Off-Campus: ArtPrize

Beyond the vast amount of fun things to do around Hope’s campus and downtown Holland, there are occasionally activities off-campus that you just can’t pass up.

The first one I’ve encountered (besides the Hope-Calvin volleyball game): ArtPrize.

Last Thursday, my First Year Seminar class all piled onto a Hope bus and had a field trip to the festival (want more information on what a First Year Seminar is? Click here.) My FYS is photography-driven, and my classmates and I had a blast taking pictures of the art and buildings in downtown Grand Rapids!

My classmates Amanda, Chris, and I at Art Prize for our FYS field trip! (Yes, we're sitting on a piece of art. But we got permission.)
My classmates Amanda, Chris, and I at Art Prize for our FYS field trip! (Yes, we’re sitting on a piece of art. But we got permission.)

And then, we just couldn’t stay away. My four besties and I piled into my friend’s CR-V and made the 37-minute trip to Grand Rapids for some Friday night fun.

The backseat trio of Karleigh, Dalila, and I headed to Grand Rapids-- notice the practice of our selfie taking skills is top-notch, :)
The backseat trio of Karleigh, Dalila, and I headed to Grand Rapids– notice the practice of our selfie taking skills is top-notch. πŸ™‚

We had a great time wandering through downtown Grand Rapids to admire the art. Here’s a sneak peek of some of my favorite shots from my field trip and from our visit last night:

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We had a great time wandering around to check out the art. So much of it is so inspirational, it’s a great way to get your creative juices flowing!

My besties and I below this pretty cool piece of art. The canvases were shaped in a heart figure and it was full of inspirational quotes and bible verses.
My besties and I below this pretty cool piece of art. The canvases were shaped in a heart figure and it was full of inspirational quotes and bible verses.

ArtPrize is definitely a place you’ll want to stop by as you’re traveling through your adventure at Hope if you haven’t been there already. There’s so much to see, so much to do, and the food this year was pretty awesome, too.

Want to keep up with what’s up around Hope? Follow me @hopesophie17 on Twitter and Instagram or send me an email at sophie.guetzko@hope.edu.

Have a great Homecoming weekend!

Published by Sophie Guetzko

Hey, I'm Sophie. I'm a third year college student graduating a year early, in May 2016. Follow me (I'm a Leadership minor) @hopesophie17 on Twitter and Instagram, send me an email at sophie.guetzko@hope.edu-- I'd love to chat (I'm a Communication major). While on campus, I've been involved with numerous Bible Studies, The Anchor newspaper, CFL Consulting, and recently started my own t-shirt company through the CFL Incubator program. Hope to talk soon!

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