ArtPrize Piece Takes a Look at Grand Rapids’ Past and Present

ArtPrize visitors will be able to take a unique look at Grand Rapids’ past and present–simultaneously–thanks to an installation planned for the Amway Grand Hotel. “Time & Again” will feature three 5ft x 3ft fabric pieces surrounding the fountain inside the historic Pantlind Lobby. Historic black and white photos of downtown landmarks printed on sheer silk will hang in front of present-day color […]

SiTE:LAB Eyes Entire Neighborhood for ArtPrize

SiTE:LAB’s ArtPrize entry will be on a larger scale than ever this year. Over the next six weeks, more than a dozen artists will begin using ten vacant structures along Rumsey Street in Grand Rapids’ Roosevelt Park neighborhood for large-scale, site-specific installations. “It will be entirely different from anything ArtPrize visitors have seen before,” said SiTE:LAB curator Paul Amenta. Among […]

Festival of the Arts 2015 Raises $400,000 for the Community

Festival of the Arts was able to raise more than $400,000 for local non-profits and artists in 2015, according to the organization’s just released Community Impact Report. The three-day event in June raised a total of $407,800, of which $291,000 was earned by the 24 participating food booths. Art Sales, which included Art-on-the-Spot, generated just over $100K of revenue, while […]