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ArtPrize Features


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.


G-Sync: Most Controversial Beginnings Can Grow Into Cultural Gold

Over the next couple weeks local media outlets will be transformed into giant arts publications, but G-Sync’s Tommy Allen hits pause, asking that we don’t forget to focus on the fringe.

Christian Gaines

Meet Christian Gaines, ArtPrize's New Executive Director

Meet Christian Gaines. Most recently with IMDb, he's got a long history putting on film festivals. Now, he's moving from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids to take over as Executive Director of ArtPrize. 
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