Hands. Hearts. Hope.

2012 ArtPrize Entry

In the true spirit of the ArtPrize motto, “Get Your Hands Dirty,” Extra Credit Projects (ECP)- a Grand Rapids creative firm and Heart of West Michigan United Way have come together to create a crowdsourcing event titled: Hands. Hearts. Hope. The event aims to bring all ages together to help create several large canvas paintings and put your imprint on the future of Kent County. The “hands on” painting will paint over issues such as illness, poverty, illiteracy and more - personal to Kent County and addressed by Heart of West Michigan United Way through their efforts in Education, Income and Health. At least one of the giant 14’ x 48’ paintings will be displayed on a local Kent County billboard following the ArtPrize event. This project will also help kickoff the Heart of West Michigan United Way’s 2012 "Lend Us A Hand" campaign. We anticipate Hands, Hearts, Hope, will generate knowledge and passion within Kent County to lend a hand to United Way and the community.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Paint on Canvas- Using Hands, Hearts and Hope
  • Width: 48'
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 14'

Venue & Connection Information

Located at Heart of West Michigan United Way: 118 Commerce SW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Heartside District

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: Yes
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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