It's going to be a very special night.

For the first time, the ArtPrize Awards will be held at The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, an historic space in the middle of the ArtPrize District. While tickets for the live event are scarce, the pre-party, big-screen broadcast, and after party at Rosa Parks Circle are open to everyone.

A city-wide street party brought to you by WOOD TV8—including food trucks, Founders beer, and live music by Troll For Trout and Domestic Problems—will complement the thrilling announcement of the winners of ArtPrize 2014. Get downtown early, the pre-show bands go on the Rosa Parks Circle stage starting at 5 p.m. and the broadcast begins at 7:45 p.m. After the televised broadcast, the winning artists of ArtPrize 2014 will make their way down to the Rosa Parks stage to greet the city and join in the celebration.

There will be no public sale of the tickets for the event at Civic Theatre, but stay tuned for volunteer opportunities to earn tickets, and rush tickets released the week of the show.