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 a big day here at ArtPrize Seven. This evening Critical Discourse kicks off with the Jurors' Shortlist Event. Attend in person at The HUB at 41 Sheldon Blvd., or watch it live on WOOD TV8 starting at 7 p.m. EST.

Today is also the launch of VOTE + WIN! Vote today—via the ArtPrize mobile app, online at artprize.org, or via text (SMS)—for any artwork in any category, and you will be entered for the chance to win two tickets to the ArtPrize Awards on October 9! Note: The winner will be announced tomorrow morning (along with tomorrow's VOTE + WIN challenge). Read the VOTE + WIN official rules.

Today:

  • Stop by one of the ArtPrize Labs Drop-in Studios today at either the Access Art Lounge between 12 – 8 p.m. or 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.
  • Kendall College of Art and Design is 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:

  • Critical Discourse kicks off tonight, 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.

TODAY'S WEATHER

SPECTRA TRIFECTA 

Have you tasted the new ArtPrize Seven brew yet? Watch some insights into how it was made and grab a pint in the Founder's taproom.

YESTERDAY

The Women Of Rock rocked out Rosa Parks Circle last night to a great crowd!

The Grand Rapids Children's Museum's Kids Art Fest included some talented young musicians.

THE BUZZ

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

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