It's going to be crazy in Grand Rapids this Friday night.
Hundreds, maybe thousands of people will flood downtown for the big announcement: This year’s ArtPrize winners.
As Michigan Radio's Kate Wells reports, ArtPrize has been going on long enough now that it's having some more subtle effects, from how Grand Rapids museums think about their audiences to even inspiring an ArtPrize marriage proposal.
Among the thousands of visitors to Grand Rapids for ArtPrize, many are children. This will be the first West Michigan generation of kids to grow up being exposed to thousands of pieces of art.