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ArtPrize eve draws many to downtown Grand Rapids

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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- On Wednesday, ArtPrize voting begins and on the eve of ArtPrize, people are heading downtown for a sneak peak.

Colleen and Sam Watson say coming one night early allows them to mix and mingle without the madness. "I like being able to meet some of the artists with a little less congestion," said Colleen.

A tradition of ArtPrize 'eve-ers' is a boost to artists like Andy Sacksteder, already handing out hundreds of voting cards.

"A lot of people came out when I was setting up last Friday; I was amazed how many people came early. Since then it's been a flow pretty steady."

Wednesday at noon the voting begins. You can register in person at voting registration booths downtown, or by downloading the ArtPrize app.

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