Are you ready to check out the world’s most attended art event? ArtPrize 2016 is almost here!
Running from Sept. 21 through Oct. 9, ArtPrize Eight will once again transform downtown Grand Rapids into an art museum, performance venue and a chance for public input about art. Founded in 2009 by Rick DeVos as an experiment, ArtPrize has continued to grow and evolve since the start. This art event draws artists and visitors from around the world to Grand Rapids while allowing the community to devour art and cast their votes. This year, there are 1,453 entries, 170 venues, and awards totaling $500,000.
For those ready to dig into art early, ArtPrize Preview Week kicked off on Sept. 14 and will run until Sept. 20. This event is new in 2016 and offers a first look at what’s to come when voting begins on Sept. 21.
Make your ArtPrize Eight experience even more convenient and wallet-friendly by purchasing your ArtPrize Metro Pass to ride The Rapid to, from and around Grand Rapids. Purchase an ArtPrize Metro Pass for just $5 beginning this Sunday, Sept. 18 at seven Meijer locations. Spending just five bucks (one time) will get you unlimited rides on the Silver Line, and 10 rides on The Rapid’s fixed routes. This amazing deal will provide transportation for the entire 19-day event.
Where to Buy Your ArtPrize Metro Pass
Not only can you purchase your ArtPrize Metro Pass from these locations, you can also catch a bus there to head straight to ArtPrize!
|Riding From:||Take This Bus:|
2425 Alpine NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
|Gaines Township Meijer
1801 Marketplace SW, Gaines Twp, MI 49316
(Note: This route does not run on Saturday or Sunday)
3434 Century Center SW, Grandville, MI 49418
Grandville & Rivertown
|Knapp’s Corner Meijer
1997 E Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
315 Wilson NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
|Route 7 & Route 12
West Leonard (7) West Fulton (12)
(Note: These routes do not run on Sundays)
|28th Street/Kalamazoo Ave Meijer
1540 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
|54th Street/Clyde Park Meijer
5500 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Plan your trip to ArtPrize: http://ridetherapid.org