This is day one of ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI. One of the most frequent questions I’m asked when people hear I’m an artist in ArtPrize is “How do I vote in ArtPrize?” Here’s some info that I think will help.
Q: How do I register online?
A: Visit www.ArtPrize.org, create a user name and password (you’ll need an email address.) Then login to your new account and set up your profile. If you registered last year, you can continue to use that account.
Q: I registered online, can I vote now?
A: Nope, not quite yet. After you register online, you need to activate your registration by going to one of the registration
sites in person and presenting your driver’s license or another government issued ID,
Here’s the locations where you can activate your registration:
Diocese of Grand Rapids/Cathedral Square
360 Division Ave S
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl St NW
Grand Valley State University Outdoor Art & Sculpture
Pew Campus, between Pearl St and Fulton St
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA)
41 Sheldon Boulevard SE
Women’s City Club
254 East Fulton St
155 N Division Ave
Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Downtown Chamber of Commerce
111 Pearl Street NW
Q: Now that I’m registered, how do I vote?
A: Hopefully, you’ll go visit as many locations as possible and vote on your favorite artists. You can vote by going online to vote at www.ArtPrize.org and logging in, or by getting the free ArtPrize application for your smartphone. I tried out the ArtPrize application and LOVE IT. If you have a smart phone, please give this a try, you’ll be glad you did.
Q: How many times can I vote?
A: You can vote as many times as you want to but you can only vote twice for the same artist. Once during the first round of voting and then a second time if they are lucky enough to be a finalist.
Q: What’s this vote up, vote down thingy?
A: Basically a vote up means you like it, and a vote down means, yuck.
You can also find out more about voting at the ArtPrize website voting page here.
So there you have it. I hope you have a fun time, this is a truly unique, world class event.
Post by Ann Teliczan