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Courtesy Heart of West Michigan United Way
Courtesy Heart of West Michigan United Way
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United Way has a Place in ArtPrize, too!

Today is the final day for first-round voting for ArtPrize. By 11:59 p.m. tonight, the votes will be counted and the top 20 public-vote art works will be in the running for the brass ring.

One of the entries in ArtPrize 8 is Heart of West Michigan United Way with their exhibit, "People Helping People," and it's on display at United Way, 188 Commerce Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, 49503.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Take of Tour of WMU’s ArtPrize Exhibition [Video]

ArtPrize Eight features 170 venues. Sadly, there's not enough time to explore them all. We'll help by highlighting some excellent venues you may have overlooked.

Don't miss Western Michigan University - Grand Rapids at 200 Ionia Avenue SW.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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‘Father Time’ is a Working Grandfather Clock at ArtPrize [Video]

D. B. Henkel's "Father Time" is at Women's City Club for ArtPrize Eight.

The lifesize, working grandfather clock is carved out of African mahogany and has been popular with voters.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Artist Wants You to Claim Lost Items [Video]

Marissa Tawney Thaler's "You Lost, I Found" makes art out of litter. The litter/found items are covered with plaster then tagged with the time and location of where they were found.

Potential owners are invited to come forward to claim the items at ArtPrize Eight.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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‘Hug the Wood’ to Listen to Finnish Forests at ArtPrize [Video]

Kirsi Ihalainen's "Finnish Forest Frequencies – sound installation" invites visitors to enjoy the sounds of a Finnish forest by hugging pieces of wood hanging from the ceiling at ArtPrize Eight.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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‘Paper Bag Test’ Starts Conversation About Race, Identity at ArtPrize [Video]

IlaSahai Prouty's "Paper Bag Test - Grand Rapids" invites visitors to ArtPrize Eight to share their thoughts about race and identity.

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Jojo Girard/TSM
Jojo Girard/TSM
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ArtPrize Entries Honor Musical Past With Tributes To Dylan, Prince [Photos]

In addition to the 'Michigan Rocks' mural on the West Side, ArtPrize entries at other venues honor the glory era of the musical past as well.

Two other artists have painted tributes to Bob Dylan and Prince.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Motorized Wood Beams Shake the Floor at ArtPrize Eight [Video]

Zimoun's entry into ArtPrize Eight has one of the longer names of this fall's competition, "250 prepared ac-motors, 325kg roof laths, 1.0km rope." It's also one of the loudest entries with 250 motorized wood beams repeatedly striking the floor at SiTE:LAB on Rumsey Street.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Chicago Sign Made of 27,000 Bullet Casings [Video]

Sometimes at ArtPrize the medium is the message.

Jenna Blazevich's "The City Beautiful" uses 27,000 .22 bullet casings to send her message about Chicago loud and clear.

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Category: ARTPRIZE, Arts, Political, Videos
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Jurors’ Shortlist Announced for ArtPrize Eight

ArtPrize tonight hosted the fifth annual Jurors’ Shortlist Event at the ArtPrize HUB/HQ Theater.

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Have You Spotted Any Of The 1,000 Painted Rocks Downtown GR?

ArtPrize8 is underway and people are exploring the city looking at the different art pieces and installations, but you might also spot a fun family project Aaron and his 6 kids spent a year putting together...

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Artist Helps Homeless Live Out Their Dreams [Video]

Michelle Cuppy is an artist and a photographer. She has also volunteered at Degage Ministries in Grand Rapids. Cuppy has combined her talents with her passion for helping the homeless to create "Dreamers" for ArtPrize Eight.

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