By Olivia Bentley

ArtPrize Nine wrapped up in Grand Rapids this past weekend on Sunday, Oct. 8. There were an estimated 1,300 artists that participated in the festival this year, each hoping to win the grand prize of $200,000.

Chakila Hoskins is one artist who has been lucky enough to participate in all nine festivals. Each piece shown at ArtPrize by Hoskins has had some sort of spiritual aspect. This year, her piece, “Conversion,” represents a spiritual transformation. Through her different responses, Hoskins explains why it is important to her for her pieces to include a spiritual message.

Click here to listen to an edited version of  the interview with Hoskins.

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