|Four years ago something new came to Grand Rapids, Artprize. This unique contest was founded by one of the Amway heirs, Rick Devos. |
Artwork is displayed/ performed in selected places in the city and the general public can register and vote on what they like.
The top award is over $200,000. This hefty sum brings artist from all over the world to West Michigan, in the hopes of winning.
This was the first year we were able to be a part of it. There was so much to see we didn't get a firsthand look at all the work.
| I could vote for the ones I like by texting a specific number assigned to their work. |
All the art could be viewed and voted online too.
|This was made with bottle caps|
|Jelly Belly Art|
|I like how he used technology to mix with the painted Mini Cooper.|
|The colors of the wings changed color when viewed through the small wheels.|
|This was a top 10 finalist. Made out of a single piece of black walnut. Took five years of work to complete.|
|I always thought these would be fun if they were life size.|
|Made out of pine needles- 8ft tall|
|A view of the Grand River downtown Grand Rapids|
Over 1500 artist submitted work and over 40,000 people voted.
To see the winners and view more submissions click here
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