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Story Matters: Albert Koopmans recalls most inspiring ArtPrize work

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While down at SiTE:LAB, Albert Koopmans sat down in the story fort to tell us what he thinks of Grand Rapids- and what art he found most inspiring in ArtPrize.
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You can join us at the story fort and tell your story for our Story Matters project at a variety of ArtPrize venues. 

Events at SiTE:LAB and City parks are weather permitting.

September 20

  • Friday, 5-7 p.m.
  • SiTE:LAB
  • 54 Jefferson SE

September 22

  • Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
  • Ah Nab Awen Park
  • 303 Pearl Street NW
  • find us just west of the pedestrian bridge, south of the grassy hill

September 25

September 28

  • Saturday, 12-2 p.m.
  • SiTE:LAB
  • 54 Jefferson SE
  • Saturday, 4-6 p.m.
  • Louis Campau Promenade
  • 125 Monroe Ave NW

October 1

October 4

October 5

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters project asked several local citizens to share their stories. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV.

Albert Koopmans visited us at SiTE:LAB and sat down to tell his story. Koopmans believes Grand Rapids has something for everyone, and says everyone should come down to experience ArtPrize. When asked what was the most memorable work he has seen at ArtPrize, Koopmans recalls an entry from a previous year, and explains what qualifies, for him, as inspiring artwork.



You can see all the Story Matters videos archived at

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