Grand Rapids and Worldwide Festivals
Time Magazine names Grand Rapids’ Art Prize as One of its Top Five Favorite Festivals Worldwide for 2013.
The front page of the Grand Rapids Press grabbed my attention the morning of January 19 with an article on Art Prize. Time Magazine named Art Prize as one of its favorite festivals worldwide for 2013. In the Travel section of Time Magazine, it listed Art Prize as one of “Five Festive Events You Won’t Want to Miss In 2013.” Alongside Art Prize is an event in Indonesia, one in New Zeeland, and two in Europe. This nod from Time Magazine towards Art Prize and Grand Rapids comes almost two years after Newsweek named Grand Rapids a dying city, although they did retract the statement soon thereafter.
“The world’s most lucrative art competition isn’t in New York City or Hong Kong but in Grand Rapids – a Michigan city better known for Rust Belt decline than edgy painting and photography.” – David Kaufman.
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