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.
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.
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.
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.
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&apos…
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!
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 "Ma…