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

It’s the second day of ArtPrize Seven and Round 1 Voting -- presented by Meijer -- is underway.

Today:

  • Stop by one of the ArtPrize Labs, Drop-in Studios today at either the Access Art Lounge between 12 - 8 p.m. to The HUB between 11 a.m. - 6  p.m. with your family for a self-directed creative experience. This program was designed in partnership with Teaching Artist, Kelly Allen.
  • ArtPrize Seven is currently in 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 Oct. 3 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:

  • Check out The Great Gatsby playing at the Civic Theatre at 8 p.m.
  • 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.

Next Milestone event: Critical Discourse kicks off September 28th at 7 p.m. in the ArtPrize HUB auditorium with the Juror's Shortlist Event -- televised live on WOODTV8 -- The jurors of the category awards will each present and discuss a list of five nominees for their awards.

Check out the ArtPrize events calendar for full event listings.

TODAY'S WEATHER

WATERFRONT FILM FESTIVAL

ArtPrize On Screen, presented by Waterfront Film Festival begins tomorrow. With 22 film screenings over the course of three days, this promises to be a very special event, get screening times.

Downtown Grand Rapids weather info

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YESTERDAY

The GVSU Laker Band kicked off ArtPrize Seven in style last night with a rousing performance at Rosa Parks Circle and Mayor George Heartwell helped celebrate.

THE BUZZ

Check out today's top #ArtPrize tweet and get more stories from MLive.

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