The Harris Building is a part of Grand Rapids history. Built in 1892, it replaced the original Grand Rapids Brewing Company and was the home of the Harris Furniture Company and the lodge for the local Knights of Pythias. Today, it houses a number of companies that work together to create a comfortable, welcoming space perfect for events, coworking, and exploring your creative potential. Under new ownership since 2017, the Harris Building has invested significantly in reconstruction and renovation to get ready for the growth in Downtown GR. This year, we are proud to present “Our Reflections”, a themed ArtPrize exhibit that tells a narrative surrounding our very human tendency to view the world through each other’s eyes. These brilliant artist’s pieces challenge what we believe is human - joy, curiosity, fear, fragility, loneliness - and how we can renew our views from unique experiences. We hope what you see here brings you new perspectives on our unified human journey.
Hosting outdoor art installations
130 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Marking over 100 years of service to the Grand Rapids metropolitan community, WMU is deeply committed to the Fine Arts. The Fine Arts are a culturally important area for higher education and the communities we serve. The University’s art collection (conservatively valued above $3.5 million), includes drawings, paintings, prints, textiles, sculptures and ceramics that engender awareness and appreciation of the visual arts while enriching our lives in many subtle and under-appreciated ways. The Frostic School of Art, Department of Dance, School of Music, and the Department of Theatre together form the College of Fine Arts at WMU – a center dedicated to future-oriented creative excellence. WMU provides interdisciplinary opportunities to visual and performing artists in innovative spaces that foster the creation, exhibition, and study of art. Ample parking adjacent to building in the Cherry Commerce parking ramp.
200 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
BIGGBY COFFEE is a come-as-you-are, be-who-you-are type of place where old friends gather & new friendships are made. Oh, and we also serve the world's best coffee!
146 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
1223 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Award-wining casual Italian Restaurant focused on Italian-inspired dishes featuring the local ingredients of Michigan farms. A favorite eatery of the locals!!
16 Monroe Center St. NE,, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A small tasting room themed as an old world mead hall. We serve mead, braggots, and beer. Our product is crafted on site in small batches.
442 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is an ArtPrize 2021 venue! We are a coffee shop in Monroe North area, with a ton of great light and windows. We're open to many forms of art, not just paintings or photos. Let us know about your sculptures! Maybe something aerial? We also have outdoor space that can be utilized, with approval from our landlord.
601 Bond Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Check out ArtPrize at CityflatsHotel! We are a LEED Gold certified hotel that with an eco-friendly and modern design. The art will be located in our CitySen Lounge, entryway, and at near the check-in desk.
83 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
New mural location!
614 Bridge Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Heartside Ministry is a faith based drop in center that serves the homeless community. One of our services is an Art Studio which is a safe place to be creative and interact with other artists. We celebrate that all of humankind is created in God's image.
54 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Bold flavors, original combinations and creative presentations are hallmarks of Social Houses style. The dishes on the changing menus are designed to be mixed and matched, creating an international dinner party of sorts in the process.
25 Ottawa Ave Sw STE 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Forty Pearl is a fresh concept for a true Michigan fine wine and food experience in a recovering downtown Grand Rapids. Way more than a tasting room, Forty Pearl is a sensory Pure Michigan experience in the heart of the city. Our mission is to provide a unique taste of the best wine and food in Michigan. Forty Pearl displays award winning wines and distilled spirits from Brengman Brothers who farm and produce in Traverse City, MI.
40 Pearl St. Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Our fourth and newest Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse is at Studio Park in downtown Grand Rapids. Our massive window display and central location make this a must see on your Art Prize tour!
122 Oakes St SW #120, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Rapids Community College is dedicated to providing diverse, high-quality exhibitions for the education and inspiration of the college and the community. Exhibits by visiting artists, faculty and students offer diverse talents from local, regional, national and international domains. Please visit the Olivarez Student Plaza next to the Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, located between Lyon and Fountain, to view our exhibits.
143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ah-Nab-Awen Park, located just on the west side of the banks of the Grand River, is reserved for ArtPrize's grant program.
220 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Centrally located in the heart of downtown at the Pearl Street Bridge. This historic building, with beautiful riverfront views of the Blue Bridge, Public Museum, Ford Museum, and Amway Grand Plaza, is located in a popular, high-traffic area. The Horizon Bank venue features artwork displayed in windows facing Pearl Street.
