Grand Rapids Art Prize 2018

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Grand Rapids ArtPrize 2018/ArtPrize 10 is about to kick off this year! 

It will be held for 19 days, starting on September 19th and ending on October 7th.  There will be over 1,200 works of art on display this year!  This art is from around the world and can be any type of medium; paint, photography, sculpture, etc.  The opening ceremony will be at Rosa Parks Circle from 7-9pm on September 19th!

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At ArtPrize there are over 160 venues!  Some of the most popular venues to visit are the Van Andel Arena, Devos Performance Hall, The BOB, UICA, Founders Brewing, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, and Fountain Street Church.

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There are many events during ArtPrize but here are a few that stood out to us:

9/20:  ArtPrize + Yoga at Ab-Nab-Awen Park from 7-8pm

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9/21 and 9/22:  African American Art and Music Celebration at Calder Plaza 5:30-10pm Friday and 10am-10pm Saturday

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9/22:  Westside Street Fair at Broadway and Bridge Street from 12pm-8pm

9/28 and 9/29:  The HopCat WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival 5-10pm on the Blue Bridge Friday and 12pm-10pm Saturday

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9/29:  Ferris Coffee + Hudsonville Ice Cream Family event at Rosa Parks Circle from 11am-3pm

9/30:  Final 20 announcement at Rosa Parks Circle from 1-1:30pm

10/5:  10th Annual ArtPrize Award Ceremony ta Rosa Parks Circle 7pm-9pm

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10/5:  Matt Giraud after party concert at Rosa Parks Circle 9pm-10pm

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10/7:  ArtPrize closing day, all venues close at 6pm

Some of the favorite pieces that are displayed every year are in the Grand River.  This year, Harvest Dome 3.0 will be located in the water off Ab-Nab-Awen Park.  This piece is a 24 foot orb constructed of seatbelts and soda bottles.  Other large pieces will be located at Grand Valley, Gillett Bridge, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Devos Performance Hall, The Blue Bridge, and Van Andel Arena/Griffins!

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 Find all of this information more at the Official ArtPrize page:

Don’t forget to download the free ArtPrize mobile app to vote for your favorite pieces!

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