GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Now in its fifth year, ArtPrize seems to still generate a lot of attention for Grand Rapids.
Representatives from Experience Grand Rapids say they began receiving calls about the art competition earlier than past years from people outside of Grand Rapids.
Every year, the event attracts thousands of people from around the nation and world. WZZM 13 spoke with an artist who drove across the country to participate. You can watch that interview in the video posted above.
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ArtPrize 2013 officially begins at noon on Wednesday. The first round of voting begins at the same time.
The top ten will be announced Sunday, September 29, and after a second round of voting wraps up, awards will be given out October 4.