Wildlife meets art at the GR Public Museum

grand rapids public museum wildlife exhibit

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Looking back on ArtPrize, it was so great to see over 37,000 thousand visitors here in Grand Rapids, voting on work from 1,453 artists. One thing that stood out this year is how many pieces of art showcased wildlife in Michigan, from the Sand Sturgeon to the brass butterflies, and even the trout bike!  The Michigan Wildlife Council is proud to spotlight ArtPrize and the Grand Rapids Public Museum as they talk a little more on the wildlife featured in this year’s ArtPrize.

The ArtPrize Exhibitions Manager, Katie Moore, joined eightWest with Dr. Orgen from the Grand Rapids Public Museum to talk about the “Grand Fish, Grand River” exhibit highlighting the Sturgeon.

The Michigan Wildlife Council is currently conducting a campaign to help educate the people of Michigan on the importance of wildlife and wildlife conservation. A lot of hard work takes place everyday, from public and private groups, from scientists to volunteers, to ensure that our wildlife and natural resources can be enjoyed for years to come. Getting people to see these benefits first-hand, and learning about their stories is a huge part of the campaign.