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ArtPrize 2014: 25 Artists’ Entries Which Received $50,000 in Grant Money

A new grant has helped to make it possible for 25 artists to enter ArtPrize in 2014.

See who the artists are and where to find their entries.

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Photo courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.
Photo courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.
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Founders Brewing’s ArtPrize Beer Mosaic Promise Premieres August 20

ArtPrize begins Sept. 24, but you don't have to wait until next month to enjoy a taste of ArtPrize.

This year's ArtPrize beer, Mosaic Promise, premieres at Founders Brewing Co. on Aug. 20.

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ArtPrize Announces Its Top 10 – ArtPrize Spotlight 2013

The first round of public voting for ArtPrize 2013 wrapped up at 11:59pm on Saturday. On Sunday, in front of crowds of people in Rosa Parks Circle, the ArtPrize Top 10 (so far) was announced. Did any of your favorites make it into the Top Ten this year? Check out all of the Top 10 entries after the jump!

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize Juried Awards ‘Shortlist’ Revealed Tonight – ArtPrize Spotlight 2013

It's an important night for ArtPrize 2013!

The Juried Awards Shortlist will be revealed tonight and could have a major influence on the public vote.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize Weekend 1 [Photos] – ArtPrize Spotlight 2013

Gray clouds, but still a great start for ArtPrize!

Take a look at some pictures from opening weekend of ArtPrize 2013!

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Giant Bra Hangs Outside Of American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge – ArtPrize Spotlight 2013

If you've been down Jefferson Street in Downtown Grand Rapids over that last couple of days and thought you spotted a giant, pink, polka-dotted bra, you are not crazy, it really is there! The bra is the work of Catherine Smith-Brzeczkiewicz, and is her entry for ArtPrize this year. Her goal with the piece? To raise awareness for breast cancer and to honor her mother who she said dealt the cancer with both strength and grace, which inspired the name of the piece "Embracing With Strength & Grace".

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johne777, flickr
johne777, flickr
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ArtPrize 2013 – More Volunteers Needed

ArtPrize 2013 begins September 18!

Event organizers and volunteers are working hard to prepare for the big event, but more volunteers are still needed.

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(Photo from flickr user mollystevens)
(Photo from flickr user mollystevens)
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Top 5 Places For A First Date In West Michigan

Dating can be hard. So, why should picking the place to go for your first date be difficult? You don't want to go somewhere too loud, or too boring, or where the food or service aren't good. The first date is what determines whether or not there is a second date, or a third, so you have to do it right.

I've taken it upon myself (not that I'm any "dating expert" or anything) to compile a list of some great ways to spend a first date in West Michigan.

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Jason Hulet/Youtube
Jason Hulet/Youtube
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Coming To ArtPrize 2013: Loch Ness Monster, Living Statue, Burlesque, And More

There will be hundreds of entries at ArtPrize 2013.  At the time of this post, 186 entries are confirmed for this year's competition.

We've highlighted a few of this year's notable entries.

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johne777, flickr
johne777, flickr
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ArtPrize Announces Jurors For 2013

ArtPrize begins September 18, but it's been a busy spring for ArtPrize fans.

Artist registration and artist/venue matching are currently taking place.

Yesterday, ArtPrize announced the jurors for this year's competition.

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chudo.sveta, flickr
chudo.sveta, flickr
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Is Film About To Become A Much Bigger Part Of ArtPrize?

ArtPrize begins September 18, but it's been a busy couple of weeks for the art competition.

Venue registration closed, artist registration began, and a new executive director was named.

Christian Gaines, the new executive director of ArtPrize, has a strong background working with films.

Is his hiring an indication that film is about to become a much bigger part of ArtPrize?

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flickr, scott_bl8ke
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ArtPrize Dates Set Through 2017

ArtPrize has been a huge thing for the city of Grand Rapids and it isn't going anywhere any time soon. Organizers announced Wednesday morning that they have already set the dates from 2013 through 2017.

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