Artists from the Upper Peninsula are On the Road to ArtPrize. Join us for the “official send-off” Tuesday September 6, at 5:30pm at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba. Media is asked to arrive at 5:15pm. Fifty one artists from the Upper Peninsula will be featured in ArtPrize, the world’s largest arts competition. This is the first time a geographical region has been showcased at this esteemed event. Arts organizations, art centers and galleries across the Upper Peninsula have partnered in an effort to bring U.P. artists to the international stage and promote cultural tourism.
Artists from the Upper Peninsula will be featured in venues throughout the Grand Rapids viewing district. Twenty eight of those artists will be shown at the first ever U.P. Pavilion located at The DeVos Place, in the heart of Grand Rapids. At the Pavilion visitors may pick up U.P. Artist Maps directing them to all fifty one artists. We believe the artists living in the Upper Peninsula are as unique and inspiring as the natural environment. We hope that the 500,000 visitors to ArtPrize will take notice.
For more information please contact the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba at 906-786-3833 http://www.bonifasarts.org/artprize/. The Bonifas Arts Center is located at 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba, MI 49829. This collaborative project is made possible by the Bonifas Art Center with support from the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. Funding for this project comes from UP Travel & Recreation Assoc., Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment of the Arts.