Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "ArtPrize: Complete guide to enjoying the event" from MLive
Dates: 24 September - 12 October
• 5-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday
• Noon-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
• Noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Venues may be open for additional hours
Exhibition Centers and Showcase hours
• Noon-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday
• Noon-6 p.m. Sundays
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – ArtPrize 2014 is about to begin.
The urban exhibition and $560,000 competition opens Wednesday, Sept. 24 with 1,536 works of art on display at 174 locations in downtown Grand Rapids plus Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
The sixth annual contest created by social media entrepreneur Rick DeVos and 19-day-long exhibition ends Sunday, Oct. 12.
Here are some key dates to plan your ArtPrize experience. For more information, go online to ArtPrize's website.
For additional information to plan you visit to ArtPrize and Grand Rapids, check out ArtPrize's visitor's page as well.
ArtPrize 2014 Key Dates:
• Wed. Sept. 24 – ArtPrize 2014 opens at noon and Round 1 of voting begins in the $560,000 contest.
• Mon. Sept. 29 – ArtPrize Juried Awards Short List Announcement at 7 p.m. at ArtPrize's Hub Headquarters, 41 Sheldon Blvd. SE. Four ArtPrize jurors who will award prizes in four categories – Best Two-Dimensional Work, Best Three-Dimensional Work, Best Installation and Best Time-Based Work – each will unveil their five finalists for the four $20,000 category awards. One entry in each group of five ultimately will win the award, and one entry from the 20 will win the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize.
• Sat. Oct. 4 – Round 1 Voting ends at 11:59 p.m.
• Sun. Oct. 5 – ArtPrize announces the five finalists in each of four genre categories at 2 p.m. Round 2 voting begins afterward for the 20 finalists.
• Mon. Oct. 6 – Critical Discourse: Why These Finalists I? At 7 p.m. in ArtPrize's HUB, experts will discuss the finalists chosen by the people and the professionals in the categories of Two-Dimensional Work and Installation.
• Tues. Oct. 7 – Critical Discourse: Why These Finalists II? Also at 7 p.m. in ArtPrize's HUB, experts will discuss finalists in the categories of Three-Dimensional Work and Time-Based Work.
• Thurs. Oct. 9 – Round 2 Voting ends at 11:59 p.m.
• Fri. Oct. 10 – ArtPrize 2014's Awards Ceremony will be held at 8 p.m. at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.
• Sun. Oct. 12 – ArtPrize 2014 exhibition ends at 6 p.m.
ArtPrize and its many venues have plenty more activities happening throughout the nearly three weeks of ArtPrize.