No, I didn’t make it to Grand Rapids once during ArtPrize this year. I work at an arts organization in West Michigan, and I didn’t go to ArtPrize. Isn’t that a crime? I should probably be arrested.
I have reaons though — I promise! This is only my second summer in Michigan, and I’m just now getting used to the craze that is ArtPrize. I’m also in my first year of full-time work, and life is busy. Between work, friends and family I haven’t had a free weekend in months.
I know I’m not the only one — I’m sure there are other Hollanders and West Michiganders (those are the technical terms, right?) who didn’t make it to ArtPrize this year. Kids sports every weekend? Family in and out of town still? Last minute walks on the beach with the fall colors? I’m sure some of you have missed ArtPrize for one reason or another.
Or maybe you went to Grand Rapids, but did you see all the artwork? Or saw it, but it was only through a sea of heads, weaving in and out of people, getting shoved and stepped on? That’s what I thought.
I have one word for all of us: RePrize. You’re welcome.
RePrize will open in December — watch our website and the blog for more details about the artwork and Lakeshore artists that are being represented.