It’s here! What to expect during ArtPrize Seven

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—ArtPrize kicks off its 7th year Wednesday at noon.

There are 162 venues that span in and around Grand Rapids.

With thousands expected to pack downtown over the course of three weeks, ArtPrize officials encourage people to leave the car and take advantage of the park and rides and city bus system. ArtPrize is also partnering with Spokefly and Green Machine Pedicab for bike and pedicap rentals.

Round 1 voting begins September 23rd at noon and runs till midnight on October 3rd. Round 2 voting picks up October 4th at 2pm and closes at midnight October 8th.

The entry with the most votes wins the public grand prize of $200,000.

As always, there will be plenty of educational opportunities for kids and families.

For a comprehensive guide to ArtPrize, click here.

The three-week event runs September 23rd through October 11th.

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  • Susan Webb

    What to expect:
    Three weeks of overhyped, pedestrian, re-purposed garbage, collected in downtown GR and marketed as “art” in order to lure unsuspecting tourists to the annual fleecing grounds.

    To be fair, you will see four or five really incredible works of art, hidden among all the junk. But you are going to need all 3 weeks to find them.

    Hot tips for tourists: If you are looking for the bus route to take you out to Meijer Gardens to see the Art Prize entries there, you are out of luck. The Rapid doesn’t go there. Enjoy paying for a cab! $$$ Oh, and make sure you are back in your hotel by dark, we have been having a lot of problems with shootings lately.