In 2013, ArtPrize brought in $22 million to the local economy, attracted more than 380,400 attendees and created 253 jobs.
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Before the winner of ArtPrize 2013 is announced on Friday, WZZM 13 continues its artist series taking a closer look at the top ten entries.
Learn how artist William LaGrone created "The Dance" through finger painting.
Artist David Dodde is set to take his ArtPrize entry down at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The second round of voting is upon us and you have till Friday to cast your ballot in the top ten of artprize. To help you cast your ballot we look at each of the top ten pieces. We start by talking to the four artists at the Gerald R. Ford Museum.
An ArtPrize entry has been targeted by vandals a third time in less than two weeks.
The Ford Presidential Museum is shutting down, along with the federal government, forcing some ArtPrize pieces to be moved.
If the federal government shuts down at midnight over the Congressional standoff, it will affect the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
ArtPrize has officially released the list of this year's Top 10 pieces in the competition.
Some of the youngest artists of ArtPrize were also honored during Sunday's finalist announcement.
The place where the ArtPrize top ten finalists have been announced every year is a piece of artwork in itself.
Artist Andy Sacksteder has sat in his seat from the start of ArtPrize, and has handed out nearly 17,000 cards. He speaks for the three other top 25 artists when saying, it speaks volumes to have presence.
The artprize exhibit 'An Everyday People Project." was found vandalized Saturday morning.
Central District Cyclery and Green Machine Pedicabs have joined forces to provide guided tours through the many outdoor stops of ArtPrize.
They're soft, furry, and always popular on the internet and Friday night, cats were the center of attention at ArtPrize.
Friday, voting surpassed the 300,000 which is up 12 percent over this time last year. An ArtPrize spokesperson says the smartphone app has likely encouraged more voting this year.
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The exhibit is called "Word." Seven poets have turned their stories into brail at the B.O.B. The artists say they're hearing rewarding stories of people who are finally experiencing ArtPrize for the first time.
Initially the work had to come down by Friday, but Dodde now has until Tuesday so his son's class can make a planned field trip to the Calder. Once the visit is over, the artwork will be officially decommissioned.
Museum exhibit heads say it's an ideal time to shop for pieces for their museums all over the world. They've already attended the last several years of ArtPrize and purchased work.
Dozens of artists are showcasing their work at Cathedral Square in Grand Rapids. The venue, which is part of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, features pieces that try to convey particular messages about the artists and their communities.
There's no doubt ArtPrize is an opportunity for the city to shine and stand out to new people. Since a first impression can mean everything, Grand Rapids works extra hard to keep the streets clean.
"Our nearly half-century relationship with Alexander Calder and, following his death, the Alexander Calder Foundation, is too important to risk by allowing this art installation to continue," Heartwell said in a press release.
Nick Jakubiak, the artist behind "Tired Pandas," reached out to WZZM 13 to offer his rebuttal.
There's quality art to be found at ArtPrize, but you have to wade through a lot of dull, second-rate and amateur work, too.
In the category of best venues, Auto Body Fixit, located on Ottawa Avenue, was chosen as one of the top five.
Tuesday night, the dancers returned to Rosa Parks Circle thanks to a new partnership with Grand Rapids Police.