ArtPrize hosts 3-day exhibition featuring work of 50 artists

Posted at 9:54 AM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 09:54:41-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — ArtPrize is hosting a three-day exhibition to celebrate the artwork of 50 contemporary artists, including 30 who participated in the annual competition.

“Collectors Show / SPRING” takes place Thursday to Saturday in Grand Rapids. Part of the proceeds support arts education programming for ArtPrize. Second Ave Arts partnered with ArtPrize on the exhibition, which features artwork that’s available for purchase.

The exhibition is curated by New York-based artist Tyler Loftis. He says in a statement: “The goal is to add to an already rich culture that is teeming with artists and new collectors.”

A VIP preview is Thursday and the exhibition also will be open by appointment on Sunday. ArtPrize takes place Sept. 21-Oct. 19 in Grand Rapids.