If you find yourself walking around downtown and enjoying the warmer temperatures this week, consider it practice for later this year when ArtPrize returns.

It will be a while before we know who might be this year's great venues, but the whole process is set to begin.

Venue registration runs March 12 - April 12. 

I can't wait to see who this year's surprise, great venues will be.  Last year, Site:Lab won ArtPrize's first award for Best Venue. It was well deserved.  Multiple levels of art catered to the venue's wide-open space turned an empty building into an amazing ArtPrize experience.

Or what about Young Kim's "Salt & Earth (2009)" at 47 Commerce. If you saw it, you will not forget it.  In fact, it was so good, ArtPrize gave it a previously unannounced award. "Salt & Earth (2009)" was amazing, but it was made even more powerful by the venue itself.

Looking forward to another season of ArtPrize.

Sign up to be a venue here.