Art 2 Park sees record numbers of voters, submissions

Hannah Lentz

The Laker anchor and the campus transition links proved to be a common theme in this year’s Art 2 Park competition. Over 1,600 students, faculty and staff members voted for their favorite designs, which resulted in the top 10 design nominations totaling 400 more voters than last year.

“A lot of our population and community are saying that this is something they want to take part in, and that’s a good thing,” said Parking Services Coordinator Lisa Garringer. “That’s what this is about – helping our students showcase some of their work and have it on every car – which is quite an opportunity.”

Additionally, Art 2 Park intern Paige Melick approved a record 41 designs and put them on the ballot for the first round of voting, when participants picked their top 3 designs to be included in the top 10.

Voting for the top 10 will open Monday at 8 a.m. and will go until Friday, March 27 at midnight. Anyone with a Grand Valley State University campus login can vote for their favorite design during the allotted time.

“For the second round of voting, we’re hoping to have even better numbers,” Garringer said.

Those wishing to vote for the final parking design can go to