ArtPrize Seven wrapped up in October, and we're continuing to reflect on all of the conversations, debates, curiosity, and discovery that took place over the 19 days of the event. Thank you for your participation; whether as an artist, venue, volunteer, visitor, sponsor, or collaborator, your contribution made the seventh annual event a success.

As we forge ahead into 2016, we're in the thick of planning for the next edition of ArtPrize. In just eight short months, we'll once again welcome artists and visitors from around the world to downtown Grand Rapids. Were you inspired by last year’s event to participate yourself? Already itching to start planning your visit? Is the creation of your next entry already underway? Have a space that begs to be filled with art?

Keep these dates in mind as you plan your unique way of participating in ArtPrize Eight.


Venue Registration March 7 – April 7
Artist Registration April 18 – June 2
Connections April 25 – June 16
ArtPrize Eight September 21 – October 9

Looking for more? Find information for Venues and Artists (including Connections details). And stay tuned for updates as we continue to make plans for this fall.

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