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5 Tips for Families Headed to ArtPrize 2014

by Melody VanderWeide September 30, 2014

Heading to ArtPrize with the family? I’ve been taking my kids to ArtPrize since it started six years ago- and over the years I have come up with a few tips that will help any family headed to Grand Rapids to check out the event:

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What’s New at ArtPrize 2014

by Amy Busse September 16, 2014

The countdown to ArtPrize has officially begun and September 24 will be here before you know it. We’ve assembled a quick primer to help you navigate some of the exciting changes to this year’s competition. ArtPrize 2014 will have four judging categories for both the public and the juried voters-2D, 3D, time-based and installation. Here […]

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The Grand Rapids Silver Line Is Here…and Ready for ArtPrize

by Kirsetin Morello September 11, 2014

As of August 25, 2014, Grand Rapids has joined the ranks of cities offering bus rapid transit (BRT) service. The Silver Line, as it’s called here, whisks riders along an almost 10 mile stretch of Division Avenue that begins in the south at 60th & S. Division, runs all the way to Michigan Street and […]

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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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