It's final, now.  More than 1,500 artists will take part in Art Prize 2012.

Organizers of the international art contest announced the number of artists and the 162 venues that will showcase their works.

What a spectacular art show it's going to be this year.  A total of 1,511 artists from 45 states and 56 countries are taking part in the fourth-annual competition.

ArtPrize is obviously a premier event in the United States, and, the world for that matter.  Where else in the world would these artists have an opportunity to get their work in front of 200,000 people in 19 days.

While the main competition will be decided by the general public through online and mobile device voting, other awards will be selected by juries -- including a $100,000 prize.  Total prize money is $560,000.

Are you ready for the fun, 19-day party and celebration of art?  ArtPrize 2012 runs from September 19 to October 7.

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