Art is supposed to have a message – at least that's what several folks attending the annual Grand Rapids ArtPrize festival are saying.
The ninth annual ArtPrize festival officially starts today in downtown Grand Rapids. There are exhibits in more than 170 venues throughout the downtown area.
Several of the exhibits have politically charged messages at this year's open art competition.
One such piece,"Immeasurable Numbness" by Rachel Nanzer, illustrates the polarizing messages of "Black Lives Matter" and "All Lives Matter."