Friday, October 7, 2011

Art Prize

Every fall, Grand Rapids has an international art contest called ArtPrize. This year is their third annual event and it's always really exciting to be a part of!  Over 1500 entries filled the downtown area and it brought tens of thousands of people to the city to enjoy and appreciate art.

Last year, Josh and I went to ArtPrize after taking our "Up" pictures.  We had about 20 balloons to get rid of, so we brought those with us and had a swell time giving them away to children :)  

This year we went down (sans balloons) and had great time walking around, eating, dancing, and enjoying the entries. 


::sigh:: I like the way he looks at me.

An interesting entry.

This was probably my favorite entry we saw.  It was a 'forest' made up of pages from the Encyclopedia.  I ignored the fact that they were encyclopedia pages and imagined that they were pages from a fictional book.  I felt like I was literally getting lost in a story, the same way I figuratively get lost in stories while I read.  It was absolutely whimsical.

After three years of being married to a photograher, I'm finally getting comfortable with posing and letting him take pictures of me. Most of the time.

There was a live jazz band outside of the museum, so we even got to do a little swing dancing! Swoon!

Grand Rapids is a growing city and we love living so close to it. If you live in the area and have a couple of hours to spare this weekend, I would highly recommend making it downtown to check it out. We almost didn't make the time to go out and see ArtPrize ourselves this year, but I'm so glad we did!


  1. WOW you look absolutely beautiful in the fourth picture down.

  2. Fun, fun, fun! What a cool place. I'm a little jealous that you went swing dancing! I've always wanted to go!

  3. I wish I could have gone to ArtPrize...:(