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Pokemon Go via Nintendo
Pokemon Go via Nintendo
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Grand Rapids on Tap and Pokemon Go Are Coming to Calder Plaza This Saturday

Grand Rapids on Tap is this Saturday! This year it's being held at Calder Plaza, which also happens to be a great spot to hunt for Pokemon. Craft beer and Pokemon Go, what could be better?

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A Makeover for Calder Plaza

When I was in grade school at Sibley Elementary back in the 70s, I remember taking a field trip to see the artwork known as “La Grande Vitesse”, designed by sculptor Alexander Calder...

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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15 Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

There's no doubt about it, Grand Rapids is an awesome city. We've got lots of attractions and fun things always going on, we're a family friendly city and appeal to the younger crowd as well...

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Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
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13,000 Bottles of Jarritos Form Wall at ArtPrize Seven [Video]

Muñoz & Company's "Port of Entry" uses 13,000 bottles of Jarritos to build a wall and make a statement at Calder Plaza during ArtPrize Seven.

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Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
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Thousands of Beads Taken From ArtPrize Entry

Jeffrey Augustine Songco’s ArtPrize installation “Revelry” at Calder Plaza is a 200 foot long chain link fence originally decorated with 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads.

Only a fraction of those beads remain after most were taken by ArtPrize visitors on Saturday.

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Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
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Take a Selfie With a Dragon at ArtPrize [Video]

ArtPrize artist Lou Rodriguez's "I Used to be an Octopus" is a 20 foot dragon at Calder Plaza. One of the dragon's claws also works as a seat. Rodriguez is encouraging visitors to have a seat and take a selfie.

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Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
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‘Revelry’ Brings 2,700 Pounds of Mardi Gras Beads to ArtPrize [Video]

Jeffrey Augustine Songco's ArtPrize installation "Revelry" at Calder Plaza is a 200 foot long chain link fence decorated with 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads.

Songco explains how the piece came together, the use of color and more.

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It’s Festival Weekend!

Long before ArtPrize, THE arts festival in Grand Rapids was just Festival.

Officially, it's the 45th Festival of the Arts, held in downtown Grand Rapids on a few city streets and at Calder Plaza.

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