2012 ArtPrize Volunteer Kick-Off Rally

BY :: STELLAFLY
PHOTOGRAPHY :: TERRY JOHNSTON

ArtPrize volunteers will fill 3321 shifts during the 2012 event which equates 11,634 hours.

Last night 2012 ArtPrize Volunteers gathered at  LAT Management at 55 Campau, 5th floor – the future site of the High Five ArtPrize Venue for games, food and to hear about the exciting events that will take place this year.

While the Kent County String Band  played a variety of standards from the 1890s – 1950s, as 2010 ArtPrize winner Chris LaPorte did caricature drawings. Guests munched on donuts and donut holes, pizza and walked away with Vote Art 2012 Satchels and water bottles from the event sponsor

Amelea Pegman, ArtPrize Community/Volunteer Director, Todd Herring, ArtPrize Marketing Director and Sethe Bovee, Flagstar Bank all spoke about this exciting upcoming third year.

If you’re a fan of art and conversation or looking to meet new people, volunteering for one of Grand Rapids’ largest community events is a great thing to do.

Organizing a group to volunteer for ArtPrize is another fun way to see art, hang out in downtown Grand Rapids AT the coolest event of the year, give back to the community, and spend time with your friends or co-workers.

What’s in it for you? Well, other than the obvious, volunteers also receive Free Event Guides (includes map) and wristbands (for free shuttle rides). After three shifts are completed, volunteers receive a coupon for 25% off your entire purchase. For every three shifts after (6, 9, 12…), volunteers receive a coupon for 50% off one item. If you Work 4 Wayfinding Shifts, you get a ArtPrize Volunteer Branded Wayfinding Stachel. There are also daily raffles for tickets to the ArtPrize Awards.

Become part of the ArtPrize team. Over the past two years they have had nearly 1,000 volunteers who have worked behind the scenes and in the public eye for ArtPrize each year. Volunteers breathe life into this event and make it the place to be every fall.

If you haven’t signed up to be a volunteer yet, it’s not too late!

Visit http://www.artprize.org/get-involved/volunteers and scroll down to register as a volunteer. Log in to your account beginning at 9:00 am to sign up for volunteer shifts for 2012!
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