I know Grand Rapids isn’t considered part of Torch Lake…
or even Northern Michigan for that matter, but I spent a lovely day there this week viewing art from all over the world, including dozens of pieces by Northern Michigan artists.
You say you don’t know what Art Prize is…or you’ve never been…
Click below for the short & sweet version.
Here are some numbers from this year’s Art Prize along with the Top Ten contenders for the popular vote prize.
1524 = number of entries this year
This guy sits outside by the river waiting for a bite.
1812 = number of artists participating
A colorful quilt carved from Basswood…hard to believe!!!
169 = number of venues
Another Top Ten…carved entirely from wood.
19 = number of days of Art Prize
Made from suspended “spools” of plastic.
45 = number of states represented
Life size bronze sculpture set in a water garden.
47 = number of countries represented
She floats, twinkling in the air.
8 = number of Michigan artists in the top 25
He’s made entirely from old tires & other recycled materials.
3 = number of Michigan artists in the top 10
Gorgeous glass flowers…larger than life.
1 = number of Northern Michigan artists in the top 10
Northern Michigan quilter…Ann Loveless.
200,000 = number of dollars awarded to both the popular vote winner & the juried art winner
One of a trio of unbelievable paintings of polar bears.
It’s not too late to go or to vote for the winner! This year’s Art Prize runs through Oct. 6th. If that doesn’t fit into your schedule, next year Art Prize will be held September 24th through October 12th – so mark your calendar.