The ArtPrize Nine exhibition rethinks the way urban space is transformed, bringing innovative applications of color, light and sound to unconventional spaces.

Let local, national and international art professionals lead your ArtPrize Nine experience through this simple guide. Open to the map and find yourself surrounded by ArtPrize Nine artist entries that won grants from the ArtPrize Arts Advisory Council, one of six Pitch Night events, and the ArtPrize exhibitions team, as well as this year’s participating venues that have won or been nominated for the Outstanding Venue Juried Award.



ArtPrize HUBs are a great place to start your ArtPrize adventure. Stop by any HUB location where a friendly volunteer can make sure you’re ready to vote for your favorite entries, help you map your unique ArtPrize route, equip you with one of our new Experience Guides (like the Family Experience Guide!) and an enhanced Metro Pass, give you your free ArtPrize Event Guide and help you make the most of your ArtPrize experience.

Check out ArtPrize HUB locations below, and be sure to watch out for our new Mobile HUB at ArtPrize events and hotspots throughout the 19-day event. And don't miss the ArtPrize HUB/HQ presented by Steelcase, where you'll find the beautiful Pop Up Park, the STEAM Village, an ArtPrize Labs Studio, and our flagship retail store.


Join us at the ArtPrize Studion at 41 Sheldon Blvd SE for our three 2017 Critical Discourse events, powered by ITC, Your Energy Superhighway. Admission is free and open to the public, and seats fill quickly for these live televised events. NOTE: Doors close at 6:45 p.m. for each event.

September 25: Jurors' Shortlist Announcement

The ArtPrize Nine Category Award Jurors will present and discuss their Top 20 picks at the Jurors’ Shortlist Event, broadcast live on WOOD TV8. Artists submitted 1,346 entries into one of four categories including 2-D, 3-D, Time-Based, and Installation. A fifth category award will be given to an ArtPrize Venue for outstanding curatorial presentation. During the Jurors’ Shortlist Event, category award jurors—each experts in their given categories—will offer unique perspectives on the landscape of ArtPrize Nine entries.

October 2 & 3: Why These Finalists?

You won't want to miss the two-part Critical Discourse series, "Why These Finalists?" On October 2 and 3, a panel of three art experts will discuss half of the public and juried finalists in a lively, humorous, and irreverent debate—further exploring the tension between public and expert approaches to assessing art, and seek to answer the burning questions often asked on each side of the debate. Both nights will be broadcast live on WOOD TV8.


Art needs you, and your opinion. When you’re standing in front of a work of art, follow these steps:

  1. Take a moment to pause and experience the work of art.
  2. What do you see or hear? What is happening?
  3. Why is it the way that it is? The artist statement can help with this.
  4. How does it relate to your own life, feelings, or ideas? Does it challenge you?
  5. Vote—do you think this work of art is successful?


At ArtPrize, your voice counts! If you're 13 or older, you can cast votes in support of your favorite artworks. For the first time ever, in Round 2 of voting, you'll have the chance to consider and vote on the jury's picks and they'll take your picks into consideration as well. Vote using the ArtPrize mobile app -- free for iOS and Android -- or visit any ArtPrize HUB.

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