250 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Our venue is situated on Monroe Center which is a heavy traffic area downtown Grand Rapids. We have three possible window locations that an artist could select from to feature their piece. The photo's attached were taken awhile ago. I hope to have new ones soon without so much glare. We previously had an awning over the windows which created shadows. That has now been removed for a brighter viewing area.
86 Monroe Center, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Mel Trotter Park is located across the street from Mel Trotter Ministries in the southern corridor of downtown Grand Rapids, close to great local eats like Luna, HopCat, Dublin Hall, and Stella’s. Mel Trotter Park will host a compelling ArtPrize exhibit “A Walk in Their Shoes,” depicting the honest journeys of those experiencing homelessness. Attendees will be able to walk through different experiences and circumstances that have led people of all ages and walks of life into homelessness. Join us at Mel Trotter Park and take “A Walk in Their Shoes.”
225 Commerce St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Blue Bridge is reserved for ArtPrize 2021 grant programs
41 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation serves as a hub for 5 different Organizations that call Grand Rapids home. Hundreds of youth and community members walk through our space each year looking to gain access to housing support, education opportunities, and work placement skills.
1530 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
The Amway Grand Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, making it easy to explore and discover all the amazing art pieces and installations during this three-week event in September. We will make y our visit to Grand Rapids a memorable one with overnight accommodations second to none, wrapped in historic charm and modern comforts that make the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton, one of the best hotels in the Mid-West! Also, to add flavor to your ArtPrize stay, our hotel is home to five artful restaurants and lounges. From The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck and MDRD (with skyline views) to Ruth's Chris Steak House, The Kitchen Counter and Starbucks, all are here to serve you.
187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The General Services Administration has had a long history of incorporating art into Federal Buildings. GSA commissions American artists to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for Federal Buildings nationwide. The incorporation of contemporary art within the nation's important civic spaces celebrates the best of American culture and exemplifies how democratic societies benefit immeasurably from the unique, creative talents of individual citizens. Federal Buildings are public buildings, meant to be enjoyed and utilized by the people of this nation. ArtPrize presents a unique opportunity to encourage people to visit the Federal Building and stroll the grounds to view the artwork. On permanent display on the west lawn is the large sculpture Motu Viget by Mark DiSuvero.
110 Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
storefront with art
1224 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Located off 131 and Pearl in downtown Grand Rapids. We average over 4,000 people walking through our doors every week from all walks of life. Our venue will consist of works that are family friendly for viewing of all ages. Free parking is available on either side of the YMCA in the evenings and weekends.
475 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
A family friendly venue, showcasing a wide variety of works, in our beautiful historic church.
10 East Park Place Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Automotive Repair Shop · Oil Lube & Filter Service · Tire Dealer & Repair Shop
1246 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Rockwell Republic is a multilevel restaurant-lounge providing two distinct dining atmospheres, three bar areas and elevated outdoor seating. Our menu features housemade, locally sourced cuisine, craft cocktails and craft beer. The ambiance is relaxed, smart and cool!
45 S Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
New restaurant in Creston!
1601 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
This is a picture of a previous installation. It was paper mache and eventually went away, but we are open to a permanent exhibit. We are only interested in an outdoor exhibit as we are a 8-5pm business. This is a perfect venue for exterior building painting/mosaic/etc. Feel free to use the whole building (parking lot in back) or a rooftop installation would work too. We are located across from the library, and GRCC and next to the Spectrum Theater. We will be celebrating our 30th anniversary with an open house on September 30th!
150 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
114 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located on the corner of Stocking Avenue and Second Street, we are in the heart of the Westside and a walkable distance from bustling Bridge Street. We uniquely feature ample on-site parking and live music most days of the week. Our venue offers elevated bar food and a variety of signature cocktails (non-alcoholic options available), spirits, and beer.
526 Stocking Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The twenty ArtPrize entries at the Has Heart venue in Veterans Memorial Park feature the veterans’ struggle with homelessness, PTSD, military sexual trauma, and veteran suicide. During the current pandemic, we have all felt a bit of the veterans’ sense of isolation and loneliness. But we can learn from the perseverance and resilience represented in this diverse group of officer and enlisted vets. Despite their injuries or lack of artistic training, this new type of ArtPrize venue gives veterans a voice through the collaboration of story, struggle, and healing art.
