Mayor on what ArtPrize means for Grand Rapids


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As ArtPrize comes to a close and we prepare for Friday’s award show, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss joined the WOOD TV8 Live Desk for a livestream to reflect on the much-needed breath of life ArtPrize 2021 has given the city.

On Wednesday, Bliss joined News 8 digital anchor Luke Laster to discuss the return of ArtPrize to the city and what it has meant for the community, artists and art fans alike.

Watch a replay of the livestream above.

If you’re looking for more on ArtPrize, check out our two Meet the Artists specials about entries focusing on the pandemic and social justice issues.

Don’t forget our ArtPrize awards special airing at 7 p.m. Friday.

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