We’re happy to finally reveal the ArtPrize Nine retail line! Designed in collaboration with our friends at Conduit Studio, the 2017 line not only not only represents the ArtPrize Nine theme, but also features one-of-a-kind Michigan and Grand Rapids-inspired items that reflect this year’s design aesthetic.

“The inspiration for the retail line comes from the celebration of the creative act, and the vulnerability it takes to make a mark in this noisy world,” says ArtPrize Nine Design, Lead Amy Nieuwsma. “The paint swashes and graphic elements incorporated throughout the line reflect the connections and collisions of an endless array of creative acts–the paint paying tribute to the thrilling and terrifying moment of making a mark, and a system of glyphs that symbolize the massive collaboration of participants who make ArtPrize possible.”

The ArtPrize Nine line includes an array of items that represent these creative acts, from sweatshirts and t-shirts to hats and scarves -- available in sizes ranging from XS to XXL, as well as youth sizes -- plus fun gifts for the ArtPrize-lover in your life like pint glasses, coffee mugs, Pantone products, and more.

Starting September 13, shop the ArtPrize retail line at the ArtPrize HUB/HQ flagship store (41 Sheldon Blvd SE), as well as the seven additional HUBs throughout the ArtPrize district. You’ll also be able to head to your nearest Meijer store starting September 17 to pick up an exclusive ArtPrize Nine tee, mug, pint glass and the ArtPrize Nine magazine “Public Notice,” along with Green Zebra, the Official Beer of ArtPrize Nine, and Brazil Primavera, the Official Coffee of ArtPrize Nine.

Can't wait until ArtPrize kicks off next month? We've got you covered. Shop online at store.artprize.org.

By Jackie McLane on