Revisiting ArtPrize With Permanent Works of Art

ArtPrize is an international art competition entered by hundreds of artists from around the world each year. Launched in 2009, ArtPrize was recognized as the world’s most public art event just five…

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Iconic Public Art Spots in Downtown Grand Rapids

The art scene is an integral part of Grand Rapids and locals know outdoor art is everywhere you look downtown. Whether it’s your first visit, or you live nearby, here are suggestions for “must-see”…

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Five Facts About Maya Lin, the Artist of Ecliptic

What do Grand Rapids and Washington D.C. have in common? They are both home to outdoor sculptural works by world-renowned artist Maya Lin. Lin was relatively unknown at the age of 21 when her design…

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Grand Rapids Murals: Southtown

Southtown is a large and diverse neighborhood of Grand Rapids. Many of the residents of Southtown were and are Black and Brown people who have been historically marginalized by structural inequities…

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Grand Rapids Murals: Arturo Morales Romero

USA Today has hailed Grand Rapids as one of the 10 best cities in America where you can see amazing art. There’s an amazing artist behind every piece of art that graces our city – like Arturo Morales…

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Community Legends Sculptures Tour

Two of Grand Rapids’ favorite things – art and history – come together in a project memorializing some of the most significant contributors to the city’s rich legacy. The Grand Rapids Community…

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Grand Rapids Murals

Grand Rapids art doesn't just live in the museums, it's also part of the structure of the city, transforming walls, streets, parking lots, mechanical boxes and other utilitarian elements into vehicles…

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Grand Rapids Murals: North Quarter

Following the Grand River north out of downtown, the historic North Quarter of Grand Rapids is hot on the heels of the city’s West Side as a center of investment. Public art is a key element of the…

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Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids

There are a lot of great ways to explore Grand Rapids history. You can browse the exhibits at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives, stroll the Heritage…

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Grand Rapids Murals: Uptown

USA Today named Grand Rapids one of America’s 10 Best Cities Where You Can See Amazing Art – and our extensive collection of public murals is one reason why. There are more than 100 murals spread out…

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