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 closes tomorrowYou 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'll be entered to win a three-month supply of KIND bars (approx value of $170), plus a $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 Ty Baillie.

Today:

ArtPrize Tonight:

  • The Talsma Concert Series kicks off at Rosa Parks Circle tonight with a show by Big Sherb -- the funk-jam fusion band’s debut album was released in 2015, the fun begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m.

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

ACCESSIBILITY AT ARTPRIZE

DisArt executive director, Chris Smit has written a compelling piece for the ArtPrize blog -- read Ready for the Work: Making Art Festivals Accessible.

YESTERDAY

Critical Discourse concluded last night with Why These Finalists? (Part 2)

THE BUZZ

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

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