Bus Service Makes Seeing ArtPrize Easier

12:16 PM, Sep 19, 2013   |    comments
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File photo of a RAPID bus.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- ArtPrize officially begins on Wednesday.  In years past, it operated shuttle buses to make it easy for people to get around.

This year organizers have decided not to and instead entered into a partnership with The Rapid.

The downtown area shuttle, also known as the DASH, is now the best way to get around the three square miles of ArtPrize.

The DASH has a regular connections that will take you through the core of downtown easily, no matter which direction you are going.  The Rapid has created a single north-south transit line specifically for ArtPrize.

A spokesperson says it will make seeing the more than 1,500 entries much more feasible.

"We are still continuing some of the programs we have had in place the past few years. The Meijer Park and Ride lots. There are a number of Meijer stores around the area where people can park their cars and hop on one of our fixed route buses, come downtown walk around and use the DASH service and see what they want to see and head back to their car. For people who purchase an ArtPrize wristband they will be able to use that as their fare so they will basically have unlimited free rides for the 2 1/2 weeks of ArtPrize," said Jennifer Kalczuk, spokesperson for The Rapid.

For more information and maps you can visit the Rapid or ArtPrize websites.

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