Are you ready? Are you ready for some incredible art, crowds, fun and excitement?

ArtPrize 8 is but days away and the excitement kicks off next week with the opening the 2016 most-attended public art event on the planet!

There will be so much to see, so many venues to visit, your mind just may explode.

In order to take a little stress off of you, there are several locations with multiple exhibits, including the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM). They will feature 16 artists showcasing their work at the Museum.

The GRPM will once again host an outdoor exhibition in which the artwork will visually lend itself to the setting of the Museum grounds. One artist’s work will be inside, but visible from the outside of the facility.


During ArtPrize Eight the GRPM will be open with regular Museum hours and half off general admission fees. In addition to the outdoor art installation, the Museum will offer a limited time exhibit, Inspired Style, created in partnership with students of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) Pamella Rolland DeVos School of Fashion. Nine students were given the opportunity to chose a garment from the Museum’s Collections and create their own original work using it as inspiration. The student’s work is showcased next to the original in this exhibit.

The GRPM will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays of ArtPrize. For more information about artists, exhibitions, special programming and tickets visit