Monday, July 27, 2009

ArtPrize

The hiatus has come to a close. And I'm going to try hard to get back in the groove of blogging every day. It's been an insane couple of weeks and we're all trying to dig out. Not an easy task!

As you may know, In Any Event is primarily a social event planning firm. Though I 'cut my teeth' fifteen years ago planning corporate events, our main focus remains strong on the social. However, I do make exceptions for special corporate functions. And one such exception is ArtPrize. What is ArtPrize, you ask? Well, it's the world's largest art prize. And this is what their website says:

ArtPrize is a radically open competition. Open to any artist in the world who can find space. Open to anybody in the city who wants to create a venue. Open to a vote from anyone who attends.We admit... it's an experiment. A fun experiment. Come and see.

I'm so excited to announce that In Any Event has been hired to plan the opening and closing ceremonies for ArtPrize. The opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 23, in Lyon Square in downtown Grand Rapids. This event is open to the public and will be the official kick-off for viewing the art as well as voting for your favorite piece.

The closing ceremony, with the announcement of the $250,000 grand prize winner, will take place on Thursday, October 8, at Rosa Park Circle. Again, this will be open to the public and there will be amazing entertainment for all to see and experience.

If you live in the great state of Michigan, mark your calendars now and plan to attend these amazing events. You're sure to be captivated by the art and the events that will support it.

~Jodi

4 comments:

jessica@miphotobooth.com said...

Welcome back from the hiatus- We have all missed you! Can't wait to see what's in store with this ArtPrize Event!

ben + laura said...

sweetness is all we have to say :)

Aletha | Pearls Events said...

I'm going to agree with Jessica and say I've cleared my calendar to see both ArtPrize events - what an amazing opportunity, Jodi! Can't wait to enjoy it with the rest of Grand Rapids :)

kara said...

Jodi, This is so exciting! I wish that that I could be there.