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ArtPeers: A slideshow

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Map of ArtPeers venues available at

Map of ArtPeers venues available at

ArtPeers is an annual fall festival that runs concurrently with ArtPrize. Currently in its first year, ArtPeers formed as a response to ArtPrize's three-mile foot print that excluded many in the artist community beyond downtown. The three-day event focuses on cultivating artist unity and support in Grand Rapids. From Sept. 25-27, 29 venues along Wealthy Street, Cherry Street and Fulton Street will host nearly 60 artists.

  1. 76 Coffee
    1.  Chris Apap
    2. Jevon Dismuke
  2. Amaryllis
    1. Paul Asselin
    2. Sue Lockwood
  3. Argos Book Shop
    1. Elaine Hogeboom
    2. Daniel Postellon
  4. Art of the Table
    1. Susan Mulder
  5. Blackport Building
    1. Uma Mishra
  6. Brick Road Pizza
    1. Lina Unlimited
    2. Sara Bakker
    3. Georgia Taylor
    4. Rachel Foss
  7. Clothing Matters
    1. Candice Hope
  8. Coat of Many Colors
    1. Jacob Lewkow
    2. Joel Howell (Logic System Labs)
  9. Corez Wine Bar
    1. Benjamin Stoner
    2. Laurie Kmen
  10. Eastown Antiques
    1. Leeland Saunders
    2. Richard Muller
  11. Electric Cheetah
    1. Richard Jeltes
    2. Cort Cameron
    3. Elizabeth Hubler
    4. Catherine Bouwsma
  12. Evolve - Center for Success
    1. Wayne VanHeest
    2. Carina Kooiman
  13. Fusion Salon
    1. Chloe Viening-Butler
    2. Nick Nortier
  14. Green Well
    1. Violet Whitaker
    2. Dave Johnson
  15. Hotel Venus
    1. Colette Gee
  16. The Image Shoppe
    1. The Litribune
  17. Inner City Christian Federation
    1. Interactive piece by volunteers, led by Mike Knorr
  18. Lasting Impressions
    1. Catherine Hoffenbecker
    2. Jim Russell
  19. Literary Life
    1. Mary Stek
    2. Ryan Kush
  20. Mangiamo!
    1. Laurie Cirivello
    2. Troy Bosworth
    3. Dixie Olin
  21. The Meanwhile Bar
    1. Jeff VandenBerg
    2. Hugo Claudin
  22. Muse Boutique
    1. Steffanie Rosalez
  23. Southern Fish Fry
    1. Jill Guchwa
  24. Sparrows Coffee, Tea and Newstand
    1. Rebecca Green
  25. Urban Pharm
    1. Nan Ryder
    2. Christy Beckwith
  26. Wealthy at Charles
    1. Ken Kolker
    2. Joe Krajkiewcz
    3. Mike Knorr
    4. Amy Greving
  27. Wealthy Theatre
    1. Erma Miller
    2. Jake Sleutel
    3. Danielle Walsh
    4. Ben Howard
    5. Josh Dukes
  28. The Winchester
    1. Mark Rumsey
    2. Elizabeth Winkelman
  29. Yoga Studio
    1. Jonathan Clay
    2. Mei Chow

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