Upper Peninsula artists getting special place at ArtPrize

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ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Artists from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will have a special place to show their works at the annual ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids.

The Daily Press of Escanaba reports a partnership between the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids will include an ArtPrize pavilion for Upper Peninsula artists at the convention center in western Michigan.

Pasqua Warstler with the Bonifas Arts Center says the pavilion could help boost interest in the Upper Peninsula as well as help area artists.

Warstler says those involved “want people to see the U.P. as a destination.”

The pavilion will showcase roughly 30 to 50 works by Upper Peninsula artists during this year’s ArtPrize, which takes place Sept. 21-Oct. 19.

 

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1 Comment

  • Andrew

    It won’t be long before anyone who enters will get a special place at ArtPrize. This event has had its day, and now that everyone knows it was rigged from the very beginning and never designed to be a fair contest it is going to be increasingly harder to convince people to travel to it. Heck, they have paid people to come for the last few years already!

    They should stop it before it becomes a national joke at the city’s expense.