Today was the last day.. and it really wasnt what I went to Grand Rapids MI for.. but the Art Prize has been going on and its absolutely amazing!!! Check it out here: http://www.artprize.org/event-info. What is Art Prize? It is art.. allllllll over downtown Grand Rapids with people from all over the world competing for cash prizes…..
“At ArtPrize, any artist—from established to emerging—has the chance to show work. Any visitor can vote. The vote will determine who wins the largest art prize in the world. We also took the unusual step to allow people in the city to open a venue and choose the artists to show in their space. There is not one official curator or jury for the competition. The number of venues is fluid, so the number of competing artists is fluid. The possibilities are wide open.”
So, as we ventured slowly this morning to the Bead Show at the Devos Place.. we took a quick glimpse at just a tiny sample of things..the “dragon” is Nessie On The Grand.. and check out the HUGE table and chairs.. anyone for dinner for two on the Grand River? The peace sign in the middle of the river.. and more.. I took a few pics while the runners were zooming by me for a marathon. Was a pretty morning but only in the 40s..chilly! Lu and I being silly!