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September 16 - October 3


ArtPrize® is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place all throughout downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. It celebrates artists working in all mediums from anywhere in the world, and is open to any creative with an artwork to enter and a venue willing to host it.

For 18 days, the work of 1000+ artists will be exhibited in over 130 venues throughout the city in public parks and museums, in galleries and vacant storefronts, in bars and on bridges. ArtPrize awards $450,000 directly to artists, through grants to support their ambitious work and through prizes which the public decides through the ArtPrize mobile app.

Artwork will be available for purchase through our online auction platform or direct purchase from the artists. There are no seller fees associated with our platform, guaranteeing all proceeds go directly to the artists. More details on purchasing artwork will be found at our website ArtPrize.org in the weeks prior to and throughout the event. 

The event will run September 16 – October 3, 2021. Street parking, parking garages, and parkings lots will all be available for those coming in vehicles. Otherwise, visitors can make use of public transportation as needed. 

ArtPrize will continue to work with health and state departments to ensure the event is following all COVID-19 protocols outlined by the state*

Please visit our website for more information on artists, venues, ArtPrize, and more.


September 16
October 3
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Artist Application Website Link
Application Due Date
June 10, 2021


Downtown Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States + Google Map
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