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Artprize 2018
to Oct 7

Artprize 2018

ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts.

Any artist working in any medium from anywhere in the world can participate. Art is exhibited throughout downtown Grand Rapids—museums, bars, public parks, restaurants, theaters, hotels, bridges, laundromats, auto body shops, vacant storefronts and office spaces. Artists and venues register for the competition then find each other through an online connections process in late spring. No one at ArtPrize selects a single artist or artwork, directs an artist where to show work or directs a venue what to show. In 2017, 1,346 works created by 1,512 artists from 42 states and 47 countries were exhibited in 175 venues.

ArtPrize is free and open to the public and now attracts over 500,000 visitors, making it the most attended public art event in the world in 2014 and 2015, according the The Art Newspaper’s annual “Big Ticket List.”

ArtPrize is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ArtPrize 10 will take place from September 19 -- October 7, 2018.

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GRABB Sankofa Mixer & Pop-up Marketplace
5:00 PM17:00

GRABB Sankofa Mixer & Pop-up Marketplace

We are excited to announce this year's GRABB Sankofa MIxer & Pop-up marketplace! We are celebrating the Fifth Year Anniversary of The Launch!

Sankofa means "one must return to the past in order to move forward." Thus the Akan belief that the past serves as a guide for planning the future. To the Akan it is this wisdom in learning from the past which ensures a strong future.

The GRABB Sankofa MIxer & Pop-up marketplace celebrates emerging Black entrepreneurs in West Michigan. From artisan candles and soap, to fresh baked goods and handmade wares, GRABB Sankofa MIxer & Pop-up marketplace will feature an exciting and diverse range of local vendors. Shop the Pop-up marketplace and support your neighborhood business economy in Grand Rapids!

Attendees will also have the opportunity learn of GRABB's Past (What we have done), Present (What we are currently doing) and Future (What we have in the works).

This event is FREE & Open to the Public.

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GR USA & Michigan House presents: "How to Make it in America" Art and Fashion Mixer
6:00 PM18:00

GR USA & Michigan House presents: "How to Make it in America" Art and Fashion Mixer

Saturday July 21st GR USA Apparel Company & (Pop Up Experience Marketing Company) Michigan House, Are Excited To Collaborate & Present The “How To Make It In America” Art & Fashion Exhibition At Muse GR. This Is A Free Event Highlighting The Cutting Edge Creativity Of West Michigan's Art's & Fashion Community. 

The Signature Fashion Brand, That We Will Be Showcasing Is PRSVR (Persevere') Clothing Founded By Grand Rapids Native Brandon & Margaret Williamson. PRSVR Is A National Brand That Has Had Attracted Clients From P Diddy, & Kevin Durant To Nicki Minaj. Other Fashion Brands Will Be Represented Including "Resistant By Nature" Street Wear Brand Founded By Norman Johnson. 

This Event Is Free & The "Drinks Are On The House"!!! Join Us For An Evening Of Celebration Of Our Local Arts Scene & The Tatstemakers Who Make It Great! RSVP Here. 

The Soundtrack Will Be Provided By The 1 & Only Andrea "DJ Super Dre" Wallace

Hosted By: Whitney Stylez (Dresscode 187) & Angiloy Encarnacion

Live Performance By Gwopped Up Speedy

- Featured Artist TBA:

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