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Fork Fest Dishes Up Fall Flavors

Submitted 10-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Local First hosted the 4th Annual Fork Fest, spotlighting fall flavors from over 40 West Michigan vendors, farms and restaurants.


Wholesale food hub makes local ingredients more accessible to restaurants

Submitted 10-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Through FarmLink, Grand Rapids restaurants can showcase local food on their menus. FarmLink started three years ago with the goal of creating beneficial relationships between chefs and farmers.


Local brewing clubs join forces to raise awareness, camaraderie

Submitted 10-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This past weekend home brewers gathered in Midtown to brew beers focused on one secret ingredient. In six weeks a winning beer will be chosen for the public to enjoy at Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery.


ArtPrize 2014 Awards: Anila Quayyum Agha wins hearts of jurors, public

Submitted 10-11-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Artist Anila Quayyum Agha, of Indianapolis, won big at the 2014 ArtPrize Awards, winning the Installation category award as well as both Grand Prizes, taking home $300,000 for her installation “Intersections.”


ArtPrize Off the Beaten Path: MoDiv

Submitted 10-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Shops at Monroe Center and Division offer various local vendors and ArtPrize entries as a 2014 Venue


Experts take to panel to discuss both public, juried top 20

Submitted 10-07-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On Monday, October 6 art experts lead the conversation around the public and juried top 20 ArtPrize candidates for 3-dimensional and time-based categories.


ArtPrize Off The Beaten Path: The Mitten Brewing Company

Submitted 10-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The microbrewery and pizzeria attracts ArtPrize visitors to the West Side with a dozen artworks, craft beer and ArtPies.


ArtPrize Off The Beaten Path: Western Michigan University

Submitted 10-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Western Michigan University dives into identity and dreamscape interpretations as a 2014 ArtPrize Venue.


Art of war at ArtPrize 2014

Submitted 10-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize 2014 includes many thought-provoking entries that address the experience of war.


Art that expresses need for peace: conversation with UICA curator Alexander Paschka, artist Ladislov Hanka

Submitted 10-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The UICA’s Alexander Paschka and artist Ladislov Hanka talk about bees and sharks, "Gun Country" and "There's Something Happening Here," belief and hope.