ArtPrize awaits awards party downtown


Workers set up the stage for the ArtPrize Awards party downtown. Photo via

ArtPrize is throwing a party downtown tonight to announce the 2013 winners of the world’s largest art competition.

ArtPrize will award $560,000 in prize money, including the coveted $200,000 grand prize.

Voting closed Thursday night at 11:59 p.m., and more than 440,000 votes were cast.

Awards party

The announcement party will be at City Garages 5 and 6, at 265 Market SW, starting at 7 p.m.

The night will feature musical performances by Lucas Wilson, with an after party DJ-ed by Mark Witz, and be MC-ed by Todd Herring, ArtPrize director of communications.

Several food trucks will be on-site: What The Truck, Righteous Cuisines, Pig Out Take Out, Spoonlickers and Woking Taco, as well as Founders’ official ArtPrize beer, the Inspired Artist Black IPA.

Tickets are $15 and available online.

Watch party

An ArtPrize Finale Watch Party is also being held at Rosa Parks Circle tonight, with a performance by Domestic Problems kicking off the evening at 5 p.m.

WOOD TV will broadcast the awards live on WOOD TV 8 and online at, from 7-9 p.m.

Prize money at stake

1st Place: $200,000

2nd Place: $75,000

3rd Place: $50,000

4th to 10th Place: $5,000 each

Juried Grand Prize: $100,000

Juried Award for 2D Work: $20,000

Juried Award for 3D Work: $20,000

Juried Award for Time/Performance-Based Work: $20,000

Juried Award for Best Use of Urban Space: $20,000

Juried Award for Outstanding Venue: $20,000 (awarded to the curator of a venue, not an artist)  

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