ArtPrize festival will switch to every other year
The Grand Rapids Art Prize festival will no longer be an annual event after this fall.
In 2019 and every alternating year afterward, there will be a citywide art project – or "Project 1" as organizers are calling it – during the time the festival would take place.
The tenth annual ArtPrize event will be this fall from September 19 to October 7. The eleventh festival will be in fall 2020.
Organizers did not make it clear why the changes were made, but Project 1 will include free arts and culture programming that are open to the community.
The festival has brought millions of people to downtown Grand Rapids since it began in 2009.