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Visitors to Award Prizes Directly to Artists at ArtPrize 2021

By Jaenell Woods on

In 2021, ArtPrize will launch a new way to experience the event, explore Grand Rapids, and support the artists — by giving visitors the opportunity to award the prizes directly to them. 

That’s right. More artists will have the opportunity to take home a portion of the $250,000 in prizes than ever before. We’ll move beyond simply “liking” an artwork, by creating opportunities for deeper connection between artists and visitors, visitors and our city.

In 2021, we’re launching an…

Make Your Own Braided Bracelet

By Allison Palm on

Below you’ll find a quick and easy #ArtAtHome assignment: how to make your own Braided Bracelet. This art-based challenge is part of a series that celebrates past ArtPrize-winning entries.…

Make Your Own Penny Pixel Rubbing

By Allison Palm on

Below you’ll find a quick and easy #ArtAtHome assignment: to make your own Penny Pixel Rubbing. This art-based challenge is part of a series that celebrates past ArtPrize-winning entries.…


Make Your Own Paper Cut Projections

By Allison Palm on

Below you’ll find a quick and easy #ArtAtHome assignment: to make your own Paper Cut Projection piece. This art-based challenge is part of a series that celebrates past ArtPrize-winning…

Learning About Different Art Forms

By Allison Palm on

Art can take shape in so many forms and sizes. From a single photo on a gallery wall to gigantic structures submerged in the Grand River, every piece of art is beautiful in its own way.

How…


Grand Rapids Arts Working Group Statement

By ArtPrize on

This statement was prepared by the Grand Rapids Arts Working Group, which represents a collaborative and community-facing collective of 20 arts and culture organizations. Founded in 2019 to…

Make Your Own Color Harmony Spinner

By Allison Palm on

Below you’ll find a quick and easy #ArtAtHome assignment: to make your own Harmony Spinner! These spinners double as an art experience and a toy. This art-based challenge is part of a series…


Make Your Own Air-Powered Car

By Allison Palm on

Below you’ll find a quick and easy #ArtAtHome assignment: to make your very own air-powered car with simple materials. This art-based challenge is part of a series that celebrates past…


The Healing Power of Art

By Allison Palm on

“Art can heal.” I have always held this belief close to my heart. Through my own years as a student in the arts, this sentiment has remained relentlessly true. Now that I am in teaching…

Art at Home

By Becca Guyette on

If you’re like many parents during these unprecedented times, you’ve been thrown into working at home and taking care of your family full-time — all during a very stressful event. Many of us…