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.

ON DECK

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, you will be entered to win a pour-over coffee kit from Direct Trade Coffee Club including a Hario dripper, kettle, and thermal carafe. 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 Linda Feighner.

Today:

  • Critical Discourse concludes tonight 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.
     
  • 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 Tonight:

Next Milestone Event: 

On October 9 the ArtPrize Awards will take place at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre for the second consecutive year, the intimate Awards ceremony will run concurrently with the WOOD TV8 Community Watch Party occurring in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids from 5:30 p.m., at Rosa Park Circle -- everyone is invited! With a Founders Brewing beer tent as well as live music and other jubilatons, live coverage of the awards ceremony wlll begin at 7 p.m on NBC affiliate WOOD TV8.

Check out the ArtPrize events calendar for full listings.

TODAY'S WEATHER

ACCESS AT ARTPRIZE

Chris Smit and Jill Vyn talk to Marylu Dykstra, Program Director of Disability Advocates of Kent County. She tells them about the Access Art Lounge at 50 Monroe Ave NW in downtown Grand Rapids.

YESTERDAY

Why These Finalists? (Part 1) kicked off last night -- it concludes tonight with Why These Finalists (Part 2) at 7 p.m., come and watch live at The HUB or tune into WOODTV8.

THE BUZZ

Check out a top #ArtPrize tweet and get more stories from MLive.

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