You Can Bid On ArtPrize Entries Right Now To Take Home in October
As thousands of visitors descend on Grand Rapids to visit the 2021 edition of ArtPrize, a concurrent online auction can let you bid on your favorite pieces to take home after the event wraps up in October.
This year ArtPrize has teamed up with local auction site Miedema Auctioneering to showcase artist's works online while letting you bid on the items. The site, ARTPRIZEAUCTION.COM, features nearly 750 lots for sale. And yes, that even includes the 'Baby Yoda' piece that was stolen and later recovered earlier this week.
In announcing the partnership ArtPrize organizers say that this will allow art enthusiasts to take home pieces of ArtPrize in an easy to use format:
This year, it's easier than ever to take home a piece of ArtPrize. We've partnered with Miedema Auctioneering to create a new online auction platform. As you’re walking around ArtPrize, many of the pieces will have QR codes on the artist sign so you know they are available for sale or you can check out bid.artprizeauction.com/auctions
The auction is a first for ArtPrize as they've tried to find even more unique ways to directly award artists at this year's showcase, including this year's revamped voting with the 'Explore. Scan. Find. Award.' theme.
For those interested in bidding, the site notes that all items are to be scheduled for removal no later than THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021. This allows four (4) business days after auction/sale is the final day for the buyer to make arrangements for removal.
Item winners will need to arrange with the Pak Mail store for pickup or delivery of the items. More info on the removal and shipping options can be found here: bid.artprizeauction.com/covid19
Take a look at GR from up high before you head downtown for ArtPrize