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‘Father Time’ is a Working Grandfather Clock at ArtPrize [Video]

D. B. Henkel's "Father Time" is at Women's City Club for ArtPrize Eight.

The lifesize, working grandfather clock is carved out of African mahogany and has been popular with voters.

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‘Hug the Wood’ to Listen to Finnish Forests at ArtPrize [Video]

Kirsi Ihalainen's "Finnish Forest Frequencies – sound installation" invites visitors to enjoy the sounds of a Finnish forest by hugging pieces of wood hanging from the ceiling at ArtPrize Eight.

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‘Paper Bag Test’ Starts Conversation About Race, Identity at ArtPrize [Video]

IlaSahai Prouty's "Paper Bag Test - Grand Rapids" invites visitors to ArtPrize Eight to share their thoughts about race and identity.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Motorized Wood Beams Shake the Floor at ArtPrize Eight [Video]

Zimoun's entry into ArtPrize Eight has one of the longer names of this fall's competition, "250 prepared ac-motors, 325kg roof laths, 1.0km rope." It's also one of the loudest entries with 250 motorized wood beams repeatedly striking the floor at SiTE:LAB on Rumsey Street.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Jurors’ Shortlist Announced for ArtPrize Eight

ArtPrize tonight hosted the fifth annual Jurors’ Shortlist Event at the ArtPrize HUB/HQ Theater.

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Grand Valley State University
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GVSU Students Providing Solar Power at ArtPrize

Grand Valley State University students have created an 18-foot, solar energy-producing module which will be on display during ArtPrize.

GVSU students will demonstrate the benefits of solar energy by powering LED lights, playing music and providing a space for anyone to charge their phones.

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Michigan Department of Corrections
Michigan Department of Corrections
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A Prisoner Used Soap and Toilet Paper to Create An ArtPrize Entry [Video]

It's safe to say that one ArtPrize Artist stands out as the most unique artist in the competition.  Dartagnan Little is a convicted felon who created his entry while behind bars...

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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The Best ArtPrize Entries for Kids

ArtPrize brings thousands to Grand Rapids and kids are always a big part of the event. Many schools take trips to explore ArtPrize and families spend time downtown too.

Sometimes the art kids enjoy most is the same artwork that's favored by jurors and the public, but often it's not.

Here are the best ArtPrize entries for kids to see at ArtPrize Eight!

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Artist Who Had Mardi Gras Beads Stolen Brings ‘Macarena’ to ArtPrize

Jeffrey Augustine Songco's installation "Revelry" brought 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads to Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids at ArtPrize 2015. Those beads were (mistakenly?) taken on opening weekend.

Songco is back for ArtPrize Eight with the "Macarena" at UICA.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Why SiTE:LAB Isn’t Participating in ArtPrize Preview Week

ArtPrize Preview Week has begun! Over 30 venues are participating including major venues such as the GRAM, Calvin College - (106) Gallery, The B.O.B. and UICA.

One popular and award-winning venue that won't be opening early at ArtPrize Eight is SiTE:LAB.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Where to Find ArtPrize’s Eight Neighborhood HUBS

ArtPrize fans will have a new way to enjoy the art competition this fall. ArtPrize has announced there will be eight Neighborhood HUBS. The HUBS will be run by ArtPrize and located at eight major venues.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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How to Volunteer at ArtPrize Eight

ArtPrize Eight is coming to Grand Rapids, September 21 - October 9. It takes hundreds of volunteers to successfully run the popular event. See how you can help make ArtPrize Eight a success.

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