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Enough With The Big — Here’s The Smallest Venue At ArtPrize, A Post Office Box

This may be the year of BIG at ArtPrize, but there's a place downtown that may be the smallest venue at ArtPrize.

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6 Grand Rapids-Inspired Halloween Costumes You Can Wear this Year

Think local this Halloween!

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Mark Mothersbaugh Talks Ideas, Art and the Origin of DEVO at ArtPrize

Mark Mothersbaugh is more than the pioneer of one of the seminal bands of the late '70s. He's also a visual artist, sculptor and one of the top movie soundtrack performers in Hollywood.

He spoke at the ArtPrize 8 Hub Wednesday night, and told some great stories about art, the theory of de-evolution and being at the cusp of a new music movement that jump started the '80s.

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ArtPrize Entries Honor Musical Past With Tributes To Dylan, Prince [Photos]

In addition to the 'Michigan Rocks' mural on the West Side, ArtPrize entries at other venues honor the glory era of the musical past as well.

Two other artists have painted tributes to Bob Dylan and Prince.

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Have You Spotted Any Of The 1,000 Painted Rocks Downtown GR?

ArtPrize8 is underway and people are exploring the city looking at the different art pieces and installations, but you might also spot a fun family project Aaron and his 6 kids spent a year putting together...

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ArtPrize Mural Honors Michigan’s Rock Heritage [Photo]

A West Michigan artist has honored Michigan's lengthy Rock'N Roll tradition with six foot by six foot mural on the west side. 

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A Prisoner Used Soap and Toilet Paper to Create An ArtPrize Entry [Video]

It's safe to say that one ArtPrize Artist stands out as the most unique artist in the competition.  Dartagnan Little is a convicted felon who created his entry while behind bars...

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GRPD Reminds You To Be Safe During ArtPrize

ArtPrize 8 kicks off today and police are urging the hundreds of thousands people visiting to use caution and common sense while walking around exploring the art...

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ArtPrize: Talk to the Artists

Wow, it's hard to believe that we are getting ready to kick off ArtPrize 8 in less that a week! (Preview week kicked off on Wednesday, August 14th, but the official start of ArtPrize will be next Wednesday, September 21st.)

I have been to each and every ArtPrize. One of the things I've learned over the years is there is always more to art than meets the eye.

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Every Mural In Grand Rapids, Mapped and Photographed

Grand Rapids prizes its burgeoning art scene, and since the advent of ArtPrize in 2009, more and more painted murals have been showing up in public spaces.

Now, someone has taken the time to photograph them all and tag them on a map.

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Grand Rapids One Of The Best Places In The Country For Creatives

Thrillist.com has put Grand Rapids on the short list of the best cities for creatives to live in. Who are creatives? Oh, you know, artists, musicians, people with very little money and a whole lot of talent.

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Video Postcard From Grand Rapids [Video]

I'm not really sure what the whole story behind this loving video look at our city is all about. The only conclusion I can draw is that the guy who produced it has some friends in Germany he wanted to get to come over to visit.

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