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ArtPrize partners with ART21 for increase in robust programming, critique

Submitted 09-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize and ART21 both work to bring more contemporary art and art education to the broadest audience possible through connecting art, digital media, and education.


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.


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.


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.


City as Muse celebrates installation at UICA

Submitted 09-25-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Local artist Rick Beerhorst has unveiled his largest painting to date, "City as Muse," an ArtPrize entry at the UICA.


Five local galleries showcase ArtPrize entries

Submitted 09-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Five local art galleries in the downtown area are participating in ArtPrize this year. They are showcasing both local and international artists, most with comprehensive themed exhibitions and extra events.


Official Exhibition, Showcase venues offer curated themes, longer hours, amenities

Submitted 09-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This year's ArtPrize Exhibition Centers and Showcase Venues contain more thematic installations and opportunities to participate in more educational programming, art making and art buying.


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.