Planning your visit to ArtPrize? Wondering what’s the best way to travel to and around the event? Look no further, we have your answer — take the bus!

$5 Metro Pass = Unlimited Rides

Purchase an ArtPrize Metro Pass for just $5, and you can catch a ride with The Rapid. Spending just five bucks (one time) will get you unlimited rides on the Silver Line, and 10 rides on The Rapid’s fixed routes. When rates are usually $1.75 per ride, this amazing deal will provide transportation for the entire 19-day event.

Starting in mid-September, head to any of the nine area Meijer Park & Ride locations to pick up your Metro Pass and park your car (for free!) — then hop on the next available bus with through service to downtown. Already downtown? Metro Passes will also be available at the Visitor Pavilion at Rosa Parks Circle during ArtPrize, from September 19-October 7.


Photo courtesy of The Rapid.

DASH Around Town

Be sure to also keep your eyes peeled for the pink busses around downtown. The Downtown Area Shuttle, or DASH, is a system of small buses that link downtown Grand Rapids neighborhoods—perfect for seeing ArtPrize. DASH buses are wheelchair-accessible, and ADA service animals are permitted on all transit vehicles. Find DASH routes and stops on the maps in the ArtPrize Event Guide, and see service hours online at grandrapidsmi.gov/dash.

While you’re riding, check out the ArtPrize Mobile App—available for free for iOS and Android devices—to find  venues, events, and the full list of 1,200+ artists entries, and create your own lists to share with your friends.

Whether you take the bus to ArtPrize, walk the nearly ten miles of Pathways or bring your bike —each alternative transportation solution helps reduce the environmental impact of the event.

By Jaenell Woods on