The ArtRanger is a mobile art gallery and public art experience.
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
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
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
GRAAMA is still the reigning Most Outstanding Venue winner from ArtPrize 10, the smallest venue to ever win the award. We have a commitment to the community as a museum but a heart for the art.
87 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
1331 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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
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
The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is open 7 days a week, offering multiple dine-in options and carry-out or delivery options. A culinary collective of butchers, bakers, and fishmongers—the Market Hall is filled with merchants and restaurants offering artisan cuisine, local grocery items, and specialty food products.
435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Parking Ramp Stair Tower
60 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Bagel Beanery is a Grand Rapids restaurant specializing in serving breakfast and coffee. Our award-winning bagels are baked fresh and made from scratch.
455 Michigan St. NE, 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
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
ArtPrize 2021 venue
250 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We are a chef-driven restaurant, offering sushi rolls, handcrafted cocktails, and Asian cuisine with a twist. Ando is drawn to quality and community, providing Grand Rapids with high-quality cuisine and drinks in a relaxing environment. Our warm, stylish interior, four seasons space, and open patio provides diners with a cozy yet invigorating ambience. We pay close attention to our craft and details. Guests can enjoy Asian fusion dishes like Pad Thai and Drunken Noodle, plus Sushi, handcrafted cocktails and a large craft beer list.
415 BRIDGE NE STE A, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
A family friendly venue, showcasing a wide variety of works, in our beautiful historic church.
10 East Park Place Northeast, 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
New mural location!
614 Bridge Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Zoup! Eatery Catering, Grain Bowls, Broth Bowls, Soup, Salads, Sandwiches, Craft Beverages.
25 Michigan Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to your Best Hair Day, Every Day. 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. Each of our stylists are specially trained for a multitude of services including Cut, Color, Balayage, Waxing, Make-up, Extensions, and our famous Blow-Outs. You will find a beautiful selection of professional hair and makeup products such as IGK, Kerastase, EVO, and GLO to take home with you. Whether you’re in need of a refresh or looking for a transformation, you’re in great hands at The Parlour! Walk-ins welcome, or schedule an appointment by calling 616.608.1731 to reserve your desired time.
77 Monroe Center St NW, 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 Media Arts Center is a unique space curated inside the Grand Rapids Art Museum that brings the art of television to life! WOOD TV8 has called this space home since 2017 and broadcasts a variety of newscasts, special events and offers educational opportunities for students while overlooking Rosa Parks Circle. Guests can enjoy watching the broadcasts while standing outside for a peek into live television. (The inside studio is closed to the public.)
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
San Chez Bistro is a tapas restaurant serving brunch and tapas for all ages since 1992. San Chez’s special blend of unique flavors, laid-back and communal atmosphere, and friendly, fun service made it into one of Grand Rapids’ must-go-to places - especially when entertaining those from out of town. We're located right in the downtown Heartside District on Fulton street. We've always had unique artists and are excited to have ArtPrize 2021 back in our amazing city.
38 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Mural @ Lucy's
1747 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
Campau Park is part of ArtPrize 2021 Curatorial Grant Program
50 Antoine St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
We are located in the historic Flat Iron building on the corner of Ottawa and Monroe Center, directly across from the Art Museum.
108 Monroe Center, 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
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
The early Christian church was one of the greatest patrons of the arts, so we believe that it is natural that today both artists and observers find the church as home to the arts and a place to hear God’s voice through artistic expression. For 43 years, First United Methodist Church has presented its annual "Celebration of the Arts", one of the largest juried spiritual art shows in the U.S. Works have included artists from many faith and spiritual traditions.
227 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Rosa Parks Circle is being used for ArtPrize 2021 grant programs!
135 Monroe Center St NW, 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
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 first 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 adjacent to the historic Blue Bridge.
L.V. Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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.
111 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcome to the beautiful lobby at 234 Market, where you are instantly greeted by an inspiring collection of warm comforting tones. The array of retro and modern lighting compliments the impressive 25 foot tall ceilings and the whole space is held together by the floor to ceiling vintage map of Downtown Grand Rapids. It’s the perfect venue to showcase your ArtPrize submission and the ownership and management looks forward to working with you!
234 Market Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
125 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
1504 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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
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
DeVos Place Riverwalk runs along the eastern bank of the Grand River between Michigan Avenue and Lyon Square.
DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sundance Bar & Grill brings the American Southwest to the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Known for our Giant Cinnamon Rolls and Mimosa Flights, our restaurant has something for the whole family! We are proud to support local artists and are excited to be a part of this year's Art Prize.
