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Welcome to your ArtPrize DAILY. The ArtPrize DAILY exists to keep you in the loop—delivering the ArtPrize scoop to your inbox every morning during the 19-day event. It's a one-stop info package, offering a concise recap on the previous day's events, a look forward to the day ahead, and handy tips to help you make the most of your visit.


VOTE + WIN: Vote today — via the ArtPrize mobile app, online at artprize.org, or via text (SMS) — for Vote for one entry in each category to be entered to win a Pantone watch and $50 shopping spree at the ArtPrize HUB Retail Store! Note: The winner will be announced tomorrow morning (along with tomorrow's VOTE + WIN challenge). Read the official VOTE + WIN rules.

Yesterday's VOTE + WIN winner is Gail Licata.


  • The Fed Galleries at Kendall College of Art and Design will host a Family Tour today at 1 p.m. offering an introduction to contemporary art using the ArtPrize entries at The Fed Galleries. Meet at the Family Tour sign at The Fed Galleries  (inside the Woodbridge N. Ferris building) a few minutes before the scheduled time. No registration is required. 
  • Drop by Rosa Parks Circle and check out the West Michigan Honda Design And Drive competition entries -- vote for your favorite now through until October 8!
  • GRAM Drop-In Studios program continutes today from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Families are welcome to drop by the Grand Rapids Art Museum for hands-on projects, including a collaged artwork based off of work by ArtPrize artist Anne Lemanski.

  • Vote! Today is the LAST DAY of the Round 1 phase of voting. During this time every Entry at every Venue in the ArtPrize District is in the running for big prizes. You have until tonight at midnight to vote for the artwork you think deserves a spot in the Public Vote Final 20. Download the free ArtPrize Seven mobile app (for iOS and Android devices) and register now.

ArtPrize Tonight:

  • Waterfront Film Festival is holding a free encore screening of Juried Shortlist Time-Based selection, T-Rex at Michigan House (40 Pearl) at 7 p.m. tonight.
  • The Eddy -- a 10 day festival in downtown Grand Rapids continues today with a great lineup, including The Avett Brothers. Stage shows begin at 6 p.m. with other activities running throughout the day. Check out showtimes on the ArtPrize blog.

  • St. Cecilia Music Center has organized over 150 live free performances at five different official ArtPrize Busking Sites throughout the city. Watch musicians between 5 - 8 p.m. tonight -- get more details.

  • Grand Rapids Symphony show, Love, Lust & Rock 'n' Roll begins at 8 p.m. tonight, Celebrating hits from the '30s to the '90s with Pink Martini singer Storm Large.

Next Milestone Events: 

The Public Vote Final 20 Announcement -- presented by Consumer's Energy -- is this Tomorrow October 4 at 1 p.m. Join us at Rosa Parks Circle for the official announcement of the ArtPrize Seven Final 20. Find out whether the artworks you voted for have made it through to Round 2 Voting and are in with the chance of winning the $200,000 Public Vote Grand Prize! Don't worry if you can't make it downtown, WOODTV8 will be streaming it live.

Critical Discourse returns October 5 at 7 p.m. with Why These Finalists? -- Broadcast live on WOOD TV8 -- a panel of three art experts will discuss half of the public and juried finalists in a lively, humorous, and irreverent debate. Panelists include Jillian Steinhauer, senior editor of Hyperallergic, New York; Anila Quayyum Agha, artist and 2014 ArtPrize winner, Indianapolis.

Check out the ArtPrize events calendar for full listings.



Last night's Critical Discourse panel highlighted important issues at the intersection of art and activism.

The Notions arm knitting event was a success!


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