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Is Film About To Become A Much Bigger Part Of ArtPrize?

ArtPrize begins September 18, but it's been a busy couple of weeks for the art competition.

Venue registration closed, artist registration began, and a new executive director was named.

Christian Gaines, the new executive director of ArtPrize, has a strong background working with films.

Is his hiring an indication that film is about to become a much bigger part of ArtPrize?

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Mark Davis, Getty Images
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Rick DeVos And LZ Granderson Debate Christmas Tree Delivery

On November 27, Rick DeVos took to Twitter to find a Grand Rapids area company that delivers Christmas trees.

CNN and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson tweeted back in disbelief.

Granderson, a Grand Rapids resident, was strongly opposed to losing a part of Christmas tradition to a delivery service.

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michigan municipal league, flickr
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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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Grand Rapids “Start Garden”…Rick DeVos Unveils The Details

This is just so cool!  You've seen all the signs around town, right?  It's kind of difficult to miss them.  The colorful signs are all over in orange, pink, lime green and blue.  They're posted on doors, windows, inside coffee shoppes, cafes, and restaurants.  Start Garden is coming!  Well, Start Garden is HERE!

This morning at a news conference Rick DeVos unveiled what Start Garden is really all about.

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Art Prize Could be Bigger Than Ever This Year

It's hard to believe, but this year ArtPrize will be four years old.  WOW!

Rick DeVos created the event in 2009, so 2012 will be the fourth ArtPrize.  It has become a spectacular success.  And, this year promises to be bigger than ever

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