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SiTE:LAB Hosting Powerful Play ‘Detroit ’67’ Starting Last Weekend of ArtPrize

Award-winning play featured in New York Times opening in Grand Rapids in October.

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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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Nuns on a Ramp at ArtPrize [Video]

Think you've seen it all at ArtPrize?

You're not even close.

Susana Cook's "Nuns on Ramp" will make sure of that.

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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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ArtPrize House has Pink Siding Removed [Video]

There have been a handful of ArtPrize entries loved by both art professionals and the public over the years, Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground" is one of those. The entry won the Juried Grand Prize at ArtPrize Seven.

The popular entry has had its pink siding removed.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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SiTE:LAB’s Rumsey Street Project at ArtPrize Named one of the Top 10 Exhibitions of 2015

Hyperallergic has named their "Top 10 Exhibitions Across the United States" of 2015. SiTE:LAB’s Rumsey Street Project at ArtPrize is in the Top 10.

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What if SiTE:LAB Curated a High-Traffic ArtPrize Venue?

ArtPrize Seven brought some surprises and some things we've come to expect.

SiTE:LAB won the award for Outstanding Venue.

The Public Vote winner came from a venue which is regularly successful with the public.

What if SiTE:LAB curated a major venue?

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ArtPrize Seven Winners Announced

The winners of ArtPrize Seven were announced tonight at The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

Two $200,000 Grand Prizes were awarded.

The Public Vote winner was Loveless PhotoFiber's "Northwood Awaking." The Jury Award winner is Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground."

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Kate Gilmore’s ‘Higher Ground’ at ArtPrize Seven [Video]

Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground" is nominated in the Time-Based category on the Jurors' Shortlist. The ArtPrize Seven entry also appeared in the Public Vote Top 25, but didn't make it to the final round. 

Take a closer look at "Higher Ground".

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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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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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SiTE:LAB Taking Over Three Acres in Grand Rapids for Rumsey Street Project [Video]

SiTE:LAB is an all-volunteer organization which creates temporary site-specific art. Its venues at ArtPrize have been award-winning.

Now, SiTE:LAB is set to begin a two-year project with the City of Grand Rapids and Habitat for Humanity of Kent County called the Rumsey Street Project.

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