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ArtPrize 2014: Grand Rapids Public Schools Students’ Artwork on Display

Twenty student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are competing to have their energy-related artwork highlighted during ArtPrize.

The competition is a collaboration of Consumers Energy, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and the City of Grand Rapids.

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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ArtPrize Announces 2014 Concert Series

Music has become a bigger part of ArtPrize since the first year.

That trend should continue this year.

ArtPrize has announced the dates and performers for the 2014 ArtPrize Concert Series.

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Matt Milhouse
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Founders Mosaic Promise – A First Taste

Founders Brewing Co. stopped by the River studios today with an exclusive first tasting of their upcoming ArtPrize beer Mosaic Promise.

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Photo courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.
Photo courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.
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Founders Brewing’s ArtPrize Beer Mosaic Promise Premieres August 20

ArtPrize begins Sept. 24, but you don't have to wait until next month to enjoy a taste of ArtPrize.

This year's ArtPrize beer, Mosaic Promise, premieres at Founders Brewing Co. on Aug. 20.

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Courtesy ArtPrize
Courtesy ArtPrize
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WZZM-13: ArtPrize Announces Expert Discussion Changes

ArtPrize has announced some changes to its 2014 critical discourse programming Monday morning.

The art competition's organizers are calling the seven days of discussion an "event within an event."

The newly-expanded discourse sessions are to bring together experts from a number of different fields, including art, design, innovation, urbanism, social equity and technology.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize Artists Seeking Sponsors Through Kickstarter

ArtPrize is September 24 - October 12.

As artists, venues, and event organizers prepare for the competition, some artists are seeking to fund their projects through Kickstarter.

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Founders Brewing Co. Announces New Beer To Benefit ArtPrize

Founders Brewing Co. will again team with ArtPrize for a special beer.

This year's ArtPrize beer is a "clean, rich, golden beer" named Mosaic Promise.

It's sales will benefit ArtPrize.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize Hiring Curators

Venue registration has begun. Soon it will be the artists' turn as ArtPrize 2014 begins to take shape.

Another way to get involved in ArtPrize is as a curator.

ArtPrize and the City of Grand Rapids are hiring curators for City Parks.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2013 Made Big Economic Impact

Think of fall in Grand Rapids and ArtPrize quickly comes to mind.

ArtPrize has brought hundreds of thousands of visitors to downtown Grand Rapids and those visitors spent millions of dollars in 2013.

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Has ArtPrize Made Grand Rapids A ‘Destination City’?

Last week, Crain's Detroit Business discussed the growth of Grand Rapids.

Crain's talked about the Medical Mile, Grand Rapids business growth, increased national exposure, and the role that ArtPrize has had in it all.

Has ArtPrize made Grand Rapids a 'destination city'? 

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize Weekend 1 [Photos] – ArtPrize Spotlight 2013

Gray clouds, but still a great start for ArtPrize!

Take a look at some pictures from opening weekend of ArtPrize 2013!

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ArtPrize Highlighted In Wall Street Journal

Twas the night before ArtPrize and all through GR, not a person was sleeping, not even in a house.  Or something like that.  I've never been good at poetry.

But I *am* excited about ArtPrize!  All over Grand Rapids, artists are placing their work for hundreds of thousands of people to see.

Heck, even the Wall Street Journal gave us some love:

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