GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - ArtPrize Eight has officially begun!
Thousands of people are expected in Grand Rapids and its immediate suburbs during the 19-day competition, featuring close to 1,500 entries, 171 venues and dozens of events.
The first round of voting begins noon Wednesday, Sept. 21 -- barring temporary technical difficulties from previous years. An opening ceremony is slated for 6:30 p.m. at Rosa Parks Circle.
Round 1 of voting ends Saturday, Oct. 1. The next day, the final 20 entries in the public vote will be revealed, with the beginning of Round 2 voting.
That round ends Thursday, Oct. 6, with winners announced Friday, Oct. 7
ArtPrize Eight ends Sunday, Oct. 9.
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