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ArtPrize 2014: 20 Sweet Venues to Explore Over 19 Days

ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and exhibition that runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

Here are 20 sweet venues to check out during ArtPrize, and these are just the tip of the artistic iceberg for the public art extravaganza.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize Up Close: Boardwalk Condominiums [Video]

With multiple levels and 69 entries, Boardwalk Condominiums is a venue to keep an eye on at ArtPrize 2014.

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John VanderHaagen
John VanderHaagen
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On Sept. 24

This is the opening day for ArtPrize 2014.

Welcome to the festivities for the sixth annual event, which runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

As ArtPrize relates:
Definitely more of a 'day of events' than a single h

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unalozmen/ThinkStock
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Bet You Didn’t Know It Was National Coffee Week?

You do now! And who is leading the charge? Tim Horton's! The famous Canadian and now American coffee and donut shops are giving you the presents! And the money!

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Artprize In Your Backyard

What if Artprize was right in your own backyard? Like your bathroom window faced right out to a good chunk of the Artprize competition. Would be cool wouldn't it?

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: An Early Look at Which Entries Are Drawing the Most Attention

Voting hasn't even started, but ArtPrize has already given us a clue as to what might be popular this year.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: How to Vote

The public vote is what sets ArtPrize apart from other art events and competitions. It's also the easiest way to become involved in ArtPrize.

Learn how to vote at ArtPrize 2014.

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Mike Simons/Getty Images
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Coming Downtown for ArtPrize? Here’s How to Deal with Panhandlers

Coming to ArtPrize? While you're enjoying the various pieces throughout Grand Rapids (especially downtown), it's highly likely that you'll be approached by someone asking for money, food or cigarettes.

No, it's not the shiny and positive thing that most people want to talk about during ArtPrize and I understand that.  But because you may not be from a larger city or a frequent downtown GR visitor or very comfortable in a downtown setting in general, I want you to be aware of potential panhandlers and know how to react.

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ArtPrize 2014: Music Hub is St. Cecilia Music Center

St. Cecilia Music Center is the official ArtPrize music hub for ArtPrize 2014.

St. Cecilia Music Center is again also organizing the ArtPrize music busking sites at public places, with expanded locations for this year.

The busking sites will be in action from Sept. 25 (Thursday) to Oct. 4.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Important Dates, What’s New, Transportation and More

View our ArtPrize preview to learn about venue hours, voting deadlines, what's new this year and more.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Sneak Peek/Party at San Chez on Sunday

San Chez Bistro will host an ArtPrize sneak peek to support Avenue for the Arts on Sunday.

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Guess What Starts This Week? ARTPRIZE!

As I was making my way into work this week, I saw the beginnings of the biggest 3 weeks in Grand Rapids. ARTPRIZE!

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