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ArtPrize 2014: Important Dates, What’s New, Transportation and More

View our ArtPrize preview to learn about venue hours, voting deadlines, what's new this year and more.

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Photo courtesy of CityFlatsHotel
Photo courtesy of CityFlatsHotel
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ArtPrize 2014: Arena District Preview’s Tonight

ArtPrize 2014 doesn't start for a week, but there have already been many opportunities to view art and meet ArtPrize artists.

Arena District is hosting their ArtPrize preview tonight.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Venue Curators Pick Their Favorite Entries at Other Venues

With 1,536 entries at ArtPrize 2014 a few suggestions on where to go and what to see are welcome.

View suggestions from curators of some of ArtPrize's top venues.

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Alex Podesta
Alex Podesta
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ArtPrize 2014: 25 Artists’ Entries Which Received $50,000 in Grant Money

A new grant has helped to make it possible for 25 artists to enter ArtPrize in 2014.

See who the artists are and where to find their entries.

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ArtPrize About to Begin With Controversial Work at UICA

It's two weeks before the start of ArtPrize, and there is already some controversy about one of the exhibits.

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Photo courtesy of Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids
Photo courtesy of Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids
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ArtPrize 2014: 300-Plus Member Interfaith Choir to Perform September 28

Over 300 people will come together during ArtPrize as part of an interfaith choir for a one-time performance.

The ArtPrize entry is titled "Voices of the City".

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Photo courtesy of GRAM
Photo courtesy of GRAM
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ArtPrize 2014: Many Volunteer Opportunities Still Available

It takes hundreds of volunteers for ArtPrize to be successful.

Volunteers are still needed to work directly for ArtPrize and to help at individual venues.

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Matt Milhouse
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Grand Rapids Balloon Festival on Instagram [Photos]

The first year of the Grand Rapids Balloon Festival brought fun and memories.

Crowds enjoyed getting up close to more than 20 hot air balloons and many shared their experience on social media.

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Courtesy UICA
Courtesy UICA
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Something Odd is Happening in Grand Rapids on September 13

Something odd, indeed, is happening. It's the UICA’s OddBall, presented by Law Weathers Attorneys and Counselors, on September 13, 2014 at 7pm. This is UICA’s signature fall gala, now in its fourth year, kicking off the contemporary arts season in West Michigan with a lively party celebrating UICA’s ArtPrize exhibition Collaboration. UICA's sponsors, friends, and fans will come together to raise funds for its year-round exhibitions and events. Many of the artists representing twenty collaborative ArtPrize entries will be at there with their works, including GR Makers, Aaron Nemec, the Actors’ Theatre, and Micah Silver with the Grand Rapids Symphony. The art installations, decor, entertainment, food and drink will happen on all four floors of UICA's building at 2 Fulton West.

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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Spies, CIA, Secret Service and Tales of Espionage at GVSU September 15

Cloak and dagger, spies, tales of espionage in the United States today often revolves around the NSA, Edward Snowden, Wikileaks and the CIA. But in the late 1700s, a tale of espionage and deceitful maneuvering took place that would change the history of the nation and the world

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Labor Fest 2014 Today in Grand Rapids’ Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Hard to believe September is here, isn't it? Seems like the summer went awfully fast.

But here it is, Labor Day. And if you're looking for something to do today, I'd like to point you toward Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids for Labor Fest 2014!

Labor Fest runs from 11 a

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Grand Rapids’ Grand Crossings Bridge Walk on Labor Day

The yearly Grand Crossings Bridge Walk is set for Monday morning in downtown Grand Rapids.

The walk will start at 8 a.m. at Ah-Nab-Awen Park at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and will be led by Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell.

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