Turn Your Steps into Prizes at ArtPrize Nine

Take the Art Meets Heart Steps Challenge at ArtPrize Nine and enter to win fantastic prizes!

As part of the ArtPrize Health and Wellness programming, the Art Meets Heart Steps Challenge encourages you to walk around Grand Rapids and explore the event and our city. Track your steps on your personal device -- when you reach 10,000 steps on any given day during the event, enter a weekly raffle for the chance to win exciting prizes, including gift certificates to purchase a new pair of kicks, portable phone chargers, water bottles and more!

Health fact: Did you know after each hour of regular activity you get, you gain back about two hours of additional life expectancy?

Where to Start:

Start the Challenge on any of six Pantone Pathways that ArtPrize has to offer. The Pantone Pathways presented by X-Rite Pantone are planned walking routes that highlight the character of their respective neighborhoods while helping you navigate through downtown Grand Rapids. Each Pathway is 2.4 miles or less, and will take you past nearly 90% of ArtPrize Nine venues.

Find the Pathway routes in the ArtPrize Event Guide, which is available at any of the ArtPrize HUBs located around the city.

Art Prize Nine is almost here

September 20 - October 8

ArtPrize HUBs are a great place to start your ArtPrize adventure. Stop by any HUB location where a friendly volunteer can make sure you’re ready to vote for your favorite entries, help you map your unique ArtPrize route, equip you with one of our new Experience Guides (like the Family Experience Guide!) and an enhanced Metro Pass, give you your free ArtPrize Event Guide and help you make the most of your ArtPrize experience.

ArtPrize HUBs are open during the event, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., September 20 to October 8.


  • Sign up for an ArtPrize account and get ready to cast your first vote
  • Get a free Event Guide, thanks to MLive Media Group
  • Buy an enhanced ArtPrize Metro Pass for unlimited rides on the Silver Line, 10 rides on The Rapid's fixed routes, a day pass to the ArtPrize Clubhouse, and more.
  • Get help—from how to vote to recommendations for lunch
  • Receive a commemorative tote provided by Meijer (while supplies last)