ArtPrize debuted in 2009 as the first-ever annual art competition of its kind. Each year since, artists from all over the world have submitted their work and competed for cash prizes, and the City of Grand Rapids becomes their gallery. The event draws crowds to the streets, museums, businesses, and other venues in Grand Rapids over a span of almost three weeks.
This report represents our second economic analysis of ArtPrize. We first analyzed the economic impact of ArtPrize in 2011. That report provided a comprehensive analysis of event attendance and spending, cultural and long-term benefits, and overall economic impacts. We do the same in this report for ArtPrize 2013. We also provide a detailed look at attendee demographics to illustrate the broad audience that ArtPrize attracts to the Grand Rapids region.
For the 2011 report, click here.