Year Five of ArtPrize kicked off at noon today. I have to say, I wasn't feeling up to it. ArtPrize? Already? Again? I was dreading the crowds, the spectacle, the public chatter.
But after all the excitement and everything I've seen in the last 24 hours, all the things I was dreading, I'm now looking forward to— the people, the craziness, the conversation! With the hustle of the city, it's hard not to get swept up in the momentum of it, and want to get out there and see as much as you can — especially in our fleeting snow-free days.
For an opening night sneak peek, we spent an hour or two strolling the edges of ArtPrize.The greatest stumble-upon this evening was the Western Michigan University building (which i didn't even know existed). It's large gallery was an unexpected display of appreciable art. It's not one of the main exhibition centers, so be sure to seek it out.
So now that my ArtPrize dread has subsided, I plan to spend as much time downtown in the next few weeks as I can. Looking forward to the spectacle, the talent, the beauty and the unexpected.