GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - ArtPrize exhibition centers are great places to kickoff your journey to explore the world's largest art competition in downtown Grand Rapids.
The event begins Sept. 19 and lasts until Oct. 7.
Each location will have voter registration information, ArtPrize merchandise and event guides --
-- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
-- Grand Rapids Art Museum
-- Grand Rapids Public Museum
-- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
-- Kendall College of Art and Design
-- St. Cecilia Music Center
-- Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts
The ArtPrize 2012 HUB at 41 Sheldon Boulevard is where you can also get your $5 guide to all things and technical help for your voter account.
More than 1,500 artists have entered to display their entries at 162 venues across 3 square miles.
Participating artists hail from 56 countries and 45 states.
Total prize money is $560,000, with $360,000 determined solely by public vote. Other prizes will be juried awards.
The Top 10 winners will receive cash prizes, with the first-place winner taking home $200,000.
Voting is free and open to anyone 16 years of age or older. The public can vote via the ArtPrize website, or text-a-vote, or on the ArtPrize app on your smartphone.
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