AMP-Bassador's Club - Arts Marketplace

Donate to Join The AMP-Bassador's Club

At Arts Marketplace, affectionately known as AMP, we are passionate about supporting the sustainability of local, minority owned makers and small businesses in our community.  We exist to address a few “not so fun” facts about our city that will help make Grand Rapids a place for all to thrive, prosper and belong.
  • Minorities represent 42% of our community, and yet own fewer than 10% of our local businesses. (Source: U.S Census Bureau QuickFacts: Grand Rapids city, Michigan)
  • Over 50% of our local entrepreneurs say they need more support and training to allow for long term success (source: West Michigan Entrepreneurial Market Analysis, The Muskegon Innovation Hub, 2021)

Our goal is to not only enhance the area’s retail landscape but also champion diversity throughout our vibrant city.

Why Your Donation Matters

Arts Marketplace is not just a retail space; it’s a springboard for our local entrepreneurial community.

Your support allows our start up community to build brand affinity, test their product and dial in their merchandising approach, all while earning profits that help them re- invest, scale and succeed long term.

Our vendor community (of 70 and growing!) receives:

  • Capital. We pay 100% of their post-tax sales directly back to the maker
  • Flexible, short term lease options significantly lower than market rate
  • Fully staffed, beautiful retail frontage to market and sell their goods
  • Space to host brand building events and build a following
  • Co-op style marketing and social media exposure
  • Access to marketing and merchandising consultants
  • Access to financial advisors through partnerships with organizations like GROW
Your support ensures that AMP remains a dynamic, inclusive platform for both emerging and established artists.

Become an AMP-Bassador Today

When you choose to support us, you’re not just donating—you’re joining a community of art lovers and entrepreneurial advocates. As a member of the AMP-Bassador’s Club, you will receive:

  • Exclusive Sneak Peeks: Quarterly newsletters giving you an early look at new makers in our store and upcoming events
  • Special Swag: An AMP-Bassador’s Club tote bag and other exclusive merchandise
  • Impact Reports: Regular updates on how your contributions are making a difference

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