There are big changes on the horizon for ArtPrize—the massive, independently organized art competition that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to Grand Rapids each fall. On the heels of its 10th anniversary, ArtPrize announced that it will be launching a new project called Project 1 by ArtPrize—an immersive art experience that will bring the work of a featured artist, or artists, to the city.
ArtPrize has taken Grand Rapids by storm. Flooding downtown with people for three weeks in the fall, but that yearly onslaught is about to change.
You can now see a Top 25 ArtPrize finalist when visiting the Kent County Courthouse.
The winners of ArtPrize Nine’s $200,000 grand prizes were announced last night along with the 2-D, 3-D, Installation, and Time Based category winners and the Best Venue award.
Yuge Zhou came to upstate New York from Beijing, China with the intention of studying computer science. Once settled into New York, Zhou said she became fascinated by the American landscape and urban landscape.
On Sunday afternoon, ArtPrize named the Top 20 public vote finalists, now eligible for round two voting beginning today at 2 p.m. The finalists have a shot at $200,000 in grand prize money.
A year ago, Hwa-Jeen Na lost his childhood friend to suicide. Na said his buddy had recently come out to his family and struggled with the response.
ArtPrize Nine is in full swing and there are only a few days left to cast a vote for your favorite entries. The first round of public voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Saturday and the Top 20 entries will be announced on Sunday, kicking off the second round of voting.
ArtPrize Nine is taking over the city. If you’re eager to admire the amazing art, ready to create some yourself, or simply looking for a way to avoid the art crowds altogether, we’ve got you covered. Grand Rapids is packed full of events for everyone this weekend.
A new pub crawl tour offers you a fun way to view hundreds of ArtPrize entries while enjoying beer from more than a dozen breweries and restaurants downtown.