ArtPrize Offers Field Trips for Kids

ArtPrize Field Trips in Grand Rapids are filled with opportunities for students to explore, discover, learn and create. Art from around the world takes over every inch of downtown Grand Rapids – including museums, galleries, restaurants, theaters, public parks, and bridges.

ArtPrize runs September 19-October 7 and makes a great kick-off to the school year. Launch a unit, lesson plan or help build your classroom culture through team-building activities. Students will leave inspired and ready to create their own works of art!


ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids. More than $500,000 in prizes are awarded each year, which includes a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts.

Any artist working in any medium from anywhere in the world can participate. Art is exhibited throughout downtown Grand Rapids – in museums, bars, public parks, restaurants, theaters, hotels, bridges, laundromats, auto body shops, vacant storefronts and office spaces. In 2016, 1,453 works created by artists from 40 states and 44 countries were exhibited in 170 venues.

ArtPrize Field Trips

ArtPrize Education Days provides a variety of free workshops, tours and programs to help your students make the most of their ArtPrize experience. Each program includes National Core Arts Standards as well as integrated standards. ArtPrize also offers transportation grants and our helpful education staff will work with you to help you plan your students’ visit.


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Address: 41 Sheldon Blvd Grand Rapids, MI 49503