It seems way too early to be talking about ArtPrize, but the 2011 dates have been announced! ArtPrize has turned out to be an amazing event for this city, bringing in people and gaining notoriety around the world! And it will take place from September 21 to October 9, 2011.

Working downtown, it can be a bit of a pain to deal with. But the beauty and people it brings to downtown Grand Rapids can't be ignored. We now have some very interesting landmarks because of it (Nessie and The Steam Pig) as well as some random art pieces around the city that the artist decided to leave. It adds to the culture.  It makes our city more cultured. ArtPrize, in my opinion, has made Grand Rapids a tourist destination.  Sure, West Michigan as a whole has always been a place that people have flocked to, but who doesn't love lakes and beaches? Now Grand Rapids, and specifically downtown Grand Rapids, has something to offer.

What are your thoughts?