Independent Bank’s Monroe Center office will be hosting an opening night ArtPrize reception on September 23 at 6 pm. The bank is a venue for the art competition and will display the work of 12 artists.

Independent Bank is one of over 150 local businesses hosting artists during the competition. During the opening night reception, visitors can enjoy light refreshments from 6 pm to 10 pm while viewing the artwork. Featured artwork includes paintings, photography, 3D visual art and hand-crafted guitars.

Following the opening night, visitors are welcome to visit the bank to view the art during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Visitors may also view the art 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 23 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 Laura McDowell from the Monroe Center office at 616.949.2189. The office is located at 86 Monroe Center NW, suite 101.