We're beyond excited to share with you the ArtPrize Eight retail line -- designed in collaboration with the talented team at Conduit Studio. The 2016 line features colors and prints that not only reflect the ArtPrize Eight theme, but also include unique Michigan and Grand Rapids-inspired items that correspond to the ArtPrize Eight design aesthetic.

“The inspiration for this year’s retail line came from the ArtPrize Eight theme and the idea of changing patterns,” noted John O’Neill, Principal and Creative Director of Conduit Studios. “We created a system with 52 shapes and five colors, and any combination of two shapes creates a unique signature figure eight. In total there are over 47,000 combinations, allowing people to find a shape they respond to and then explore how it changes as you pair it up with other shapes.”

The 2016 line explores these combinations in various patterns, colors and arrangements -- providing items as distinct and original as each visitor’s ArtPrize experience. You'll find sweatshirts, long and short sleeve t-shirts, hats and beanies -- available in sizes ranging from XS to XXL, as well as youth sizes -- plus fun gifts for the ArtPrize-lover in your life like pint glasses, coffee mugs, notebooks, Pantone items and a custom-made ArtPrize Eight deck of cards.

Starting September 14, shop the ArtPrize retail line at the ArtPrize HUB/HQ flagship store (41 Sheldon Blvd SE), as well as the seven additional Neighborhood HUBs throughout the ArtPrize district. Can't wait until ArtPrize kicks off next month? We've got you covered. Shop online at store.artprize.org.

We hope you love it as much as we do!

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