ArtPrize will hold the Eighth Annual ArtPrize Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 7 at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. The celebration will include a live TV broadcast, public watch party and more.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on WOOD TV8 starting at 7:45PM. Todd Herring, ArtPrize Director of Creative and Communications, and River City Improv comedian, will return as host of the ceremony alongside house band, ONEFREQ. Opera Grand Rapids and others will take the stage throughout the evening.

Two $200,000 awards will be given; one decided by public vote and one chosen by an expert jury. An additional $100,000 in prizes will be awarded to the top entries in each category.

Community Watch Party and After Party

The public is invited to join the Community Watch Party in Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle. Food trucks will be on site as well as Founders Brewing Co. with the official beer of ArtPrize, Pale Joe. The celebration starts at 6:30PM with a live concert. After the winners are announced, The Accidentals will take the stage to kick off the ArtPrize Awards After Party.