A Burbank, Calif., artist has won the top cash prize at the fourth annual ArtPrize international competition in Grand Rapids.
A large, rotating sphere that was installed in Grand Rapids as part of the annual ArtPrize competition has been damaged by a vandal.
These finalists were chosen from a field of 1,517 artists from 46 countries and 41 U.S. states and territories. More than 41,000 voters contributed nearly 400,000 votes.
GRAND RAPIDS — After weeks of speculation, Rick DeVos’ Pomegranate Studios, creator of ArtPrize, Momentum and 5×5 Night, Thursday introduced its latest initiative before a crowd of Michigan business leaders. Called Start Garden, it is […]
It will be talk of urban cities as economic catalysts as well as what the east side and west side of the state can learn from each other that will dominate the next “Pancakes and Politics” this Thursday at the Detroit Athletic Club.
Buoyed by the incredible success of ArtPrize, Grand Rapids social entrepreneur Rick DeVos is preparing to take the wraps off of his newest project on Thursday — a statewide venture called Start Garden.
Rick DeVos, grandson of the co-founder of Amway and driving force behind startup-based economic development in Grand Rapids — not to mention creator of a wildly successful art festival — gave his thoughts on turning Michigan into a startup hotbed Tuesday at the Michigan Business Incubator Association annual conference.
DeVos appeared on WWJ-TV CBS Detroit’s show “Michigan Matters” talking about how our state needs to break its cycle of relying on big business and monolithic ways of doing things.
Grand Valley State University researchers have found that during the 2010 ArtPrize roughly 400,000 visitor days generated an estimated economic impact of as much as $7.5 million for the Grand Rapids area.
Chris LaPorte’s eight-foot by 28-foot pencil drawing, “Cavalry, American Officers, 1921,” was declared the winner of the second annual ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids.
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