The massive crowds at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. (Photo courtesy ArtPrize)
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The Deep-Pocketed ArtPrize to Open Second Edition in Dallas in 2016

ArtPrize, the organization that gives away a whopping $500,000 in prizes every year in Grand Rapids, is planning to expand to the land of spurs and ten-gallon hats—that would be Dallas, Texas. The organization announced the news today in a press release that included hosannas from Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings about “promoting a meaningful discussion of art and its role in society.” “Howdy, ArtPrize!” probably would have done the trick, but sure, meaningful discussion, society, got it.

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