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ArtPrize Awards, Dance Party, Matt Giraud and More on October 9

ArtPrize has announced details about the seventh annual ArtPrize Awards set for Friday, October 9.

The celebration will include a watch party at Rosa Parks Circle, televised awards show at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, post-awards dance party, a free performance by Kalamazoo native and American Idol finalist Matt Giraud, and more.

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Volunteer Performers Needed to Swing at Kate Gilmore’s ‘Higher Ground’

It takes thousands of volunteer hours to make ArtPrize a success. Some volunteers work directly for ArtPrize, some for venues, others assist artists.

Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground" has a very unique volunteer opportunity.

Gilmore needs women to wear white dresses and swing for one-hour shifts.

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Your Guide to Haunted Houses in West Michigan

Fall is here and that means that Halloween is right around the corner! In preparation, we've put together a list of haunted houses across West Michigan!

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Artist Jennifer Cronin Explains ArtPrize Painting [Video]

Jennifer Cronin's "Lucky to Have Each Other" is at DeVos Place for ArtPrize Seven.

Visitors are reacting strongly to the painting. Some with laughter. Some with disgust.

Cronin talks about the painting, the reactions and more. 

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ArtPrize Seven Jurors Reveal Shortlists

ArtPrize Seven jurors narrowed down their favorites and gave voters more to think about as the jurors revealed their top five in each category at tonight's ArtPrize shortlist event.

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Thousands of Beads Taken From ArtPrize Entry

Jeffrey Augustine Songco’s ArtPrize installation “Revelry” at Calder Plaza is a 200 foot long chain link fence originally decorated with 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads.

Only a fraction of those beads remain after most were taken by ArtPrize visitors on Saturday.

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Goosebump-Inducing Video Shares ArtPrize Experience [Video]

ArtPrize takes over Grand Rapids for a few weeks each fall. We are now familiar with the competition, but it can be difficult to explain to someone who has never attended or isn't from West Michigan.

Brian Kelly's new video shares the spirit of ArtPrize Seven. The video shows that ArtPrize is about more than just the art and the voting, it's the people that make the event what it is.

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Inside SiTE:LAB and GRAM at ArtPrize Seven [Photos]

With 1,550 entries at over 160 venues, it's nearly impossible to see everything at ArtPrize Seven.

We'll help you discover more of the artists and work at ArtPrize with a closer look at venues throughout the event.

Take a look inside SiTE:LAB and GRAM at ArtPrize Seven.

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Psychologists Turn Symbolically Broken Plates Into Art at ArtPrize [Video]

A team of artists and psychologists are allowing people to symbolically breakthrough issues by physically breaking plates at DeVos Place during ArtPrize Seven.

The broken plates are then turned into the ashes of a mosaic which shows a phoenix rising.

The ArtPrize entry is titled "BREAKTHROUGH".

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Grand Rapids Children’s Museum’s Kids’ Art Fest is Sunday

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum's sixth annual Kids’ ArtFest is Sunday.

The free celebration gives kids a chance to create art. There will also be live music, dance performances and presentations.

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ArtPrize Artist Explains What’s Up With All Those Feet [Video]

Colleen Garibaldi's "2014, 4, Object/Body Language Series" stops many who see it right in their tracks.

What's going on with all those feet?

Garibaldi explains.

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‘Revelry’ Brings 2,700 Pounds of Mardi Gras Beads to ArtPrize [Video]

Jeffrey Augustine Songco's ArtPrize installation "Revelry" at Calder Plaza is a 200 foot long chain link fence decorated with 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads.

Songco explains how the piece came together, the use of color and more.

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