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

Voting at ArtPrize is officially Closed! Tonight, the winners of $500,000 in prizes will be announced live on WOODTV8. Tune in from 7 p.m. to see whether one of your favorites will be walking away with a $200,000 Grand Prize.

Join in the fun tonight at the WOOD TV8 Community Watch Party, taking place in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids from 5:30 p.m., at Rosa Parks Circle -- everyone is invited! With a Founders Brewing beer tent as well as live music and other jubilations, including coverage of the awards ceremony.

Come to the Pyramid Scheme for the Official ArtPrize Awards After Party starting at 10 p.m. -- hosted by local DJ COMPLETE VII and friends, be sure to bring your dancing shoes! -- get your tickets now.

Not in Grand Rapids? Join in online at the ArtPrize Awards Virtual Pre-Party -- hosted in partnership with Founders Brewing Company. Get backstage access and answer Founders trivia to win a whole host of Founders prizes, including a brewery tour for 10. RSVP HERE.

-- The daily VOTE+WIN competition wrapped up yesterday -- the winner of the final challenge is: Louis VanLiere. Thanks for taking part!

Next Milestone Event: 

ArtPrize closes at 6 p.m. on Sunday -- be sure to see the entries you missed and revisit your favorites before then!

Check out the ArtPrize events calendar for full listings.

TODAY'S WEATHER

YESTERDAY

Visitors of all ages continued to investigate Grand Rapids yesterday. Exhibitions will be open until Sunday (10/11) at 6 p.m.!

THE BUZZ

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

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