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Art Prize This Year Kicks Off September 19th, But You Can Get A Jumpstart With Art.Downtown

Avenue Of The Arts has a little something special planned for art lovers!  If you can't wait till September to stroll downtown Grand Rapids Art Prize, April 13th is the date to mark on your calender.

Jump on a FREE trolley and check out the work of over 260 local artists spread throughout 25 di

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ARTPRIZE 2011 Artist’s Work Displayed In Grand Rapids, Michigan[video]

Grand Rapids looks even more beautiful than usual and is filled with energy.  I can't imagine living anywhere else in the Fall and not being able to experience what this city is all about...Right Now!

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ARTPRIZE Artists Talk With Kim Carson About Their Pieces [video]

ArtPrize is in full swing here in Grand Rapids!  Beautiful pieces of art decorate our lovely city.  I am broadcasting from 10am-2pm Monday-Friday in the lobby of the Huntington Bank Building (The same building that Friday's restaurant is in

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ARTPRIZE The Containment, I Take The Controls And See What Happens[video]

This ArtPrize entry had a lot of buzz around it.  The video does not do it justice.  You HAVE TO see it in person, because feeling the experience is actually part of the whole thing. The artist who created it was nice enough to let me take the controls on Tuesday afternoon before I interviewed him about the piece. Check out the video after the jump!

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Grand Rapids Kids Talk About Their Favorite ArtPrize Picks![video]

Throughout all of Art Prize I will be broadcasting from the Huntington Bank Building, Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm! I'm also registering people to win a trip to New York City! I hope you'll stop by and visit me when you're downtown checking out all of the art. One of my favorite parts of ArtPrize is seeing all of the kids coming through and their reactions to the art.

Check out some of their favorite ArtPrize entries after the jump!

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ArtPrize Artist Party Tonight At WMCAT. “MetaPhorest” Mural Is Their Entry!

It's fun for me to be around my own kind.  We get each other.  Only within the last 15 years or so did I realize and begin to describe myself as an artist.  I've been one all my life.  I just thought I was different, and well, I am. But, it was much more than that.

About 10-15 years ago a General Manager told me me why he was hiring me.  He said I had one thing that the other 700+ candidates, some in major markets, others with as much or more talent than I had, did not have.  He said I was a "True Artist"; but he stretched out the "i" and made it into a long 'e."  Kind of how the French might say it!   Anyway, he saw that in me way before I did or at least I couldn't identify it.

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ArtPrize Officially Starts Wednesday Night At 6pm…Here’s Your Guide!

Here's you comprehensive ArtPrize Guide to everything you need to know ArtPrize related. I especially enjoy living in Grand Rapids during ArtPrize.  It took me almost my entire lifetime to figure out that that is what I am.  An artist.  An artist's life is not an e

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