ArtPr1ze by th3 Num8ers

September 19th, 2011 at 7:41 am by under ArtPrize, Uncategorized

Two days away until ArtPrize, year three.

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.

1,582 artists = The number of artists in ArtPrize 2011. The number is slightly down from last year (1,713).

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.


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