SHOP. GROW. INVEST.
Fostering space for Women & Minority Owned makers to gain visibility, scale & succeed in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids.
Welcome to The Arts Marketplace
Launched in December 2020, The Arts Marketplace is focused on filling our space with diverse artists and retailers that will enhance the retail presence in Downtown Grand Rapids, while doing our part to serve and promote diversity in our city. Donor funds will help offer tenants rent subsidization for the first 6+ months to remove start up barriers; allowing for scale and long term success and profitability. The Arts Marketplace will support new tenants with programming and unique ways to engage the community and create a retail experience that becomes a destination for anyone living in or traveling to Grand Rapids.
Pack elephant is the anchor tenant at the Arts Marketplace and home to many products offerings from our local makers.. Pack Elephant is a black-owned/woman-owned and operated company dedicated to values-driven, socially conscious gifting. Through their vetted network of ethnically diverse artisans and makers, we offer a diverse selection of meaningful and curated gifts inspired by the varied aspects of life that people are most passionate about. Learn more about the different makers selling their unique products in Pack Elephant.
Visit our pop up room to see the newest products made by our local women and minority owned businesses. Come in and shop to support our local makers including these featured makers.
join our community
The Arts Marketplace is a 501c3 that exists to create opportunities and remove barriers for woman and minority owned businesses, equipping them to have a presence in Downtown Grand Rapids and Scale their Business. There are many ways you can support our efforts and become a part of our community. Shop, donate or become a vendor to help our community grow and thrive.
Come shop a selection of quality hand-made goods from over 40 local, diverse makers that carry a variety of unique items from housewares, jewelry, mind and body, clothing, cards and more!
Calling all local makers and artists! Interested in showcasing your goods at The Arts Marketplace?
Every dollar invested in the Arts Marketplace will work to foster a more inclusive, diverse and vibrant Downtown Grand Rapids! Funding will help us support our local makers as they start and scale their business.