22 Sheldon Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is located along the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. NEW for 2021 - We will only be accepting OUTDOOR ART. Outdoor spaces include: Museum Plaza Landscaping surrounding DeVos Learning Center
303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Spacious and elegant event space in Downtown Grand Rapids. Located in the four-story atrium of the historic Ledyard building directly across from Rosa Parks Circle in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids. The Atrium is delighted to be your partner in creating memories for your social and corporate events. The Atrium can comfortably seat up to 150 guests and accommodate up to 200 for roaming receptions. The Atrium boasts a 4 story high sky light that adds the right amount of natural light to the space and gives life to this historic sight. The Atrium at Uccello's Downtown sits directly behind its parent location at Uccello's where a full bar and wide open patio await. Owned and Operated by Uccello's Hospitality Group.
122 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Part of the ArtPrize 2021 Curatorial Grant Program
300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
New mural location!
41 Sheldon Blvd, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown has been participating in ArtPrize from the very beginning and are excited to see what this year will bring, especially with all we've all been through this past year! The hotel is a full service hotel located on Pearl Street adjacent to several parks, museums, and public parking lots. The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown is a full service hotel with 175 guest rooms, meeting space, and full service restaurant and Bar. Our entire staff is excited and involved in our ArtPrize participation and look forward to hosting many talented artists this year.
310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
THE PERFECTLY PRECISE HOTEL™ Intuitively designed, it’s everything you need – and nothing you don’t. Located in the Hotel District it is more than just the place to stay in Grand Rapids, it’s the place to be, right in the center of everything.
50 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
MeXo is a Mexican cuisine restaurant and tequila/mezcal bar featuring Chef's authentic regional cuisine, craft margaritas, and extensive tequila and mezcal selections.
118 Fulton Street East, 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
The Grand Rapids Research Center was established to advance Michigan State University’s efforts in improving human health. The first phase of the Grand Rapids Innovation Park was construction of a six-story, 162,800-square-foot facility that opened in the fall of 2017 and houses basic and translational science research teams recruited from around the nation and the world by Michigan State University. The areas of emphasis align with the biggest challenges to the health of our state and our nation including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism, women’s health and cancer.
400 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Exterior Windows Available on Pearl Street & Monroe Ave located in the Heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
180 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Gillett Bridge is a pedestrian bridge spanning the Grand River, connecting the east and west banks near DeVos Place and Ah-Nab-Awen Park.
41 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A casual global dining experience located directly across the street from Devos Place on Monroe Ave.
250 Monroe ave suite 075, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
UICA presents innovative art, events, and educational programs that represent our world today. Our programs foster belonging by sharing perspectives that grow an equitable, thriving culture and community. UICA exhibits contemporary artwork from regional, national and international artists throughout the year. UICA hosts a range of events including docent-led tours, performance art, artist receptions, and gallery talks. UICA is an auxiliary enterprise within Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. This year, to keep our campus safe and open for in-person learning for KCAD students, UICA’s galleries and KCAD buildings will remain closed to the public Monday–Thursday during the 18-day event September 16–October 3. UICA’s Open Hours during ArtPrize: Friday and Saturday September 17 + 18, 12:00–5:00pm Friday and Saturday September 24 + 25, 12:00–5:00pm Friday and Saturday October 1 + 2, 12:00–5:00pm
17 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to 300 Ottawa Avenue Plaza! The Plaza is located in the center of the ArtPrize District 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
We are a repair facility that loves and supports the arts any way we can. And we love Artprize.
805 OTTAWA AVE NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Barnes & Thornburg is Michigan's National Law Firm. With 19 offices across the country and more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg LLP is one of the largest law firms in the country. We rely on dedicated administrative and support staff to assist our legal personnel in providing professional services to our more than 12,000 clients worldwide. We offer employees competitive salaries and benefits, and provide them with an environment conducive to a productive workplace.
