ArtPrize is a radically open public art competition and opened to any artist from around the world. Enjoy 1,582 artists from 36 countries and 43 states will show their work in 164 venues within three-square miles of downtown Grand Rapids and participate in the unprecedented competition that awarded nearly $500,000 to the prize winners. Art will be all around you - sculptures on sidewalks, multiple-story murals on the side of buildings, and smaller pieces peeking out from windows wherever you go. Venues range from city parks to rooftops to museums to restaurants to the Grand River, which runs through downtown Grand Rapids. Art Prize has no formal jury, curator or judge, and asks the public to vote and decide the winners using mobile devices and the internet. “ArtPrize has become world-renowned in its ability to challenge conventional thinking toward public art in surprising & poetic ways.” We’ll stop on the way home for a quick bite to eat on your own. The cost is $71.00 and you register with S & S Travel, 1404 E Lake Bluff Drive Kendallville, IN 46755 or call 88-262-4423.