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An international art competition in western Michigan has announced that it's changing its voting structure as it gears up for its ninth year.

ArtPrize held its annual Premiere Event on Thursday to prepare for ArtPrize Nine's Sept. 20 kickoff.

Jaenell Woods, the organization's communications manager, says voting is done in two rounds.

The first narrows the entries down to 20 chosen by the public and 20 by an expert jury.

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ArtPrize recently released the results from its 2016 Cultural, Social and Economic Impact report and 8th Annual ArtPrize. 

ArtPrize organizers say over the 19-day event in 2016 drew a half million visitors to downtown Grand Rapids.

Lansing-based economics research and consulting firm, Anderson Economic Group, conducted surveys indicating visitors represented all 50 states and arrived from 47 countries. The data shows visitors are traveling greater distances to ArtPrize venues. The impact study reveals “63% of visitors traveling more than 30 miles to attend the event.”

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The voting is over and the celebration is tonight! We wrap up ArtPrize8 with ArtPrize Awards Ceremony Host Todd Herring and DTE's Scotty Kehoe.

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ArtPrize Artist Cynthia Hagedorn has gathered the leaders of Grand Rapids to serve as her artists, including Mayor Bliss and Superintendent Neal. Cynthia joins us this morning to tell us about it. 

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Art Prize Artist Alicia Patch Oldham joins TMS to talk about her entry, a video poem, “The Song of Missidamaa.”

Legacy Trust

Oct 4, 2016

Legacy Trust is once again involved in ArtPrize. We meet an Award Collection artist  and CEO Bill Walker, their art can be seen in DeVos place. 

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Designers play a role in ArtPrize and we speak with Architect Megan Feenstra Wall and Designer Deidre Memtema about how ArtPrize impacts design and affects the city from a place-making and architectural  point of view.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is asking you to track your steps at ArtPrize. We discuss the Steps challenge and more with the AHA's Cindy Bouma.

Donald Cronkhite

ArtPrize Artist Donald Cronkhite joins TMS to discuss his entry, Cloudscape.

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We get caught up with ArtPrize, approaching its second full weekend. ArtPrize’s Derek Call  is our guest.