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41 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Regions: Central
Phone: (616) 350-5149
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ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For 19 days in September & October, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it's all free and open to the public.

It's unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike.

ArtPrize 2016 dates will be added soon,.

What Makes ArtPrize Unique?

  • Open Call for Artists and Venues: Anyone over the age of 18 can be an artist and any space within the ArtPrize district can be a venue. Anyone can participate.
  • Independently Organized®: The entire ArtPrize exhibition is independently organized by venues and artists who connect through
  • Public Vote and Juried Awards: Two grand prizes worth $400,000 and eight category awards worth $160,000. Half decided by public vote, and half decided by a jury of art experts.

The Prizes

Public Vote AwardsJuried AwardsGrand PrizeTwo-dimensionalThree-dimensionalTime-basedInstallation


The jury also presents a $20,000 award for Outstanding Venue.

Participation Numbers

Registered Voters41,95649,07847,16038,81144,91237,264259,181
Votes Placed398,714446,850412,560383,106465,538334,2192.4MM

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