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ArtPrize Reaches a Wider Audience Thanks to Grand Rapids Community Foundation Grant

By Jaenell Ott on

July 17, 2014, Grand Rapids, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community Foundation and ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition, today announced a $50,000 outreach initiative to reduce barriers to engagement and draw a more diverse audience than ever before to the annual ArtPrize event. With this grant, ArtPrize is actively working to ensure that everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or socioeconomic status, can join the conversation and…



ArtPrize Education Days 2014

By Angela De Luca Placencia on

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For kids! For families! For everyone!

ArtPrize has something for everyone. There’s art, music, food, friends, fun—the list goes on. And did you know that ArtPrize has an…


A Culture of Giving Back

By Amelea Pegman on

This week I had the chance to sit down with Brian Davis, one of our most committed and dynamic ArtPrize volunteers. Brian began volunteering with ArtPrize in 2013 when he helped to…

Arts Education: It Matters!

By Angela De Luca Placencia on

During ArtPrize 2013, I witnessed first-hand the importance of arts education. At Chair Camp, I saw a small boy use problem-solving skills to figure out how to design a miniature chair out of…


ArtPrize on Tap Flight 2: Showcase Venues

By Jaenell Ott on

ArtPrize exhibitions director Kevin Buist with Cathedral Square curator Liz Hertl at ArtPrize on Tap.

At last night’s ArtPrize on Tap, the second in a series of six gatherings for ArtClub…

Rise of the Sharing Economy

By Amelea Pegman on

Artist host Erica Curry VanEe with ArtPrize 2010 8th place winner Young Kim. Photo: Brian VanEe

“At the core of the sharing transformation is timeless wisdom updated for today – that it’s…