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ArtPrize 2014: 20 Sweet Venues to Explore Over 19 Days

ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and exhibition that runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

Here are 20 sweet venues to check out during ArtPrize, and these are just the tip of the artistic iceberg for the public art extravaganza.

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John VanderHaagen
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On Sept. 24

This is the opening day for ArtPrize 2014.

Welcome to the festivities for the sixth annual event, which runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

As ArtPrize relates:
Definitely more of a 'day of events' than a single h

Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Important Dates, What’s New, Transportation and More

View our ArtPrize preview to learn about venue hours, voting deadlines, what's new this year and more.

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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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West Michigan RV Outlet Show Highlights How RVers Save On Vacations [Sponsored Post]

A new study just out last week shows that recreational vehicle vacations cost less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership.

The study found savings of 27 percent to 62 percent for a four-person group and 15 percent to 48 percent for two-person group, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Narrow down the RV -- or RVs -- to do some vacation travel or camping in by checking out the West Michigan RV Outlet Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday -- Sept. 18 to 21 -- at Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE just off U.S. 131 in Comstock Park.

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Jump On GRD’s Blue Moon Bus to New Salem Corn Maze!

Summer is almost over, which means the fun of fall begins soon!

We want to send out summer in style, and we want you to join the party!

New Salem Corn Maze, Blue Moon and 97.9 WGRD are giving you the chance to win a seat for you and a friend upon the GRD Blue Moon Party Bus!

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Labor Fest 2014 Today in Grand Rapids’ Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Hard to believe September is here, isn't it? Seems like the summer went awfully fast.

But here it is, Labor Day. And if you're looking for something to do today, I'd like to point you toward Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids for Labor Fest 2014!

Labor Fest runs from 11 a

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Sit In With Eric Zane, ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings;’ Help Raise Funds for A-T Children’s Project [Video]

Hey all! Eric Zane here.

It's Rhoades McKee Reed's Lake Triathlon-Duathlon time again! The benefit is coming up Saturday, Sept. 6.

I will be out there racing in the chariot division, while raising awareness for the A-T Children's Project.

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Bike Run for Wes Leonard Heart Team to Benefit Kids

Tomorrow, in Ada, at 6308 East Fulton Street, get on your motorcycle and ride to raise money and awareness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in kids.

100% of the profit will go to benefit the Wes Leonard Heart Team, to allow the donation of more AED defibrillators to Michigan schools, and help certify more people in CPR and AED use.

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GWAR Sets Date for Destruction at The Intersection on Nov. 23! [Video]

Losing the great scumdog of Oderus Urungus will not slow down the killing machine that is GWAR.

Recently, they played their usual GWAR-B-Q and sent Oderus via a Viking Funeral.

However, it's back to business for the earth dominators as they will make their way to The Intersection in Grand Rapids on Nov. 23!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Eric Zane Hangs Out with Mitchell and Friends at Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford

On Friday, Eric Zane, from "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," was doing his best to help out the fundraising efforts of Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford!

Many people came out and had a great time, with the fundraiser bringing iin more than $2,000 for Team Mitchell & Zane!

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MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Stops In Grand Rapids This Weekend

When we think of Millennium Park, we think of fun with the family and maybe some time spent on the splash pad.

But this weekend, the waters at Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW in Walker, will be filled with some of the best wakeboarders in the world!

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will be stopping in Grand Rapids on its fourth stop Friday and Saturday. 

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