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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