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The Round 2 phase of voting is now open! You have until Midnight on October 8 to vote for the artwork out of the Public Vote Final 20 you think deserves to win the $200,000 Public Vote Grand Prize. Learn how to vote.

VOTE + WIN: Vote today — via the ArtPrize mobile app, online at artprize.org, or via text (SMS) — for at least one entry in each category and you will be entered to win a Meijer Gift Pack 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 Mary Ann Peters.


  • Critical Discourse returns tonight at 7 p.m. with Why These Finalists? (Part 1) 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 of New York; Anila Quayyum Agha, artist and 2014 ArtPrize winner from Indianapolis and Nicole Caruth, artistic director for exhibitions and public engagement at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha.
  • 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!
  • ArtPrize Labs: Drop-In Studio continues today from 12 to 6 p.m. Visit the Access Art Lounge at 50 Monroe with your family for a self-directed creative experience. This program was designed in partnership with Teaching Artist, Kelly Allen.

ArtPrize Tonight:

  • The Eddy—a 10-day festival in downtown Grand Rapids continues today with a great lineup. Stage shows begin at 6 p.m. with other activities running throughout the day. Check out showtimes on the ArtPrize blog.

Next Milestone Event: 

  • Critical Discourse returns tomorrow, October 6 at 7 p.m. with Why These Finalists? Part 2. 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 Sarah Schultz, independent curator, New York; Crimson Rose, co-founder of Burning Man, the Black Rock Arts Foundation and Burning Man Project, San Francisco; Edward Winkleman, writer and gallery owner, New York.

Check out the ArtPrize events calendar for full listings.



The Final 20 Announcement yesterday drew a great crowd at Rosa Parks Circle despite the dreary forecast.

Here are the Public Vote Final 20 artists. One of these people will take home the Public Vote $200,000 Grand Prize—it's up to you which one!


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