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 The ArtPrize Guide for Parents – 2018

There is so much to cover on this now biennial mega event that brings over 440,000 visitors downtown that we had to break it up into several articles.

Here we bring all of our pieces together into one central ArtPrize 2018 hub for you.

Got questions? Looking for ideas? Find the articles below that will help you make the most of ArtPrize with your family this year!

When to Visit ArtPrize 10

ArtPrize 10 is running in downtown Grand Rapids through October 7, 2018, and this is the last year ArtPrize will be an annual event. After this year it will be a biennial event, returning in two years.

Minimum open hours for venues are Monday through Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Friday and Saturday hours are noon – 8:00 PM. Sunday hours are noon – 6:00 PM. If you have a specific venue you aim to see, please check their hours before going. Specific venue hours are available on each Venue Profile.

Check out our Insider ArtPrize Tips for Families for the inside scoop of how to do ArtPrize with kids. Some pointers include:

  • If possible, go on a week day! Nights and weekends are always busiest.
  • Know where the public restrooms are and plan your trip accordingly. There are restrooms in Ah-Nab-Awen park as well as participating hotels. Also, DeVos Place serves as a good potty stop.
  • Bring the smallest stroller you have, or leave it home and opt for the baby carrier. Wagons are not recommended.
  • Wear walking shoes.
  • Prep for parking. You can learn about GR Meters, ramps and buses here.
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By |2018-10-07T10:48:04+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Guides, Travel Grand Rapids Tips for Families|Tags: , |4 Comments

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Melody V
INFJ. Mom of three. Idea chaser. People believer. Inspiration seeker. Together, we make this city amazing. Let's go!

4 Comments

  1. Jill September 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Some of my fav artprize INDOOR venues (due to the heat) with multiple pieces of art are: Boardwalk Condos 940 Monroe street parking a park by the river across the street (26 exhibits), DeVos Place has food carts inside, 5/3 Bank has 2 floors, and it sounds like the Artprize hub has kid art. I’m sure there are more but here is a start for our new moms to the area!

  2. Stephanie Pearson September 25, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

    LOVED the “Whisper” exhibit at 250 Monroe, and your kids will too!!! The entire building has some fun, interactive pieces…it’s not to be missed 🙂

  3. Sharon Kruh Aalderink via Facebook September 23, 2015 at 5:25 am - Reply

    Does anyone know if there is a Stroller Tour Group scheduled for ArtPrize?

  4. Jennifer Vertz-Reynolds via Facebook September 22, 2015 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Laura Bonnier-Behrendt

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