ArtPrize is an internationally organized art competition and a non-profit organization. Every year three miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, turns into a field for starting conversations about art and why it matters. Different pieces of art from around the world is displayed through town for free. In April 2016, this same competition is coming to Dallas! “The new event will be the first of its kind to form outside of Grand Rapids, and will be exclusive in the southwest region, including Colorado and Utah. Up to $500,000 in cash prizes and grants will be awarded to artists in its first year, and the event is expected to draw thousands of visitors from Texas and throughout the United States.”

You can read more about dates and the event itself here.