We are excited to launch our second season of the Rapid Rides to ArtPrize program! Honoring our commitment to intentional inclusion, this program—supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, and The Rapid—offers free Event Guides and Metro Passes to our community members based on economic need and access to transportation. These Metro Passes are good for unlimited rides on the Silver Line and 10 rides on The Rapid's fixed routes, for the duration of ArtPrize Seven (September 23 to October 11).

And we can't do this without you!

Through the Rapid Rides to ArtPrize initiative, we wish to extend an invitation to community organizations to join the cause and distribute Metro Passes and Event Guides throughout their communities.

Are you curious about how to get involved?

It's really that easy. We'll connect with all grant applicants on next steps by September 5—and then deliver the Metro Passes and Event Guides to participating organizations for distribution the week prior to ArtPrize.

Through this program, we hope to diversify our audience and to lower barriers of both understanding and access to ArtPrize as well as educate about the simplicity and efficiency of our public transportation system.

We are excited to have you as a partner in our mission and belief that art is for everyone; the most captivating conversations happen when our audience reflects the diversity of our community!

Please feel free to email us anytime at community@artprize.org.

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