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Top 9 Christmas Towns in Michigan [Videos]

I love that the holiday season is here. People have a different aura about them. It almost seems as if people are in a better mood, you spend more time with family, eat great food, and partake in different festivities...

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Grand Rapids Inspired The Book ‘Polar Express’

The book Polar Express came out 30 years ago in 1985 and has made 12 million in book sales since then, there's also the motion picture starring Tom Hanks,AND best part? It turns out is was inspired by Grand Rapids!

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McFadden’s in Downtown Grand Rapids is Closing

McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon is the second oldest bar on Ionia, and after 10 years they are closing their doors.

The owners of the Irish pub, BarFly Ventures, LLC, announced their plans on revamping the entire place and re-opening McFadden's as The Waldron Public House in February of this coming year...

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Grand Rapids Named One of America’s Best Trick-or-Treating Towns!

We all know how great Grand Rapids is but it's even greater when people outside of the city recognize just how awesome Grand Rapids is.

For the second year in a row, The Daily Meal compiled a list of the best trick-or-treating towns in America and we made the list...

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Is Grand Rapids Ready for a Zombie Breakout? [Video]

Let's just say this, we could do better and we could do way worse!

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Changes Being Considered After First Two-Time Winner of ArtPrize

ArtPrize has grown and evolved since its first year, always making changes and adjustments along the way.

ArtPrize Executive Director Christian Gaines has indicated that more changes are being considered after seeing the first two-time Grand Prize winner at ArtPrize.

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ArtPrize Seven Winners Announced

The winners of ArtPrize Seven were announced tonight at The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

Two $200,000 Grand Prizes were awarded.

The Public Vote winner was Loveless PhotoFiber's "Northwood Awaking." The Jury Award winner is Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground."

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Inside The B.O.B. and Women’s City Club at ArtPrize Seven [Photos]

With 1,550 entries at over 160 venues, it's nearly impossible to see everything at ArtPrize Seven.

As we enter the final weekend there are two venues which offer a chance to see a lot of art with a total of 127 entries between them: The B.O.B. and Women's City Club.

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Inside Cathedral Square and Holiday Inn at ArtPrize Seven [Photos]

With 1,550 entries at over 160 venues, it's nearly impossible to see everything at ArtPrize Seven.

We'll help you discover more of the artists and entries at ArtPrize with a closer look at venues throughout the event.

Take a look inside Cathedral Square and Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown at ArtPrize Seven.

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Seungmo Park’s “MAYA 7624″ is at Kendall College of Art and Design/Fed Galleries at KCAD for ArtPrize Seven.
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ArtPrize Entry Uses Sheets of Stainless Steel Wire Mesh [Video]

Seungmo Park's "MAYA 7624" is at Kendall College of Art and Design/Fed Galleries @ KCAD for ArtPrize Seven.

It is made out of sheets of stainless steel wire mesh.

The ArtPrize entry is best seen when the viewer moves around to see how it changes at different angles. This video helps to appreciate those changes.

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ArtPrize Artist Paints Death Row Inmates’ Final Meals [Photos]

Julie Green's "The Last Supper" is at Kendall College of Art and Design/Fed Galleries @ KCAD for ArtPrize Seven.

The entry shows plates with paintings of death row inmates' last meal requests.

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Kate Gilmore’s ‘Higher Ground’ at ArtPrize Seven [Video]

Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground" is nominated in the Time-Based category on the Jurors' Shortlist. The ArtPrize Seven entry also appeared in the Public Vote Top 25, but didn't make it to the final round. 

Take a closer look at "Higher Ground".

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