Comment from Ashley Roberts:

Today marks the first day of #artprize9, y'all! "Imagine That!," a mural created during the first artprize competition, finished in the top 10. The mural was created by some 300 artists, with the majority of the work by brothers Tracy and Corey Van Duinen.

5 Days ago

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12 Days ago

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💀SkullPile 💀by @erwinerkfitz, a fitting mural for retro arcade bar @grstellas touting the "Best Burger in America" according to @gq. You can also see more of Erwin's murals inside the bar. #mementomori

13 Days ago

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Mural by JVB (aka Jeff VandenBerg), co-founder of @pyramidschemegr and @meanwhilebargr. You can spot JVB's designs in much of the poster art promoting the venue's touring bands and musical artists, which he also curates. Both iconic GR bars were originally envisioned as art galleries, and with rotating art exhibits, eclectic screen-printed t-shirts, and a very respectable pinball collection, JVB kept his artistic promise.

15 Days ago

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#stencilart of a #ronpaul quote from his book "End the Fed" as seen on the corner of Wealthy + 💎

19 Days ago

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Caribbean artist Erick Picardo is fulfilling his passion for art while empowering young artists in #westmichigan to do the same.

33 Days ago

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34 Days ago

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One of the many panels seen at the Academy has me wondering when's the next recess.

40 Days ago

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The view from below of "Mural for Grand Rapids" by Jeff Zimmermann. Neck cramp included.

46 Days ago

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An #eastown window into another world. Artist: Eric Tascote.

48 Days ago

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53 Days ago

Comment from Ashley Roberts:

A #mural for @grcommunitymedia in tribute to the diversity of the community’s musicians and thespians. 🎭🎸🎷🎟Comment 👇 if you know the artist.

54 Days ago

Comment from Ashley Roberts:

🐸 "Jumpin Jack Splash" 🐸 by Mark Heckman depicts the transformation of a giant green frog to a price, an analogy for #grandrapids' ongoing conversion from a small frontier outpost into the modern city it is today. The mural was funded by the Wege Foundation.

56 Days ago

Comment from Ashley Roberts:

"The Allegory of the Muse" by Michael Mayosky for #artprize2014, meant to inspire higher thought: even the smallest speck of stardust is an entire universe to create. 🌌💫

57 Days ago

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60 Days ago

Comment from Ashley Roberts:

A portion of the XXL 2-D public work "Meta-Phorest" (🥈in #artprize2011) by Tracy Van Duinen in conjunction with @wmcatgr in tribute to the potential building power of the arts and Grand Rapids youth.

60 Days ago

Comment from Ashley Roberts:

The 40 faces of "Tunnel Vision" by @oldgrowthcreative 🙋🏽‍♂️🙎🏾🙆🏼‍♂️💁🏿

62 Days ago

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64 Days ago

Comment from Ashley Roberts:

🎶 "Sing With Me" 🎶 @theaptlounge by Britney Gerathy for #artprize8: "From an early age I had moved more than anyone I knew and I studied the way people interacted to make friends. This habit has carried with me into my adult life and I continue to watch conversations and listen in if I can. I started documenting these moments with fluid anxious mark makings. It is hard for me to make work like that now. They were messy and ridiculous (my words). I wanted to control them. I started a new series of work that became my way of controlling and cleaning up the mess before me. Structure is the new me. These paintings have become something like a portrait of my life, my strive for perfection and positivity in a world that demands the former. From mapping out the shapes, mixing the colors, revealing the edges, each is a crucial step in accomplishing something that I can control. An unclimbable staircase that is perpetually mine and how I react to it. The piece will evolve and grow around each new space as I take in the experience, and expose my truth." #artprize2016 #mural #murals #streetartgr #streetart #streetarteverywhere #streetartgram #grandrapids #downtowngr #grandrapidsmichigan

70 Days ago

Comment from Ashley Roberts:

✖️"Humanity at the Crossroads"✖️by Daan Hoekstra for the very first @artprize competition. I'm thankful to have taken this picture back in 2009 when the mural--now hidden behind an 11-story building--was in plain sight for passersby. . . . . . . . . . . . #regram #streetart #mural #murals #grandrapids #2009 #urbanart #streetartlover #streetarteverywhere #michiganlife #michiganart #hiddenspot #hiddengem #alleyart #streetartgram #streetartgr #buildingart # #1 #crossroads #humanity #humanityfirst #humanity_shots #humanitymatters #humanitylove #atthecrossroads #artwork #instaart #grandrapidsart #grandrapidsmichigan

73 Days ago