GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Thursday was the last day to vote for the grand prize winner of ArtPrize 2013.
The world’s largest art competition in downtown Grand Rapids is down to the Top 10. One of the finalists will win $200,000 and be unveiled Friday night.
Voters got one vote to pick their favorite before Round 2 ended.
At ArtPrize headquarters Thursday, they were busy tabulating and putting the final touches on the award ceremony.
In the morning, ArtPrize voting crossed into record territory with more than 48,000 votes.
Kevin Buist, ArtPrize's exhibitions director, said the public vote makes the event so unique.
"If we didn't have people show up and vote, we wouldn't know who to give the money to. We require that somebody shows up and that somebody votes, and I think that people actually understand that -- that we put our chips on the table and say that you matter to this thing, and we are going to pass this responsibility to you," Buist said.
The 2013 Art Van Concert Series kicks off the Live Finale Watch Party on Friday with Domestic Problems taking the stage at Rosa Parks Circle at 5 p.m.
The awards ceremony will be shown live on WOOD TV8 and WOODTV.com from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tickets to the event are still available for $15 at the ArtPrize Hub at 41 Sheldon Boulevard SE and artprize.org.
ArtPrize 2013 continues through Sunday, so you still have a few more days to check out the 1,500 total entries.
GRAM Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle Friday night.
Two people were taken to the hospital after one vehicle crossed the center line, causing a head-on crash in Ada Township Friday night.
Police say snow made roads "treacherous" Sunday and urged people to stay home if possible.