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Insider Tips and Tricks for How to Experience Grand Rapids ArtPrize

by Amy Busse August 21, 2014

Grand Rapids, MI has been home to the international art competition ArtPrize® since 2009. For three weeks starting the end of September through the first half of October, Grand Rapids becomes a destination for art lovers and art learners alike. With over 1,500 entries and three square miles to cover it can seem daunting to a […]

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Six Steps To Making The Most of ArtPrize

by admin September 21, 2013

This post originally appeared on  If you’ve never explored the unique buildings or graced the diverse streets of Grand Rapids during ArtPrize, you may be wondering where to start. No worries, there are few simple things you can do to make visiting the world’s largest art competition simple, fun and inspiring. Todd Herring, Director of Communications for […]

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Attn ArtPrize Visitors: Certified Tourism Ambassadors At Your Service

by Kirsetin Morello September 19, 2013

$560,000 in prize money. 1,524 works of art. Artists from 45 U.S. states and 47 countries. 169 venues. 19 days. More than 300,000 visitors. It’s time for ArtPrize! Earlier this year, Time Magazine named this eye-popping, conversation-starting event one of Five Festive Events You Won’t Want to Miss in 2013. As the fifth annual ArtPrize […]

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10 Things to Eat + Drink at ArtPrize 2013

by Molly Crist September 17, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, ArtPrize is upon us.  For 19 days I get to live just 1.5 miles from a free, open, dialogue-creating art festival.  The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, and apples are rolling in at the farmers market.  It’s the perfect time to get outside and stroll downtown admiring over 1500 works […]

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Top 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of ArtPrize

by Kirsetin Morello August 15, 2013

The artists and venues are set and time is ticking down to the start of the 5th annual ArtPrize, the open, international art competition where you—the public—get to vote for the art you like best. And your vote really makes a difference: the winner takes home $200,000 in prize money. This unique event made Time […]

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Tips for Visiting ArtPrize: Where to Register, How to Vote and More!

by Kirsetin Morello July 11, 2013

In two short months, Grand Rapids’ fifth annual ArtPrize 2013 will begin.  Over 1,500 entries from 47 countries will vie for $560,000 in prize money—and you, the public, have a say in who wins the big $200,000 prize! If you’re visiting ArtPrize from out of town, hopefully you’ve booked your hotel. (If not, see our […]

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Tips for Visiting ArtPrize in Grand Rapids: It’s time to start planning!

by Kirsetin Morello June 27, 2013

Maybe you read about ArtPrize in Time Magazine, which named ArtPrize as one of five festive events not to miss in 2013. Or perhaps you have friends or relatives who’ve raved about their experience viewing the art competition, which takes place throughout the city – from museums and hotels to sidewalks and, even—try to imagine […]

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2012 ArtPrize Winners (and how my own finalists fared)

by Kirsetin Morello October 8, 2012

I logged tons of hours at ArtPrize this year, walking the 3-mile route one evening with my husband, 5 hours another day with my mother in-law (we looked at lots of art along the Grand River), another day with my kids, and once more on my own. I still didn’t see it all, but I […]

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ArtPrize along the Grand River

by Kirsetin Morello October 5, 2012

With 161 venues and 1511 entries, deciding where to go for ArtPrize is a challenge. It’s fun to see the ArtPrize Top 10, of course, but there’s so much more. This year I decided to try a couple of different tactics to see as much as I could. First, I narrowed my path by following […]

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Beyond Visual Art: ArtPrize Spinoff Competitions Honor Sound, Flavor and Style

by Jill Anderson October 3, 2012

One of the greatest things about ArtPrize is that “art” can be more than just a painting or a sculpture. Art can be anything an artist dreams it to be. One of my most favorite forms of art, but the most difficult to highlight ArtPrize, is music. But this year St. Cecilia’s is doing just […]

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