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September 14 - October 1, 2023

Did you know that the world’s most attended public art event takes place every fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan? Since its inception in 2009, millions of people have visited ArtPrize to see thousands of artworks displayed all over downtown.

This year, 600+ artists from around the world are competing for $400,000 in prize money. They’ll show their work in downtown museums, galleries, bars, restaurants, parks, hotels, churches and other spaces. All of it is “human-made art” ­­– springing from the hearts and minds of talented artists rather than the algorithms of artificial intelligence.

Public engagement is one of the most unique aspects of ArtPrize. Many artists are here in person to talk about their work with you. You can take advantage of guided walking tours, art workshops and expert-led discussions to enrich your experience. And your votes help determine who wins $200,000 of that prize money, including a $125,000 Grand Prize. Another $125,000 will be awarded by a jury of art professionals. It’s always fascinating to see the similarities and differences between the public and jury votes!

In addition to all kinds of art, ArtPrize includes entertainment and public space activations, including a world-premiere performance of Squonk’s Brouhaha and a lavish fireworks display, both part of the ArtPrize Opening Celebration on September 14. There are also many other festivals and special events occurring in Grand Rapids during ArtPrize ­– scroll down this page to see a full (and constantly updating) list.

Check out what's planned on the ArtPrize Calendar

Click on the links to open the calendar image to see all the plans for that week.

Here’s what we know about ArtPrize 2023 so far – we’ll add details of additional enhancements to this page as soon as they’re announced:

Other Big Events During ArtPrize

Explore the Calendar for Events During ArtPrize

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