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LowellArts Competition Expands, Seeks Entries to Win $2,000 in Prizes

The 31st annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition is expanding thanks to increased gallery space.

The competition will now accept entries from artists from 25 different counties in Michigan, an increase from last year when artists from 15 counties were eligible.

$2000 in cash awards will be given to five artists.

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An Alternative View Of The 2016 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival
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Americana and Country Swing Artist Pokey LaFarge Coming to Grand Rapids

Early jazz, ragtime, country blues, and Western swing will explode on the Royce Performance Hall stage at St. Cecilia Music Center February 9 at 7:30. How so? Pokey LaFarge comes to Grand Rapids!

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Video Games Live! With the Grand Rapids Symphony Tonight

If Video Games are a part of your life, especially the classics Mario™, Zelda™, Halo®, Final Fantasy® and more, tonight will be a little bit of heaven for you.

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Painting Makes a Special Daddy-Daughter Time

Come on dads and grandads, it's time to spend some quality, bonding time with your daughters and granddaughters. It's time to paint!

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Four-Time ArtPrize Artist Named One of ’14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017′

Artnet's "14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017" includes an artist whose work will be familiar to fans of ArtPrize.

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National tour of Pump Boys & Dinettes makes a pit stop in West Michigan

More great theater is coming to West Michigan, Byron Center, actually.

On January 26th, 2017, Pump Boys and Dinettes, moves into the Van Single Fine Arts Center for a one-night only performance of the “friendliest, happiest show in town.”

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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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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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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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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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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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