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Annual ArtPrize contest gets going in Grand Rapids

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - It's ArtPrize time in Grand Rapids again.

The annual art competition begins on Wednesday. This year's installment features entries from 1,517 artists at 161 venues.

Participating artists come from 56 countries and 45 states. Their work is being displayed throughout a 3-square-mile area of downtown.

Total prize money is $560,000. Some winners are picked by public voting, and other prizes are juried awards.

ArtPrize runs through Oct. 7. It's free and open to the public.

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