GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - With more than 1,500 pieces of art at 169 venues, there is a lot to see in a 3-mile square radius around downtown Grand Rapids during ArtPrize 2013.
So ArtPrize officials have made some changes this year to make it easier for you to experience the world’s largest art competition.
You can buy a wristband (two for $5) and get unlimited rides on The DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) and Rapid buses during the event Sept. 18 to Oct. 6. The wristbands are sold at the ArtPrize HUB (41 Sheldon Boulevard SE), any exhibition center, or seven area Meijer stores.
The DASH offers these routes --
- The North and South routes will take you from Leonard Street to Cherry Street
- The West route will take you across the Grand River
- The DASH to the Hill will take you around the Heritage Hill area
There are more than 20 City parking garages and lots (pdf) along the DASH routes.
ArtPrize offers a Rapid bus park-and-ride option at seven Meijer stores (Alpine, Gaines Township, Grandville, Kapps Corner, Standale, 28th Street, Kalamazoo Avenue, 54th Street and Clyde Park).
A series of walking tours is also available. Get an event guide at The HUB or an exhibition center, start your journey at Rosa Parks Circle, choose a neighborhood, and follow the walking path markers on the sidewalks.
You can also bike your way around ArtPrize, as there are nearly 1,000 bicycle parking spaces around downtown. All DASH and Rapid buses are equipped with bike racks, too.
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