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ArtPrize Pitch Night Winners: Poetry Fox, Wall of 5,000 Mirrors, Extinction Simulation, More

ArtPrize Pitch Night is a way to discover and support out-of-town artists. Winners receive $5,000 and prime spot to display their work at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids.

Pitch Night has grown each year since its debut in 2013. This year, ArtPrize Pitch Night has expanded to six cities.

Learn about this year's winning projects, artists and where to find them at ArtPrize Nine.

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The Cotton Bowl’s ArtPrize Moment: Giant Mascots Made of Tires

Remember when Dallas was going to host an expansion of ArtPrize?

The three-year agreement was set to begin in 2016, but ArtPrize Dallas was cancelled because of funding and some who "saw the concept as threatening to the status quo."

It seems Dallas is having second thoughts after introducing two ArtPrize-like sculptures made out of tires.

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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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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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It’s Not All About Winning at ArtPrize

There are many different types of artists that enter ArtPrize and there are many different reasons that artists enter.

Some artists enter to win. Some enter for exposure. Some enter because they love to share their craft. It's often a combo of all three, but it's definitely not always just about winning.

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Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
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See all of the Winners of ArtPrize Eight [Photos]

The winners of ArtPrize Eight have been announced including two $200,000 Grand Prize winners.

The Public Grand Prize goes to Wounded Warrior Dogs by James Mellick. The Juried Grand Prize goes to The Bureau of Personal Belonging by Stacey Kirby.

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Take a Look at What’s Inside the B.O.B. for ArtPrize 8

In the past, a lot of the best that ArtPrize had to offer was located in the parking lot of the B.O.B, but now that they have started building their new venue where the lot used to be, the great art pieces have moved inside and can be found on all floors of the Big Old Building.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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What’s Your ArtPrize Entry? Take the Quiz!

Have you ever thought about entering ArtPrize? Not sure where to get started? Want to know what your entry should be?

Now you can find out with the ArtPrize Entry Generator!

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize ‘Amazing Race’-Style Event is Saturday

The sixth annual Michigan Adventure Race: ArtPrize Edition will be held Saturday, October 8 in Grand Rapids. The race will wind through ArtPrize and feature both mental and physical challenges.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Awards Ceremony on Friday: TV, Watch Party, More

ArtPrize will hold the Eighth Annual ArtPrize Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 7 at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. The celebration will include a live TV broadcast, public watch party and more.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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‘Bent Sub Sandwich’ at ArtPrize Eight [Video]

A porcelain sculpture of a bent sub sandwich is drawing reactions at ArtPrize Eight.

Learn the story behind "Bent Sub Sandwich."

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ArtPrize Public Vote Final 20 is Exactly What You Thought it Would Be [Photos]

ArtPrize announced the Public Vote Final 20 today.

The results are mostly predictable.

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Donald Trump Makes Surprise Stop in Grand Rapids During ArtPrize [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

 

ArtPrize goers at one of the event's largest venues got a surprise on Friday: a visit from Donald Trump.

The Democratic Presidential nominee made an unexpected stop at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum before a fundraising event at the JW Marriott.

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