GR’s Most Prized Possession

We’re halfway through Fall Break already and what a break it’s been! Home-cooked food, family time, and cider mill doughnuts. But before coming home to enjoy all those things, my sister and I had to make a stop in Grand Rapids to see an event that we’ve been looking forward to all year.

The event? Art Prize.

This event takes up 3 miles of the city of Grand Rapids, but the whole city prepares for it. From September 24-October 12 there will sculptures in the streets, amazing art pieces in museums, and a very unique feel to the city.

The key question to ask when it comes to Art Prize is really “What is art?” because here, anything goes. Take a look at these pictures to see what kinds of pieces they had this year!

As you can see, art can be ANYTHING. Anything goes! Bringing awareness to a subject such as sex trafficking, posing a thought provoking question and creating interactive art are all part of the unique vibes that flow throughout the city during this time. It’s amazing to see what young and old artists alike can come up with to cover the city with beautiful expressions of art.

If you have the chance to go to Grand Rapids during this time of creativity, I highly encourage you to do so! Below is the link for Art Prize if you want to learn more about it, or if you just want to get a map of the venues. Hopefully you get to enjoy it this year, but if not, there’s always next year!

Until next time, Readers!


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Published by Mikaila Bisson

Hi there! I'm a Hope Senior from Sterling Heights, Michigan (about 45 minutes North of Detroit). I'm an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis (fitting), and have a Business minor. I'm super active in Hope life. I am a Student Ambassador, the Senior Treasurer on the Executive Board of Nykerk, and was involved in Orientation as an AD. I also work on campus at the Career Development Center as a Career Advisor, and at Hope's Physical Plant. I love playing any kind of sport (soccer's my favorite!), have a weakness for shoes, eat dessert twice a day, read like its my job, am currently watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and have a passion for Golden Retrievers. Contact me at because I'd love to hear from any and everyone. Also feel free to follow my super trendy Instagram account at @miktroubleee or my equally as trendy, even more Hope-filled Twitter account at @hopemikaila17 .

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