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Learning from Olmsted and a Muddy River

Submitted 09-30-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids is not alone in its efforts to revitalize and restore a river, so what can we learn from one project already in implementation and nearly a century in the making

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Early hours: Outdoor venues provide art opportunities beyond official ArtPrize hours

Submitted 09-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

For those who may not have available time during official venue hours, here are some options for catching art when indoor venues are closed.

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Dinderbeck Studios opens to public

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS

The local print studio is shifting from artist collective to open community studio. Dinderbeck is providing space and resources for area printmakers.

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Joan Osborne Acoustic Duo to perform at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS

Osborne will perform at Wealthy Theatre on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Doors open at 7 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m.

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October's First Friday event to feature ArtPrize venues

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

The month of October brings an electrifying feel to the Avenue for the Arts, as well as to the rest of downtown Grand Rapids, as artists from all over the country showcase artwork during Artprize, which coincides with First Fridays on the Avenue.

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East Hills to host second Annual Kid's Day

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS

The second annual kids day at Congress Elementary will take place on Saturday, October 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Public responds to Shortlist selections

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Directly after attending the Jurors' Shortlist event last night, many of the audience stopped by our response stations to reflect on the choices presented. Each night of Critical Discourse, response stations will be available for the public to share their opinions in response to the panelists.

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Shortlist reveals insight into juror selection process

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS

Last night's event revealed the juror's top 20 category selections, plus their top five venue selections. Jurors revealed not only their selections but their process and what attracted them to the winning works.

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GRPS Partners with WMEAC for Teach for the Watershed Program

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Public Schools expands the current partnership with WMEAC to expand environmental education to all students.

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ArtPrize 2014: How to register, vote, map routes, all from your phone

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NEWS

A quick guide to using this year's ArtPrize app to register to vote, vote on your favorite entries, and navigate your way around.

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ArtPrize Off The Beaten Path: The Harris Building

Submitted 09-29-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Harris Building has a rich history in Grand Rapids and offers new stories as a 2014 ArtPrize Venue.

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"Roundabout2" rare live performance captured on film

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NEWS

Hubert Dobler set his "Roundabout2" ArtPrize entry into motion in a sunken parking lot on Sunday, September 28.

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A toast to five years: The Rapidian celebrates its anniversary

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 23, The Rapidian raised a glass to five, successful years of hyperlocal citizen journalism and community engagement at SiTE:LAB's 2014 ArtPrize venue, The Morton GR.

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NPO Showcase: Michigan Eating Disorders Alliance

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

MIEDA works to reduce the impact of eating disorders through education and prevention.

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Story Matters: Lance Climie recalls Les Idees, first foodie restaurant in Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

Lance Climie recalls his time as the day bartender at Les Idees, a restaurant at The Morton House that was "contrarian to what had existed in Grand Rapids before."

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Story Matters: Brian Balderston explains attraction for artists to SiTE:LAB

Submitted 09-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

Brian Balderston, from Present Company, explains why his team of artists was attracted to working with SiTE:LAB, and how Paul Amenta got them interested in participating in ArtPrize.

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Story Matters: Daniel Doane retells story of father's work as electrician on The Morton House

Submitted 09-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

From his father putting in the electrical system to the multiple changes to both the building and the street in front of it, Daniel Doane shares his memories of our city's growth and struggles.

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ArtPrize Off The Beaten Path: Downtown Market

Submitted 09-27-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Downtown Market offers a wide variety of art and eats during ArtPrize. Artwork, often placed in relation to its surroundings, is captured here in this photo essay.

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Catalyst Radio: ArtPrize's Critical Discourse to feature Susan Sollins of Art21

Submitted 09-26-2014 under NEWS

Critical Discourse, part of ArtPrize 2014, is bringing to Grand Rapids notables of the art world, including on Oct. 2 Susan Sollins of Art21 and the documentary series “Art in the 21st Century” that airs on PBS.

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In Season: September 27, 2014

Submitted 09-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.

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