While there are many reasons (90-degree weather, crowds, access, transportation, sensory concerns, to name a few) that keep people from physically experiencing ArtPrize, DisArt can’t help but ask the question, “How can an event as large as ArtPrize be enjoyed remotely?”
In today’s DIStopia episode, Chris and Jill take a few minutes to chat with Amelea Pegman, Managing Director of ArtPrize, and Perspective 3-D owner and founder, Sherry Rennick, to consider the ways that ArtPrize and its partners are working to make the festival more accessible to those of us choose not to head downtown for one reason or another.
In 2009, ArtPrize was started as a “social experiment”. Nine years later, it continues to be an organization committed to both experimentation and growth, particularly in the area of accessibility. And while there are many reasons to not physically head downtown Grand Rapids for ArtPrize, the organization seems to be intentional in its efforts to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy the 19-day event. DisArt wants to make sure that you are taking advantage of all these opportunities so that you can craft your own ArtPrize experience.
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