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Muskegon’s Festival of Trees Begins November 17

The Muskegon Museum of Art's 12th annual Festival of Trees opens Thursday, November 17th and runs through Sunday, November 27th.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Behind the Scenes at Civic’s Beauty and the Beast

It's opening one week from tonight, Friday, November 18 at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, and the excitement is bubbling. Beauty and the Beast, based on the Academy Award®-winning, Disney animated feature, can't wait to hit the stage, and the West Michigan audience can't wait, either.

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Courtesy GRNow.com
Courtesy GRNow.com
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Meijer Gardens Presents an Evening With Dietrich Klinge

For art patrons throughout Michigan, next Tuesday night, October 25, will be a most significant evening. Renowned sculptor and printmaker, Dietrich Klinge will make a rare public appearance as guest lecturer at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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Richard Ransier/Corbis, ThinkStock
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Appraisal Fair in Muskegon on Saturday

Do you have antiques, jewelry, artwork or other collectibles you would like to get a quick appraisal estimate on?

Saturday brings an opportunity to get a professional appraisal for $15.

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Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
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Final Vote Rankings of ArtPrize Public Vote Finalists

The winners of ArtPrize Eight were announced Friday night, then the annual event closed on Sunday.

Take a look at the Public Vote category winners and how all of the Top 20 finished within their own category.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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It’s Not All About Winning at ArtPrize

There are many different types of artists that enter ArtPrize and there are many different reasons that artists enter.

Some artists enter to win. Some enter for exposure. Some enter because they love to share their craft. It's often a combo of all three, but it's definitely not always just about winning.

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Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
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See all of the Winners of ArtPrize Eight [Photos]

The winners of ArtPrize Eight have been announced including two $200,000 Grand Prize winners.

The Public Grand Prize goes to Wounded Warrior Dogs by James Mellick. The Juried Grand Prize goes to The Bureau of Personal Belonging by Stacey Kirby.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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The Best ArtPrize Venue You Haven’t Seen [Videos]

There are 170 venues at ArtPrize Eight. It takes time to explore even a small fraction of them so you have to choose your stops carefully to make the best out of ArtPrize.

Most people stop at some of the major venues that regularly have entries in the second round of voting. That's a good start, but we have another venue to add to that must-see list.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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What’s Your ArtPrize Entry? Take the Quiz!

Have you ever thought about entering ArtPrize? Not sure where to get started? Want to know what your entry should be?

Now you can find out with the ArtPrize Entry Generator!

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Half Fish, Half Bike, ‘Trout Bike’ on the Streets at ArtPrize [Video]

There are two things ArtPrize Eight is not short on: surprises and fish.

The Public Vote Final 20 includes entries featuring trout and sturgeon as subject matter.

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Veronica D. Klavon
Veronica D. Klavon
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SmartArt Student Art Competition Winners Announced

A Grand Rapids Public Schools senior’s painting depicting the evolution of electricity production in Michigan has earned her a $1,000 college scholarship and prominent display of her winning creation in downtown Grand Rapids as ArtPrize heads into its final week.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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‘Bent Sub Sandwich’ at ArtPrize Eight [Video]

A porcelain sculpture of a bent sub sandwich is drawing reactions at ArtPrize Eight.

Learn the story behind "Bent Sub Sandwich."

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