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FlowerlandStyle via YouTube
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Walking Tour of ArtPrize 8 2016

Hard to believe that ArtPrize will be wrapping up soon, if you haven't had a chance to walk around and see everything, here are a couple of home movie style videos that feature a lot of the art and experiences of ArtPrize 8.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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‘Bent Sub Sandwich’ at ArtPrize Eight [Video]

A porcelain sculpture of a bent sub sandwich is drawing reactions at ArtPrize Eight.

Learn the story behind "Bent Sub Sandwich."

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Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
Photo Credit: ArtPrize 2016
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ArtPrize Public Vote Final 20 is Exactly What You Thought it Would Be [Photos]

ArtPrize announced the Public Vote Final 20 today.

The results are mostly predictable.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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‘Father Time’ is a Working Grandfather Clock at ArtPrize [Video]

D. B. Henkel's "Father Time" is at Women's City Club for ArtPrize Eight.

The lifesize, working grandfather clock is carved out of African mahogany and has been popular with voters.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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‘Hug the Wood’ to Listen to Finnish Forests at ArtPrize [Video]

Kirsi Ihalainen's "Finnish Forest Frequencies – sound installation" invites visitors to enjoy the sounds of a Finnish forest by hugging pieces of wood hanging from the ceiling at ArtPrize Eight.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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‘Paper Bag Test’ Starts Conversation About Race, Identity at ArtPrize [Video]

IlaSahai Prouty's "Paper Bag Test - Grand Rapids" invites visitors to ArtPrize Eight to share their thoughts about race and identity.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Motorized Wood Beams Shake the Floor at ArtPrize Eight [Video]

Zimoun's entry into ArtPrize Eight has one of the longer names of this fall's competition, "250 prepared ac-motors, 325kg roof laths, 1.0km rope." It's also one of the loudest entries with 250 motorized wood beams repeatedly striking the floor at SiTE:LAB on Rumsey Street.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Jurors’ Shortlist Announced for ArtPrize Eight

ArtPrize tonight hosted the fifth annual Jurors’ Shortlist Event at the ArtPrize HUB/HQ Theater.

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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The Unfortunate Side of ArtPrize – People Who Forget How to Drive

Not sure what it is about ArtPrize that makes people forget how to drive. Maybe they're tired from walking around so much? Maybe it's the influx of visitors to downtown? It can be pretty intense driving through downtown this time of year.

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Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University
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GVSU Students Providing Solar Power at ArtPrize

Grand Valley State University students have created an 18-foot, solar energy-producing module which will be on display during ArtPrize.

GVSU students will demonstrate the benefits of solar energy by powering LED lights, playing music and providing a space for anyone to charge their phones.

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Michigan Department of Corrections
Michigan Department of Corrections
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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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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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The Best ArtPrize Entries for Kids

ArtPrize brings thousands to Grand Rapids and kids are always a big part of the event. Many schools take trips to explore ArtPrize and families spend time downtown too.

Sometimes the art kids enjoy most is the same artwork that's favored by jurors and the public, but often it's not.

Here are the best ArtPrize entries for kids to see at ArtPrize Eight!

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