ArtPr1ze by th3 Num8ersSeptember 19th, 2011 at 7:41 am by Ryan Takeo under ArtPrize, Uncategorized
Here’s what you can expect:
500,000+ = The number of people ArtPrize organizers to attend this year’s competition. That’s unique visitors. About half of that number are expected to be locals. The other half (mainly from Chicago and Detroit) are commuters. There are also plenty of buses coming from Flint, Saginaw, Traverse City, Lansing, etc.
Experience Grand Rapids is trying to help area hotels cash in. They are offering free stuff (ArtPrize bag, directory, map, Metro passes) for anyone who stays for ArtPrize.
56 = Musical entries at St. Cecilia Music Center (right).
39 = Different countries represented this year.
10 = Artists get prize money based on public vote.
$250,000 = Awarded to first place.
5 = Number of juried awards.
8 = Exhibition centers. It’s where you can activate your voting account.
465,538 = Votes cast last year. But think of the number not counted with last year’s ‘texting’ issue. This year organizers says ‘every vote will count’, and last year’s issues are behind them.