Rick Devos

"That's my boy:" Shouts, tears accompany news of Top 20 Public votes in ArtPrize 7

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-04-2015 under NEWS

In the middle of a dull, rainy afternoon, the atmosphere at the Rosa Parks Circle for the Top 20 Finalist public vote announcement of ArtPrize Seven was bright and hopeful. As volunteers, sponsors, artist, friends and family gathered for the...

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Start Garden holds inaugural Update Night

by (acknot)

Submitted 07-27-2012 under NEWS

Less than three months after its inception, Start Garden returned to the public eye on Thursday evening with its inaugural Update Night. “The point is really a much larger public conversation what they’re doing, what’s effective,...

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Food truck debate rages on

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 06-14-2012 under NEWS

The public comments around the food truck issue didn't carry quite the same gusto as earlier activities at the City Commission meeting, but some heavy hitters of the Grand Rapids culinary scene aired their grievances to the Commission Tuesday...

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Start Garden planted

by (acknot)

Submitted 04-26-2012 under NEWS

You bring the seeds, we’ll supply the field and the water: that’s the premise behind Start Garden, Rick DeVos’s venture capital fund designed to turn Michigan, specifically Grand Rapids, into an “ecosystem that’s the...

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On mission: Taking ArtPrize from good to great

by (Erica Curry VanEe)

Submitted 10-22-2011 under OPINION

Standing underneath the Metaphorest Project wearing my “Ask Me” vest on my final Wayfinding shift of ArtPrize 2011, the real conversations finally started. Beyond the number of hours or the technical properties of the project, people...

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ArtPrize hosts volunteers for kick-off event

by (cjlautenbach)

Submitted 08-10-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Imagine that you have decided to become more involved in your community. Imagine that ArtPrize is the event that you settle on as the object of your altruistic work. What sort of experience welcomes a volunteer for this local art extravaganza? Great...

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Audio: ArtPrize 2009 Winner Announced

by (silverman)

Submitted 10-08-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Rick Devos reads off the top ten of Artprize 2009 amidst cheers and applause.

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