Van Andel Arena is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins, primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings and 2013 & 2017 Calder Cup Champions!
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
Craft beer isn’t a section of the store for us . . . it’s what we are all about! We are a craft beer bottle shop with over 500 beers and a beer bar with 20 drafts, plus wine and spirits. We welcome our guests to build their own six packs, have a taste of something new on tap or a bit of both. We have a very small kitchen and serve up some great soft pretzels and hot dogs. We also have fun bar snacks: popcorn, chips, even ice cream bars! But if you're hungry for more, we have a collection of menus to choose from the Downtown Market. We are not snobs, we are beer geeks! We are students of our trade and take great pride in learning everything we can about beer; how it's made, what the ingredients are, what we should drink it from, what food a beer pairs well or can be made with. We are good beer, good people, and good times!
404 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
This is the working studio of Rose Ellis and Jim Starkey, and an exhibition gallery of their work. Rose and Jim create mainly original oil paintings, but the gallery also features museum-quality giclee prints of their work in various sizes. Their studio-gallery has been serving the downtown public since 2015. Rosemary Ellis's work is featured in several Michigan galleries, and she exhibits at art fairs statewide. Jim Starkey also exhibits his photographic work in the Artist's Studio, following his long career as a photographer for "The Grand Rapids Press."
40 Monroe Center 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
A fabulous new coffee shop on the historical West Side, Corridor Coffee is the only place is West Michigan where one can relax with a cup of direct trade Intelligentsia coffee. We are locally owned, community-minded, and situated in a vintage 1886 building with rustic wood decor. Among our specialty drinks, we offer Vanilla Matcha Latte and Fustini's Shrubs, and we serve locally-made, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan baked goods from Rise Bakery. One can sit at a table or on a stool at a counter on the first floor, and there is a large meeting room for patrons upstairs. We specialize in friendly staff who want every customer to feel welcome and appreciated.
637 Stocking Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Two young brothers bring to you a traditional Bedouin Mediterranean cuisine that includes fresh made traditional pita bread, known as, SAJ Bread. Chicken and steak are carefully cut and marinated over night, salads and sauces are prepared in house daily as well as fresh made hummus and baba ganoush. Our Falafel is prepared from the freshest ingredients in the old traditional way. Ready for your order! Stop by to Git-A-Pita at Gita Pita.
2 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Valley Artists have been West Michigan's premier artist's group since 1957 when it was started by several area artists such as Carl Forslund, Reynold Weidenaar, and Armand Merizon to name a few. GVA has always striven to create an environment for artists to learn, create, prosper, and to ultimately share their talents with the greater Grand Rapids area. This year is no exception. We have successfully sponsored the 53rd Reeds Lake Art Festival, a much loved art festival in West Michigan that includes artists from across the nation. GVA is, for the second year in a row, an ArtPrize venue, and is now located in the Water Treatment Building on 1101 N. Monroe NW, just south of Leonard Street. We have over 5,000 square feet of display space. We also plan to have our members inside and outside, painting, drawing, photographing and sketching during ArtPrize. This will show the public what we do as an art group and why Grand Rapids is quickly becoming one of the the Midwest's largest art communities. This year we also have one of the oldest participants in ArtPrize, Stuart Knickerbocker, a World War II veteran and local artist. We are proud to have him and 48 local and national artists displaying their work with us, most of whom will be on hand to answer questions and interact at various times with the public during ArtPrize.
1101 N. Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Moosejaw made its Grand Rapids debut August 2017, and we haven't looked back since. It is by far the wildest, weirdest shop yet. We have the best staff, the coolest gear, a ping pong table, and even throw parties from time to time. Come hang out, enjoy the local art and check out the latest in outdoor retail. The Downtown Market is right across the street, and Craft Beer Cellars is a doorway away. Grab a beer and come say hi!
410 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We offer space inside the Grand Rapids Police Department, as a gallery environment. We are able to 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. There is also display space available inside 2 large front glass windows on the left side of the main entry glass doors on Monroe Center. The dimensions for the windows are roughly 5' by 8' each. 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
Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community. Responsive programming is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. While many of our services may seem "simple," those who receive our services take nothing for granted. Often, it is the simplest of gestures that brings the most powerful results. What sets Dégagé apart from other organizations is the attention given to each individual and each success
144 Division S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We hosted 13 artists last year and the response was amazing! Looking to expand the number of artists this year. We were also voted #8 best brewery in GR last summer on Yelp. We have connected with our artists for 2018. Thank you everyone who has submitted!
201 Michigan St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are a family company with a heritage that dates back to 1924. Our team has been perfecting the taste of Ferris coffees and nuts for nearly a century. We strive to provide the highest-quality plant-grown food products available and are proud to call our company the Official Coffee Sponsor for ArtPrize 9! We are honored to have our second Grand Rapids location downtown in the historical Michigan Trust Building as an ArtPrize venue for the second year now. Once touting the title “tallest building in Michigan”, this downtown landmark has been a cornerstone of classic design and rich history. As a sponsor for ArtPrize, we will be heavily involved in events and bring a lot of foot traffic to our downtown location.
40 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Craft-Revival Jewelers is located at 16 Ionia SW in downtown Grand Rapids. We are in a street level retail space in the Heartside District a block from Van Andel Arena and located near Hopcat, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bar Divani and Gardellas. Craft-Revival's specialty is handmade jewelry that is exclusive to our store. We look forward to seeing you all!
16 Ionia Ave SW, 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
Taking your dog with you for ArtPrize? Want to bring your dog home a delicious treat or new collar? Want to see some awesome art at a cool and unique venue? Check us out in the newly renovated 616 Lofts on Monroe! Nestled in the middle of the hoppin' neighborhood of Monroe North, just a short walk from downtown! You will find everything you need for your dog, as well an fun other items! Do some shopping for you furry friend, or simply bring them in to check out some awesome art and to get a free dog treat! We are located along Monroe Ave among several other establishments that you'll have to be sure to check out as well! *We are also an easy stop between downtown and the large venue at the City Water Building!
820 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
47 Monroe Center Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
140 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Gillett Bridge is not available as a venue during the connections process. Gillett Bridge is a pedestrian walkway that spans the Grand River in Downtown Grand Rapids. The bridge connects the two landmarks, the Gerald R. Ford Museum and DeVos Place. It is heavily travelled during ArtPrize and offers wonderful views of the river and city.
Interurban/Richard Gillette Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Lovely Irish Pub
139 Pearl, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG, the leading private management company for public assembly facilities worldwide. Van Andel Arena is an outdoor venue
130 Fulton West, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than a half-million visitors annually. The 158-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois, and Plensa among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Borofsky, Plensa, Calder, and Jim Dine.
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525