Independent Bank’s Monroe Center office will be hosting an ArtPrize Opening Night Mix n’ Mingle from 6 to 10 pm on Wednesday, September 22. Visitors can enjoy hors d’oeuvres from 6 pm to 10 pm while viewing the artwork at the Mix n’ Mingle.

Independent Bank is one of over 190 local businesses hosting artists during the competition. The work of 14 artists will be on display. Featured artwork includes paintings, photography, a hand-crafted kayak and various other hand-crafted pieces.

Following the opening night, visitors are welcome to view the art during normal bank hours, 9:30 am to 5:15 pm, and from 5 pm to 8 pm, Monday through Thursday; 12 pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday; and from 12 pm to 6 pm on Sunday.

The ArtPrize event kicks off Wednesday, September 22 at 6 pm in Grand Rapids. ArtPrize is an open art competition, giving away the world's largest art prize of $250,000. Part arts festival, part social experiment, this international contest is decided solely on a public vote. Anyone can enter their art in the competition.

For more information about Independent Bank or the featured artists, please contact Nickie Leppek or Laura McDowell from the Monroe Center office at 616.458.7045. The office is located 86 Monroe Center NW, suite 101.