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Nuns on a Ramp at ArtPrize [Video]

Think you've seen it all at ArtPrize?

You're not even close.

Susana Cook's "Nuns on Ramp" will make sure of that.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Burning Man Artist Brings Underwater LED Sculpture to Grand River at ArtPrize [Video]

Christopher Schardt has had installations using fire or LEDs at Burning Man for ten years. This year, Schardt brings an underwater LED sculpture to ArtPrize Eight.

His entry ran into electronic problems after being damaged by water last week, but is now working perfectly. 

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Augustine Songco/UICA
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ArtPrize Artist Whose Work Was Stolen in 2015 Returns with Positive Attitude and New Work

Do you remember the artist in ArtPrize 2015 whose work was literally dismantled, stolen, by the public last year?

He was Jeffrey Augustine Songco, and he's back with a new work.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Artist Creates ‘Tinygami’ and Offers Tips for Beginners [Video]

Stacie Tamaki is bringing miniature origami to Grand Central Market & Deli for the third straight year at ArtPrize.

Watch as Tamaki demonstrates how she makes "Tinygami" and offers tips for beginners. She also explains the symbolism behind her origami mobiles.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize LED Sculpture Damaged by Water

Christopher Schardt's "Light Ripples" is in the Grand River next to the Blue Bridge for ArtPrize Eight.

The underwater LED sculpture's electronics have been damaged by water. It is possible the sculpture will not be operational for the entirety of ArtPrize.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Eight Opens Wednesday With Celebration at Rosa Parks Circle

The Grand Valley State University Laker Marching Band, GVSU Dance Company and WGVU Nerd Walk will kick-off ArtPrize Wednesday, September 21, at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

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The Accidentals, Ritsu Katsumata, Kari Lynch, MiaGreenMusic via YouTube
The Accidentals, Ritsu Katsumata, Kari Lynch, MiaGreenMusic via YouTube
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14 Must-Hear Music Entries at ArtPrize Eight [Audio/Video]

Music hasn't been a strength of ArtPrize, but it is slowly becoming a bigger part of the event and the music featured is getting better. This year, there are over 50 musical entries in the Blue Bridge Music Festival. Listen to some of the best.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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The Best ArtPrize Entries for Kids

ArtPrize brings thousands to Grand Rapids and kids are always a big part of the event. Many schools take trips to explore ArtPrize and families spend time downtown too.

Sometimes the art kids enjoy most is the same artwork that's favored by jurors and the public, but often it's not.

Here are the best ArtPrize entries for kids to see at ArtPrize Eight!

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ArtPrize Eight is Almost Here

Are you ready? Are you ready for some incredible art, crowds, fun and excitement?

ArtPrize 8 is but days away and the excitement kicks off next week with the opening the 2016 most-attended public art event on the planet!

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Movieclips Trailers, YouTube
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ArtPrize On-Screen: Trailers, Showtimes, Free Tickets, More

ArtPrize On-Screen is back with ten new films at ArtPrize Eight.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Artist Who Had Mardi Gras Beads Stolen Brings ‘Macarena’ to ArtPrize

Jeffrey Augustine Songco's installation "Revelry" brought 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads to Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids at ArtPrize 2015. Those beads were (mistakenly?) taken on opening weekend.

Songco is back for ArtPrize Eight with the "Macarena" at UICA.

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Courtesy ArtPrize
Courtesy ArtPrize
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Meijer Gardens to be Big Part of ArtPrize 2016

It's hard to believe, but ArtPrize is nearly here. It opens September 21, and that's not far away. Are you excited? I am, and can't wait to see what the 8th annual competition brings us.

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