CatPrize – A Free and Open Cat-Themed Art Gallery

Grand Rapids, Michigan’s first Cat Art Festival is CatPrize!

ArtPrize is right around the corner!! ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is truly unique, because all art displays are free and open for the public to view.

In the spirit of the Grand Rapids art scene, we’ve decided to open our doors (and walls) to local artists. We will display cat-related art of all mediums. All art will be free and open to the public and visible without having to enter the cat lounge.

Photography Courtesy of Lemon Moon Photography

We also will have pieces of Carol’s Ferals AdvoCats on permanent display from ArtPrize 2014. 11,000 is a mural comprised of 11,000 card-stock cat faces that have been transformed into mini-masterpieces decorated by 11,000 West Michigan youth. This immense collaboration graphically illustrates the breeding potential of an intact female cat, her mate, and their offspring over the course of 5 years. While unsettling, the art playfully, beautifully, and powerfully emphasizes our collective human responsibility as we work toward controlling the population of community cats. Learn more about Carol’s Ferals’ mission to end feline overpopulation here.

Our first annual “CatPrize” will run September 22nd, 2017 – October 13th, 2017 at Happy Cat Cafe. The event will feature local artists of varied backgrounds and in all mediums. All art is original and for sale to public.

We are also running a promotion that all walk-ins that mention that they are visiting for “CatPrize” will get 10% off a standard visit.***

As always, all the cats at Happy Cat are adoptable from Carol’s Ferals.

Are you interested in displaying/selling your cat-related art during CatPrize?

  • Submit photo of art to by September 20th, 2017.
  • Submission will be hung/displayed by September 21st, 2017.
  • Must be original. Open to all mediums. Must be willing to sell.

*** Walk-ins only, subject to availability. Good on 1 hour visits only September 22nd, 2017 – October 13th, 2017. Must mention “CatPrize”.

Thank you as always, cat lovers! Can’t wait to see you in the cafe for CatPrize!

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