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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Interview With ArtPrize Founder Rick DeVos

Part of this week, Wednesday and Thursday September 12 and 13, I spent the morning show broadcasting from the West Michigan Policy Forum.  Wednesday we were at St. Cecilia Music Center, and Thursday at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

I had a chance to interview key business leaders from Doug DeVos, President of Amway, Jim Dunlap, President Huntington Bank, West Michigan, and so many more, to Rick DeVos, founder of ArtPrize.

 

 

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – How And Where To Register To Vote

ArtPrize begins September 19.  Just like our elections this fall, you have to register before you can vote.

Registration to vote at ArtPrize begins September 15.  We'll show you how and where to register to vote at ArtPrize.

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johne777, Flickr
johne777, Flickr
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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Volunteer Opportunities

ArtPrize counts on the generosity of volunteers to be successful.  Hundreds of volunteers have already signed up, but more are needed.

Volunteers fill many jobs, enjoy some perks, and have a lot of fun.  The deadline to become a volunteer is Wednesday, September 12. 

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ArtPrize Begins September 19 – Are You Going This Year? [Poll]

ArtPrize kicks off September 19 and runs through October 7.  Thousands will visit Grand Rapids to see 1,517 ArtPrize entries at 161 venues.  Will you be one of them?

Are you going to visit ArtPrize this year?

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Craft-Revival Jewelers
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ArtPrize Jewelry Worth $25,000 To Be Auctioned Off For West Michigan Charities

ArtPrize is set to kick off on September 19.  Each year the competition brings a few new surprises, among those this year is an entry valued at $25,000.  It will be auctioned off to benefit West Michigan charities.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize Holds Volunteer Party, Still Needs More Help

ArtPrize held their Volunteer Kick-Off Rally last night at 55 Campau in downtown Grand Rapids.

The rally was meant as a thank you to current volunteers and also as an opportunity to draw further attention to the need for more volunteers.

About 1,000 total volunteers are needed for ArtPrize.  ArtPrize remains a few hundred short of that goal. 

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Gene Parker
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ArtPrize Looking For Groups To Volunteer Together

ArtPrize is just a couple of months away.  The competition begins September 19 and runs through October 7, but ArtPrize couldn't happen without the help of hundreds of volunteers.

ArtPrize in now recruiting groups to volunteer together.

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ArtPrize 2012 Finalizes Artists and Entries

It's final, now.  More than 1,500 artists will take part in Art Prize 2012.

Organizers of the international art contest announced the number of artists and the 162 venues that will showcase their works.

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St. Cecilia Music Center
St. Cecilia Music Center
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St. Cecilia Music Center is Musical ArtPrize Exhibition Center

St. Cecilia Music Center announced that they will continue, and enhance their role of music in ArtPrize 2012.

New this year will be five cash prizes given in five different musical genres. St. Cecilia Music Center will be presenting five $2,000 awards, plus prize packages, in the categories of pop/electronic, rock/blues, folk/country, jazz and classical. The winners will be chosen by the popular vote on the ArtPrize website.

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Art Prize Could be Bigger Than Ever This Year

It's hard to believe, but this year ArtPrize will be four years old.  WOW!

Rick DeVos created the event in 2009, so 2012 will be the fourth ArtPrize.  It has become a spectacular success.  And, this year promises to be bigger than ever

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One Woman Makes A Difference In One West Michigan School

A woman by the name of Chris Willis in Grand Haven read about a sad situation on one of the social media sites.  Instead of thinking to herself, "That's a sad story", she realized that she could do something about it so she did!

Muskegon Heights Edgewood Elementary School were lacking the basic necessities it took for the teachers to do their job

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Art Prize Makes Changes For 2012

ArtPrize, 2011 was a huge success.  More people were viewing and voting for the art of their choice.  But, as with all events, success doesn't mean sitting still and keeping it "business as usual."  So, ArtPrize organizers announced some changes for the 2012 event.

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