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Volunteer Performers Needed to Swing at Kate Gilmore’s ‘Higher Ground’

It takes thousands of volunteer hours to make ArtPrize a success. Some volunteers work directly for ArtPrize, some for venues, others assist artists.

Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground" has a very unique volunteer opportunity.

Gilmore needs women to wear white dresses and swing for one-hour shifts.

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Jurors’ Shortlist Venues: Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe and Spiral [Photos]

The ArtPrize Seven Jurors' Shortlists were revealed on Monday. The five finalists for Outstanding Venue contained a few regulars. SiTE:LABUICA and Kendall College have all been finalists before.

The list also contained a couple of surprises with newcomers Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe and Spiral.

Take a look inside.

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Artist Jennifer Cronin Explains ArtPrize Painting [Video]

Jennifer Cronin's "Lucky to Have Each Other" is at DeVos Place for ArtPrize Seven.

Visitors are reacting strongly to the painting. Some with laughter. Some with disgust.

Cronin talks about the painting, the reactions and more. 

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What’s in the Box at ArtPrize Seven? [Video]

Take a walk along the Grand River at Sixth Street Bridge Park during ArtPrize and one entry is sure to grab your eye, Copy Culture's "Minimalist Division".

"Minimalist Division" is a large mirrored cube which allows visitors to walk inside.

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ArtPrize Seven Jurors Reveal Shortlists

ArtPrize Seven jurors narrowed down their favorites and gave voters more to think about as the jurors revealed their top five in each category at tonight's ArtPrize shortlist event.

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Thousands of Beads Taken From ArtPrize Entry

Jeffrey Augustine Songco’s ArtPrize installation “Revelry” at Calder Plaza is a 200 foot long chain link fence originally decorated with 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads.

Only a fraction of those beads remain after most were taken by ArtPrize visitors on Saturday.

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Goosebump-Inducing Video Shares ArtPrize Experience [Video]

ArtPrize takes over Grand Rapids for a few weeks each fall. We are now familiar with the competition, but it can be difficult to explain to someone who has never attended or isn't from West Michigan.

Brian Kelly's new video shares the spirit of ArtPrize Seven. The video shows that ArtPrize is about more than just the art and the voting, it's the people that make the event what it is.

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Inside SiTE:LAB and GRAM at ArtPrize Seven [Photos]

With 1,550 entries at over 160 venues, it's nearly impossible to see everything at ArtPrize Seven.

We'll help you discover more of the artists and work at ArtPrize with a closer look at venues throughout the event.

Take a look inside SiTE:LAB and GRAM at ArtPrize Seven.

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Kids’ ArtFest 2015 [Photos]

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum celebrated their sixth annual Kids’ ArtFest today during ArtPrize.

Children enjoyed live performances, creating art and more!

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Psychologists Turn Symbolically Broken Plates Into Art at ArtPrize [Video]

A team of artists and psychologists are allowing people to symbolically breakthrough issues by physically breaking plates at DeVos Place during ArtPrize Seven.

The broken plates are then turned into the ashes of a mosaic which shows a phoenix rising.

The ArtPrize entry is titled "BREAKTHROUGH".

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ArtPrize Artist Discusses Armenian Genocide of 1915 [Video]

ArtPrize artist Mher Khachatryan has displayed work in galleries in Armenia and the United States. His ArtPrize entry "Dedicated to the victims of 1915 Genocide" aims to raise awareness of the over 1.5 million Armenians who died.

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Take a Selfie With a Dragon at ArtPrize [Video]

ArtPrize artist Lou Rodriguez's "I Used to be an Octopus" is a 20 foot dragon at Calder Plaza. One of the dragon's claws also works as a seat. Rodriguez is encouraging visitors to have a seat and take a selfie.

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