ArtPrize is unlike any art festival or competition in the world. For nearly three weeks, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. becomes an open playing field, and any space within the ArtPrize boundary can volunteer to be a venue--public or private, indoors or out, large or small--every inch of downtown can get in the game.
This accessibility creates an open marketplace of ideas, where artists can freely exchange with viewers and each other.
Art from around the world pops up on street corners, restaurants, public parks, museums and inside office buildings. The only rule is that every space is free and open to the public.
So how can you think differently about your space? How does it interact with the city? How will artists and visitors engage with your space?
We expect more than 350,000 people to be in Grand Rapids during ArtPrize 2012. They will bring with them an open mind and an eagerness to engage with art and your space.
What will you bring?