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Burning Man Artist Brings Underwater LED Sculpture to Grand River at ArtPrize [Video]

Christopher Schardt has had installations using fire or LEDs at Burning Man for ten years. This year, Schardt brings an underwater LED sculpture to ArtPrize Eight.

His entry ran into electronic problems after being damaged by water last week, but is now working perfectly. 

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize LED Sculpture Damaged by Water

Christopher Schardt's "Light Ripples" is in the Grand River next to the Blue Bridge for ArtPrize Eight.

The underwater LED sculpture's electronics have been damaged by water. It is possible the sculpture will not be operational for the entirety of ArtPrize.

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Amway Family Fireworks Return to Downtown Grand Rapids July 4th

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 4 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2015 event marks the fifth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

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John Hogan, WZZM-13
John Hogan, WZZM-13
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Police Identify Body Found in the Grand River

Grand Rapids Police have identified the man found dead in the Grand River Thursday as Eric Scott Love.

The 43-year-old was found dead near Sixth Street Park on the east side of the river, near downtown Grand Rapids.

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National Weather Service
National Weather Service
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Grand Rapids Area Weekend River Flooding Update

A flood advisory continues for Kent and Ionia counties until further notice.

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National Weather Service Grand Rapids
National Weather Service Grand Rapids
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Grand River Ice Jam Alert Issued; Flood Watch in Kent and Ottawa Counties

A flood watch is in effect in Kent and Ottawa counties through Friday morning because of the potential for ice jams in the Grand River, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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n diep via YouTube
n diep via YouTube
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View Of The Grand River Flooding From A Jet Ski [Video]

Authorities are telling people to stay away from the Grand River (as in, don't touch it), but a few West Michigan residents decided to take the the flooded river on jet skis and take video of the flooding around the area. And I'm pretty glad they did.

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flickr, xray10
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Updated West Michigan Road Closures

Flooding is still affecting all of West Michigan, and of course, with all of the water comes some road closures in our area. Below is a full and up-to-date list of road closures in our area. 

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Grand River Flooding Potential

There is a huge potential this week for flooding along the Grand River.  So far in April, our area is over 3 inches ABOVE the average monthly rainfall of 1...

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Company Plans To Install Zip Line Across The Grand River In Downtown Grand Rapids

There's a lot of buzz around the Grand River these days. There's a group working to restore the rapids in the Grand River, and now a company wants to make it so that you can soar far above it on a zipline! Find out more after the jump!

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flickr, A Kamphuis
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Join Mayor Heartwell For The Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup Saturday

This Saturday at 9am, hundreds of volunteers will come together with Mayor George Heartwell (Grand Rapids) plus the mayors of Grandville, Walker, and Wyoming to help clean up the Grand River. This year marks the 9th annual Mayor's Grand River Cleanup, and throughout the years, volunteers have managed to clean up over 100,000 pounds of trash from the river and the banks alongside of it. Want to get involved? Find out how you can after the jump!

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ArtPrize 2012 Will Include Two Entries In Grand River

Over the last two years there have been no ArtPrize entries in the Grand River.  This year, art will return to the Grand River during ArtPrize.

There will be two ArtPrize entries in the Grand River in 2012.

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