Festivals

October 10, 2011, 5am PDT
ArtPrize, a yearly art festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is attracting unprecedented crowds to this unexpected destination.
Metropolis Magazine
January 6, 2011, 11am PST
This video from the <em>BBC</em> takes a tour of a new winter festival in China in which a city of sculptures has been created out of ice.
BBC
September 29, 2010, 7am PDT
"Art works," says Jason Schupbach of the NEA. And in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it really does, where the yearly ArtPrize event draws in an estimated $5-7 million in economic impact each year.
USA Today
October 7, 2009, 5am PDT
Every year, residents in Santa Fe, New Mexico send a huge human effigy into flames. Burning with it are physical representations of the bad memories and experiences of the past year.
Los Angeles Times
September 27, 2009, 7am PDT
The ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan resulted in 1,262 artists temporarily installing their pieces in 159 venues around downtown. The public picks the winner.
GOOD Magazine
September 12, 2009, 11am PDT
The Pittsburgh Marathon was canceled for five years due to budget constraints, but a recent study shows that the 2009 race generated over $22 million in spending.
PopCity Magazine