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Riding The Silver Line To Experience ArtPrize Pathways

Choosing your transportation to ArtPrize may change the way you experience Grand Rapids’ own international art competition. This year, the Silver Line is your direct connection to ArtPrize Pathways.

These four curated Pathways highlight the character of each ArtPrize neighborhood, while keeping you connected with the Silver Line. Acting as a starting point, all Pathways are 2.4 miles long or less and fully accessible for exploring more of these event and Grand Rapids. The ArtPrize team suggests straying from the Pathways often to explore beyond what is familiar. But as a reminder, you shouldn’t need to stray too far, as 90% of all ArtPrize Venues are within one block of a pathway.

Explore ArtPrize Pathways:

Center City

If you’re looking for a Pathway with all of the energy of ArtPrize, the 2.2 mile loop of Center City is for you. The Pathway includes two Exhibition Centers—the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Kendall College of Art and Design—and four featured City Sites.


2.1 miles long, the Heartside Pathway will connect you to the ArtPrize HUB, the Heartside neighborhood, and two great locations for creative minds: the UICA and Avenue for the Arts.

West Side & North Monroe

The 2.4 mile West Side/Monroe North Pathway takes you along the banks of the Grand River and connects to the Venues in the Monroe North and West Side neighborhoods. The Pathway holds much to see, including seven City Sites, the Ford Museum, and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.


Rising above the Grand River, this 1.8 mile Pathway holds some of the oldest, most architecturally interesting homes in Grand Rapids. Also along this route are two Showcase Venues: Women’s City Club and St. Cecilia’s Music Center.

Get complete Pathway maps in the 2014 ArtPrize Event Guide, free when you register to vote or pick up Wristbands to take The Rapid to venues and around downtown Grand Rapids.

Which Pathway will you check out first?

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.