Find out which artist entries will take home part of the $500,000 in cash prizes—awarded equally by public vote and expert jury. The two-time Emmy Award-nominated ArtPrize Awards Ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC affiliate WOOD TV8, starting at 7:30 p.m. Todd Herring, ArtPrize Director of Creative and Communications and long-time River City Improv comedian, will return as host of the ceremony alongside returning house band, ONEFREQ.
The move to 20 Monroe Live, a state-of-the-art venue in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, allows ArtPrize the opportunity to open seating at this 2017 grand finale to event members, volunteers, and participating artists and venue managers. ArtPrize visitors and fans will be invited to watch the Ceremony live on WOOD TV8 and on the big screen at Rosa Parks Circle—and then join in the festivities at “ArtPrize After Dark.”
Expect surprise performances by local talent; juror reflections on their selected winners; artist acceptance speeches; appearances by Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, ArtPrize leadership and community leaders; and a look back at the ninth annual event, with a distinctly comedic flair.