With an estimated 2.6 billion smartphone uesrs globally (and growing!), it is no wonder why we’ve taken to mobile devices to help you get the most out of your ArtPrize experience. Though we may be biased, we think the ArtPrize Eight mobile app is a great entry point to the 19-day event, and the best way to stay connected to all things ArtPrize. Use it as your personal guide with capabilities to register to vote via geo-location, stay in the know about events and announcements, and more.

Key Features

  • Easily register and vote for who you think should win the Public Vote awards, including the $200,000 Public Vote Grand Prize
  • Search for any Entry, Artist, or Venue
  • Create and browse lists of entries, which can easily be shared with friends and family
  • Use the Interactive Map to help find Venues near you and filter for free parking, public restrooms, handicap accessible options, and more
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest from the ArtPrize blog using the Discover tab
  • Quickly find upcoming ArtPrize events near you

The ArtPrize mobile app is now available to download (for free!) for iOS and Android users. Now let’s take a closer look …

How to Discover

The mobile app’s Discover module—the first screen you see after signing in—brings you the latest ArtPrize blog updates, news, Critical Discourse content, and important reminders. In the upper righthand corner of the Discover screen, you will find a profile bubble (or three vertical dots if you're an Android user) that will take you to your profile, Lists, and Mobile Vote history. Be sure to check the Discover view often throughout the event—just tap the ArtPrize squiggle icon to return from wherever you are within the app—for continuously updated information.

How to Find Venues

Acces the mobile app's Venues tab by tapping the 'buildings' icon. Here you'll find an interactive map populated by all 170 Venues across the ArtPrize district (top) as well as the venues listed alphabetically (bottom). Click on any venue bubble or name for a description, list of entries, hours, location, and services available at that venue. You can also filter the entire list of venues to quickly find public bathrooms, handicap accessible options, public parking, and service locations by clicking the "Filter" button (indicated by three dots stacked vertically on Android) on the top righthand corner of the screen.

Pro Tip: You can also click through to either the Discover page (tap the "ArtPrize logo" icon) or the Guide page (tap the "open book" icon) and use the magnifying glass Search feature if you’re looking for a venue, artist, event, or entry.

Note that when you're done selecting your filters, they will be applied by clicking the X in the top right corner of the Filter screen.

How to Vote

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you'll be asked to allow the app to use your current location (only the first time you open it). Click “OK” so that the app can function properly—it needs to know that you're within the boundaries of the ArtPrize district.

Next, create an account using Facebook or a personal email address. If you've already created an account through the mobile app in years past or on artprize.org, you can use the same email and password to log into the app. You'll be able to register to vote via the Vote tab on the mobile app—identified by the 'thumbs up' icon—starting September 7, and at any of our Neighborhood HUBs starting September 14.

Now you're ready to head out to ArtPrize and find which entries you like best. As you explore the event, use the mobile app to vote for the entries you love in one of two ways:

  1. Head to the "Vote" tab (just tap the 'thumbs up' icon) and enter the five-digit vote code associated with the entry you love.
  2. Navigate to the Guidebook (tap the 'open book' icon) and then tap Entries. There you can search for the entry you want to vote for, and click the blue "Vote" button.

How to Search for Events

New and exciting events are taking place everyday at ArtPrize. Don’t miss any ArtPrize or community happenings with the Event feature, showing you when and where events are taking place—just tap the 'calendar' icon to see what's happening around you. Tap any event for more information. Share events with friends or family, and add them to your personal calendar right from the mobile app.

How to Navigate

The mobile app’s Guide tab is an excellent way to navigate the event. Tap the 'open book' icon to find comprehensive lists of Entries, Venues, Service Locations, Artists, and Events, as well as information on how to vote, ArtPrize Eight Official Sponsors, and Volunteer information. Complete with directions and maps, you’ll have everything you need right on your phone.

By Alee'a Ulsh-Cherry on