ArtPrize Awards watch party tonight in downtown Grand Rapids

Watch the ArtPrize Awards live on WOOD TV8 and at 7:30 p.m.

(Courtesy: ArtPrize)
(Courtesy: ArtPrize)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Friday marks the biggest night of ArtPrize Eight, when more than $500,000 in prize money will be awarded to this year’s winners.

Starting at 5 p.m., The Outer Vibe will kick off the ArtPrize Awards watch party in downtown Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle. Founders Brewing Co. will be serving up craft brews, including Pale Joe – ArtPrize’s official beer – and food trucks will be on-site where food will be available for purchase.

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At 7 p.m., settle into your lawn chairs as WOOD TV8’s broadcast begins on the big screen. Then, the ArtPrize Awards start at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre – and the whole show will air live on the big screen, too.


After the winners are announced, The Accidentals will take the stage at Rosa Parks Circle to kick off the ArtPrize Awards After Party, which runs until 11 p.m.

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Also during Friday night’s festivities: If you collected passport stamps from all eight Neighborhood Hubs during ArtPrize, you can pick up a medallion sticker at the Founders Brewing Co. tent. You’ll then be entered into a drawing for a prize package from Founders and ArtPrize. More details on ArtPrize’s website.

If you can’t make it downtown on Friday night, WOOD TV8 will be broadcasting the awards show at 7:30 p.m. and it will also stream live on



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