Wednesday, September 1, 2010

DeVos Place to Host ArtPrize Opening Reception

DeVos Place will open its ArtPrize 2010 exhibition with a public reception September 22, 2010 at 6PM. The complimentary reception will be held inside DeVos Place with the exhibition viewed while strolling along the DeVos Place Skywalk and is free of charge as well.

The community is encouraged to enjoy first-hand entries from 53 artists, many of whom will be in attendance, in a celebratory environment of music, light hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

The Shea/Lawrence/Heredia Trio, quickly becoming one of the most requested jazz trios in West Michigan, will be serenading attendees with their “easy going, mellow style.”

DeVos Place will also be hosting Art Fair 2010 during ArtPrize for the weekend of September 24-26. Here, patrons can browse and purchase artwork while viewing those 53 exhibitions and installations entered in ArtPrize. Those exhibiting their artwork include former collegiate/professional football star, actor, and artist, Bernie Casey along with well-respected local artist, Paul Collins ( among many talented others.

DeVos Place is managed by SMG. Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities worldwide, including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, convention, congress and exhibition centers, science centers and a variety of other venues. Across the globe, SMG manages more than 11 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of exhibition space and over 1.5 million arena and theatre seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 100 accounts worldwide. For additional company information, visit