Date(s) - 10/03/2017
Explore this opportunity to experience an international event. ArtPrize is an open competition. The winners are decided by a public vote and a juried panel. The public votes for the winners using mobile devices and/or the Web.
What is ArtPrize?
The world’s largest art prize will be awarded for the ninth year in Grand Rapids from September 20 – October 8, 2017. Part arts festival, part social experiment, part civic project, the event overtakes an entire city bringing visitors from all parts of the world. ArtPrize gives away the largest cash prize in the world for an art competition. ArtPrize is a platform on which artists can experiment, collaborate, and explore new ideas.
ArtPrize is recognized as the most-attended public art event on the planet according to The Art Newspaper.
Tour Itinerary & Tour Cost Includes:
8:30 AM ………. Depart from Meijer parking lot in Big Rapids – Transportation via deluxe motorcoach. Enjoy sweetrolls and juice enroute to Grand Rapids
10 AM………….. Arrive Grand Rapids Art Museum for early entrance and assistance with registering for ArtPrize. View entries in the GRAM and receive an Artprize map, a tote bag and bottle of water.
11:15 AM……… Visit the Women’s City Club to view the ArtPrize exhibits
12 noon …….. Enjoy a plated lunch at the Wheelhouse Restaurant located in downtown Grand Rapids.
1 – 6 PM…….. Visit various exhibit centers to view ArtPrize entries – at the Gerald R Ford Museum, the Amway Hotel, the DeVos Place, Kendall School of Art & Design, the B.O.B (Big Old Building), etc. The motorcoach will be available to transport the group to many of the exhibit centers.
7 PM……………. Depart downtown Grand Rapids and travel to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park to view ArtPrize entries before our departure for Big Rapids
7:45 PM……….. Depart Grand Rapids and return to Big Rapids approximately 8:45PM