Since 2009, ArtPrize has become a staple of the arts movement in Grand Rapids. Every year it attracts artists and art enthusiasts from all over the country. However, some in GR have had enough of the art competition.
As part of ArtPrize 2021, the public will have a direct say in who gets a share of the $250,000 in prize money. In past ArtPrize events, where the West Michigan public and visitors would vote, the votes would be used to narrow down choices for expert jurors to then pick winners.