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ArtPrize Features


G-Sync: Summer's bookend is a Silver Line

Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen reflects on a couple's comments at the start of summer and finds something beautiful that ends with the launch of a Silver Line. Along the way, he wonders if the word "progressive" has come to mean something new as the city moves forward.


Home is where the art is: ArtPrize's artist hosting program connects artists to local community

Move over Airbnb; ArtPrize, along with several other West Michigan organizations, is also harnessing the power of the sharing economy to connect artists to local hosts, making their stay during the annual competition feel like home. As the city gears up for this fall's flood of artists, Stephanie Doublestein hears from one of the competition's winners, who says the program helped her thrive.


DITA takes modern dance to the masses at ArtPrize

The average ArtPrize attendee expects to see some paintings, drawings, and maybe a little sculpture, but probably not a dancer in a long red train on a white ramp in an abandoned museum. And yet, DITA is modern-dancing its way into the hearts and minds of West Michigan art lovers.


G-Sync: Coloring Outside the Lines

When you have had enough of the crowds and just want to kick back in Grand Rapids, where do you go? Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen asked many of his friends and was surprised to discover that, visited over the course of a day, many hidden favorites present a lovely path that weaves through the three wards of the city.


RapidSlideShow: Harris Building - ArtPrize 2013

A lot of ArtPrize venues mix things up to draw in the crowds. A new venue this year, the Harris Building on South Division, mixed a fashion show with a fundraiser for Make A Wish Foundation mixed with over 50 artists on display. Not a bad way to start our ArtPrize explorations.
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