Winners to be announced in ArtPrize competition

Posted at 10:44 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 06:42:23-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – The winners of this year’s ArtPrize competition are being announced during an event in Grand Rapids.

The winners of $500,000 in cash prizes will be revealed Friday night at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

The public voted in recent weeks on its favorite entries using mobile devices and the ArtPrize website. Awards of $200,000 are decided by public vote and an expert jury, and an additional $100,000 in prizes is awarded to the top entries in each category.

This year’s event included more than 1,400 entries by artists representing 44 countries and 40 U.S. states and territories.

Venues will remain open through the weekend after the big announcement