Grand Rapids Prepares for Project 1 by ArtPrize

Project 1 by ArtPrize is preparing to make its debut in Grand Rapids next month.

ArtPrize is shifting to taking place every other year, and this off year the city will welcome Project 1.

Five international artists have been commissioned to create art displays and exhibits around downtown and in neighborhoods around Grand Rapids.

There will also be a heavy focus on performing arts.

Organizers of Project 1 say these will be massive multi-site projects like ones that always become big hits during ArtPrize.

”Every piece in Project 1 is interactive in a different way, so some of those involve volunteers who are helping sew these enormous fabric wraps that will go over buildings. There’s an instillation on the Blue Bridge that will involve light and sound and it requires people’s interaction and their voices to activate this piece,” said ArtPrize Artistic Director Kevin Buist.

Project 1 begins on September 7th in Grand Rapids.

For a full list of details and events, click here.