ArtPrize awards watch party is set for Oct. 9

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — This year’s ArtPrize Awards ceremony will once again be held at the Grand Rapids Civic Theater.

The ArtPrize Seven awards event is happening on Oct. 9 at 7:45 p.m.

Although tickets aren’t available to the public, WOOD TV8 and ArtPrize will again be hosting a community watch party starting at 5 p.m. at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on a Jumbotron.

“American Idol” finalist Matt Giraud and his band will play two sets starting at 5 p.m. as part of the Talsma Concert Series. There will also be food trucks, as well as a Founders Brewing Co. tent.

WOOD TV8 will provide live coverage of the event starting at 7 p.m. Part of the pre-show and the entire awards ceremony will also be livestreamed on

After the awards ceremony is complete, an after party will take place at the Pyramid Scheme. Tickets start at $6 and can be ordered online. You must be 21 and up to get in.

ArtPrize is also hosting a virtual pre-party on Facebook which will provide “attendees” with a look behind the scenes at the ArtPrize Awards, as well as Founders giveaways.

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