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Goosebump-Inducing Video Shares ArtPrize Experience [Video]

ArtPrize takes over Grand Rapids for a few weeks each fall. We are now familiar with the competition, but it can be difficult to explain to someone who has never attended or isn't from West Michigan.

Brian Kelly's new video shares the spirit of ArtPrize Seven. The video shows that ArtPrize is about more than just the art and the voting, it's the people that make the event what it is.

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ArtPrize Seven Jurors Reveal Shortlists

ArtPrize Seven jurors narrowed down their favorites and gave voters more to think about as the jurors revealed their top five in each category at tonight's ArtPrize shortlist event.

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Thousands of Beads Taken From ArtPrize Entry

Jeffrey Augustine Songco’s ArtPrize installation “Revelry” at Calder Plaza is a 200 foot long chain link fence originally decorated with 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads.

Only a fraction of those beads remain after most were taken by ArtPrize visitors on Saturday.

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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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Wayland Returns to Grand Rapids at the Intersection in December! [Video]

It's been some time since we have heard from our friends in Wayland!

They've been hard at work on their upcoming album, while touring relentlessly throughout the country, so maybe it's time to make it back home for some hometown rock right?

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ArtPrize Artist Explains What’s Up With All Those Feet [Video]

Colleen Garibaldi's "2014, 4, Object/Body Language Series" stops many who see it right in their tracks.

What's going on with all those feet?

Garibaldi explains.

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‘Revelry’ Brings 2,700 Pounds of Mardi Gras Beads to ArtPrize [Video]

Jeffrey Augustine Songco's ArtPrize installation "Revelry" at Calder Plaza is a 200 foot long chain link fence decorated with 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads.

Songco explains how the piece came together, the use of color and more.

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ArtPrize Website Down due to Amazon Web Services Outage

ArtPrize voting begins today with a snag. The website is down due to a web service outage.

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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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Parking at ArtPrize

Over 440,000 people visited ArtPrize in 2014. ArtPrize helps to make navigating the crowds easier with options for those traveling by bike or bus, but alternative transportation is not always an option.

Check our guide to parking in Grand Rapids during ArtPrize.

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Crobot to Rock the Stache Next Saturday! [Video]

More and more shows keep getting booked, which is the best news ever when it comes to living in Grand Rapids!

If you think there is nothing to do in the town of Grand Rapids, you are wrong my friend!

Crobot hits the Stache next Saturday!

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Grandwich Competition to Name Best Sandwich in Grand Rapids

The search for the best sandwich in Grand Rapids is on! The annual Grandwich competition is back for the fifth year and will run through July 31.

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