As we march toward the September 21 kickoff of ArtPrize 2011, we've hit another milestone.  Artist registration begins on Monday, April 18.  Artist registration will end on June 16.

The final tally of approved venues is expected to be just below 200.  We'll know the exact number on Monday.  That's down from 226 last year and higher than the 168 venues in 2009.  Still plenty of room for hundreds of artists.

I just hope all of the venues hold up their end of the deal and keep their doors open during all operating hours of ArtPrize.  Venues closing early has been a problem in the past.  It's not fair to the artists or those who travel to downtown to see the artwork.

Looking forward to getting past all of the paperwork and getting things started this fall.  Artists, register here.