GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- People coming to ArtPrize are going to get a very warm welcome from hundreds of people telling them that they're awesome.
This idea was born when a Spring Lake woman saw someone on a street corner holding a "you are awesome" sign. She mentioned it to someone who mentioned it to someone else, and before long, somebody thought it would be cool if lots of people held their signs up during ArtPrize to welcome visitors.
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Friday afternoon participants gathered at Calder Plaza to wave, show their signs, and take pictures to post online. They call it the "flash mob of awesomeness."
Gwen Hailey and Karen McDonald made signs and came downtown to be part of the excitement. "This is the first Friday of ArtPrize, so we were really excited to share the good news of Grand Rapids."