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DeVos Place Convention Center

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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

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First (Park) Congregational Church

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Family friendly

10 East Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Valley State University

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Grand Valley State University has a long tradition of supporting the arts. The university’s permanent collection now numbers over 19,000 works of art, collected in support of its educational mission. Over half of these works are displayed throughout the university’s grounds and facilities to promote diversity and cultural understanding. GVSU’s ArtPrize venue is situated outside of the L.V. Eberhard Center on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Located along the west bank of the Grand River, the venue offers a premier location in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. It also sits adjacent to the historic Blue Bridge, which serves as a major pedestrian walkway across the river.

L.V. Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market

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The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is home to 20+ indoor market vendors, 2 full service restaurants, monthly outdoor market events, hands-on cooking classes, private event venues, a state-of-the-art incubator kitchen, rooftop greenhouses, and more… welcome to your next fun food experience!

435 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Peppinos DOWNTOWN

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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

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Studio Park

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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

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Downtown Courtyard Grand Rapids

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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.

11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Monroe Community Church

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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

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Grand Rapids Public Museum

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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

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown is situated in the historic Waters Building, a property which has retained many original features like exposed brickwork, hardwood floors and large windows. Built in 1898, the building was originally used as a furniture showcase and is now housing this all-suite hotel.

161 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The B.O.B.

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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

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Grand Valley Artists, Inc at former Water Treatment Building

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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

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the Parlour @ CityFlatsHotel

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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

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300 Ottawa Avenue Plaza

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

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Macatawa Bank

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Macatawa Bank is excited to be an ArtPrize venue this year! Our Downtown Grand Rapids office is situated on the corner of Ottawa Ave. and Fountain St. offering a beautiful location, which holds rich Grand Rapids heritage that you won't want to miss. Some of our neighbors include ArtPrize venue favorites such as City Flats Hotel, Kendall College of Art & Design and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Headquartered in Holland, Michigan Macatawa Bank offers a full range of banking, retail and commercial lending, wealth management and ecommerce services to individuals, businesses and governmental entities from a network of 26-full service branches located throughout West Michigan. We are committed to the communities we serve and proud to live local and give local. Come in and check us out!

116 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Muse Gr

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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

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YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

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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

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The Apartment Lounge

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The Apartment has a rich history in Grand Rapids and has been around for over four decades. Began by Ed Ladner and Milton Lenox, they passed the baton to new owner Bob Johnson. The Apartment has become more than just a bar. Although known for catering to the LGBTQ community, EVERYONE is welcome! Our location, next to the regionally renowned Civic Theater, makes it a favorite for before or after stopping for theater goers. We are also located just a few blocks from the Van Andel Arena. Through the years the Apartment's fundraising efforts for charities and non-profits have made it a very respected venue in the downtown area. Stop in and say "Hi!" and you'll soon discover why the "APT" is the Place Where Friends Meet.

33 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Chase Bank Plaza

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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

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TowerPinkster

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Located in the heart of downtown and across the street from the UICA our venue offers a street level lobby with tons natural sunlight.

4 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Flanagan's Irish Pub

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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

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Grand Rapids Police Department

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The Grand Rapids Police Department is located near the intersection of S Division Avenue and E Fulton Street and we receive a lot of foot traffic throughout ArtPrize. We pride ourselves in exhibiting artists who use a variety of mediums and engage the viewer. We have been a venue for this event since the beginning and over the last few years of ArtPrize, our venue has only grown in popularity. Come and see what we're about!

1 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Mel Trotter Ministries

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49503

225 Commerce Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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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.Fountain Street Church

24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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