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ArtPrize Features

Jerrilynn Anderson

Do Good: Heartside Artists’ “Unchain the Neighborhood” makes ArtPrize’s Top 5 Juried Shortlist

This year, 15 Heartside Arts Collective artists banded together to create a collaborative ArtPrize entry entitled “Unchain the Neighborhood.” Artists Jane VanDommelen, Cory Ruiz, Tom Salazar, Todd Rothley, Mike L. Take, Mike Katerberg, Paula J. Clark, Annette Gray, Javanna Bagley, Wendy Smith, Denis Burkett, Bertha Ramirez Zamora, Scott Robinson, and Jerrilynn Anderson all collaborated on the entry.

Nick Rudofski

UIX: Nick Rudofski maintains a steady, prolific course in a career of sustainability

Nick Rudofski has plenty of ideas when it comes to sustainability. From handmade, refurbished and reconstructable products, to water conservation, to alternative transportation and more, he's truly making things happen behind several scenes. 

Bill Terkeurst

One man on an ArtPrize mission

When the ArtPrize winners are announced this weekend, a few talented artists will go home thousands of dollars richer, and many of those involved with the Grand Rapids arts community will, we assume, go home and take a nap. But if he plays his cards right – and if venues don't close early, foiling his carefully laid plans -- one local man will go home with the satisfaction of having quietly visited every single venue for the fourth year in a row.


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.
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