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A Community Watch Party will be held in Rosa Parks Circle on Friday for the announcement of the ArtPrize winners.

/Richard Deming

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Halfway through the last week of ArtPrize Seven, excitement is building to the final Awards Ceremony and the announcement of the winners of both the Juror and Public Vote prize winners.

The ceremony will be held on Friday, October 9 at 8 p.m at the Grand Rapids Civic Theater, hosted by Todd Herring, ArtPrize Creative Director. Local band Vox Vidorra has been selected as the official house band of ArtPrize Seven.

During this final ceremony, the winners of each of the Public Vote and the Jurors' choice will be announced, receiving awards of $12,500 for each category and $200,000 for the Grand Prize winners.

There will be a Community Watch Party held at Rosa Parks Circle beginning at 5:30 p.m, with live coverage streaming from the Civic Theater starting at 7 p.m brought by WoodTV8 on NBC. The public is encouraged to attend at the central location downtown in Rosa Parks to celebrate together and watch the event on a jumbotron. The event will also stream online, with inside precoverage of the Civic Theater, accessible anywhere you chose to create your own watch party. 

Founder's Brewing Company will have a tent at Rosa Parks Circle and live music will be provided before the announcement by Kalamazoo resident and former American Idol finalist, Matt Giraud. These events will precede the awards beginning at 5:30 p.m. A 21+ after party will also be held at the Pyramid Scheme from 10 p.m until 2 a.m hosted y DJ Complete VII with guest DJ AB. 

Information on the virtual pre-party event is on the ArtPrize Facebook page along with prize and giveaway information. 

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