Art Prize 2013: A Moment in the Sun for Grand Rapids

Some 400,000 people will pay a visit to downtown Grand Rapids over the next month. It’s hard to avoid Art Prize Fever, especially with the “Ninkasi, Goddess of Beer” installation (by Kolenda) at the new Founders Tap Room! I don’t have any more 2013 spoilers for you, but here are some links to a few national and local ArtPrize articles, as well as a few of my favorite photos from 2012.

“Ninkasi, Goddess of Beer”
at Founders Brewing, 2013

Art Prize Articles

The Rapidian: Some of the Best ArtPrize Coverage, Written by Citizen Journalists

MLIVE: Art Prize by the Numbers

Grand Rapids Press: Archive

Time Magazine: Five Festive Events You Won’t Want to Miss in 2013

GQ: So You Think You Can Paint

Wall Street Journal: Critical Mass

New York Times: West of Chelsea: A Local ArtPrize?

BBC: Oil Painting Wins $250,000 Prize

MLIVE: Is Music Art?

Examiner: Synopsis

Washington Post: Travel

Markdahle: Tips for Visiting ArtPrize


Here are some photos I took in 2012

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