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New ArtPrize voting structure emphasizes public versus juror debate

Submitted 09-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

New changes to the prize structure highlight the conversation between the public and art experts as a main feature of the event. Voting on the same categories helps facilitate this comparison.


ArtPrize to kickstart event with HUB grand opening

Submitted 09-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The ArtPrize HUB grand opening on Saturday, September 20, will help the public get ready for ArtPrize 2014 before the international art competition begins on Wednesday, September 24.


Fancy petals: ODDBALL dresses to impress

Submitted 09-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The UICA hosted its fourth annual ODDBALL, sponsored by Meijer, on Saturday, September 13.. The evening filled the exhibit with fancy florals and exciting previews of its 2014 ArtPrize pieces.


What's on Tap: September 11-17

Submitted 09-11-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Welcome fall with a beer from a local brewpub.


What's on Tap: September 4-10

Submitted 09-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Keep summer alive with a refreshing drink at a local brewpub.


What's on Tap: August 28-September 3

Submitted 08-27-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Round out your Labor Day weekend with a pour from a local brewpub.


Homebrewing hobbyists collaborate to share ideas, experience

Submitted 08-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rob Qualls and Paul Townsend Lamb talk about founding the Grand Rapids Homebrewers Club, their hopes for the future and what being a member is all about.


Perrin brewers show brief overview of brewing process

Submitted 08-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

John Stewart, head brewer for Perrin Brewing Company, walks through a typical brew day for the team.


The Bitter End provides coffee oasis for West Side

Submitted 08-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Bitter End Coffeehouse on West Fulton Street serves over 100 varieties of flavored coffee beverages. The building's vintage feel derives from a rich history.


Mario Alfaro: Helping youth in Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Mario Alfaro, Youth and Gang Specialist at Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, shares why he enjoys working with the Supporting Our Leaders program.