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ArtPrize began nearly four years ago as an experiment - a totally new event, unlike anything the world had ever seen, filled with the experiments of artists and the opinions of everyone.
September 18 - October 6, 2013
ArtPrize is a platform for creation. The organizers are just a small part of the whole. Everyone brings something unique to the table, and we're excited to see what you bring.
This grand civic project began with the value that art is important. It is uniquely capable of carrying the ideas of its creator and transforming the perceptions of an audience.
Art is the focus of the competition, but the main event is community. Artists take over the city, visitors explore and new relationships form. Communities open to new ideas organically. The community keeps growing, even after the event is over.
Public vote determines the top prize. Anyone over the age of 16 can register to vote. Votes are cast on artprize.org, via text message and mobile app.
Round 1 (First 11 days): Explore ArtPrize and vote for the entries you think should win.
Round 2 (Next 5 days): Vote for your favorite of the Top 10 entries, winner announced on Friday night.
1. Sign up at artprize.org to browse through the entries and identify your must-sees.
2. Register to vote at The HUB@41 Sheldon or any of the seven exhibition centers. Anyone over the age of 16 can vote - but you must first register in person at one of these locations.
1. At artprize.org - just search for the artist or enter the artist vote code.
2. By SMS text messaging - register your mobile phone on artprize.org and send the artist's vote code to 808080.
3. By smartphone app - download the free ArtPrize iPhone app from the iTunes store or the Android app from the Android Marketplace. Search for "ArtPrize" in either place.
Shop for clothing, mugs, buttons and more at the Hub and the exhibition centers. Look for an online store at artprize.org.
ArtPrize continues to finalize plans and support materials as the event draws closer. Visit artprize.org for the latest information, or email email@example.com.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre presents classic crowd-pleasers like this season’s Wizard of Oz and Harvey. Actors’ Theatre focuses on more innovative fare – Spring Awakening is on this year’s schedule.
Grand Rapids Art Museum supplements its collection of more than 5,000 works of art with popular touring exhibits, while Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts offers the latest art forms and creative ideas