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Courtesy Heart of West Michigan United Way
Courtesy Heart of West Michigan United Way
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United Way has a Place in ArtPrize, too!

Today is the final day for first-round voting for ArtPrize. By 11:59 p.m. tonight, the votes will be counted and the top 20 public-vote art works will be in the running for the brass ring.

One of the entries in ArtPrize 8 is Heart of West Michigan United Way with their exhibit, "People Helping People," and it's on display at United Way, 188 Commerce Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, 49503.

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"Trixie"/Humane Society of West Michigan
"Trixie"/Humane Society of West Michigan
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Trixie Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday

 

Trixie the Chihuahua visited our studios today.

Trixie visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Augustine Songco/UICA
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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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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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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Seth Dahlseid
Seth Dahlseid
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UICA Hosts “superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial” Beginning in August

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will play host to a very interesting traveling art exhibit, superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial. It will be on exhibit from August 18 - October 23. Superusted presents the work of seventeen artists from five states across the Midwest including; Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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You Tube/100.5 The River
You Tube/100.5 The River
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Art Wasn’t the Only Exciting Creation During ArtPrize. How About Cocktails [Video]

ArtPrize has come to an end for 2015, and how exciting it was. Thousands of people admiring, adoring, and voting for their favorite piece of art during the world's largest art festival.

But art itself wasn't the only creative exhibit happening in Grand Rapids. The Sundance Grill & Bar was creating some fabulous cocktails for weary ArtPrizers.

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Courtesy ArtPrize
Courtesy ArtPrize
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ArtPrize “Amazing Race” Saturday/Registration Deadline Today

The fifth annual Michigan Adventure Race: ArtPrize Edition will be this Saturday, October 10, 2015. Designated an Official ArtPrize Event, the race will incorporate art venues from the art competition as part of its course. Course designers may also work with artists to use art exhibits as mental and/or physical challenges that racers face along the way. Part bike race, part running race and part Amazing Race, the ArtPrize Edition is believed to be the only sporting event that blends a major, world-class art festival into its race course.

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Zoe Bultman “Flower Power”/Courtesy Consumers Energy
Zoe Bultman “Flower Power”/Courtesy Consumers Energy
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SmartArt Competition Winner From Grand Rapids Public Schools is Announced

ArtPrize has just announced the top 20 in the public voting for the top prizes in 2015, however an art winner has already been announced in another art competition.

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Angela Weiss/Getty Images Entertainment
Angela Weiss/Getty Images Entertainment
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Joshua Davis in ArtPrize Concert Sunday, October 4 at St. Cecilia Music Center

 

Joshua Davis, the Michigan finalist from “The Voice”, is in concert at a benefit for St. Cecilia Music Center this Sunday, October 4th. The benefit concert will help raise funds to support St. Cecilia as the official ArtPrize music hub. Opening acts for the benefit concert include local folk rock veterans Troll for Trout and bluegrass favorites Fauxgrass Quartet.

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Getty Images
Getty Images
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ArtPrize Music Competition Alive and Well at St. Cecilia Music Center Hub

St. Cecilia Music Center, as the Official ArtPrize 2015 Music Hub, is organizing busking sites, which means to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place, featuring ArtPrize musicians who are entered in the competition. This year’s ArtPrize music performance element includes busking sites at five locations throughout the city, with over 150 live performances during the first 12 days of the event from September 23 – October 4, 2015.

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Jamie Geysbeek Photography
Jamie Geysbeek Photography
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ArtPrize meets Amazing Race October 10

The fifth annual Michigan Adventure Race: ArtPrize Edition will be held October 10, 2015. Registration is now open and is limited to 600 racers.

Designated an Official ArtPrize Event, the race will incorporate art venues from the art competition as part of its course. Course designers may also work with artists to use art exhibits as mental and/or physical challenges that racers face along the way. Part bike race, part running race and part Amazing Race, the ArtPrize Edition is believed to be the only sporting event that blends a world-class art festival into its race course.

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