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Exploring lesser-known venues pays off for serious art lovers

by Allison Bannister (Queenofgr)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Art Museum, DeVos Place, UICA, The B.O.B. If you’re thinking about heading downtown to ArtPrize, one of these destinations is likely on your list. Visiting big venues that host multiple artists makes sense if you’re looking...

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Two-day Blue Bridge Music Festival to be a connecting point between visual art and sound

by Carly Schweppe (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 09-30-2016 under NEWS

The Blue Bridge Music Festival takes place this weekend on the historic blue foot bridge over the Grand River between Fulton and Pearl on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1.  Quinn Mathews, station manager at WYCE and host of GR Live...

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This place is not abandoned: How the Cultura Collective is approaching ArtPrize

by Steffanie Rosalez (Steff)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

“This place doesn’t feel like ArtPrize. And it’s awesome.” This was overheard on Sunday afternoon during the artist reception for the Cultura Collective, the group of creatives that took over the space at 912 Grandville Ave...

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Family of artists creates city-wide game of 'I Spy' for ArtPrize Eight

by Carly Schweppe (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 09-26-2016 under NEWS

At this year’s ArtPrize, there are 171 venues with 1,453 entries. Art is displayed in galleries and museums. It’s in coffee shops, restaurants, banks and hospitals. It’s on bridges, at the corners of streets and in parks. Art can...

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Almost Home: Grand Rapids in Focus is ArtPrize at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (Meijer Gardens)

Submitted 09-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

As part of the eighth annual ArtPrize competition, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is hosting 13 artists in an exhibition titled Almost Home: Grand Rapids in Focus. These artists were chosen based on their ties to West Michigan. In...

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