Schools and visitors of all ages are invited to drop by our unique learning lab experience in the STEAM Village located at HUB/HQ.

FIRST® Robotics: Step into a drawing arena with  FIRST® Robotics teams from Grand Rapids Public Schools, East Kentwood and Flint. ArtPrize visitors will be able to control the robots—making them move, draw and erase in the arena. At least one of the FIRST Robotics teams will be in the STEAM Village each day of the ArtPrize event, demonstrating their robots’ unique skills and assisting visitors in handling them.

KCAD Design/FlexLab:  Casey Newberg—senior at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD)—will engage visitors in a pop-up interactive design and production studio that demonstrates the intersection of art and technology, and highlights KCAD FlexLab. The display will include a 3D printer along with an electroforming bath, studio artifacts, finished works by Newberg, as well as a question and response workshop area where ArtPrize visitors will help inform Newberg's art making process.

Tinker Tables & Pop-Up Workshops: Axis Labs, The Geek Group and Treefort will be making drop-in appearances throughout the 19-day event, bringing visitors a 3D printing demonstration, pop-up laser cutter workshops, and a VR station. Be sure to create your own work of art using 3D pens, BrushBots and explore the history of virtual reality. Activities change weekly so there is always something new to do!