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Not All ArtPrize Gems Are in the Central City

For the next two plus weeks, Grand Rapids will be swarmed by serious art lovers, the not-so serious art lovers, the curious, and who ever else falls into whatever category you can think of, during ArtPrize 2012.

With venues all over town it is always difficult to take in all of the creations, visual and audio, especially since there will be more than 1,500 artworks and 161 venues taking part.

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St. Cecilia Music Center
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St. Cecilia Music Center is Musical ArtPrize Exhibition Center

St. Cecilia Music Center announced that they will continue, and enhance their role of music in ArtPrize 2012.

New this year will be five cash prizes given in five different musical genres. St. Cecilia Music Center will be presenting five $2,000 awards, plus prize packages, in the categories of pop/electronic, rock/blues, folk/country, jazz and classical. The winners will be chosen by the popular vote on the ArtPrize website.

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“Festival” is the First of June and They’re Looking for Art Now

We all just call it "Festival."  A fun, three-day annual Grand Rapids event held downtown.  The streets are full of people, food, music, dance, all forms of performance, and of course, ART!  After all, it is "Festival of the Arts."

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Art Prize 2011 Huge Success

Congratulations Grand Rapids, it was a VERY successful Art Prize that ended Sunday.  The streets of downtown were just as busy on the 19th day as they were on many of the days that came before.

The Grand Rapids Press reported that thousands of people were checking out art on a day the weather reached 80 degrees mid-afternoon.

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