In the spring, David Olson, a chef and finance consultant for the food & beverage industry who calls Caledonia home, traveled through Northern Africa, spending much of his time touring soup and spice markets and gathering inspiration for his own recipes. While you might expect Olson’s trip to garner fabulous food concoctions, it’s his Moroccan spice porter that has Grand Rapids salivating.
ArtPrize enters its second weekend and promises plenty of activities to keep you busy. Make sure to visit your favorite venues and vote for the pieces you’d like to see take home that $200,000 grand prize. The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and Grand Rapids Symphony are just two of the area’s arts & culture organizations getting in on the ArtPrize action this weekend.
Growing up, Grand Rapids artist Alan Compo was surrounded by art all the time. He attended Grand Rapids Community College and took art classes, but most of his learning about art came from Native American artists.
ArtPrize isn’t the only event taking place this weekend, but it certainly could keep you busy for the next four days with all of the official and unofficial events dubbed with the ArtPrize moniker.
Don’t miss out on all the great art that ArtPrize 10 has to offer! Instead, join one of GR’s many tour groups for a guided tour of this enormous event.
We’ve found five artsy things for you to do this September. From seeing a play, listening to music or to going to ArtPrize, you’ll have lots to choose from.
There are big changes on the horizon for ArtPrize—the massive, independently organized art competition that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to Grand Rapids each fall. On the heels of its 10th anniversary, ArtPrize announced that it will be launching a new project called Project 1 by ArtPrize—an immersive art experience that will bring the work of a featured artist, or artists, to the city.
ArtPrize has taken Grand Rapids by storm. Flooding downtown with people for three weeks in the fall, but that yearly onslaught is about to change.
You can now see a Top 25 ArtPrize finalist when visiting the Kent County Courthouse.
The winners of ArtPrize Nine’s $200,000 grand prizes were announced last night along with the 2-D, 3-D, Installation, and Time Based category winners and the Best Venue award.