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Artprize offers transit passes to increase diversity

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Artprize is giving away free bus passes to community organizations to increase the diversity of the art competition.
Underwriting support from:

To get your Rapid Rides to Artprize Pass:

Contact Anne Marie Hertl at WMEAC - 616-451-3051

You can also purchase these passes at Meijer for $5. 

Rapid Ride to Artprize Pass - at WMEAC

Rapid Ride to Artprize Pass - at WMEAC /Josh Leffingwell

Social equity is one of the main focuses of the 2014 Artprize, the world’s largest open art competition. For the 2014 seasons, Artprize teamed up with local non-profits like LINC, Grand Rapids Urban League, West Michigan Environmental Action Council, as well as others to pass out “Rapid Rides to Artprize” wristbands to their constituents as a means of building a more inclusive audience for the art competition.

The “Rapid Rides to ArtPrize” wristbands offer unlimited free access to transit for the two weeks of Artprize. With a goal to increase a more diverse audience, the Rapid Rides program will give those who might not be able to get downtown for Artprize, the ability to do so.

“Artprize has a huge impact on the lives of those who live in Grand Rapids, the Rapid Rides program gives those who live in the community an opportunity to be able to enjoy this art competition.”, Josh Leffingwell, Communications Director of WMEAC.

If you are interested in getting one of these Rapid Rides to Artprize wristbands contact, Anne Marie Hertl at WMEAC to get one today - 616-451-3051. 


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