Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize Of The People

“In its inaugural year, ArtPrize, which runs through Oct. 10, features 1,262 professional and amateur artists from 16 countries. They’ve been streaming into Grand Rapids for weeks, transforming 3 square miles of the center city into a playground of imagination. Winners of the $449,000 purse — including a $250,000 grand prize — will be selected by public vote rather than a jury of experts. Some artists are salivating over the cash. Others serve a more quixotic muse.”