ArtPrize, the radically open art competition happening now in Grand Rapids, brings new ideas and fresh inspiration to Michigan. ArtPrize has become the world’s largest art competition by combining $560,000 in total prizes with an open call for artists, venues, and critics. This year is the fourth annual exhibition, bringing 1,517 confirmed entries from 56 countries and 45 states. The event is open to any Artist in the world who can find space, and anybody in Grand Rapids who wants to create a venue. One unique aspect of the competition is that the public’s vote decides who takes home the top prize.
We’ve rounded up photos of a number of submissions from this year’s ArtPrize event and want to know which is your favorite. Let us know in the comments section below!
Did you check out the displays at this year’s ArtPrize in Grand Rapids? Don’t forget that voting officially ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. ET.
If you haven’t checked out ArtPrize yet this year, there’s still time! The event runs through this Sunday, October 7th.
With March Madness beginning this week, we thought we’d have a little fun on our Facebook page. In the next few weeks, our Pure Michigan Facebook fans will choose their favorite Pure Michigan activity. Here’s how it will work:
The tournament will have 16 activities divided into four different categories. Each day, we’ll post a Facebook question or two with a different matchup. Once the matchup is posted, our fans will have 24 hours to vote on the winner. To vote, just click on the event that is your favorite and the activity with the most votes will move onto the next round.
We’ll keep you posted on what activities have advanced and we’ll announce the winning activity right here on the blog on March 30th. Don’t miss out your chance to get involved in the Pure Michigan version of March Madness!
Grand Rapids is changing the conversation about art. The Grand Rapids ArtPrize is an international art competition which opens tomorrow, September 21st, and continues through October 9th. This event was created to reset and broaden the conversation about public art, and offers a rare opportunity for people to view art from around the world in a single location.