ArtPrize would simply not be possible without the enthusiasm and year-round support of our community, coming together to create a one-of-a-kind experience right here in Grand Rapids.
Large and small, indoors and out, ArtPrize Venues open their spaces to host artwork and visitors from around the world each year. In 2017, 175 Venues hosted 1,346 pieces of artwork.
739 volunteers logged more than 7,512 hours in supporting ArtPrize educational programming, events production and visitor services during the ninth annual event. Their time spent behind the scenes and face-to-face with our visitors is an invaluable part of ArtPrize. Thank you to Lake Michigan Credit Union for their financial support of this important community program.
ArtPrize Donors, including ArtClub and ArtFan, support the annual event while enjoying exclusive access to insider information and special events and programming during ArtPrize—and all year-round. The 2017 ArtPrize donor programs were comprised of 639 art lovers and community leaders who serve as ambassadors to the annual event.
CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS
Once again, city government played a critical role in the success of the 2017 event, from planning to execution. Through this collaborative effort, clean safe streets, beautiful public parks, spectacular outdoor public artworks, and the wide availability of public transportation options are possible at ArtPrize. The City served as a Parking and Mobility Partner for ArtPrize. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. underwrote curation of outdoor city sites.