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.
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
41 Sheldon Blvd SE, 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
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
The Fish Ladder Park is the location of the Dennis Kinnebrew sculpture that also functions as a ladder for fish migrating to their spawning areas. Visitors may view the river and the migrating fish from the creatively designed structure. The site is also popular for fishing enthusiasts. Fish Ladder Park will be used for ArtPrize 2021 grant programs.
606 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
At Panera Bread, we believe that good food, food you can feel good about, can bring out the best in all of us. Food served in a warm, welcoming environment, by people who care. To us, that’s good eating and that’s why we’re here.
99 Monroe Ave, NW, 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
A family owned restaurant famous for sizzling steaks and fall of the bone ribs.
401 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
City Hall is located downtown near Calder Plaza
300 Monroe Ave NW APT 4, 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
Located on the corner of Stocking Ave. and Second St. our venue is highly visible, has on-street as well as an off-street parking lot. We are two blocks off Bridge Street & Seward, within walking distance of all the great food places. Our venue features live music on the weekends, great pub food and a variety of beverages.
526 Stocking Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Bar and restaurant with live music on Friday and Saturdays at 6pm. Brunch Saturday and Sunday at 10 am
940 Monroe Ave NW, 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
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
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
DeVos Place Riverwalk runs along the eastern bank of the Grand River
41 Sheldon Blvd SE, 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
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
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
The ArtRanger is a mobile art gallery and public art experience.
555 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
House of Wine is a wine bar and retail shop where you can find great wine in a neighborhood atmosphere. We have a full service bar with MI craft beer on tap and our kitchen has paninis, salads, dessert and we specialize in charcuterie. We have indoor and outdoor seating available.
53 Monroe Center 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 locally sourced Restaurant and Bar
25 Ottawa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Classic cafe with counter seating for unique fare, clever cocktails & housemade fountain drinks.
95 Monroe Center St NW, 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
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
Canopy by Hilton is a hotel located in Studio Park. This stunning hotel offers a mid-century modern design that pays homage to the history of Grand Rapids. Beautiful 8 story building with plenty of natural light. First 2 floors open to the public for easy visibility and access.
131 Ionia Ave SW, 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 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
337 Guest Room Luxury Hotel. 20,000 sq feet of public and private event space.
235 Louis st NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Monroe Center Social Zone is reserved for ArtPrize 2021 grant programs
41 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
City Built Brewing Company is an ArtPrize 2021 Venue
820 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Located along the Grand River river walk, Linear Restaurant is a full service Modern American restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. We are looking for an artist to host in our outdoor space.
1001 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We’re on Bridge Street. (I hope I’m able to use my old listing so I dont have to redo this again!)
404 Bridge St Nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
If your heart is set on fresh food and having fun, Stan’s Tacos is the place for you. Every visit feels like a summer patio party with delicious tacos and the best margaritas EVER! So, if you have sunshine on your mind and beach vibes in your soul, join us to kick back with great music & friends. We’ll see you at Stan’s!
67 Ottawa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Lighthouse's downtown office encapsulates Grand Rapids' modern, high-energy community. Local designers and artists worked ceaselessly to bring the space back to life in 2018 with a total renovation of the top two floors. Built in the 1870's, the building maintains it's historical integrity with original exposed brick and wood beams complemented with modern artwork and plant life. Enjoy viewing the ArtPrize masterpieces at Lighthouse and enter for a chance to win a locally-crafted raffle prize!
56 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
River Walk is reserved for ArtPrize 2021 grant programs
41 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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. We welcome you to come experience what the Harris Building has to offer and are proud, once again, to be an ArtPrize venue!
111 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Muse is a new venue on the westside. We are an interactive art gallery! it is a place where you can host an event take a class or a workshop.
727 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
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
Juicys Glass Shop carries all kinds of glass art, hand painting and various rave gear. Our store contains products made right here in Michigan our focus is local first and love connecting with artist and creators in our industry helping build brands and offer the coolest things. We are the coolest smoke shop in Grand Rapids Michigan
520 leonard st nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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
Rosa Parks Circle is being used for ArtPrize 2021 grant programs!
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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
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
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