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.


VOTE + WIN: Vote today — via the ArtPrize mobile app, online at artprize.org, or via text (SMS) — for any entry in the 2-D category and be entered to win a Meijer Gift Pack and $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 Kevin Ferguson.


  • Drop by Rosa Parks Circle and check out the West Michigan Honda Design And Drive competition entries—vote for your favorite now through until October 8!
  • 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:

  • River City Improv show tonight at the Ladies Literary Club at 7:33 (yes, really)—for those who love sketch comedy, music, and laughing. 
  • 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 to 8 p.m. tonight. Ciick here for more details.

Next Milestone Events: 

  • Critical Discourse—powered by ITC, Your Energy Superhighway—continues tomorrow October 1 at 7 p.m. in The HUB theatre with a panel focused on trends in color—led by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, color/design consultant, educator, forecaster, and author of nine books on color as she shares her insights and expertise.
  • The Public Vote Final 20 Announcement—presented by Consumer's Energy—is this coming Sunday October 4 at 1 p.m. Join us at Rosa Parks Circle for the official announcement of the ArtPrize Seven Final 20. Find out whether the artworks you voted for have made it through to Round 2 Voting and are in with the chance of winning the $200,000 Public Vote Grand Prize!

Check out the ArtPrize events calendar for full event listings.



Chris Smit of DisArt made this list of artists who incorporate disability into their work:


Yesterday was Critical Discourse—powered by ITC, Your Energy Superhighway—featuring the panel discussion: Unapologetically Midwest, Artist-Run Art Spaces:

Here is a photo a family sent to ArtPrize's education team showing their Temporary Site-Specific Sculpture, which was one of 4 activities hosted at the ArtPrize Labs: 3D Studio event last weekend.



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

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