A decade of style. A decade of triumph. A decade of celebrating the best art from Grand Rapids & around the United States. In the last 10 years, ArtPrize, the independently organized international art competition, is now recognized as one of the world’s largest public art events. Now, the event is approaching 10 years old, and it is better than ever. More art, more locations & bigger prizes. Come check out the ArtPrize event, one of Grand Rapids’ crown jewel events, when you come to visit Prairieside Suites.
Planning Your Visit to Artprize, September 19 – October 7, 2018
New in 2018 thanks to the support of Mobile GR and the City of Grand Rapids, the ArtPrize Visitor Pavilion at Rosa Parks Circle will be the epicenter of the tenth event. Reimagined shipping containers will bring visitor services and the STEAM Lab powered by Switch, previously at 41 Sheldon Blvd, to the heart of the event—and a SaddleSpan tent will extend over the stage, providing protection from the elements for free events and activities happening every day throughout the event. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity channel their ArtPrize inspiration into hands-on creative activities; relax in the outdoor lounge; set out to discover art and the City of Grand Rapids on any of five Pantone Pathways, presented by X-Rite Pantone; and more.
The free ArtPrize 10 mobile app—now available for iOSand Android—is a must-have event multi-tool featuring the latest ArtPrize news, a complete event calendar, searchable artist and venue listings, event map, and more. The ArtPrize Event Printed Guide is an invaluable tool, offering useful information and a series of maps to help visitors get the most out of their visit. Three ArtPrize 10 Experience Guides—Family, Outdoor Art, and Critics’ Choice—will help those looking for suggestions on where to start their visit. The ArtPrize 10 Event Guide, thanks to MLive Media Group, and Experience Guides are free and printed copies will be available at the Visitor Pavilion. They are also available to view and print on the ArtPrize website.
Attend Artprize Events & Entertainment
For 19 days, hundreds of events will be taking place around the city produced by ArtPrize and the community. There is something happening every day of the event, from ArtPrize Preview Week and the Opening Ceremony at Rosa Parks Circle, to panel discussions with national art critics, yoga amongst art installations, live music performances, film screenings, and much more. A complete and continually updating event listing is available at artprize.org/events and on the ArtPrize mobile app.
After your time exploring, dreaming, and discovering, escape back to your Prairieside Suites jacuzzi for two and relax the day away. Add a premium couple’s massage to make your getaway an unforgettable one.