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ArtPrize is springboard to restaurants’ busy season

Arena District enjoys 20 to 40 percent boost during event’s run.

September 19, 2014
With nearly 400,000 more people spending time in downtown Grand Rapids than normal, ArtPrize is a boon to area hotels, restaurants and bars. 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

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

Grand Rapids vies for 'Best Beer Town' title

September 19, 2014
The online poll that originally named Grand Rapids BeerCity, U.S.A. might be dead, but another one has popped up at one of the nation’s largest newspapers. 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

Fred’s last gift to Lena

At a cost of $22 million, Japanese garden combines spectacular use of horticulture and sculpture.

September 12, 2014
Tranquility and space is at the heart of the new Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Read More

ArtPrize makes national 100 best list

September 12, 2014
Don’t be surprised to see tour buses rolling into downtown Grand Rapids for ArtPrize 2015, or even ArtPrize 2014, which begins Sept. 24. Read More

Eastown is takin’ it to the streets

September 11, 2014
The Eastown Street Fair celebrates its 41st anniversary on Saturday. Read More

Ford museum exhibits '9/11 Never Forget'

September 9, 2014
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is hosting a special 9/11 exhibit this week. Read More

Study: Grand River restoration creates up to $20M annual impact

September 8, 2014
Grand Rapids Whitewater revealed details Monday on the economic impact of restoring the “jewel of the river,” with all signs pointing to conservative estimates. Read More