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ArtPrize is Finally Over – Please Remove Your Garbage – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, the guys take a look back at ArtPrize 8, and talk about the winners, the losers, the great art, and all the pretentious garbage that's still lying around, pretending to be art. Please clean up your garbage, thank you.

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Joe Talks About His Weekend at Artprize 8 – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, Joe talks about his weekend wandering around downtown checking out Artprize 8, and tells us what he likes, what is weird, and what is simply garbage thrown on the ground in laziness.

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Have You Spotted Any Of The 1,000 Painted Rocks Downtown GR?

ArtPrize8 is underway and people are exploring the city looking at the different art pieces and installations, but you might also spot a fun family project Aaron and his 6 kids spent a year putting together...

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"I though they'd at least clean up downtown for Artprize" "No, sweetie, that's an exhibit." (Photo Wendy Reed)
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Artprize Eight 2016 Survival Tips for Grand Rapids Workers

Artprize Eight is here! Wednesday, September 21st, downtown Grand Rapids filled up with thousands of additional people, wandering aimlessly through the streets and buildings, taking your favorite booth at the restaurant you love for lunch, and clogging the streets as they try to decided if they're really lost or not. Yay, Artprize!

I've had two years of experience with it now, and I've learned some valuable lessons from it, and I would like to share them with you now.

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ArtPrize Mural Honors Michigan’s Rock Heritage [Photo]

A West Michigan artist has honored Michigan's lengthy Rock'N Roll tradition with six foot by six foot mural on the west side. 

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A Prisoner Used Soap and Toilet Paper to Create An ArtPrize Entry [Video]

It's safe to say that one ArtPrize Artist stands out as the most unique artist in the competition.  Dartagnan Little is a convicted felon who created his entry while behind bars...

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GRPD Reminds You To Be Safe During ArtPrize

ArtPrize 8 kicks off today and police are urging the hundreds of thousands people visiting to use caution and common sense while walking around exploring the art...

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The Guys Are Confused by the Definitions of Art Every Year – FBHW Segment 16

As Artprize approaches its official opening for 2016, the "art" is going up, and the guys are getting more confused and angry about what they're seeing installed around downtown.

And for God's sake...don't get Joe started on the freaking quilts!

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ArtPrize: Talk to the Artists

Wow, it's hard to believe that we are getting ready to kick off ArtPrize 8 in less that a week! (Preview week kicked off on Wednesday, August 14th, but the official start of ArtPrize will be next Wednesday, September 21st.)

I have been to each and every ArtPrize. One of the things I've learned over the years is there is always more to art than meets the eye.

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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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The Best Part of ArtPrize Seven Might Just Be the Food Trucks!

Summertime in Grand Rapids is cool on Thursdays with the food trucks that park in front of the GRAM downtown. Since that's right outside the studios, it's really fun to run down and grab some food from something different than the restaurants here. But Artprize Seven has really kicked that up a couple notches!

Welcome to the BOB parking lot, with something like TEN FOOD TRUCKS EVERY DAY!

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Inside SiTE:LAB and GRAM at ArtPrize Seven [Photos]

With 1,550 entries at over 160 venues, it's nearly impossible to see everything at ArtPrize Seven.

We'll help you discover more of the artists and work at ArtPrize with a closer look at venues throughout the event.

Take a look inside SiTE:LAB and GRAM at ArtPrize Seven.

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