2009 ArtPrize Grand Rapids

September 26, 2009

ArtPrize '09 Friday

ArtPrize ’09 Friday, photo by JohnE777.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered “Just how much money does it take for a city to completely go off its nut and turn into some kind of urban ninja butterfly?”

The answer, it seems, is about a million dollars. That’s how much money Rick DeVos allocated to found the Grand Rapids ArtPrize. The public will vote to determine who wins prizes including the top prize of $250,000!

Over on Absolute Michigan we’ve created the 2009 ArtPrize Grand Rapids page, an explosion of tweets, videos and (of course) photos.

Also check out the ArtPrize Map or (if you’re so inclined) fly through Grand Rapids and ArtPrize in Google Earth.

Check out this photo bigger and also see John’s massive ArtPrize ’09 set (slideshow).

PS: Tomorrow Rob Bliss & friends will launch 100,000 paper airplanes over Monroe Ave. as a flashmob of musicians play. Be there.

3 Responses to “2009 ArtPrize Grand Rapids”

  1. jnorton Says:

    titles need to be bigger , names of artists on maps somehow

  2. pres Says:

    In my opinion, you’ve presented the topic in a quite thorough yet concise manner, that is genuinely useful when someone wants to get the facts without spending too a lot time searching the Internet and sifting out the noise to discover the answers to their questions.


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