Project 1 is the first in a series of temporary public art commissions in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is the next evolution of ArtPrize, one of the largest and most-attended public art events in the world. With ArtPrize moving to a biennial schedule, the Project series shifts the organizing principle of our fall exhibition from competition to commission every other year. In Project years, we’re able to build deep collaborations with artists and provide resources, time and community connections in a whole new way.
From September 7 to October 27, 2019, we invite you to explore spectacular art installations, sculptures, public events, performances, urban interventions and community-oriented projects at Project 1: Crossed Lines. This brand new public art exhibition invites you to participate in a citywide conversation about what it means to belong with this year’s theme.
The artists featured in Project 1: Crossed Lines are creating more than just objects. These artists make and remake spaces that are completed by community involvement and interaction. By asking artists to temporarily alter public spaces and create new ones, this exhibition explores how and for who the city is made. Project 1: Crossed Lines exists to show how art can help transform cities into places where we all belong.
Look out for Honda Hopper vehicles throughout the Project 1 festivities, with customized wraps inspired by this year’s unique artists. You’ll be able to get an even closer look on Saturdays in September when the Official Vehicle of ArtPrize provides complimentary rideshare service between the three P1 installation sites: Downtown, Tanglewood, and MLK Park.
The West Michigan Honda Dealers are proud to be a Leadership Sponsor and the Official Vehicle of ArtPrize. With the art competition shifting to a biennial format to make room for Project years, the Design & Drive art contest will be on hiatus until ArtPrize Eleven. We’ll begin taking submissions for how you would use Honda as a canvas in April 2020.