Here is what the official website for Artprize has to say:
"ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition with an unprecedented $200,000 top prize decided entirely by public vote.
For 19 days, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it's all free and open to the public.
It's unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike"
I didn't have time to see it all, but I am going to show you a little of what I did see. I went out of my way to find the artists so that I could get their picture with their work. a lot of this is going to be small pictures on here, but just click them to see the full sized images. Here we go....
|This was one of my favorites,|
|This is the artist, Laurie Roberts|
|Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore|
|The artist, Ann Loveless|
|This is a machine quilt|
|Todd and Kiaralinda Ramquist, the artist.|
Check out the facebook page of this artist couple.
|All musical instruments|
|Glass, beads, and small shells|
|Solid leather native American statue.|
|Stempunk dragon baby|
|Origami flowers made into a butterfly|