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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Complete Guide To ArtPrize

The fun has begun.  ArtPrize 2012 will run through October 7.

For weeks, we have been bringing you the very latest about ArtPrize.  The rules, photo galleries, highlights for kids, and much more.

We will continue to cover ArtPrize for the entire duration of the competition and beyond.  This is your starting point for all things ArtPrize!

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Time Lapse Videos Of ArtPrize Entries Being Created [Videos]

I'm not an artist, but I love ArtPrize.  I am repeatedly amazed at the paintings and sculptures we see and I could only imagine how one would physically create one of these pieces...until now.

Check out a these time lapse videos which show some ArtPrize 2012 entries being created. 

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Gene Parker
Gene Parker
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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Opening Weekend Events And Activities

 

The first weekend of ArtPrize can be one of the most fun.  There are 1,517 entries and the "short list"/top 25s have not been announced, making it too early to name any favorites.

There is so much to see and do and so much art to be discovered.  Let's take a look at some of the highlights of the first weekend of ArtPrize 2012.

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Gene Parker
Gene Parker
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How Many Times Will You Vote In Round One Of ArtPrize? [Poll]

Round 1 of ArtPrize runs through September 29.  There are 1,517 entries.  Voters who have registered and activated their accounts may vote for as many entries as they like, one vote per entry.

How many times will you vote in Round 1?

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – How Voting Works

 

Getting out to see art and vote on your favorite pieces is what makes ArtPrize so much fun.

ArtPrize's rules and award categories continue to change year-to-year, but it's the people's vote that makes the contest what it is. 

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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Would Rain And Cool Temperatures Keep You Away From ArtPrize? [Poll]

ArtPrize has begun and will run through October 7th.  That's a lot of time to come downtown and see art, but many people only have a chance to come downtown on the weekends.

A few rainy weekends could be bad news for ArtPrize.

If it's rainy and cold outside, will you still visit ArtPrize?

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Gene Parker
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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Kids Guide

Bringing the kids downtown to ArtPrize for the day can be a lot fun, but you have to be prepared.  Whether you are working around naps, school schedules, or any kind of busy schedule, time is limited.

Check out our ArtPrize Kids Guide and maximize your time downtown with the kids.

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johne777, Flickr
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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Parking And Transportation

Visiting ArtPrize is fun, but the crowds and traffic can be a lot to deal with.  Knowing where to go and how to get around town can help maximize the time you spend downtown at ArtPrize.

View our guide to parking and transportation and make the most of ArtPrize 2012.

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ArtPrize 2012
Gene Parker
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ArtPrize Spotlight 2012 – Early Installation Gallery [Photos]

It's only a few days until ArtPrize officially opens all across Grand Rapids, but you can already see the city transforming into a massive art gallery.  Installations are cropping up on the Urban Bridge, in The B.O.B. parking lot, near the Gerald R. Ford Museum, and countless other places.  In the gallery you will find pieces in all the venues mentioned.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Registration Day [Photos]

ArtPrize fans had their first chance at activating their ArtPrize voting accounts this morning at ArtPrize's Registration Day.

Registration Day was held at The HUB, which is ArtPrize headquarters.  Fans were welcomed with donuts, cider, prizes, and more.

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Gene Parker
Gene Parker
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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – A Look Back At The Top 10 Entries From ArtPrize 2011

ArtPrize makes September an exciting time in Grand Rapids.  Art installations pop up all over the city throughout the entire month.  All of that excitement culminates to the top 10 showdown in early October.  The top 10 entries can be anything from massive sculptures, to 3D art, to paintings, to pencil drawings.  With ArtPrize kicking off on September 19th, let' take a look back at the winners from last year.

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flickr/Nikodemus Karlsson
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ArtPrize Gets Kick Off Help From a Painting Pachyderm

ArtPrize 2012 is almost here.  Art works are being installed all over the city now, and excitement is building to see what is in store for this year.  There are always new additions and something fresh and exciting each year.

This year, it's kicking off in a BIG way. Asia, The Greatest Show on Earth’s Elephant Artist in Ringling, along with a dozen children from the Community Inclusion Group of the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority (CAA) will get it started.

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