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Christmas Tree Disposal in Grand Rapids, Drop-Off for Free or Pay for Pickup

The City of Grand Rapids is offering residents two options for disposing of their live Christmas trees; free drop-off and a fee-based curbside pickup.

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Giving Tuesday Events in West Michigan

The craziness of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season is being offset today by Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to take a break from shopping and help local organizations to raise money. Many groups in West Michigan are holding special Giving Tuesday events today.

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Changes Being Considered After First Two-Time Winner of ArtPrize

ArtPrize has grown and evolved since its first year, always making changes and adjustments along the way.

ArtPrize Executive Director Christian Gaines has indicated that more changes are being considered after seeing the first two-time Grand Prize winner at ArtPrize.

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ArtPrize Seven Winners Announced

The winners of ArtPrize Seven were announced tonight at The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

Two $200,000 Grand Prizes were awarded.

The Public Vote winner was Loveless PhotoFiber's "Northwood Awaking." The Jury Award winner is Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground."

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Inside The B.O.B. and Women’s City Club at ArtPrize Seven [Photos]

With 1,550 entries at over 160 venues, it's nearly impossible to see everything at ArtPrize Seven.

As we enter the final weekend there are two venues which offer a chance to see a lot of art with a total of 127 entries between them: The B.O.B. and Women's City Club.

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Inside Cathedral Square and Holiday Inn at ArtPrize Seven [Photos]

With 1,550 entries at over 160 venues, it's nearly impossible to see everything at ArtPrize Seven.

We'll help you discover more of the artists and entries at ArtPrize with a closer look at venues throughout the event.

Take a look inside Cathedral Square and Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown at ArtPrize Seven.

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Seungmo Park’s “MAYA 7624″ is at Kendall College of Art and Design/Fed Galleries at KCAD for ArtPrize Seven.
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ArtPrize Entry Uses Sheets of Stainless Steel Wire Mesh [Video]

Seungmo Park's "MAYA 7624" is at Kendall College of Art and Design/Fed Galleries @ KCAD for ArtPrize Seven.

It is made out of sheets of stainless steel wire mesh.

The ArtPrize entry is best seen when the viewer moves around to see how it changes at different angles. This video helps to appreciate those changes.

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ArtPrize Artist Paints Death Row Inmates’ Final Meals [Photos]

Julie Green's "The Last Supper" is at Kendall College of Art and Design/Fed Galleries @ KCAD for ArtPrize Seven.

The entry shows plates with paintings of death row inmates' last meal requests.

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Kate Gilmore’s ‘Higher Ground’ at ArtPrize Seven [Video]

Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground" is nominated in the Time-Based category on the Jurors' Shortlist. The ArtPrize Seven entry also appeared in the Public Vote Top 25, but didn't make it to the final round. 

Take a closer look at "Higher Ground".

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Don’t Miss Meijer Gardens During ArtPrize Seven [Photos]

With 1,550 entries at over 160 venues, it's nearly impossible to see everything at ArtPrize Seven.

One venue that never gets the attention it deserves during ArtPrize is Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Take a look inside.

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