Go to the ArtPrize mobile app.
ArtPrize has a new mobile app for 2021! Learn more here.

Stories In Blue

Stephanie Sandberg's avatar Stephanie Sandberg

'Stories in Blue: A Pilgrimage to Heal Human Trafficking' is an immersive art experience that presents the stories of modern day slavery through original music, photography, textiles, film and live theatrical performance. This groundbreaking piece features the true stories of trafficking survivors from West Michigan and breaks through the barrier of silence surrounding the issue in our state. Six actors will perform these stories as part of a daily pilgrimage of song, movement and poetic monologue; their journey mirroring the process of individual healing through repeated sharing of traumatic experience. Bringing this healing to the streets of downtown Grand Rapids, 'Stories in Blue' raises awareness, and creates compassionate space for change. The pilgrimage ends every evening at a multi-faceted art installation. Here, piercing imagery is a tangible reminder of the intense enormity of human trafficking. Through photography and film, the art installation illuminates additional angles of this complex issue that continues to cycle around us. Everyday the pilgrimage ends here. And begins again. We travel together, telling and receiving these Stories in Blue, on a path towards understanding and healing. Our unmissable live theatrical performance starts EVERYDAY OF ARTPRIZE AT 6:30 p.m. (Except Mondays). Additional performances at 2:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. We begin in front of Van Andel Arena and travel to six different locations downtown, ending at Calder Plaza. Come. Journey with us.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: various
  • Medium: Performance
  • Width: various
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: various