ArtPrize is a fantastic ongoing community generated event in Grand Rapids, MI, conceived by local "grassroots" arts organizations. The project organizes established major regional art venues, local "for-profit" businesses and empty available retail spaces. ArtPrize unites these venues with artists in an effort to showcase Grand Rapids as a "destination" for artists and the arts in general, while offering potential financial rewards from participation.
NWAA artists need apply - all varieties of work within our membership can find a host venue as part of this project.
Last years top prize ($250,000) went to a single oil painting...
ArtPrize currently offers the largest single exhibition award for an artist in the United States...offered by the rapidly re-developing post-industrial city of Grand Rapids, MI.