Art Prize 2023 UPDATED - Interactive Walking Map of Venues at ArtPrize, Tips, Hours, Parking in Grand Rapids Michigan! (How to Get to ArtPrize)

Art Prize 2023 | By: Sherry Trautman | Updated: April 21, 2023 |

ArtPrize is back in 2023! Returning to Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan

September 14 - October 1, 2023.

2023 ArtPrize Hours: 

Grab our invaluable interactive walking map of the venues so you can easily find the art at ArtPrize this year.  

What is ArtPrize?

ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition that occurs in throughout Grand Rapids, Michigan. The show is open to any creative with an artwork to enter and a venue open to hosting the work.

ArtPrize celebrates artists working in all mediums from anywhere in the world.  For 18 days, art is exhibited throughout the city in public parks and museums, in galleries and vacant storefronts, in bars and on bridges. ArtPrize awards $450,000 directly to artists.

How is the work judged? The public decides the winner by utilizing the ArtPrize mobile app.

First time visiting ArtPrize and Grand Rapids?  See our insider tips, parking suggestions and guide on how to get around Art Prize like a local.

The show, for me, is absolutely phenomenal. I get so inspired speaking with the artists and viewing the art.  Plus we get to visit beautiful Grand Rapids, MI!

(UPDATED as soon as released) Art Prize Map of Venues - How do I get to ArtPrize 2023?

How do I get to ArtPrize 2023?  

Be sure to click on this LIVE GOOGLE MAP of ART PRIZE 2023 so you can walk and find your locations at ArtPrize.

Interactive Map Text
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  • Click on the plus and minus in the left corner to zoom in or out of the map.
  • Click on the icons for more info, addresses and photos of the stops.
  • Click on the map to drag and move it to view surrounding areas.
  • In the Header, click on the rectangle in the upper left of the map to see a menu of all of our stops. Click on anything that looks interesting to see where it is on the map. To hide the menu, click the rectangle in the header.
  • In the Header, click on the "square" icon in the upper right side to expand the map for better viewing.

Our Favorite Art Prize Venues 

Please Note: All photos are from past Art Prize's but gives you the idea of what to expect. The venues are the same but with different art (of course.)

  • We always start at The B.O.B. (20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids), as it houses around 70-80 pieces of art within the two story eclectic venue. See who can spot the walls covered in smashed cans!!  
  • Plus it's a great place to grab lunch. 

There is a good restaurant on the second floor that offers a buffet of salad, pizza and pasta.  Fresh, healthy options.

Don't miss the basement as artists may be creating live art and it's fun to discuss their creative process.  Plan to spend at least an hour here.

  • Homewood Suites (161 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids) had an outstanding surprise one year.  It housed my absolute favorite art piece which was this carriage with glass roses and tons of details.  We loved this venue as there were many "wow" pieces.

  • The Grand Rapids Art Museum (101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids) usually has large pieces that have that "WOW" factor.  Plus entry to the museum is free!  Plan to spend around 20 minutes there depending on the line to get in. 
  • The Devos Place (303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids) is another huge venue with lots of entries.  The space is breathtaking so don't miss it.  Wander around, take photos and enjoy the beauty of the building and art.  Plan about an hour at the The Devos Place.

Be sure to continue along the very long highway to the left of the entrance of the Devos Place on the second level as ArtPrize entries are along this hall that connects to The Amway Grand Plaza hotel. 

The String Project is one of my favorite pieces that is the hallway between The Devos Place and the Amway Grand.  Very cool idea that the world is connected and what we do can affect others.  Love the concept.

To the left of this art piece is a tube that crosses the road and takes you into the Amway Grand Plaza hotel.  Continue along!!

  • The Amway Grand Plaza (187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids) is a must see venue during Art Prize.  First, the hotel is stunning with chandeliers and their own art.  Be sure to check out their great boutiques shops. Plan to spend about an hour in the Amway Grand Plaza and maybe grab a drink or dinner.

 Restrooms are located to the right of the reception desk.  Be sure to check out the amazing chandeliers!!

  • Grand River Art-as you walk over the Grand River, be sure to look for art on the bridge and in the river.  Each year artists think of creative installations in the river and the grassy area in front of the Gerald Ford.  

We felt it necessary to play with the giant red cast alligators.  Lots of shenanigans ensued!  

Take time to relax and enjoy the area and the fantastic views of the city and the river!

  • The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum (303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids) houses around 25 entries and is always a favorite of mine.  There is usually exquisite sculpture, massive paintings and fiber art.  LOVE IT HERE.  

You can then wander around the museum and visit their gift shop.  Be sure to take photos of their fantastic outdoor fountain and visit the outdoor venues also.  All for free.  

Time spent here varies as it depends upon your interest level and if you explore the museum or gift shop.  Plan around 30-60 minutes. 

  • Grand Rapids African American Museum- (87 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids) This venue was also interesting as it housed a giant painting of Oprah (previous year) and also some very striking drawings.  

This is a short stop but worth it for the quality of the art displayed inside.  Sometimes the artists are present. 

  • Art Studios at 40 Monroe Center.  This is a working permanent studio for these artists.  Plus there are numerous other ArtPrize exhibits in this space.  The artists are very friendly and it's worth the stop!

Be sure to visit Art Prize if it's the only art show you do this year. 

You can spend anywhere from an afternoon to three days visiting all the venues!  I recommend starting with the big venues and then wander down Monroe Center NW, as I stated above.  This will give you around 6-7 hours of art viewing.  Enjoy!  

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