10 Events You Don’t Want to Miss for Art Prize 2014!

Time to Start Your Art Prize Planning

In just 2.5 weeks, ArtPrize 2014 will officially kick off.  To help you navigate the sea of activity ArtPrize brings, here are 10 events that we hope you’ll attend.  The list is presented chronologically, we’ll let you decide which ones are most important to you.

Art Prize 1#1
ArtPrize HUB Grand Opening
September 20th  9 a.m. – NOON
ArtPrize HUB @ 41 SheldonPresented by Huntington Bank: Be among the first to see the re-installation of Adonna Khare’s Elephants alongside Anne Loveless’ Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore.   Register to vote, browse the HUB and stock up on the new 2014 ArtPrize gear. Donuts and cider provided by Sietsema Orchards.
#2     Art Prize 2
Wednesday, September 24
Definitely more of a “day of events” than a single happening, opening day is an exciting time to be at ArtPrize. Voting opens at noon, and that evening at 6:30 p.m. you can celebrate the opening of ArtPrize 2014 with the GVSU Marching Band & WGVU/PBS Nerdwalk.
#3Art Prize 3
The Jurors’ Shortlist Event
September 29th, 7 p.m.
ArtPrize HUB @  41 Sheldon
Broadcast Live on WOOD TV8The five 2014 category award jurors will each present and discuss a list of five nominees for their respective $20,000 awards, challenging perceptions and offering their unique perspectives on the landscape of entries drawn from expertise in their given category.
#4     Art Prize 4
Creative Approaches to Detroit: Design 99
September 30th, 7 p.m.
ArtPrize HUB @  41 Sheldon
Broadcast Live on GRTVDetroit-based art and architecture duo and winner of the ArtPrize Juried Grand Prize in 2012, Design 99 explores the role of art and design within the fabric of their community.
#5Art Prize 5
ART21 Season 7 World Preview Screening
October 2nd, 7 p.m.
ArtPrize HUB @  41 Sheldon
Broadcast Live on GRTVThe 2014 ArtPrize Grand Prize Jury assembled by ART21 will offer an exclusive look at their seventh season of ART21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century. The October 2 event will also include a conversation between ART21 executive director Susan Sollins and Season 7 featured artists Katharina Grosse and Leonardo Drew.
#6Art Prize 6
NEW INC – Incubating Art and Tech 
October 3rd, 7 p.m.
ArtPrize HUB @ 41 Sheldon
Broadcast Live on GRTVPresented by CWD Real Estate
Discover trends at the intersection of art and technology, featuring Julia Kaganskiy, executive director of NEW INC, Heather Cocoran, executive director of art and tech blog Rhizome, and artist Adam Harvey, whose work explores the uneasy relationship between technology and surveillance.
#7Art Prize 7
Art, Disability, Images, Bodies
October 4th, 7 p.m.
ArtPrize HUB @  41 Sheldon
Broadcast Live on GRTVA collaborative event lead by DisArt – a Grand Rapids-based disability arts festival seeking to promote ability equality – October 4, will explore the intersection of art and disability, including an analysis of works within ArtPrize, featuring widely published disabilities studies scholars.
#8Art Prize 8
The Final 20 Announcement
October 5th, 2 p.m.
Rosa Parks CircleJoin us at Rosa Parks Circle as Rick DeVos, ArtPrize Founder, reveals the top five artist entries in each of the four public vote categories. The Final 20 Announcement is presented by Consumers Energy.
Why These Finalists?
Part One (2-D, Installation) Oct. 6th, 7 p.m.
Part Two (3-D, Time-Based) Oct. 7th, 7 p.m. 
ArtPrize HUB @  41 Sheldon
Broadcast Live on WOOD TV8A reinvention of an old favorite, on both October 6 and 7 a panel of three art experts will discuss half of the public and juried finalists in a lively, humorous, and irreverent debate.
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The 2014 ArtPrize Awards
October 10th 7:45 p.m.
Civic Theater & Rosa Parks Circle
Broadcast Live on WOOD TV8The winners of ArtPrize 2014 will be announced in the midst of a city wide street party. It’s going to be a very special night.
These 10 events are just the beginning.  Make sure you check out the complete event list, and mark your calendars!  If you’re an artist, venue or sponsor, you can add events to the calendar too.COMPLETE ARTPRIZE EVENT CALENDAR
ARTPRIZE DAILY: (Sept. 21 – Oct. 12) ArtPrize will be sending out a daily email with all the news, events and announcements you’ll need to stay in the loop.