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Saturday, September 22, 2018

22 Stunning Images from Art Prize 2018 at Grand Rapids, Michigan




With 1,260 art pieces on display at 160 venues all over the city from hotels and museums to public parks, Art Prize 2018 was in full swing marking its strong tenth year at Grand Rapids.

For 19 days, art aficionados explore the exhibit giving them the opportunity to partake in the debate of choosing the best art which would bag the grand prize award. Here are the stunning pictures of some of this year’s scene stealers.


'In the Eye of the Beholder' tops my favorites this year.



"Tollund Man" by Ray Cloutier.


Cody Frederick's 'The Shocker'.

Yes, this is an art which purports to provoke and engage critical thought regarding the broad idea of consumerism.

A 'salvaged art' from historic fire in Michigan.

Edith Ellwood Pair's 'Great Lakes Civil War' which is a poignant piece depicting life in the Great Lakes.


One dozen 3D stilts.

This is one of the most crowded place full with thought-provoking expressions.
Larry Binkowski's Binky the Travel Rat.



Arthur Lazaryan's 'Continuum'.

James O'Neal's life-size wood carvings entitled "Champions".

Warrior Shadow.


Art from scrap.

Art using spray paints.

One of the painted Honda cars.

This is also in front of Gerald R. Ford Museum.

Liquefied is one of the art displayed in front of the Gerald Ford Museum. It is a life-size statue of a girl being one with water. The sculpture signifies the inherent energy found in water as a focus during meditation.

'Mystical Embers' made of wood filled with crystal-like pieces.

Ryan Schmidt's 'Breath of Life'.
How to be a part of the world's biggest art competition? Read more here.

Vote for your favorite art entry in Art Prize 2018 here.






48 comments:

  1. Those images are so amazing they don't even look real! Like they were photoshopped.

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  2. There are some really interesting images here. Very much like the Warrior Shadow!

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  3. I never knew that there is nore to Santorini than its famed coast. That's for sharing this work of art. :)

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    1. Hmmm. I think you're thinking of a different place. This is in Grand Rapids, Michigan. :)

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  4. Simply awesome ! Dream art for artists .

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  5. Very lovely sharing, really love all the captures shared here & thanks for sharing it :) cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  6. I miss Art Prize! I used to go to every year when I went to college in Grand Rapids.

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    1. Wow! They're going to make it every other year only.

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  7. A lovely pictures to share, its definitely instagramable. This only means that a lot of people has a million to share when it comes to arts & designs.

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  8. These images are amazing. Couldn't believe art could be this good.

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  9. Amazing photos from a really cool event! I hope to attend myself one day.

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  10. These photos are fabulous! Looks like an incredible exhibition to visit, thanks for sharing!

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  11. When I look at art, it amazes me that people can come up with this brilliance. I think even though I don't understand some of it, this is someone's mind on display! What a great exhibition!

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    1. It was definitely a great exhibition. :)

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  12. Amazing artwork. How do they even choose the winners among such diverse form of creativity

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    1. I guess they do the voting of the audience first then proceed with the jury selection.

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  13. These are all so neat! I love the first one, and the liquified statue!

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    1. Thank you! Those are my favorites, too!

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  14. Wow great post! These photos are beautiful and really capture the event. Def something I would see. :)

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  15. Wow, amazing article, specially the photos are great!

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  16. This looks awesome – is it held here every year? We like to time our travels for when things like this are going on :)
    Such a great diversity of artwork.

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    1. It used to be every year but I think they just decided to make it every other year now.

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  17. Art Prize looks like a great exhibition of art. I have never been to one but would love to visit and photograph the event someday.

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  18. I never knew it's all over the city. I remember seeing pictures from another blogger last year but I got an impression that it was in one place. Anyway. I like the water girl one.

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    1. Oh, it's in different places. :)

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  19. Grand Rapids isn't too far of a drive for me and I've been wanting to visit! It would be really cool to visit during Art Prize.

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  20. Very cool art. I especially love the painted car. Must've been a fun day out to see the variety of art styles.

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  21. Hello from another art lover, this looks so brilliant. Is it an annual thing, then we would surely like to visit at this time of the year?

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    1. It used to be held once a year but now it's going to be other year only.

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  22. Amazing! Some really fascinating Art Work there :)

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  23. This is incredible! I would love to experience something like this in person. It appeals to an array of people!

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