While visiting ArtPrize stop by the new ArtPrize Labs: Mobile Workshop for pop-up art-making activities with repurposed materials. ArtPrize Labs provide families and people of all ages unique, experiential learning opportunities through free activities, events, and expert-produced activity resources. 

  • Rosa Parks Circle: 3–7 p.m., September 21, 22, 26, 27, and 29 and October 3, 4, and 6
  • Ah Nab Awen Park: 3–7 p.m., September 23 and 30 and October 7
  • Pop-Up Park @ HUB/HQ: 11 a.m.–6 p.m., September 24 and October 1 and 8
  • Monument Park: 3–7 p.m., September 28 and October 5
  • 912 Grandville: Noon–6 p.m., September 25 and October 2 and 9

Who made the Mobile Workshop? Cameron Van Dyke designed and constructed the Mobile Workshop. He operates a design and fabrication studio focused on commissioned and self-generated projects in furniture, residential interiors, public objects, and experimental vehicles. His focus is to create exquisite, inspiring, high-quality objects that serve our public and private experience. Cameron holds an MFA from the University of Michigan in 3D Design and a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Furniture Design and Fabrication.

Who is activating the Mobile Workshop during ArtPrize Eight? After studying sculpture at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, Eliza Fernand has spent the last ten years attending artist residencies and pursuing a nomadic cross-country career that led her back to her home state of Michigan in 2014. As a teaching artist, she teaches at Cook Arts Center, KCAD Continuing Studies, and ArtPrize Education Days. Fernand has exhibited sculpture, video, performance, and quilt works nationally, and has painted outdoor murals in multiple cities, including Grand Rapids. Her work often involves public interaction and reusing discarded materials.