ArtPrize Nine Kicks Off in Grand Rapids

ArtPrize Nine, Sept. 20 - Oct. 8.

ArtPrize Nine begins Wednesday, Sept. 20 at noon and runs for the next 19 days.

Expect big crowds downtown as residents and visitors meander through the 175 participating venues displaying 1,346 entries by artists from across the country and globe.

As always, use the ArtPrize app (available at Apple and Google Play), to vote for your favorite artworks. First round voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30 and the top 20 will be revealed on Oct. 1.

ArtPrize Category Jurors will make their selections during the weekend of Sept. 23-24, with a finalist announcement on Sept. 25.

In the past, the first round narrows down the full field of artist entries to two sets of finalists — twenty decided by public vote and twenty by expert jury. New in 2017, the second round will remove the distinction between the two sets of finalists, bringing them together to form a pool of up to forty finalists.

The voting public and jury of art experts will have the opportunity to consider all forty finalists, regardless of how they were selected, when choosing the winners of their respective awards — including the two $200,000 Grand Prizes and $100,000 in Category Awards.

Category and Grand Prize winners will be announced at the ArtPrize Awards being held at 20 Monroe Live on Oct. 6 at 9 p.m.

Dozens of events are being held throughout ArtPrize. Stay up to date at ArtPrize.

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