ArtPrize Is Back in Grand Rapids 2021

September 16 – October 3, 2021

Grand Rapids will once again be alive and overflowing with art this fall as more than one thousand artists from around the world will display their newly created works all over downtown Grand Rapids for visitors to see, absolutely free, in the hopes of earning cash prizes..  Get ready, as the world’s most-attended public art event returns after a two-year absence.

This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience lasting 18-days. Words can hardly prepare you for the experience that began in 2009 with the tremendous success of the first ArtPrize.  You must see it, feel it, and share it to believe it!

New to ArtPrize 2021

  • Visitors will now be able to award prizes and interact directly with artists through the ArtPrize app, opening up the possibility that more artists than ever will take home a portion of the $250,000 in cash prizes.
  • A new platform will enable artists to sell or auction off their works directly to the public.
  • Artists from under represented communities will be spotlighted in a stunning outdoor exhibition funded by $200,000 in grants.
  • An enhanced digital map will make it even easier to find art and maneuver around downtown Grand Rapids.
  • An even greater emphasis on outdoor art installations will help mitigate coronavirus concerns.

This year will also see the return of juried awards and the opportunity to explore the difference (if any) between “expert” opinion and public opinion.

If you are traveling from out of town, you will undoubtedly need a place to stay. Accommodations are filling up quickly so make your reservations today! Our B&B is the perfect place- in Grandville, just off the highway and just outside of Grand Rapids. Enjoy ArtPrize then head back to Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast, located close to the action but not in the midst of it! While we are close to capacity, we do still have some rooms available. Our reservation page shows our availability. Make your reservation today!

Come, experience my world!