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.


It’s the first Sunday of ArtPrize Seven -- get out there and vote for your favorite entries!


  • ArtPrize On Screen, presented by Waterfront Film Festival continues today with screenings of  Exported From Michigan, Decor, Sunday Shorts, selectED and Wildlike. They will also have a Pop-Up Beer Garden from 12 p.m. today. Get a full list of screening + event times.

  • Visit the ArtPrize Labs: Drop-in Studio today at the HUB (41 Sheldon Blvd.) for a self-directed creative experience -- from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Kendall College of Art and Design are hosting a Family Tour today at 2 p.m. Meet at the Family Tour sign at The Fed Galleries  inside the Woodbridge N. Ferris building a few minutes before the scheduled time. No registration is required. Learn more.
  • Vote! 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:

  • Circle Theatre's wildly popular show, Women Of Rock: Leather & Lace returns for a free encor performance at Rosa Parks Circle today at 6 p.m. -- including a wide range of music that will span multiple decades with songs by Janis Joplin, Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Carly Simon, and more!

Next Milestone event: Critical Discourse kicks off tomorrow, September 28th at 7 p.m. in the ArtPrize HUB auditorium with the Jurors' Shortlist Event -- televised live on WOOD TV8. 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.



Check out this moving portrait of ArtPrize in ‪‎Grand Rapids‬ by Brian Kelly Photography & Film. Scored by the soulful Vox Vidorra tune "Promise Land", the film captures the heart of the international competition and city-wide exhibition through a series of intimate portraits of ‪‎ArtPrize Seven Artists and their work.

ArtPrize Seven from ArtPrize on Vimeo.


The first weekend of ArtPrize was a busy one! Downtown Grand Rapids is a glorious hive of activity right now.


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

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