Artist registration closed on Thursday for ArtPrize Eight. At the close of the nearly eight week registration period, 2,124 artists or artist teams have registered 2,008 entries and hope to compete for awards totaling $500,000 this fall in Grand Rapids.

This is not the final number of artists participating in ArtPrize Eight. Each artist must connect with a venue to participate. The final number of ArtPrize artists and venues will be announced on June 27 after the close of the connection period.

Registered artists and venues will continue to connect through June 23.

Some currently registered and connected artists/venues of note:

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