Hundreds attended the Community Arts Celebration at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids to welcome the first day of ArtPrize.

One of the events highlights was a Bob Ross look-alike competition.

See photos of the finalists on stage and watch impersonations.

The celebration included speakers, live music, and a performance by the GVSU Laker Marching Band and Dance Company.

500 Bob Ross wigs were given out for the contest. The finalists were announced on stage towards the end of the night.

ArtPrize runs September 23 to October 11, 2015.