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HERO Opens for its Second Year

Nate Smith | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Nate Smith

The tragedy on 9/11 is an event that inspired many of our Heroes to take up arms on behalf of our country.

One Of These Artists Will Win $200,000, And You Can Choose

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts

The annual ArtPrize competition began as an off-the-wall idea that agitated and drew criticism from the art world, devised by an heir to a massive for...

The Stuff No One Talks About

Robert Andy Coombs | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
Robert Andy Coombs

I discovered my passion before my accident: photography. But since becoming paralyzed, I have realized that I don't want to just make pretty pictures. I want my lens to be a voice.

Detroit Can Learn a Thing or Two From Grand Rapids

Brandon Helderop | Posted 05.29.2013 | Detroit
Brandon Helderop

Over the past few decades, Grand Rapids has seen an exciting boom of sorts. While the magnitude of a Detroit turnaround will require much more, I believe the Motor City can learn a thing or two from our neighbor city in West Michigan as it continues to capitalize on recent successes.

Do Critics Count? ArtPrize Proves That They Do

Colin Darke | Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts
Colin Darke

In the Internet age, everyone is a critic -- often an unhinged critic who hides in the "comment" sections of an article. With fine art, it is easy to say that art critics do not count for much, because fine art is subjective by its nature, so the only opinion that really counts is your own.

ArtPrize Winners Take HUGE Prizes Home To Detroit And California

Posted 10.09.2012 | Detroit

More than 47,000 voters and 412,000 votes later, the art competition of the people that took over Grand Rapids, Mich. this fall announced its winners ...

Wounded Vets Design T-Shirts and Boots

Tyler Way | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Tyler Way

The non-profit, non-partisan organization will be hosting five wounded soldiers -- one from each branch of the military -- and five established designers from all over the country to collaborate in an attempt to share each of the wounded soldiers' powerful stories through graphic design.

Lucas Kavner

More Artists, Less Money: Can They Adapt To The Recession? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

This is the first in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture: The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about it here. Despite...

World's Biggest Art Prize: The £175,000 Gulbenkian

The Independent | Posted 07.09.2011 | Arts

The biggest art prize in the world is launched tomorrow, with a shortlist of potential winners that is almost certain to cause controversy. Called sim...

Visiting Grand Rapids

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

At first blush, my Arts in Crisis tour stop in Grand Rapids seemed ill-timed. Yet I arrived at the first week of ArtPrize, an innovative new arts project that has electrified the city and the region.