Sunday, September 30, 2012

Art Prize 2012

Lights in the Night; Mark Carpenter & Dan Johnson; 2012 5th Place
This past weekend in Grand Rapids, it was great to be able to see the fourth annual Art Prize, the largest cash prize art fair in the world.  It's so exciting to see downtown Grand Rapids lively and to watch people take advantage of the great things the city has to offer.  
Growing up, downtown was not really a place to spend much time in (it wasn't the safest and there wasn't anything to do, anyway), but now it's amazing to see how much it has grown and improved with brand new businesses and restaurants bringing some much-needed life.  
Artist Adonna Khare workings on 1st Prize piece, Elephants
Section of 2012 1st Prize piece, Elephants

I was able to spend Saturday and Sunday walking around downtown with my family and friends to check out the exhibits this year.  There were so many good ones, so I just included a ton of pictures of some of my favorite pieces.  Enjoy!

Tuskegee Airmen sketch, with Artist

Penguins in Gerald R. Ford Fountain

Stick-to-it-ive-ness; Richard Morse; 2012 4th Place

Bridgewater Place

Already looking forward to next year!

A beautiful day in downtown Grand Rapids

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