Final preparations underway for ArtPrize | Michigan Radio

Final preparations underway for ArtPrize

Sep 20, 2014

Art Prize will once again take over the streets of Grand Rapids starting on Wednesday.

Spirit Warriors by Diane Marie Kramer
Credit ArtPrize

The annual art extravaganza known as Art Prize is in its sixth year.

Nearly two thousand artists have created more than 1500 works of art for the competition. There’s more than a half million dollars in prize money on the line during the 19 day art festival.

By the time Art Prize comes to a close in mid-October about 400,000 people are expected to visit the 174 art venues around town.

All those visitors are expected to pump more than $20 million into Grand Rapids economy.