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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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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Kids Guide

Bringing the kids downtown to ArtPrize for the day can be a lot fun, but you have to be prepared.  Whether you are working around naps, school schedules, or any kind of busy schedule, time is limited.

Check out our ArtPrize Kids Guide and maximize your time downtown with the kids.

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Parking And Transportation

Visiting ArtPrize is fun, but the crowds and traffic can be a lot to deal with.  Knowing where to go and how to get around town can help maximize the time you spend downtown at ArtPrize.

View our guide to parking and transportation and make the most of ArtPrize 2012.

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ArtPrize Spotlight 2012 – Early Installation Gallery [Photos]

It's only a few days until ArtPrize officially opens all across Grand Rapids, but you can already see the city transforming into a massive art gallery.  Installations are cropping up on the Urban Bridge, in The B.O.B. parking lot, near the Gerald R. Ford Museum, and countless other places.  In the gallery you will find pieces in all the venues mentioned.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Registration Day [Photos]

ArtPrize fans had their first chance at activating their ArtPrize voting accounts this morning at ArtPrize's Registration Day.

Registration Day was held at The HUB, which is ArtPrize headquarters.  Fans were welcomed with donuts, cider, prizes, and more.

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – ArtPrize Mobile App

ArtPrize features 1,517 entries and 161 venues, but only a limited amount of time to see everything.  The 2012 ArtPrize mobile app helps maximize your visits to ArtPrize.

The ArtPrize app makes voting and seeing art easier and faster.

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Interview With ArtPrize Founder Rick DeVos

Part of this week, Wednesday and Thursday September 12 and 13, I spent the morning show broadcasting from the West Michigan Policy Forum.  Wednesday we were at St. Cecilia Music Center, and Thursday at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

I had a chance to interview key business leaders from Doug DeVos, President of Amway, Jim Dunlap, President Huntington Bank, West Michigan, and so many more, to Rick DeVos, founder of ArtPrize.

 

 

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – How And Where To Register To Vote

ArtPrize begins September 19.  Just like our elections this fall, you have to register before you can vote.

Registration to vote at ArtPrize begins September 15.  We'll show you how and where to register to vote at ArtPrize.

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Volunteer Opportunities

ArtPrize counts on the generosity of volunteers to be successful.  Hundreds of volunteers have already signed up, but more are needed.

Volunteers fill many jobs, enjoy some perks, and have a lot of fun.  The deadline to become a volunteer is Wednesday, September 12. 

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ArtPrize Begins September 19 – Are You Going This Year? [Poll]

ArtPrize kicks off September 19 and runs through October 7.  Thousands will visit Grand Rapids to see 1,517 ArtPrize entries at 161 venues.  Will you be one of them?

Are you going to visit ArtPrize this year?

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ArtPrize Jewelry Worth $25,000 To Be Auctioned Off For West Michigan Charities

ArtPrize is set to kick off on September 19.  Each year the competition brings a few new surprises, among those this year is an entry valued at $25,000.  It will be auctioned off to benefit West Michigan charities.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize Holds Volunteer Party, Still Needs More Help

ArtPrize held their Volunteer Kick-Off Rally last night at 55 Campau in downtown Grand Rapids.

The rally was meant as a thank you to current volunteers and also as an opportunity to draw further attention to the need for more volunteers.

About 1,000 total volunteers are needed for ArtPrize.  ArtPrize remains a few hundred short of that goal. 

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