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Art Prize - JW 1
A big squiggly thing outside our building. Probably represents man's inner struggle to hold his pee when standing next to strange art. I'm not encouraging anyone to urinate on anything.
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Did You Know That Art Prize Also Has Music Entries?

This is my first Art Prize, and I must say, there are a lot of...um...interesting things dumped all over downtown.  I will stick with interesting as the word for now, until I get a moment to wander around looking at it all closer.

But this got me thinking...are there music entries?  And how does that work?  Does some poor guitarist have to sit on a corner for 14 hours a day throughout Art Prize, playing their song over and over non-stop?

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Art Prize - JW 1
A big squiggly thing outside our building. Probably represents man's inner struggle to hold his pee when standing next to strange art. I'm not encouraging anyone to urinate on anything.
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ArtPrize Is Coming; How Insane Are the Artists Going to Be This Year?

ArtPrize is coming, and it's a huge thing for Grand Rapids.  

Thousands of people wander around downtown, checking out all the art that comes to town and vote on the art they think should win the huge grand prize.

The grand prizes' payouts total $400,000, and there are smaller prizes all totaling $160,000. So, this is a pretty big freaking deal!

I will admit right now that I don't get art. I'm more of a music guy.

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Matt Millhouse, 100.5 The River
Matt Millhouse, 100.5 The River
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Founders Brewing’s ArtPrize Beer Mosaic Promise First Tapping September 16

Grand Rapids is pretty awesome. There's beer. There's art. There's beer AND art. The official beer of ArtPrize 2014 is Founders Brewing Co.'s Mosaic Promise. It was previewed at ArtPrize on Tap back in August. Tuesday, September 16, Mosaic Promise will be released in Founder's taproom. The event is free and starts at 4:30 PM.

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Jackie Finds Her New Ride

Art Prize definitely brings out some things that we may not always be used to seeing in Grand Rapids, but I still can be surprised by some of the things I take witness to.

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Jackie Reviews Art Prize Food Trucks

Who doesn't love fall!  It's a great time in Grand Rapids, especially because Art Prize is here and that means the streets are full of food trucks!  So many different food options hit Grand Rapids the minute Art Prize begins.  Normally I have a routine and I stick to it pretty religiously but I thought, why not stray away from it and try some of this food we have right outside my door!

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Grand Rapids, You Are Awesome!

This morning was "awesome!" I went for a super duper run, then came into work to be told, that I am in fact, "awesome." Yeah! Have you seen those signs around Grand Rapids, or maybe a person on a street corner "Panhandling love," as I say with a sign that simply reads, "You Are Awesome." Well there is a group of people who started this trend and they are bringing us an entire "You Are Awesome" flashmob the same weekend we are kicking off art prize. Listen to the interview below, and remember, "You are awesome!"

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Need A Good Reason To Go To ArtPrize? Try Lots of “Jugs”

They say art is in the eye of the beholder. So say what you want about the normal run-of-the-mill conventional pieces you're scouring the city of Grand Rapids to see. I JT (pronounced "Zhay Te" from hence forth) took a different approach than the norm. I explored countless art prize submissions this year with a critical eye. I roamed the art enriched terra-firma while embracing the spirit of untethered abstract expressionism with the goal being, to strike my judgement with a balance of structure and accident, restraint and recklessness, deliberation and instinct......ok, this is bunch of BS. Who am I fooling - I basically just looked around for exposed lady parts and gave them a (1-5) "Jug" rating. Enjoy.

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