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ArtPrize Seven Public Vote Finalists

ArtPrize has announced the Public Vote Finalists for ArtPrize Seven.

View the full list.

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Pink Elevator Raising Money for Susan G. Komen of Michigan [Photos]

ArtPrize has taken over Grand Rapids making it a fitting time for a creative and colorful way to raise awareness and money for an important cause.

"Ride the Pink Elevator" and support Susan G. Komen of Michigan.

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Volunteer Performers Needed to Swing at Kate Gilmore’s ‘Higher Ground’

It takes thousands of volunteer hours to make ArtPrize a success. Some volunteers work directly for ArtPrize, some for venues, others assist artists.

Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground" has a very unique volunteer opportunity.

Gilmore needs women to wear white dresses and swing for one-hour shifts.

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Your Guide to Haunted Houses in West Michigan

Fall is here and that means that Halloween is right around the corner! In preparation, we've put together a list of haunted houses across West Michigan!

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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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