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A Reflection on ArtPrize 2021

By Kati Molhoek on

There has been an overarching theme for the past year and a half – we’re sure you’ve heard it and there’s a good chance you’ve said it yourself:

“This year is just a weird year.” 

We use it to explain our isolation and insecurity, our new obsessions with baking bread and taking naps in the middle of a work day. It is the reasoning behind the feeling of emptiness in the streets and anxiety in a public space.

There is no denying – this year was a weird year.


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ArtPrize 2021 Winners Announced

By Kati Molhoek on

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (October 1, 2021) - ArtPrize, the international art competition recognized as one of the world’s largest annual public art events, today revealed the various award…

ArtPrize After Dusk

By Kati Molhoek on

If you're anything like us, you may not have much time during the day to explore ArtPrize in the sunlight. The good news is there's plenty of artwork that (quite literally) shines after dusk.…

A Guide to Rainy Days at ArtPrize

By Kati Molhoek on

Despite our best efforts to reason with the weather, it (clearly) hasn't cooperated the past few days. The good news is that hundreds of ArtPrize entries can be enjoyed from inside…

Hidden Gems of ArtPrize 2021

By Kati Molhoek on

Now that ArtPrize is in full-swing, you may be asking yourself (or others) “What am I missing?” We’re here to help you answer that question. Here’s our list of this year’s hidden gems, in…

Recharge at the AC Hotel Parking Lot

By Kati Molhoek on

Exploring all ~900 entries can be exhausting, so that’s why we’ve created a spot for you to relax. Thanks to our sponsor, CWD Real Estate Investment, we will have a spot for you to take a…

A Road Map to ArtPrize 2021

By Kati Molhoek on

Written by JoLee Casares, ArtPrize Exhibitions Coordinator.

Traditionally, ArtPrize has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to artists, awarded through the public votes of visitors who…

Meet the ArtPrize 2021 Jurors

By Kati Molhoek on

We are thrilled to announce the return of this year's jurors for our ArtPrize Juried awards. This panel of jurors will be responsible for awarding a total of $50,000, exclusively sponsored by…