ArtPrize Nine is in full swing and there are only a few days left to cast a vote for your favorite entries. The first round of public voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Saturday and the Top 20 entries will be announced on Sunday, kicking off the second round of voting.
Aaron Van Timmeren, head chef at Bistro Bella Vita, said there was a time when the Grand Rapids Griffins would play and the restaurant would be dead. Now on game nights, Bistro Bella Vita is packed – as it is most other nights of the week when something is going on in downtown Grand Rapids.
With the excitement of ArtPrize still keeping the city bustling, GR|Mag had to include some interactive ArtPrize events to keep you busy this weekend. We’ve also got some seasonal fall fun for the now appropriate sweater weather, exercise for a cause, and Michigan’s largest and oldest tribute to the Bard.
On the corner of Division and Goodrich sits a ground-level studio wrapped within a panel of windows through which sunlight penetrates, creating a hazy glow amongst the wooden floors and white walls of the interior.
While GR|Mag certainly recommends heading north this fall to enjoy the season change in its most brilliant reds, oranges and yellows, if you can’t get away, there are a few local roads that make for a colorful drive.
ArtPrize isn’t the only game in town. The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) kicks off its 89th annual Michigan Regional Exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.
Last night, ArtPrize jurors gathered to announce their 20 finalists.