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ArtPrize shortlist includes several west Michigan artists


Several west Michigan artists are among juried finalists of this year’s ArtPrize.

Jurors unveiled the top five pieces in four categories on Monday night, along with the five finalists for outstanding venue.

Four entries from Grand Rapids artists made the juried shortlist, as well as a large-scale mural by Detroit-based artist Louise Chen.

Finalists hail from a total of seven states and three countries.

Jurors award prizes for best two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation and time-based pieces. Winners are announced on October 7.

Public voting continues until midnight on October 1, with finalists announced the next day.

More than 175,000 votes have been cast as of Monday night.

You can see the full list here.

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.
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