December 2011 News

New Study Shows $15.4 Million Economic Impact of ArtPrize 2011

A new economic impact study was released this morning by Experience Grand Rapids, the region’s convention and visitors bureau. The study, conducted by the Anderson Economic Group, reveals that the 2011 ArtPrize event added $15.4 million to the Grand Rapids/Kent County economy, attracted more than 320,000 visitors and created more than 200 new jobs during its 19 days.

DeVos spurs creative ideas in state

DeVos spurs creative ideas in state

Like a lot of folks, DeVos is convinced small businesses will lead the region and state to its revival. He’s working to give those starting out a gentle nudge with 5 × 5 Night — a monthly event that gives $5,000 grants to those with innovative ideas.

ArtPrize Announces $100,000 Juried Grand Prize

ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition and social experiment in Grand Rapids, Mich., is pleased to announce a new award: the ArtPrize Juried Grand Prize. The $100,000 award will be added to a revised list of public and juried prizes that will be distributed at the end of the 19-day event.