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ArtPrize and The Rapid partner to offer cost-effective transportation

For five dollars, two people can ride The Rapid into downtown Grand Rapids for the duration of ArtPrize.
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/Courtesy of ArtPrize

ArtPrize and The Rapid will be joining forces to again offer ArtPrize-goers an alternative to parking downtown for the event. For five dollars, you can purchase two wristbands that permit two riders on any of the shuttles that run from seven area Meijer stores into downtown as well as free rides on any Rapid route for the duration of ArtPrize.

In addition, these wristbands allow unlimited access to ArtBus, a shuttle that picks up and drops off visitors at all Exhibition Centers, the ArtPrize HUB and The Rapid Central Station.

"Our primary goal in the partnership is to increase accessibility, so people from all socio-economic backgrounds can travel downtown to experience this epic event," says Brian Burch, ArtPrize public relations director. "It really is the easiest way to get downtown and get right into the art."

Utilizing public transportation will help with environmental concerns as well.

"In addition to accessibility, there's the practical reason of reducing the amount of congestion in our streets during ArtPrize and therefore reducing tailpipe emissions, which can have a net benefit for our environment," adds Burch.

Wristbands can be purchased at the ArtPrize HUB (41 Sheldon Blvd. SE), any Exhibition Center and nine area Meijer stores for the duration of ArtPrize.

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