Grand Valley State University has a long tradition of supporting the arts. The university’s permanent collection now numbers over 13,000 works of art, collected in support of its educational mission. The majority of these works are displayed throughout the university’s grounds and facilities to promote diversity and cultural understanding. The collection has also been established to enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff and the community. The collection features works in a wide range of media by faculty, students and GVSU alumni. Additionally, many of Michigan’s finest visual artists and numerous works by renowned national and international artists works are included in the collection. The collection can be viewed on-line at www.gvsu.edu/artgallery and "Art at GVSU" is available in the iTunes App store and in the Google Play Store with a gaming element added to the Art at GVSU mobile application.
Overlooking the brewing facilities, our taproom allows customers a look into where the beer magic happens. It’s a great testing ground for us, and on any particular day you will find numerous products on draft available only at Founders. The unique offering of specialty beers, the laid back atmosphere, and twice-weekly live music has helped to make our taproom a staple in the Grand Rapids community and a destination for travelers. Stop by whenever you can and experience it for yourself.
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The JW Marriott is located in the epicenter of all activities during ArtPrize. Dine at six.one.six restaurant for the creative farm-to-table cuisine, or meet up with friends at Mixology Lounge, enjoying the hotel's exhibition as well as nearby Grand Rapids Art Museum, DeVos Place, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and Downtown Courtyard by Marriott.
235 Louis St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Arnie's is a locally owned family restaurant. Drop in to view art and grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at the same time. Plenty of free parking, public restroom and handicap accessible.
722 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Tavern On the Square is located on Ionia and Oaks St. A heated front patio area and large windows around the bar makes Tavern the perfect place to take in the city. Great food at exceptional prices and a full bar with 20 taps. Tavern On The Square caters to large groups and small groups alike. A great place to unwind!!
100 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Elders' Helpers is located on the corner of College SE and Cherry SE in beautiful Heritage Hill, just a short hike from downtown. Free parking in our parking lot. This installation is located in front of the building. No entries are inside. No public restrooms. Thank you.
500 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Fifth Third Bank Plaza is located at 111 Lyon Street in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, conveniently nestled between Ottawa Street and Monroe Avenue, two key traffic arteries that lead visitors in and out of the city. Our location also allows very easy access to I-196 and US131. In addition, our location in City Center is conveniently located close by other popular venues including the DeVos Center, the Waters Building, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and the Calder Plaza. We will host artists in both our indoor and outdoor spaces.
111 Lyon NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
West Coast Coffee has been a staple downtown since 2005, known for great service, phenomenal coffee, and a relaxing atmosphere. Supporting local artists since day one, we have an open and bright space to enjoy the all the special nuances of downtown Grand Rapids.
55 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Come see where art is created. Inspirations of Art Studio provides a high quality studio and learning experience that inspires a community of all ages that want to learn, create, and share art.
801 Monroe NW Suite 01, 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
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. We embrace and encourage the arts through various community events and activities. Each year for ArtPrize, we conduct a 4-week series of worship services based upon themes generated by some of the art that we host. For the last 3 years we have been a voter registration site. 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, and our exhibits are appropriate for children. We are Barrier-Free, have a drinking fountain, restrooms, and a nursing space available, and offer packaged snacks for donation.
800 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Humanity Boutique offers edgy and unique women's apparel & accessories inspired by fashion around the globe. From chic dresses to trendy separates, we have what every woman is looking for. Audrey Hepburn said it best, that "fashion is ageless", and we truly believe in that. Our designs are hand picked and curated for the modern day woman, with pieces that exude her confidence and beauty from the inside out. Sizes range from Small-3X.
40 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Grand Woods Lounge offers a comfortable urban setting in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids! The Woods is adjacent to Van Andel Arena, and walking distance to other major city attractions, with plenty of close parking. The restaurant's interior exudes a warm, casual ambiance reminiscent of the great eateries of the Pacific North-West, which makes the Woods a great place to unwind and relax. The outdoor Porch features not one but two outdoor bars, two cozy fireplaces and breath-taking views of downtown Grand Rapids! The lounge area offers several enormous televisions for sports fans. The restaurant even has a private dining room for special events.
77 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Coit Creative Arts Academy is the elementary ART school for the Grand Rapids Public Schools. The original building was built in 1880 and it is the oldest working school in Michigan. In 2002 it became an arts school. As a result, families have moved into the neighborhood specifically to send their children to Coit Creative Arts Academy. Because of this, the neighborhood is more art savvy than most others. It is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Medical Mile and within walking distance to downtown. With school budgets as they exist, being an exhibitor at Coit Creative Arts Academy is a wonderful nod to the dedication artists feel toward arts education for our children.
617 Coit NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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. We look forward to what artists will do to take advantage of this space.
01 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to the Amway Grand Plaza, where every visit is marked by a memorable moment. Whether it's a stroll through the Pantlind Lobby, the great view from one of our Glass Tower rooms, the classical architecture, or your first bite of one of our signature entrees, the Amway Grand Plaza is much more than a hotel. It's a true destination.
187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
St. Cecilia Music Center is the oldest arts organization in the region so while you enjoy ArtPrize exhibits you can also tour our historical landmark home. St. Cecilia Music Center is the music hub during ArtPrize. In addition to our Terryberry Gallery that features visual art, we have listening stations featuring musical ArtPrize entries. St. Cecilia Music Center will host live performances featuring ArtPrize musical entries in our President's room on a daily basis for the first 10 days of ArtPrize as part of the "busking locations" throughout Grand Rapids. Musical entries will be performing at various sites throughout the city to exhibit their musical entry. St. Cecilia will be awarding ten independently organized $1,000 cash prizes in five different musical genres - one based on your votes and one a "Critics' Choice" award.
24 Ransom Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Avenue for the Arts [Gallery] Space is proud to host the artwork of Ryan Wyrick and Jennifer Steensma Hoag in the ArtPrize 7 exhibition Adapt/Evolve. The Avenue for the Arts is a neighborhood title for the South Division commercial corridor. We are residential, commercial and nonprofit groups working together in a creative community. We are residents in Heartside, and active participants in shaping change in our neighborhood. In 2005, we choose the Avenue for the Arts as a title to represent our commercial corridor and the projects and events that we create. The Avenue for the Arts has been recognized as a center for arts and culture in Grand Rapids. • 2004 Cool Cities Designation by the State of Michigan • 2006 Historic Preservation Outstanding Preservation Project • 2007 Michigan Historic Preservation Network Tax Credit Award • 2007 Governor’s Award for Exemplary Business supporting the Arts Award • 2009 Neighborhood Business Alliance Award for Best Neighborhood Promotion
307 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are a consignment store for men's and women's clothing, home decor and local artisan goods, with a focus on sustainability, re-purposing and re-using, and on creating community connections. We are located on Bridge Street, just a block west of Ah Nab Awen Park (easy walking distance!), right next door to Anchor Bar, across from Monte's and O'Tooles. The revitalization of this area of the city is really accelerating right now, and we couldn't be more excited to be part of it!
445 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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 2015 as our third 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
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
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
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
Check out our windows! All of the entries at our venue are viewed from our sidewalks. Our historical building has very large picture windows displaying 2d pieces in various media.
250 Pearl Street N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503