Favorite Entries at Art Prize


I made a quick trip to Grand Rapids to take in the sites of Art Prize. I enjoyed the event so much while living in Grand Rapids for the last 2 years, that I had to come back and see what the artist would come up with this year. The boys and I joined the team on the Art Prize trolley that made strategic stops all over the downtown .

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The trolley was great because it took us right to the location and we could wander around the area for a while and then hop on and check out another location. It was perfect for families who had little kids.

So here are some of my favs.

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These horses were so detailed.

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Each branch formed detailed muscle structure on the horses.

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The Site:Lab entry used a former public museum to bring art to life in various rooms.

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Lots of the art was interactive too.

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You could walk in it. (this piece was also at Site:Lab)

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Walk thru it. ( this piece was made out of paper brown bags)

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This piece was created with nails.  Here’s a different angel.

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This pieces was created out of bottle caps.

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Look closer.

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This jelly bean art blew me away!

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So much detail went into these two pictures.

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Look closer.  Pretty amazing!
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This one had to be pointed out to me.

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The gangster pics were created with finger prints.

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These silhouettes were so detailed that they even showed eyelashes.

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There were no rips, just a paper folding technique used to create these faces.

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This was the 2012 winner.

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Here is an up close look at the elephant mural.  The artist continued to work on the piece while bystanders watched in amazement.  The detail of what went into the elephant mural was incredible.

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This dragon piece was created out of buttons.  This piece made you feel like you were stepping into a 3D movie.
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These are the eyes of Marilyn. The Marilyn artwork really stood out from across the room. What a creative way to clean out a junk drawer.
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This piece used recyclable materials to create an unconventional trophy wall.

Look closely and you will find all kinds of items. Do you see the tractor?

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The expression on my face shows how alive I feel when I’m in this type of environment. My sister in law captured me trying this participation art.  This piece changed during Art prize as people added to the paper chain.

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What I showed you barely scratched the surface of the art to take in during Art Prize.  There were over 1500 entries at 161 venues.

What was your favorite piece?

Comment below.


Check out more pictures from years past here.

You can also see lot of other pics from this year’s Art prize here.

Plan your trip and learn more about Art prize here.

1 thought on “Favorite Entries at Art Prize”

  1. Wow! I had heard of Art Prize, but had no idea just how fabulous it is! Is it over this weekend? I looked and looked on the link above and couldn’t see dates anywhere. I love all of it! The Marilyn piece is really cool. Is it my favorite? I can’t choose!

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