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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- ArtPrize is looking for 1,000 volunteers to make the fifth annual competition a success.

A volunteer kickoff rally, sponsored by Grand Rapids Community College, was held Wednesday evening,offering interested volunteers a chance to sign up.

One of the most important volunteer positions are "wayfinders" who welcome visitors, provide directions, answer questions, and discuss where the best exhibits can be found.

Wednesday's kickoff event was also the first opportunity to sample Founders Brewing Company's Inspired Artist Black IPA, a beverage that was inspired by ArtPrize.

ArtPrize 2013 is September 18 through October 6.