ArtPrize 10: Where to find fun for the whole family


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — While ArtPrize attracts people of all ages to downtown Grand Rapids every year, kids don’t always enjoy the same kind of art as everyone else.

But it’s still important.

“The arts are critical in education, in and out of school,” said Becca Guyette, director of learning and engagement for ArtPrize.

ArtPrize’s answer to this starts at the Visitor Pavilion at Rosa Parks Circle.

“We invite people to come down and think about how the arts impact their lives,” said Guyette.

Activities at the ArtPrize Visitor Pavilion have the whole family in mind, including a big cube showcasing people’s thoughts on how art affects their lives.

“Over the course of several days, we’ll have an intersection of how our community is impacted by the arts,” added Guyette.

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In the STEAM Lab, it’s all hands on. You become the artist with challenges involving past ArtPrize winners.

While the Visitor Pavilion is a good place to start your ArtPrize experience, it’s also a nice spot to relax, refresh and take a break with sidewalk chalk art and good old-fashioned coloring.

The ArtPrize family activity kit can get your family going with ideas on how to spark conversations about the art you’re seeing and experiencing.

Grand Rapids Kids’ website is also a great resource for families, with articles on interactive exhibits, maps and scavenger hunts.

ArtPrize runs through Oct. 7.

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