171 Monroe Ave N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Founded in 2007 as a boutique performance contractor named Midwest Energy Group, Foresight has a proud history of responding to our clients’ needs with innovative service offerings. We continue to evolve and serve, leaning on our history to inspire our future.
1425 Coit Ave NE # 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Micro gallery and Micro event space that will be curated with art experiences and activities
135 Monroe center dr st Nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Enjoy all the comforts of home when you stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown. Discover shopping, dining and entertainment within walking distance, and enjoy easy access to attractions like the Gerald R. Ford Museum, the Public Museum, the Van Andel Arena and the Civic Theater. We are just four blocks from Grand Rapids convention center, DeVos Place, and 15 minutes from Gerald R. Ford Airport. Sip cocktails at Waters View, the only rooftop bar in Grand Rapids – the perfect spot to enjoy amazing views of downtown. There is an additional bar, Lew’s on Two, located on the second floor. Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown is situated in the historic Waters Building, which has retained 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
Moosejaw Mountaineering was internally voted the most fun outdoor retailer on the planet 29 years running. Our employees specialize in being goofy, but they're not-so-secretly hiding a wealth of knowledge about the natural world and what gear you need to enjoy it!
410 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Up and coming restaurant downtown
6 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Small Post Office Boxes will make up this official venue located at the United States Postal Service - Ledyard Station, 120 Monroe Center NW. PO (Art)Box is specializing in small artwork since scale is often a majority factor in ArtPrize entries. Curator Sierra Cole says, "We all know that ArtPrize is about having a conversation about art, we just feel that most of the time that conversation revolves around large scale works of art. We want to flip that conversation and talk about how small works of art are just as viable as large scale works. They are just as challenging, time consuming, and complex as their large counterparts." PO (Art)Box will be viewable from a custom made outdoor mailbox bank that will be located just outside the Ledyard Post Office.
PO Box 230031, 120 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49523
We are a third generation family owned business. We print it all from commercial printing to walk up copies on the fly. No order is too large or too small for us. We have a special love for the arts and will be offering special ArtPrize packages for artists to print their marketing materials. We're local and have deep roots in Grand Rapids, Michigan. So come check out the Grand Rapids Printer near you. This year we are hoping to host one artist and have a lot of their work visible from the street through our windows. This protects the art and allows for guests to enjoy a beverage in the Bridge Street Social Zone while viewing. We're located at 404 Bridge Street NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Our doors have been open here since 1954. We love Bridge Street at all it has to offer our amazing community.
404 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
New mural in Creston!
1237 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Fountain Street Church is a beautiful, historic, downtown landmark with an Art Committee that manages exhibitions throughout the year. Fountain Street Church has participated in ArtPrize since the first event in 2009. Located at 24 Fountain Street NE, the church is near several other important venues.
24 Fountain Street, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The 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. landmark / destination status in downtown Grand Rapids. Ambitious, expansive, and versatile, The B.O.B. offers a uniquely personal experience for every guest who walks through the door.
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are excited to host the "Leadership On Canvas" project. United. Together we are stronger.
601 First St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
41 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) holds the second largest art collection in the state of Michigan and has activated its collection for learning and curriculum integration. Art is on public display on all GVSU campuses and incorporated into every university building, providing unparalleled access. GVSU’s second ArtPrize venue is situated outside of the L. William Seidman 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.
L. William Seidman Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts..
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
1504 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
A casual fine dining restaurant featuring New American cuisine: bringing new culinary trends, fresh seafood, burgers, and steaks of the best quality to your plate.
822 Ottawa Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Make yourself at home in the Hotel District, right in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, steps away from "all the action". Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown features 160 guest rooms, each featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and 'Cozy Corner' sofa bed, complimentary breakfast, Fitness Center and pool, and 3 meeting spaces.
140 Ottawa Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Garage runs a good party! Located just north of downtown on Ottawa Ave, Garage features indoor and outdoor seating. Fresh ingredients, cheap drinks, and good company. Come play a game of cornhole or bring your pup!
819 ottawa ave nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
334 Guest Room Luxury Hotel. 20,000 sq ft. of public and private event space. Outdoor spaces and public spaces accessible for art viewing. A popular location for foot traffic in past years.
235 Louis st NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Rosa Parks Circle is being used for ArtPrize 2021 grant programs!
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503