street art

Teens liven downtown with mini murals

by (wmcat)

Submitted 08-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

In partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., six teen artists from the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology painted murals on utility boxes in the downtown core to honor public figures with a commitment to social justice. The teens worked...

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Fountain Street Church: Jurors give nod, public not so sure

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under OPINION

Now that the Top Ten has been announced, it’s time to not only check out the entries in the running for the $200,000 cash prize, but also the venues whose work may give you pause for thought and leave you thinking long after you leave. Part of...

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Gerald Ford graffiti resurfaces for ArtPrize

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-01-2012 under OPINION

Grand Rapids’ resident Ford-promoting graffiti artist has emerged once again, but this time the art is sanctioned and is being protected as an ArtPrize entry. “Vandalism” is positioned on the side of The B.O.B. that faces Fulton...

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Gerald R. Ford graffiti remains, debate continues

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 04-24-2012 under OPINION

A few weeks ago a small outpouring of commentary surfaced with the appearance of three pieces of graffiti portraying former president and Grand Rapids native son, Gerald R. Ford on and around I-196. The most recognized of these portrays Ford as he...

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