For the third year, Legacy Trust and Artists Creating Together, formerly VSA Arts, have co-sponsored a statewide spring art competition for adult artists with disabilities in an effort to bring their voices and vision to ArtPrize. This year's public vote will be held on Friday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Ledyard Building in downtown Grand Rapids, where two of the artists will be chosen. Additionally, a panel of celebrity Grand Rapids judges will select the third artist during a private reception the night before. The three winners will be entered in the 2012 ArtPrize competition as part of the LTAC.
All ArtPrize venues are open for public viewing beginning on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. In addition to the LTAC artists, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel will host additional artists from around the state and country.
“We are pleased that our artists' work will be displayed at the Amway Grand Plaza,” said William Walker, president and CEO of Legacy Trust. “This is a wonderful location to show off the tremendously talented artists that will be selected later this month as part of the Legacy Trust Award Collection. It will ensure that many ArtPrize visitors will have the opportunity to see the passion and talent of these amazing artists, and hopefully vote for them during the competition.”
Artists from all genres are invited to participate in the competition, which will continue to accept submissions until May 7. All artwork must be delivered to Artists Creating Together in Grand Rapids by 11 a.m. on May 17 for the voting artists’ reception. For additional requirements, please visit, http://legacygr.com/
ArtPrize, an international art competition in Grand Rapids decided solely on a public vote, returns to Grand Rapids for its fourth year on Sept. 19-Oct. 7. It debuted with much enthusiasm in 2009 and participation soared in 2010 and 2011. This year is expected to see a continued increase in community engagement and entries.
About Legacy Trust
Legacy Trust is an independent, locally owned, Michigan-chartered bank that specializes in providing investment and wealth-management services to individuals, families, foundations and non-profits in West Michigan. Legacy Trust delivers highly customized financial and investment solutions tailored to meet the unique situation of each client. For more information, visit us at www.legacygr.com.
About Artists Creating Together
Artists Creating Together is a non-profit organization that brings children, youth and adults with disabilities together with artists, the arts and art projects. Formerly known as VSA/Very Special Arts, Artists Creating Together has been a part of the Kent County landscape since 1986. Today, Artists Creating Together helps more than 6,000 individuals from West and Northwest Michigan celebrate, succeed and grown with art. Since its inception, Artists Creating Together has benefitted more than 20,000 individuals with disabilities from throughout West Michigan. For more information, please find us on our website at www.artistscreatingtogether.org or call us at 616.885.5866.