Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (Downtown Inc.) is the singular management entity for the combined energies and operations of the Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Alliance, the Downtown Improvement District, the City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events, and the Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority. Working as a singular, cohesive organization, Downtown Inc. works with the community to develop the Downtown vision, enable collective impacts that return improved outcomes, and ensure that Downtown has a clear voice for leadership and advocacy. Our Mission is to make Grand Rapids the most admired, emulated, attractive, and well-run city of its size in the nation- with an unsurpassed reputation as a forward-thinking, bright spot to watch for how to do 'Downtown'.
Salon with great window space right across the street from the hub!
24 Sheldon Blvd Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Compass Insurance Agency is a former bank which has retained the old charm and architecture from the turn of the century bank.
525 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
a laid back, casual bar and grill.
819 Ottawa st nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Large outdoor venue downtown just a short walking distance west of the popular venues at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Convenient drive-by location, too, as the venue is very visible from Pearl Street and Mt. Vernon Ave.
410 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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 2015, 17,000 visitors to the Church viewed works by 26 artists. In addition to works by ArtPrize artists, the stunning art and architecture of the Church sanctuary attracts many visitors. Independent jurors engaged by the Social Action Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union will award two $1000 prizes for works that best express the theme of the exhibition.
24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Gray Skies Distillery is a grain to glass distillery in the heart of Grand Rapids with an unique tasting room which feels both industrial and comfortable. Interesting and delicious cocktails are available made from spirits manufactured on site. Enjoy locally crafted spirits while taking in the art on site. Free public parking is available in an attached lot making it easy to get into the North Monroe district and experience art prize.
700 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sweet Yo's Premium Frozen Yogurt is proud to be locally owned and operated. We offer 40+ flavors and 70+ toppings. Our natural yogurts and sorbettos are 100% gluten-free. We also offer no sugar added and vegan options to satisfy any sweet tooth! Located right across from Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids, Sweet Yo's is the ideal dessert destination! 2014 Sweet Yo's venue and artist proudly made the top family friendly art prize destinations.
134 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Electric Hero is a premium sandwich shop located in downtown Grand Rapids. Electric Hero features chef inspired cuisine, at an affordable price point in the down town area. With an up-beat and positive vibe, Electric Hero is a perfect place to feed both your personal and artistic appetite.
125 Ottawa Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Keen Studio is a full service design and advertising studio that strives to connect businesses with their customers in creative and cutting edge ways. Specializing in graphic design, web development, video production, animation and branding, Keen studio also encourages the infusion of art to all aspects of the community. In 2015 Keen Studio renovated a 1950's Westside service garage, transforming it from a dilapidated storage building into an innovative art studio that includes a "social club" for art and music exhibitions, industry events, and nonprofit fundraisers. This setting provides an excellent location for Artprize participants and guests.
500 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom is housed in the oldest Commercial Building in Grand Rapids. It is the venue of choice for local musicians who play there every Thursday night, and some Saturdays. Located in the theatre district, this venue also dedicates 2 walls in the east room to displaying works of art from the Grand Valley Artists Association, throughout the year, with the exception of ArtPrize. A favorite dining place for families, couples, business meetings and large groups delivering something to suit anyone's tastes! Their "one trick"....is hospitality!
136 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Heart of West Michigan United Way supports, promotes and advocates for Kent County by working to achieve shared community goals in education, income and health. As a philanthropic leader and partner with strong West Michigan connections, we collaborate with businesses, other nonprofits and individuals to leverage gifts of time and money that benefit our community. Our goal is to work toward long-lasting impact that truly makes difference in Kent County. So while we support those who have fallen on hard times, we also work to identify the root causes of problems. Our work impacting the education, income and health of Kent County advances the common good – that is, it directs change and creates opportunities for a good life for all who live here. hwmuw.org
118 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
"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
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
Located on Grand Rapids West Side, O'Toole's is a lively neighborhood pub featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. We also feature an extensive craft beer selection!
448 Bridge St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Situated in a renovated 100 year old bank at the original Western border of the city, the bitter end coffehouse is located 3 blocks west of the downtown GVSU campus and is open 24 hours/7days a week. The coffeehouse maintains the original century-old architecture and a European ambiance: tile floors, oak woodwork, leaded glass windows and a 12 foot tin ceiling. Walls are decorated with unique, interesting, and unusual artwork. The bitter end features a large variety of organic, Fair Trade espresso beverages, organic, Fair Trade varietals, organic loose leaf teas and a wide selection of smoothies as well as fresh bagels, baked goods and pastries. Music: Jazz/Blues/Folk. Free wireless internet is available and ample free parking is available in the City Lot across the street. Check us out at www.thebitterendcoffeehouse.com
752 West Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Right in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, 89 Monroe Center, is a historic building that houses office space for local businesses. Just steps away from local restaurants and other Art Prize venues, 89 Monroe Center is just another stop along the route of unique and creative art. This venue provides a window shopping experience for residents and tourists alike.
89 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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
Grand Rapids Pizza and Delivery is located in the Historic Heritage hill district, and was the first established pizzeria in that area. Large glass windows allow for a bright, inviting and intimate setting for a quick bite, or a group meal. A multiple winner of the On the Town readers poll for best pizza, the restaurant offers dine-in, take out, delivery and catering, as well as off site meal services. All food is prepared using fresh local ingredients or sourced from the region, creating a fresh, taste in the Pasta, Sandwiches, pizzas, wings which are sure to be a crowd pleaser during your ArtPrize stay. Conveniently located next to Foster Park and within walking distance to downtown, on the historic brick streets leading in and out of Heritage Hill. Handicap accessible and WiFi equipped. For groups of 12 or more dining in please contact the restaurant. We are open daily at 11am and noon on weekends, and close most days by 11 pm or 12:30 on the weekend. Welcome to Grand Rapids
340 State Street S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(RE)COMPOSE presents artworks which combine familiar objects with raw, organic materials, creating pieces with potential for growth, decay, and preservation. Each artist explores the transformative nature of their mediums to address interests ranging from material attachments, to highly personal memories, to shared intimacy.
40 Pearl NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Artwork will be displayed in our front entrance/street front window. The window space is angled and is 11 feet high and at a majority of the space is 77 inches wide. Spot lighting would be necessary for art to be viewed appropriately.
86 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Out door venue with a brick wall.
168 Louis Campau Promenade, Grand Rapids, MI 49503