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17 Sep

Holiday Inn Guide to ArtPrize

ArtPrize 10 starts on Wednesday and we have made our guide to ArtPrize 10 to help you make the most of a trip within our city! The public art show runs from Wednesday, September 19th to Sunday, October 7th.

ArtPrize Basics

  • ArtPrize Home Page
  • Dates of ArtPrize: Wednesday, September 19th to Sunday, October 7th
  • Location of Visitors Pavilion: Rosa Parks Circle
    •  Visitor’s Pavilion Hours:
      • Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Interactive Map: There are 165 participating locations in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This interactive map allows you to manipulate where you would to go as you walk around the city. Filter options also include venues which have public restrooms.
  • Transportation Around the City: Expect travel delays during ArtPrize. We recommend travelling by foot, as parking will be limited while touring the city. If you would like to ride the free DASH bus service, the map is located below. The closest bus stops to our property include the Gerald R. Ford Museum (Location 6) and the Grand Rapids Public Museum (Location 12). Our bikes are available for rent – just ask our front desk team!

  • Vote for your favorite art pieces using the ArtPrize App:
    • Voting ends Thursday, October 4, 11:59 pm.

Water Share Program:


  • Step 1: Purchase a water bottle, available in our Express
  • Step 2: Place Water Share sticker on bottle
  • Step 3: Refill water bottle at participating locations
  • Step 4: Help us reduce waste in the landfill




  • Events In the City: Visit this event calendar for all events occurring during ArtPrize.
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair loans are available at the Visitor Pavilion. To see accessible venues, utilize the interactive map or download the ArtPrize App and filter by “Physically Accessible”. DASH bus services are wheelchair accessible.
  • Other questions? Pick up your ArtPrize Event Guide, available at our front desk. Click here for a mobile version.

Inside our Hotel

Have you spotted the ArtPrize pieces within our hotel? Since the beginning of ArtPrize we have collaborated with artists to showcase their art within our hotel. This year we feature eleven different art pieces, two of which are outside installations. Click on each photo below to vote for your favorite Artists!

 Temple State III | Al Hebert

 We Shall | David Neil Mack

 Up Lazy Mountain | Jeff Riopelle

 I AM ROOT | John Rastoskey

 Quiet Time | Lisa Dionne

Magnificent Macaw | OiLin Jaeger

 Forever Green | Paul Kerastas


 Flight | Todd and Kiara Linda Ramquist

 The End of the World as He Knows It | Kathy Baptiste

 Some Enchanted Island | Saralee Howard

 Connected | Debbie Demyanovich

We hope you enjoy ArtPrize10 and look forward to seeing you return next year for Project 1 by ArtPrize.

-The Holiday Inn Team