What is ArtPrize?
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.Learn More Learn More
Family Experience Guide
Creative fun with kids of all ages at ArtPrize Nine! Download this simple, fun and interactive guide to ArtPrize Nine - designed with families like yours in mind.Learn More Learn More
Critics' Choice Experience Guide
Let local, national and international art professionals lead your ArtPrize Nine experience through this simple guide.Learn More Learn More
City Sights / Outdoor Art Experience Guide
Discover (or re-discover) Grand Rapids - a hub for design, public art, environmental sustainability, urban development, craft beer, and of course, the world’s most popular annual public art event - with our City Sights/Outdoor Art experience guide.Learn More Learn More
Rainy Day Experience Guide
Navigate rainy days at ArtPrize like a pro with this handy guide is packed with tips and tricks to help you stay dry while you experience the event.Learn More Learn More
Brew Lovers' Experience Guide
Are you a craft brew buff, a caffeine connoisseur, or all of the above? Then this guide to ArtPrize and some of the greatest breweries and coffee hot spots in our city, also participating as ArtPrize Nine Venues, was created just for you.Learn More Learn More
Get the Free Mobile App
Available for Apple and Android devices, the ArtPrize app is the easiest way to explore the event, register to vote, and find art.Get the ArtPrize App Get the ArtPrize App
Explore the Interactive ArtPrize Map
From cultural attractions and ArtPrize venues to the best food and drink in the region, come explore the vibrant city of Grand Rapids.Explore the Event Explore the Event
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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 J.W. Marriott, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and 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.