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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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Gene Parker
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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – A Look Back At The Top 10 Entries From ArtPrize 2011

ArtPrize makes September an exciting time in Grand Rapids.  Art installations pop up all over the city throughout the entire month.  All of that excitement culminates to the top 10 showdown in early October.  The top 10 entries can be anything from massive sculptures, to 3D art, to paintings, to pencil drawings.  With ArtPrize kicking off on September 19th, let' take a look back at the winners from last year.

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Volunteer Opportunities

ArtPrize counts on the generosity of volunteers to be successful.  Hundreds of volunteers have already signed up, but more are needed.

Volunteers fill many jobs, enjoy some perks, and have a lot of fun.  The deadline to become a volunteer is Wednesday, September 12. 

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Artprize Rapid Partnership Continues In 2012!

One of the best things about living in Grand Rapids is Artprize. Love it, hate it, or if you are indifferent, it doesn't matter. Artprize gives out community a big shot in the arm, both locally and on a national level. Come on, you swell with a little local pride when you see a story on the Today show or an article in a national magazine about Artprize, don't you? And let's not forget, all the deals that come along with the World's Largest Artprize.

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ArtPrize Jewelry Worth $25,000 To Be Auctioned Off For West Michigan Charities

ArtPrize is set to kick off on September 19.  Each year the competition brings a few new surprises, among those this year is an entry valued at $25,000.  It will be auctioned off to benefit West Michigan charities.

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Cluck and Bill....Eggsss-cellent!
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Guess Who Was On TV Last Night?

That would be the big ol' chicken CLUCK! Cluck made a special appearance at ArtPrize last night on Channel 8! He even got to host the weather will Bill Steffan! Due to copyright laws, we cant actually show you the video...But here are pictures of Cluck!

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