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ArtPrize begins in Grand Rapids

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

The streets of Grand Rapids are alive today asArtPrize gets underway.

More than 1,500 works of art are in competition for more than a half-million dollars in prize money.

Christian Gaines is ArtPrize’s executive director. He says they’ve revamped the competition to let the public and art experts pick the top 20 pieces.

“It’s really exciting because I think it allows people an opportunity to compare and contrast in an apples-to-apples kind of way, in a matching kind of a format, what the public thinks to what the experts think,” says Gaines.

Gaines says the public’s top choice will win $200,000, the same amount the experts' pick will receive.

ArtPrize runs through the middle of October. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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