GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - ArtPrize, rapidly becoming a hub for the art world, unveiled The Hub, a spot where visitors and artists can mingle, rest, track the online buzz about the art works and listen to guests during a speaker series.
The Hub, furnished in a partnership with Herman Miller, is located in the Old Federal Building, 155 North Division. Most recently the former home of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Hub will visually display what's being said about the artists involved in ArtPrize.
Voters can register and activate their ArtPrize accounts at The Hub. There will also be tech support, directions and a complete line of 2010 ArtPrize gear.
"This year, we're trying out a central information center where voters get informed and educated," said ArtPrize founder Rick DeVos in a statement. "At The Hub, event information will be easier to find. There will be displays of which artists are getting votes and which venues are getting the most traffic. To stimulate the conversation, we invite everyone to join our Speaker Series of internationally acclaimed art world figures."
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