September in West Michigan means one thing: ArtPrize. From Sept. 23-Oct. 11, the 7th annual international art competition showcases more than 1,500 works of art, spread across 160 venues in Grand Rapids. When all is said and done, two fortunate artists will each take home $200,000 in grand prizes. Overall, more than $500,000 is distributed to creative minds.
With all of the commotion caused by the prominent 19-day contest, and the constant flow of other arts-related events in the area, it’s impossible to tell every story. The scene is never ending and forever growing. Nonetheless, Revue’s Arts Issue, at the very least, offers a sample of what our side of the state has to offer. Through a series of Q&As and profiles, this special issue of- fers a glimpse into the minds of local artists — both established and emerging.
This section also details what West Michigan arts groups have in store for the 2015-2016 season, so be sure to hang on to this issue for the entire year — and support the arts.
CHECK OUT THESE INTERVIEWS AND FEATURES: