GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has been nominated as one of the nation’s top sculpture parks, and here’s how you can help it secure the top spot.
Meijer Gardens is one of 20 sculpture parks from around the U.S. in the running for the USA Today’s Readers’ Choice 10Best awards.
People can vote once a day in each of the 10Best awards categories. Meijer Gardens is in the 10Best Sculpture Parks, and people can vote for the park every day at this link.
“By voting daily, community members can help raise awareness about this incredible destination and showcase the vibrant arts and culture scene within West Michigan,” officials with Meijer Gardens said in a Wednesday, May 17, press release.
Nominees for the readers’ choice awards were submitted by a panel of experts and then narrowed down by 10Best editors.
Meijer Gardens officials say the park at 1000 E Beltline Ave. NE in Grand Rapids was chosen as a finalist based on its “remarkable collection of world-class sculptures, picturesque landscapes and immersive visitor experiences.”
The park opened in 1995 and has a 158-acre main campus that boasts the state’s largest tropical conservatory and one of the country’s largest interactive children’s gardens.
One of the most beloved exhibits at the park is the annual “Butterflies are Blooming,” which features thousands of butterflies and moths from dozens of species.
The permanent collection highlights hundreds of sculptures from internationally acclaimed artists. Indoor galleries with changing sculpture exhibitions have featured artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jonathan Borofsky and more.
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