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A Look Inside ‘UNLOADED’ at UICA [Photos]

UNLOADED is a traveling exhibition which explores the historical and social impact of guns. The exhibition at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts features the work of more than 20 artists, including former ArtPrize juror and ArtPrize award finalist Mel Chin.

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Giant Swings and Horrible Art – Free Beer and Hot Wings Segment 16 [Video]

Today on Segment 16, the guys talk about a giant tire swing that's coming back to Grand Rapids. Free Beer and Hot Wings didn't even know it existed. It was taken down a couple years ago after an incident, but has been redesigned, and is coming back. Are you excited yet?

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Vote for the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony to Win $5,000

Support the arts in West Michigan by voting for the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony to win $5,000 from Independent Bank!

The bank is giving $5,000 each to four local Arts non-profits in the communities they serve. 

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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 Seven 2015 Survival Tips for Grand Rapids Workers

Artprize Seven is almost here! Wednesday, September 23rd, downtown Grand Rapids will fill 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!

Last year was my first experience with it, and I learned some valuable lessons from it, and I would like to share them with you now.

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Are Video Games Art? [Video]

Here is an age old question that has plagued humanity for years and years!

Ok, maybe it's not that intense, but it is a good question.

Are video games art?

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What Happens When You Put an Ikea Print In an Art Museum? [Video]

Digital production and seeding agency Life Hunters recently placed a piece of art that can be bought at Ikea for about $15 in an art museum to see what experts and enthusiasts had to say about its quality and worth.

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Photoshop Experts Get Schooled by Photoshop 1.0 [Video]

Over the last few years, there's been a lot of controversy about over-Photoshopped photos. Women and men are getting tired of being shown these impossible goals for beauty, and some celebrities have even released the un-Photoshopped versions of photos.

Photoshop experts get a lot of flak, but they're just doing what they're paid for.

But what if they were asked to step back in time, like 25 years, and use Photoshop version 1?

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President Bill Clinton’s Official Portrait Has Monica Lewinsky Reference Embedded In It [Video]

Nelson Shanks is an artist who got the incredible opportunity to paint former President Bill Clinton's official presidential portrait for the National Gallery of Art.

That's quite an honor. So, naturally he decided to stick it to Clinton.

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Miami Beach Art Show Protester Arrested After Pulling Out Prosthetic Penis [Video]

A guy protesting an art show in Miami Beach, Fla., was arrested last weekend.

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Can You Draw Your Partner From Memory? [Video]

If you've been dating or married for a while, try this out for fun. Each of you should try to draw your partner from memory.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Painter Claims an Alien Took His Virginity [Video]

Meet 70-year-old David Higgins. David is a painter who specializes in erotic art.

Kind of weird already, yes, but it gets weirder. David claims he's been abducted by aliens many times.

But it still gets weirder!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe’s ArtPrize Contribution [Video]

Here in Grand Rapids there's an annual art contest called ArtPrize.

It's a 19-day city-wide art exhibit in which artists display their work for everyone to see. People and a juried panel then vote on which pieces they think are the best and the winners receive $560,000 in cash prizes. There are many mediums, including paintings, drawings, sculpture and even performance art.

One piece was titled "Hey YouTube, It's Me."

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