151 Ottawa Ave NE, 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
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
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
1223 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
We are Michigan’s PREMIER restaurant specializing in authentic BBQ. We proudly serve handcrafted BBQ powered by our 100% wood powered smokers. We have no stove, no oven, no flat-tops, no deep friers, its either cooked in our smoker or its served cold. Founded in 2015 by Pitmaster Dean Sparks, Sparks BBQ has quickly become the leader in authentic BBQ in all of Michigan and likely further. Sparks is a self taught pitmaster learning in his backyard and through years of practice and dedication he has perfected the craft of BBQ. In 2015 he decided to take it on the road, literally, with a mobile pit style bbq food trailer in downtown Traverse City. After just one season of operations with its overwhelming support from the community he then moved operations inside at 439 E. Front Street, Traverse City in early 2016. As demand increased Sparks BBQ quickly outgrew their first location and moved to a much larger location in downtown Traverse City at 201 E. Front Street in June 2018.
15 Ionia St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Oh, Hello Paper & Gifts is about to become your new favorite spot for greeting cards, gifts, and workshops. Meet our store pup Bancroft as you browse a constantly changing inventory.
40 Monroe Center Ave NW, 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
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
Connecting people through art, creativity, and design. Established in 1910 as the Grand Rapids Art Association, GRAM has grown to include more than 6,000 works of art. GRAM hosts both traveling and original exhibitions, including the Michigan Artist Series which highlights the work of artists and designers working throughout the state. Centrally located in the heart of the city, GRAM has hosted the Art Prize Public Vote Grand Prize winners in 2010, 2012, and 2014, Juried Grand Prize winner in 2014, Two-Dimension Juried winner in 2015, and Time-Based Public Vote winner in 2016. GRAM’s 2021 ArtPrize Installation is outdoors only and does not require museum admission. If you'd like to visit GRAM's galleries during your visit, hours and admission costs can be found below. Museum Hours and Admission: Tuesday: 12 pm – 6 pm Thursday: 12 pm – 9 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm Members: Free Adults: $10 Seniors 62+ / Students: $8 Youth (6-17): $6 Children (5 and Under): Free
101 Monroe Center, 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
Artposts are five outdoor, miniature art galleries organized by Avenue for the Arts that provide the public with an opportunity to see small-scale artworks in an unconventional venue. •24 Fountain St NW• Madison Cole May "Scrub" Dial gold soap, dust, glycerine 2021 •17 Fountain St NE (Fountain/Division)• Tia Wierenga "Urban Isolation" Insulation foam, foam board, acrylic paint, cardboard, paper 2021 •17 Fountain St NE (Fountain/Ionia)• Briana Trudell "To Grand Rapids, from the bottom of my tired heart" Flowers, vase, fabric, moisture 2021 •Ah-Nab-Awen Park (Gillett Bridge W Entrance)• Megan Constance Altieri "Sonder: Flags" Ink, muslin, xerox paper, gel medium 2021 •Ah-Nab-Awen Park (riverwalk)• Amber Bledsoe "Scintillation" Fiber, wool, wood, gold leaf 2021
24 Fountain St NW • 17 Fountain St NE • Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Venue for ArtPrize 2021 Grant Programs
1757 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Up and coming restaurants
6 Jefferson ave se, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
Up and coming restaurant downtown
6 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hosting outdoor art installations
130 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
As you step into our cozy space, you'll be greeted with art all around and the soothing aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Our friendly and knowledgeable baristas pull together our vision of a neighborhood coffee shop with a creative and artsy atmosphere, but always approachable. Whether you come here for your morning coffee, a leisurely lunch, or to decompress after a long day, we want you to treat PaLatte Coffee & Art as your home away from home. We're committed to ensuring the highest quality and taste possible is brought to you, and we'll try our best to serve you!
150 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
New restaurant in Creston!
1601 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Oldest Irish Pub in Grand Rapids. Located on Pearl St.
139 Pearl St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Welcoming longstanding neighborhood restaurant/bar in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids' Westside.
801 Fifth Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
In previous years Atwater has hosted 10+ artists in Grand Rapids' historic Rowe building. Our taplist includes a blend of unique Grand Rapids recipes and our best Detroit brews.
201 Michigan St 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
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
Local family-owned grocer, butcher and garden center.
2225 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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
Part of the ArtPrize 2021 Curatorial Grant Program
300 Monroe Ave 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
Water Colors Aquarium Gallery is a retail store focusing on natural aquariums with artistic sensibilities. Stroll through the shop to take in the work of our visiting artists over a backdrop of aquatic displays.
453 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Good Coffee - A Place To Gather Need a place to re-charge and rest your feet? Discover what locals already know: Lantern is a place of warm welcome, excellent coffee, and fresh local treats. (Vegan and GF customers welcome!). Discover new art, reconnect with friends, or catch up with email and projects. You'll find the perfect spot, relaxing in comfortable chairs, seated at our window bar, or gathered at a variety of tables. Sit outside with an iced beverage and watch the world pass by. Our baristas are happy to make a recommendation from our ever-changing menu of coffees including drip, pour-over, Aeropress, and espresso drinks. Offerings also include teas, hot chocolate, natural sodas, kombucha, and juices. Committed to being waste-free, Lantern is grateful to be an intentional part of the Heartside neighborhood.
100 Commerce Ave SW STE 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503