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ArtPrize launches its first sustainability initiatives

Transportation and waste are the top two priorities.

September 26, 2014
ArtPrize kicked off its sixth year last week, and this year the annual open art competition, which will draw hundreds of thousands of attendees to downtown Grand Rapids over 19 days, has launched its first environmental sustainability initiatives. Read More

Brewery stages folk rocker

September 25, 2014
A singer-songwriter who recorded her first album at 15 is taking the stage at a downtown brewery this weekend. Read More

Attorney appeals to US Supreme Court in Sherlock Holmes case

September 24, 2014
An attorney is asking the nation’s highest court to hear an intellectual property case involving the famous Sherlock Holmes character. Read More

St. Cecilia Music Center produces hundreds of performances for ArtPrize

September 24, 2014
St. Cecilia Music Center's role as the official Music Hub of this year’s ArtPrize kicks off on Thursday. Read More

ArtPrize is ready for you

The 19-day competition makes changes designed to enhance the discussion on contemporary art

September 19, 2014
Massive throngs of people will descend on Grand Rapids this week when the sixth annual ArtPrize begins its 19-day stay in downtown as artists compete for $560,000 in prizes. Read More

Unique tile company has Italian touch

American Glass Mosaics got vital financing from Muskegon Angels.

September 19, 2014
Bottles that held beer no one ever drank are part of the process at a unique new company in Norton Shores. Read More

Varied venues add to ArtPrize's flair for the unusual

Forgotten basements, rooftops and the river are just some of this year’s sites.

September 19, 2014
A lot of focus is put on the art during ArtPrize — and rightly so — but venues might be just as important in the long run. Read More

Local First throws Lakeshore Street Party

September 19, 2014
Local First is traveling to a lakeshore town on Saturday to throw an inaugural street party with a diverse lineup of food, beverages, musicians and activities — which reflect the surrounding neighborhoods. Read More

John Mellencamp headlines downtown

September 18, 2014
Tickets to a hall-of-fame rocker’s Grand Rapids show go on sale Friday. Read More

St. Cecilia Music Center receives $1M gift

September 15, 2014
A philanthropist has left an “amazing gift” to the St. Cecilia Music Center. Read More