ArtPrize begins in just under three weeks, and we want to make sure you have all the details on how to plan your ArtPrize Seven experience and make the most of this year’s event. Scroll down to get the lowdown on transport, ArtPrize Tonight, education programming, this year’s jurors, and how you can help out this fall. Be sure to follow us on Facebook + Twitter for the most up to news and announcements.
We can’t wait to see you all soon for ArtPrize Seven, right here, in Grand Rapids, Michigan!
Every year, we hear the question, “What’s happening at ArtPrize tonight?”. That’s where ArtPrize Tonight comes in — designed to offer local and visiting ArtPrize-goers alike a comprehensive rundown of what’s happening every evening during the event this fall.
Get details around ArtPrize Tonight’s three facets — On Stage, On Screen and Critical Discourse — and the partnerships that make it all possible.
To help you plan your ArtPrize experience, we revealed the affordable, accessible alternative transportation options that local and visiting ArtPrize-goers alike can take advantage of to get to, and around, ArtPrize with ease — whether it be by bus, bike or on foot.
Registration is now open for ArtPrize Education Days — presented by PNC Bank. Education Days sparks the curiosity of over 13,000 students from 150 schools across Michigan each year.
The entire ArtPrize event is a hands-on contemporary arts experience, filled with opportunities to experiment, discover and create. Learn more about how ArtPrize and our partners will engage youth from PreK to 12th grade this fall.
Families are encouraged to check out the new ArtPrize Labs — year-round programming supported by Amway, Grand Valley State University and Herman Miller Cares, launching at ArtPrize Seven. All programming offers hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for all ages — including events, educational resources, workshops, and more. And it’s free!
Kevin Buist, ArtPrize Exhibitions Director, chatted with this year’s jurors — sharing his conversations on the ArtPrize blog.
Check out conversations with Sarah Urist Green (pictured), Robin Cembalest, Shari Frilot, Wangechi Mutu, and Stephen Matijcio to better understand the unique perspectives they’ll bring to ArtPrize this fall.
Thinking of volunteering? Sign up!
Last month we held our annual Volunteer Kick Off Party | Seven Neighborhoods, Seven Stories — to celebrate the upcoming ArtPrize season and the many volunteers that make the event possible, with the support of Lake Michigan Credit Union. Volunteer registration is open, as well as the self-scheduling system.
ArtPrize Seven begins this year on Sept. 23 and runs until Oct. 11. Check out the artprize.org Events Calendar for a comprehensive rundown of all ArtPrize Seven events.