Art Prize is one of my favorite annual events that takes place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For 19 days each fall, Art Prize draws artists from around the world, working in any type of medium, to compete in an independently organized international art competition. When you visit Art Prize, you are faced with lots of incredible art to view in every direction. I’m sharing tips to help you get the most out of your first Art Prize experience.
I LOVE street art. It inspires and challenges me to dream bigger and brighter. It sparks creativity, provokes me and renews a sense of wonder. I’m surrounded by 101+ murals of great street art in various forms throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky neighborhoods. When I found out that Miami had an arts district dedicated to Urban Graffiti art, I was all in. I did an little online research and the images of the murals at Wynwood Art District made my heart skip a beat.
My visit to Hamilton, Ohio really left an impression on me. It’s a city that’s in the midst of a comeback.
Traverse City, Michigan is a very popular destination in the summer for its beautiful water, weather, and a love of all things cherry themed or flavored, as the Cherry Capital of the World…..but you don’t have to wait until summer to experience adventure in Northern Michigan! I discovered why Crystal Mountain is a such a popular “snowcation” destination for winter fun too.
My son and I were happy to discover the new Curb’d parklets while on an adventure in Covington. These mini parks temporarily take up one parking space and redefine what could exist in the dimensions of a single parking space with an incredible range of creativity.
I take pride in knowing about little gems and attractions. That’s why I was floored to learn that I was unaware of a whole entire city that was only 1.5 hours away from me that is known for modern architecture.
I love when art and creativity have the opportunity to pair for a cause. I just discovered CANstruction a few years ago and it’s now an event that I look forward to each year. The CANstruction displays are a blend of purpose and art.
When I found out that there was a free park that combined nature and art, I knew that I had to add a visit to the The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres to my list for my next visit.
The boys and I made it out last stop after a sightseeing trip to Indianapolis.
We pulled in the Indianapolis Musuem of Art parking lot first but discovered that it was better to park a little closer to the trail. I still had to get a few pictures of the museum.
Our visit to the trail started with a sculpture that I’ve seen on instagram and it was an instant hit with my boys.
Located on 100 acres adjacent to the Museum’s main campus, The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres includes woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and a 35-acre lake. 100 Acres is one of the largest museum art parks in the country and one of only a few to feature ongoing commissions of temporary, site-responsive artworks.
The park has a lot of sculptures that you can interact with.
There are 12 sculptures that you can discover along the trail around the lake.
There are lots of areas where you can stop and admire the beauty around you.
We had a limited amount of time to visit the park and it had started to rain during our visit or we defintiely would have stayed longer.
We visited the art park toward the end of November but I would love to come back and visit at the peak of fall or during spring.
You can find out more about The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres from their website.
100 Acres is open daily from dawn to dusk.
The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres is located at 4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208
During a visit to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, I was in awe of one of the displays. I loved the 43 ft Glass Tower “Fireworks of Glass” so much that I decided that it would be better to dedicate one blog post to showcase all of my pictures of it.