Support ArtPrize’s educational programs while completing a variety of challenges via your smartphone
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- This year, experience ArtPrize a whole new way with a scavenger hunt that lasts for the full 19 days of ArtPrize 10. Friends and family can creatively compete against each other to learn about art and connect with the artists, art and the community — and help raise money for ArtPrize’s educational programs.
The Scavenger Hunt at ArtPrize is not your summer camp's scavenger hunt. Less scavenger hunt and more Amazing Race, most of the challenges involve finding entries and artists that fit within a certain category, then taking a picture of the team with the art or artists. Teams use their smartphone to track points and complete various challenges using the hunt’s app. Judges will add bonus points for creativity, and a curated feed of the photos will be available to the public.
“At its core, the spirit and energy of ArtPrize comes from countless instances of independent participation, from not only the artists and venues who organize the show, but also from community partners organizing events and happenings every day of the event,” said Jori Bennett, ArtPrize Executive Director. “The ArtPrize family scavenger hunt is exactly the type of catalytic activity we’re excited to see at ArtPrize—challenging visitors and encouraging participants to discover, or rediscover, our city.”
Tickets to participate cost $12.50 for adults 13+, $7.50 for kids 7-12, and free for ages 6 and under, and a portion of the proceeds will go back to support ArtPrize. All participants can sign up at family-scavenger-hunt-ap10.eventbrite.com. Families and friends can form teams of 4-6 people, and play the entire time that ArtPrize is live, from opening day until the closing ceremonies — new challenges will be added every few days.
“Ten years after ArtPrize first came to GR, we’re excited to offer a new way for locals and visitors alike to get out and celebrate everything that ArtPrize brings to the city,” said Jill Hinton Wolfe, GO Scavenger Hunts co-founder. “The challenges are a mix of fun, creative, serious and silly, and we love that a portion of the ticket sales will help support school groups who want to visit ArtPrize.”
There is also an option specifically designed for work teams looking to do some team building during ArtPrize — visit goscavengerhunts.com/artprize2018 for more details.
About Go Scavenger Hunts
GO Scavenger Hunts works with innovative organizations who are tired of boring, ineffective team building events. We are a new way to think about creative team building — we provide seriously fun, memorable events that are unlike anything your team has experienced before.
ArtPrize is an international art competition and festival open to all and determined equally by public vote and expert jury. ArtPrize encourages critical discourse, celebrates artists, transforms urban space and promotes cultural understanding.
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Co-founder Jill Hinton Wolfe is a communicator, entrepreneur and Army veteran who is passionate about the outdoors and designing surprising and unique challenges for all sorts of clients, all over the world.