ArtPrize in the Autumn

Hey, here is an interesting question–Why the fall?  As my good photog friend pointed out;

who comes to grand rapids in september and october? no one, that’s who.

It would make a bit more sense to host this during a season when folks aren’t headed back into their normal routines.  Maybe ArtPrize would make a great partner for Festival Grand Rapids-the timing would appear to be a bit more practical?

Any ideas out there??