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ArtPrize 2014: ArtPrize Offers Free Bicycle Valet Parking

Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit downtown Grand Rapids to tour ArtPrize exhibits duration of the competition. That makes finding a place to park a vehicle a little bit difficult at times, even if it's only a bicycle.

But this year ArtPrize has an option for bikes. Valet parking.

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Courtesy James Markus Photography
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ArtPrize 2014: ‘Images from Week One’ [Video]

James Markus is a veteran Grand Rapids area photographer with an innate eye for visuals.

The owner of Jenison photo studio James Markus Photography, he has put together a video slide show of ArtPrize 2014's Week One.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On September 28

There are now seven more days to vote in the first round for the sixth annual ArtPrize.

Today (Sunday, Sept. 28) is the fifth day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

More than 107,000 votes had been cast by 8 a.m. today in first-round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations. The voting helps determine a $200,000 grand prize winner, with another $200,000 grand prize selected by a juried panel of art critics.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On September 27

S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y. The weekend is here, and ArtPrize continues its vibrance in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Today (Saturday, Sept. 27) is the fourth day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

About 65,000 votes had been cast by 8 a.m. today in first-round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations. The voting helps determine a $200,000 grand prize winner, with another $200,000 grand prize selected by a juried panel of art critics.

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Jim Belushi’s Show At Little River Casino Cancelled For Friday Night

A scheduled performance from Jim Belushi tonight at Little River Casino in Manistee has been cancelled.

According to an official statement from Little River Casino the cancellation is due to the fire at an FAA facility in Chicago that has been causing travel nightmares for people across the country.

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Flights Canceled in Grand Rapids and Chicago After Radar Facility Fire

 

WZZM-13 reports that multiple flights in and out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport have been canceled due to the fire at a Chicago airport related facility.

In addition, flights have been grounded at Chicago's busy O'Hare and Midway airports.

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Bob Seger Returning to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena On His ‘Ride Out’ Tour December 9

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band announced today they will hit the road in support of Seger’s first new studio album in eight years, Ride Out, with their 2014/2015 Ride Out Tour.

They will play Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Dec. 9 along with special guest The J. Geils Band.  

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Jimmy John’s Suffers Security Breach

Jimmy John's announced Wednesday that customers' credit card data may have been stolen from hundreds of its stores, including 18 Michigan locations, between June and September. About 216 stores were affected nationally by the breach, but it's unclear how many customers were actually impacted. None of the chain's stores in West Michigan were affected by the breach.

The sandwich chain said it learned of the possible security breach on July 30th. 

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On September 26 [Video]

While tonight brings an evening for artists' receptions, there's a full day ahead and 174 venues to explore for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Friday, Sept. 26) is the third day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

More than 36,000 votes had been cast by 7:30 a.m. today in first round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations. The voting helps determine a $200,000 grand prize winner, with another $200,000 grand prize selected by a juried panel of art critics.

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Proposed Bill Would Allow EpiPens In Michigan Bars And Restaurants

A bill being considered by the Michigan state legislature would allow bars and restaurants to keep EpiPens on hand.

More than 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, and doctors say that EpiPens are the most effective way to treat an emergency food allergy reaction.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On Sept. 25

There are 1,537 artist entries from 42 U.S. states and 51 countries at ArtPrize 2014, which opened Wednesday. With the combination of a public vote and juried honors, the sixth annual event is awarding $560,000 in prizes.

For the public vote, voting began at noon and round one closes at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4, with the public vote finalists announced at 1 p.m. Oct. 2. Round two voting starts at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 with winner announced Oct. 9.

More than 13,000 votes had been cast by midnight Wednesday, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations.

Today (Thursday, Sept. 25) is the second day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

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ArtPrize 2014: 20 Sweet Venues to Explore Over 19 Days

ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and exhibition that runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

Here are 20 sweet venues to check out during ArtPrize, and these are just the tip of the artistic iceberg for the public art extravaganza.

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