GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The pleasant weather drew big crowds to downtown Grand Rapids in the first weekend of ArtPrize Seven, but some people complained about the lack of outside art and “wow” pieces.
But there are some treasures if you know where to look. ArtPrize officials gave 24 Hour News 8 some tips on must-see pieces and venues.
Outside DeVos Place on Monroe Avenue, you may spot people throwing dishes. It’s part of the entry BREAKTHROUGH by Mark Bird, Laura Bennett and Randy Flood. ArtPrize-goers can participate in the art — and relieve some stress.
For art outdoors, you may want to try Calder Plaza, which seems to have taken The B.O.B.’s spot as the leading outdoors venue for this year’s competition.
Another good venue to check out is SiTE:LAB in the Rumsey Street neighborhood, which 24 Hour News 8 profiled last week on Daybreak.
ArtPrize spokesman Todd Herring had this tip for finding other gems: “Just keep walking. Just keep moving.”
ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition, runs through Oct. 11 this year.