Click on the plus and minus in the left corner to zoom in or out of the map.
Click on the icons for more info, addresses and photos of the stops.
Click on the map to drag and move it to view surrounding areas.
In the Header, click on the rectangle in the upper left of the map to see a menu of all of our stops. Click on anything that looks interesting to see where it is on the map. To hide the menu, click the rectangle in the header.
In the Header, click on the "square" icon in the upper right side to expand the map for better viewing.
Parking is not free! I like to visit the biggest venues first to maximize my time, money and energy. (But definitely stop at any smaller places along the way that look interesting.)
Our favorite parking spot is Fulton & Ottawa Parking Ramp, located at 32 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids (North of Fulton) Electric car charge point is available.
Generally bigger venues house the Top 20 or so art pieces so you will see the most "wow" artwork in the shortest period of time. It usually takes around four to five hours to see the art listed in the major venues below.
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Amway Grand Plaza
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Kendall College of Art and Design
Take the free city shuttle bus called DASH, this can get closer to the farther out exhibits. FYI, this is the general city bus and does not have special routes for the event.
Water/drink bottles: Just an FYI, you will not be allowed to carry water bottles into the majority of the museums. Be prepared to leave your water outside. I don't bring a cute container just in case it gets tossed or taken.
Walk down Monroe Avenue NW as it houses a majority of businesses with art. You will be able to stop into many businesses as you walk between Fulton and Michigan streets. If you have limited time you can park once and see a majority of venues. If you wish to see more we recommend moving and parking at the extremes of Fulton and Michigan streets.
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat, wear sunscreen and make sure your phone is fully charged as you will need it for navigation and tons of photos.
Visit during the during business hours during the week if you wish for less traffic and people. It's also easier to get a seat in restaurants during the week too.
DON'T HURRY THROUGH THE VENUES!
Art Prize can be overwhelming so start with the ones listed above in the interactive map as they are sure to please. Then branch out from there. You can't and won't see it all in one or even two days, so relax.
Where to Park During Art Prize?
Every year for our ArtPrize Maps and Tips page, I tend to park near The B.O.B. as it houses two floors of art and is pretty centrally located. Hence, parking at the "2" above is great.
It is at the corner of Ottawa and Fulton. It's a covered, paved parking, well lit structure that has never caused me any concern...and I park there by myself.
Pay by credit card upon exiting.
**TIP: I always photograph the street signs, note a visual landmark or drop a pin when I leave my parking space. Sometimes parking garages have several entrances which can be confusing so note where you came out. Photograph the level you are parked on.