Artists at ArtPrize

  • The Visual Arts and Comparative Arts divisions assemble for a group photo in downtown Grand Rapids.

  • Students pose with a bear statue - the "sister" of Interlochen's statue - in Grand Rapids.

  • Students take a selfie with a work of art for a class project.

October 17, 2017

On Sept. 27, the entire Visual Arts and Comparative Arts divisions took a day trip to the ninth annual ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids.

The students began their day at the Frederik Meijer Gardens before moving on to the Grand Rapids Art Museum. After leaving the museum, the students visited several of the smaller venues in downtown Grand Rapids. The students spent the day enjoying the art and snapping selfies with their favorite works as part of a class project.

ArtPrize is an independent competition open to any artist of any medium and from any nation. Each year, the competition awards over $500,000 prizes, including two first-place, $200,000 awards for the winners of the popular vote and the professional judging.