Artists await word on half-million-dollar prize announcement
The winners of $560,000 in prize money for year's ArtPrize competition in West Michigan are expected to be announced.
A Friday night event in Grand Rapids features an announcement of the winner of the public vote, which carries a $200,000 prize.
Winners of juried awards also will be announced. The top juried prize is worth $100,000.
The annual art competition began Sept. 19. This year's installment features entries from 1,517 artists from 56 countries and 45 states.
The works are on display at dozens venues across downtown Grand Rapids. A list of the 10 finalists for the public vote was announced earlier by organizers. To see the list click here.