Between Our Homes: Finding comfort in the unexpected during ArtPrize

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

With public installation pieces across unexpected spots downtown during ArtPrize, Hailey Lamb, KCAD Senior, allows us to dive into the art of the everyday. "Between Our Homes" is a series of public installations using large vinyl...

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Dancing is transforming my view of art, ArtPrize

by (Antonio Jaimes)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

ArtPrize, a favorite time of year for many locals here in Grand Rapids. When the leaves begin to change color, and the warmth of the air shifts into a cool breeze, the downtown area becomes a place of discovery and curiosity. My name is Antonio...

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Exploring lesser-known venues pays off for serious art lovers

by (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)

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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Urban experiences are important to the development of well-rounded kids

by (WillsK)

Submitted 09-29-2016 under OPINION

This week my ten-year-old daughter told me that one of her friends said that she didn’t want to go to a concert in Detroit because “there were so many shootings there.” My daughter questioned this statement because our family has...

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Beauty in movement: Highlighting ArtPrize ACTion artist Wes DeVries

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 09-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

Though Wes DeVries took art in high school and pursued a few leisure art classes, he is primarily a self-taught artist. When it comes to art, Wesley believes “you learn till you die,” emphasizing that art is a primary source of learning...

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

by (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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Grand Rapids Symphony goes clubbing at UICA for ArtPrize Eight

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids’ radically open art exhibition, is the place to see great art, bad art, big art, unexpected art and a whole lot more. A radical exhibition, expected to draw 400,000 visitors for the next two weeks, deserves radical music...

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Artists Creating Together hosts Creative Lab at Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Sunday, October 2, 2016, Artists Creating Together will host the ACT Creative Lab in partnership with ArtPrize Labs at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market to celebrate the arts and inclusion in the Grand Rapids community. As an ArtPrize Labs partner...

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SiTE:LAB collaborates with DisArt on ArtPrize entry "Hybrid Structures"

by (SiTE-LAB)

Submitted 09-15-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

SiTE:LAB’s “Everything’s Transformed” ArtPrize exhibition at 333 Rumsey St. SW, will contain a major collaborative work called “HYBRID STRUCTURES.” The work is a collaboration between artists Paul Amenta (SiTE:LAB...

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