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ArtPrize Pitch Night Winners: Poetry Fox, Wall of 5,000 Mirrors, Extinction Simulation, More

ArtPrize Pitch Night is a way to discover and support out-of-town artists. Winners receive $5,000 and prime spot to display their work at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids.

Pitch Night has grown each year since its debut in 2013. This year, ArtPrize Pitch Night has expanded to six cities.

Learn about this year's winning projects, artists and where to find them at ArtPrize Nine.

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Courtesy of Jennifer Cronin
Courtesy of Jennifer Cronin
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Four-Time ArtPrize Artist Named One of ’14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017′

Artnet's "14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017" includes an artist whose work will be familiar to fans of ArtPrize.

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The Cotton Bowl’s ArtPrize Moment: Giant Mascots Made of Tires

Remember when Dallas was going to host an expansion of ArtPrize?

The three-year agreement was set to begin in 2016, but ArtPrize Dallas was cancelled because of funding and some who "saw the concept as threatening to the status quo."

It seems Dallas is having second thoughts after introducing two ArtPrize-like sculptures made out of tires.

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Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
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Final Vote Rankings of ArtPrize Public Vote Finalists

The winners of ArtPrize Eight were announced Friday night, then the annual event closed on Sunday.

Take a look at the Public Vote category winners and how all of the Top 20 finished within their own category.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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It’s Not All About Winning at ArtPrize

There are many different types of artists that enter ArtPrize and there are many different reasons that artists enter.

Some artists enter to win. Some enter for exposure. Some enter because they love to share their craft. It's often a combo of all three, but it's definitely not always just about winning.

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Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
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See all of the Winners of ArtPrize Eight [Photos]

The winners of ArtPrize Eight have been announced including two $200,000 Grand Prize winners.

The Public Grand Prize goes to Wounded Warrior Dogs by James Mellick. The Juried Grand Prize goes to The Bureau of Personal Belonging by Stacey Kirby.

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TownSquare Media
TownSquare Media
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A Twitter Tweet Tour of ArtPrize 8

2016 ArtPrize has not had the best weather. But the art and experiences have been phenomenal. Here's some tweets that have really captured ArtPrize 8.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Take a Look at What’s Inside the B.O.B. for ArtPrize 8

In the past, a lot of the best that ArtPrize had to offer was located in the parking lot of the B.O.B, but now that they have started building their new venue where the lot used to be, the great art pieces have moved inside and can be found on all floors of the Big Old Building.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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The Best ArtPrize Venue You Haven’t Seen [Videos]

There are 170 venues at ArtPrize Eight. It takes time to explore even a small fraction of them so you have to choose your stops carefully to make the best out of ArtPrize.

Most people stop at some of the major venues that regularly have entries in the second round of voting. That's a good start, but we have another venue to add to that must-see list.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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What’s Your ArtPrize Entry? Take the Quiz!

Have you ever thought about entering ArtPrize? Not sure where to get started? Want to know what your entry should be?

Now you can find out with the ArtPrize Entry Generator!

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Half Fish, Half Bike, ‘Trout Bike’ on the Streets at ArtPrize [Video]

There are two things ArtPrize Eight is not short on: surprises and fish.

The Public Vote Final 20 includes entries featuring trout and sturgeon as subject matter.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize ‘Amazing Race’-Style Event is Saturday

The sixth annual Michigan Adventure Race: ArtPrize Edition will be held Saturday, October 8 in Grand Rapids. The race will wind through ArtPrize and feature both mental and physical challenges.

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