When Chelsea Lassen decided to spend an afternoon with friends exploring ArtPrize in Grand Rapids Wednesday, she didn’t expect to leave in a panic.
“After leaving dinner hours later, I unzipped my pocket only to find no car keys,” said Lassen, a ‘05 graduate of Lakeview High School in Battle Creek...
This is my first Art Prize, and I must say, there are a lot of...um...interesting things dumped all over downtown. I will stick with interesting as the word for now, until I get a moment to wander around looking at it all closer.
But this got me thinking...are there music entries? And how does that work? Does some poor guitarist have to sit on a corner for 14 hours a day throughout Art Prize, p
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 mor
Who doesn't love fall! It's a great time in Grand Rapids, especially because Art Prize is here and that means the streets are full of food trucks! So many different food options hit Grand Rapids the minute Art Prize begins. Normally I have a routine and I stick to it pretty religiously but I thought, why not stray away from it and try some of this food we have right outside my door!
This morning was "awesome!" I went for a super duper run, then came into work to be told, that I am in fact, "awesome." Yeah! Have you seen those signs around Grand Rapids, or maybe a person on a street corner "Panhandling love," as I say with a sign that simply reads, "You Are Awesome." Well there is a group of people who started this trend and they are
Not afraid to admit that I know jack s___ about art. That's why it struck me as odd when station management approached me about reviewing entries for Art Prize. I immediately pleaded ignorance. "There's nudes" I was told. SOLD! I'm in. ...