Plan Your Visit

ArtPrize is a radically open international art competition decided by public vote and expert jury that takes place each fall in Grand Rapids—and it's all free and open to the public.

ArtPrize is recognized as the most-attended public art event on the planet according to The Art Newspaper, and was recently highlighted in The New York Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2016.

Plan Your Visit to ArtPrize

  • Get to Grand Rapids

    The Gerald R. Ford International airport is only 20 minutes from downtown, and Greyhound, MegaBus and Amtrak stop in the heart of the city. Plan your travel.

  • Stay in Grand Rapids

    There are plenty of places to stay, including several hotels right downtown in the middle of all the action, including the J.W. Marriott, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and a Courtyard by Marriott.

  • Explore Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids is walkable and well-connected by public transportation. Download the ArtPrize mobile app to explore Venues throughout the city, find art, and vote for the entries you love.

Welcome to Grand Rapids, Michigan

Steeped in a strong tradition of art and design, Grand Rapids is home to the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), the world’s first LEED-certified museum, the internationally-renowned Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Kendall College of Art & Design, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, several preeminent furniture design companies, and—the symbol of the city itself—Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse, the first public artwork sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Each year, Grand Rapids offers an increasingly diverse mix of arts and cultural events, expanding green spaces, biking and pedestrian paths, local businesses, and non-profit organizations, all contributing to the vitality of this truly collaborative community.

Important Dates

  • We are here
  • Round 1 Voting Starts
  • Juried Awards Shortlist Event
  • Round 1 Voting Ends
  • Round 2 Voting Starts
  • Round 2 Voting Ends
  • ArtPrize Awards
  • ArtPrize Closing Day