The largest art prize in the world will be awarded in Grand Rapids, MI on October 8th, 2009.
ArtPrize which will begin on September 23rd promises to be one of the most exciting events we've ever seen.
The brain child of Rick DeVos, ArtPrize was announced this morning and will offer the winner $250,000. Each finalist will receive $7,000.
For 2 1/2 weeks artists from around the world are invited to display their works throughout the downtown area in public places and private galleries.
The public will decide the winner via the internet or text messaging their votes. Each finalist will receive $7,000. You can watch the promotional video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnBlnRpu-EU&feature=channel_page
Now this is what cool cities are made of and Grand Rapids Downtown Living is all about!