Saturday, October 1, 2011

Art Prize 2011

Here in Grand Rapids Michigan we have an art festival each year (this is the 3rd year) and it is open to anyone and everyone world wide who can find room to put up their art. It's an amazing festival and our museums and other venues are open to the public for free during art prize. The whole down town area transforms into a city filled with art.

These are just a sampling of the art that we had on display this year. It's not limited to paintings and sculptures. Atrists transform the buildings and we have masive murals that crop up around the city.

You can find out more about it at the official site for Art Prize

The winners are determined by a public voting system. People flood the down town area and regester to vote (if you so choose) and those public votes determine the winner of Art Prize.

Art can be found in hotels, businesses, museums, on the street, in bars and restaurants, in the middle of the river... any where and everywhere the artist determines a great spot for their art.

you can click on any of these pictures for a large, clear full screen view. And you can see more of the art that is on display at the Art Prize site

This is the view from the parking garage when we 1st got there. The building is the B.O.B. (a 4 floor bar w/a comedy club in it) and it is accords from our hockey arena.

3 blind mice

This one is done with marker directly on the wall. The guy stood in the center and drew this (one of 3) with both hands at the same time. It is on display at the art museum.
This one is entirely done in ball point pen on fabric.
This one is made of duct tape!
All yellow Lego's!
Monkeys hanging from the walking bridge down town.
Someone had scattered these hearts in the Grand River

These are made from pages from an encyclepedia

One of my guys in one of the exhibits. there are a good few that are interactive!
In this one one guy was a real statue and the other 2 were real guys.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

I moved to Lowell at the end of August and while I heard about Art Prize I never made it down to see it. How disappointing now that I've seen your pictures!