The ninth edition of ArtPrize kicks off in downtown Grand Rapids this week.
The annual art competition will be scattered throughout 182 venues and is expected to attract around 500,000 visitors.
The first round of voting opens Wed. at 12 p.m. and will remain open until Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. The second round of voting begins Oct. 1 at 12 p.m. and closes at 11:59 p.m. on the same day. Visitors can vote by accessing the ArtPrize app (found on the Apple App Store or on Google Play). Voting can only be done in the downtown area or at any of the venues.
Grand Rapids Community College has two venues on campus, with nine pieces at the Spectrum Theater and five at the Collins Art Gallery on the fourth floor in the Main Building.
The first place winner of ArtPrize will take home $200,000 when the winner is announced on Oct. 6.
For more information on the World’s Largest Art Show, head to the website.