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ArtPrize Competition To Be Held Every Other Year After 2018

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Grand Rapids ArtPrize

Organizers of the international ArtPrize competition in western Michigan are planning to hold the event every other year instead of annually.

The change was announced Thursday in Grand Rapids, meaning that after this year's 10th ArtPrize it will take place next in 2020. This year's Sept. 19-Oct. 7 event is expected to feature more than 2,100 artists at 190 venues vying for $500,000 in cash prizes.

Following ArtPrize 10, a new event is planned every other year starting in 2019. It's a citywide public art project put together by an artist or group of artists called "Project 1" its first year, "Project 2" in 2021 and so on.

ArtPrize Artistic Director Kevin Buist says the goal is to commission "immersive public artworks" in years when ArtPrize isn't taking place.

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