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In Case You Missed It-Lanterns Light Up The Grand Rapids Sky!

Friday night one of the most spectacular projects in the history or Artprize lit up Downtown Grand Rapids. "Lights in the Night" were thousands of Chinese lanterns lit and released into the sky Friday night during the second weekend of Artprize.

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ArtPrize Spotlight 2012 – Weekend Highlights For September 28 – September 30

September 28 to September 30 will be the biggest and busiest weekend of ArtPrize.

There will be a rush of people trying to get one last look at entries before first round voting ends at 11:59pm on Saturday, September 29.  Then we'll have a rush of people to see the Top 10 after it is announced on Sunday.

It's going to be busy and it's going to be fun!  Let's look at the highlights of the second weekend of ArtPrize 2012.

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Grandpa Morgan Tuskegee Airmen

Just a few nights ago, Faith and I walked around ArtPrize and saw some amazing art.

But the one piece that is *still* my favorite is one I've been seeing since before ArtPrize began last week.   The drawing is phenomenal and moving, not only in its difficulty but its sentiment as well

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Time Lapse Videos Of ArtPrize Entries Being Created [Videos]

I'm not an artist, but I love ArtPrize.  I am repeatedly amazed at the paintings and sculptures we see and I could only imagine how one would physically create one of these pieces...until now.

Check out a these time lapse videos which show some ArtPrize 2012 entries being created. 

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Sights And Attitudes Of Downtown During Artprize.

So I wandered around Downtown a bit yesterday during Artprize. Most people posting on the internets during the world's biggest art competition have pictures of art, or pictures of themselves along with the art, or pictures of themselves with the art drunk. Me, on the other hand, offer these pictures.

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Opening Weekend Events And Activities

 

The first weekend of ArtPrize can be one of the most fun.  There are 1,517 entries and the "short list"/top 25s have not been announced, making it too early to name any favorites.

There is so much to see and do and so much art to be discovered.  Let's take a look at some of the highlights of the first weekend of ArtPrize 2012.

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Kids Guide

Bringing the kids downtown to ArtPrize for the day can be a lot fun, but you have to be prepared.  Whether you are working around naps, school schedules, or any kind of busy schedule, time is limited.

Check out our ArtPrize Kids Guide and maximize your time downtown with the kids.

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – How Voting Works

 

Getting out to see art and vote on your favorite pieces is what makes ArtPrize so much fun.

ArtPrize's rules and award categories continue to change year-to-year, but it's the people's vote that makes the contest what it is. 

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Parking And Transportation

Visiting ArtPrize is fun, but the crowds and traffic can be a lot to deal with.  Knowing where to go and how to get around town can help maximize the time you spend downtown at ArtPrize.

View our guide to parking and transportation and make the most of ArtPrize 2012.

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Is The Gerald Ford Graffiti Artist Back?

As I was making my way downtown Sunday, I drove past the BOB and saw something that looked familar. Perhaps you remember back in April when graffiti of former President Gerald Ford appeared on I-196. "I am indebted to no man" was stenciled above a black and white picture of Michigan's only president. Well it seems the Pres is back, this time with the first lady.

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ArtPrize Spotlight 2012 – Early Installation Gallery [Photos]

It's only a few days until ArtPrize officially opens all across Grand Rapids, but you can already see the city transforming into a massive art gallery.  Installations are cropping up on the Urban Bridge, in The B.O.B. parking lot, near the Gerald R. Ford Museum, and countless other places.  In the gallery you will find pieces in all the venues mentioned.

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – ArtPrize Mobile App

ArtPrize features 1,517 entries and 161 venues, but only a limited amount of time to see everything.  The 2012 ArtPrize mobile app helps maximize your visits to ArtPrize.

The ArtPrize app makes voting and seeing art easier and faster.

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