for ArtPrize. While the main floor retains it's historic look, but with the installation of AP art, the Auditorium is converted to a modern gallery with the addition of contemporary walls and lighting. In 2006, the Sweet House Foundation, a (501 c 3) non-profit, was established to preserve the history and architecture of the house. Martin Sweet, the original owner of the house, was a young entrepreneur when he came to Grand Rapids in 1846. He dreamed of a distinguished and spacious home for his family and in the early 1860’s built this home on East Fulton. This Heritage Hill two-story Italianate Villa home survives as one of the remaining examples of this style of architecture in the latter part of the 19th century. For information on the house or the WCC, please call (616) 459-3321.

254 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Elephant Graveyard

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"Elephant Graveyard" examines the relationship between humans and elephantine megafauna in the last 13,000 years. Interdisciplinary artist, environmental activist, and naturalist Jenny Kendler will exhibit her work. Kendler's new piece, "Music for Elephants," presents data on the current acceleration of elephant extinction, in part because of the ivory trade. According to Kendler, "Elephants and humans have much in common. We are both highly social animals defined by lifelong family bonds. We share our reliance on intricate forms of communication within our groups. We are both species who are ecosystem engineers—yet humans are engineering a planet where there may no longer be room for elephants." The exhibition asks, what might we lose if another species of elephant becomes extinct again?

50 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Harris Building

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The Harris building located at 111 S. Division in the Heartside district is a 4 story historical building with a lower level. The building has been brought back to a raw state and currently areas of the building are being remodeled for unique style space for retail, food service, events, meeting and office use. The Harris building is proud to be hosting artist for ArtPrize 2016 as our fourth year as a venue. This year ArtPrize entries will be shown on the main floor, lower level 2nd floor and 3rd floor mezzanine. The 2nd floor is the Harris event space. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting an event. During Art Prize we will have Live Music from 8:00pm-10:00pm on the weekends. Please visit www.theharrisbuilding.com for more details

111 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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GRCC Spectrum Theater Lobby

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Grand Rapids Community College's Spectrum Theater is the home of several local groups including GRCC Players, Actors' Theatre, Jewish Theater Grand Rapids, and The Heritage Theatre Group.

160 Fountain NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Gaze-bo(ught)

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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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Mayan Buzz Cafe

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This local and independently owned cafe is about providing premium quality espresso, coffee & tea products including house brewed chai in a friendly and welcoming environment. Sandwiches, smoothies and locally made bagels & donuts are also available. Free WI-FI, open mic Thursday evenings featuring original poetry and music, and a game and bookshelf await you.

208 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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SpeakEZ Lounge

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SpeakEZ Lounge opened its door in 2012. A casual and comfortable gastro-pub style restaurant and bar offering artisan cocktails and house infusions along with 12 craft beers on tap and intriguing wines by the glass and bottle. The kitchen offers a creative and unique menu featuring grilled sandwiches, made-to-order soups and fresh salads and specialty entrees with options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Catering to a number of unique and fun niche clientele, SpeakEZ is proud to support and sponsor a number of local theatre and arts organizations as well as hosting free live jazz shows weekly and is the premier destination in West Michigan for viewing European and World football (soccer). Come as you are, no secret password needed!

600 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Palatte Coffee & Art

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We believe in coffee. We believe in art. We believe these are simple tools that empower people, a community. As you step into our cozy space, you'll be greeted with art all around and the soothing aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Our friendly and knowledgeable baristas pull together our vision of a neighborhood coffee shop with a creative and artsy atmosphere, but always approachable and down-to-earth. Whether you come here for your morning coffee, a leisurely lunch, or to decompress after a long day, we want you to treat PaLatte Coffee & Art as your home away from home. We're committed to ensuring the highest quality and taste possible is brought to you, and we'll try our darndest to serve you!

150 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Rocky's Bar and Grill

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Classic Bar and Grill in the Monroe North Neighborhood. Steps to downtown GR . Great Cocktails and Food and 16 Craft Beers on Tap including local cider. Open 11:30 am - 2am M-F Open at 1pm Sat/Sun

633 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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TowerPinkster - Architects | Engineers

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4 East Fulton, also locally known as the JA Building, sits in the heart of Grand Rapids at the city’s busiest intersection at the corner of Fulton and Division (otherwise known as the “Avenue of the Arts”). Its location directly across from the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), an ArtPrize Hub and home to multiple winners, makes the building a prime location for artists. TowerPinkster Architects | Engineers recently restored 4 East Fulton to its original, art deco style.

4 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Woods Lounge

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Adjacent to Van Andel Arena and walking distance to other major city attractions, the Grand Woods Lounge offers a laid back, cabin-like atmosphere with a great menu, unique drinks, and nightly entertainment. The "Woods" is the perfect place to meet friends and family, and enjoy DRINKS, GRUB, and GROOVES!

77 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Panera Bread

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Panera Bread is now open in Downtown Grand Rapids. With its identity rooted in handcrafted, freshly-baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Make Panera Bread your ArtPrize option for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a break from checking out the art. Be sure to also check out the mural inside the bakery cafe by local artist, Anna Donahue that features iconic West Michigan images.

99 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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