ArtPrize 8 kicks off today and police are urging the hundreds of thousands people visiting to use caution and common sense while walking around exploring the art.

There are 1,400 exhibits at around 170 locations throughout the downtown area.

Police are asking you to stay vigilant of your surroundings as you walk around and to use crosswalks rather than crossing in the middle of the street. They’re also asking drivers to be extra vigilant of large downtown crowds that may not use crosswalks or be paying attention to their surroundings

ArtPrize, in it’s eight year is the largest art competition in the world, and goes for the next 16 days.  Grand Rapids PD says there will be extra officers on patrol during the event as well.

source: WWMT