Friday, October 08, 2010


I still can't get over how many cool free things there are to do in the great US of A! Libraries, story-times, city parks, walking trails...we are soaking them up. 

What a treat to bundle up and head to downtown Grand Rapids for ArtPrize.  From drawings, dream jars, paintings, coins, fish, and everything in between, the exhibits spread through out the downtown area were engaging and a great family event.  ArtPrize is a great way to get kids interacting with art.  Did any of you see the bells in the VanAndel museum? How fun!

Here's a few of the many creative exhibits.

The giant revolving penny made of 84,000 pennies. 

Panorama of the Grand Rapids cityscape made up of tiny Styrofoam balls.

A common sight for us...just not in downtown GR.  I loved this one.

Calvin did great! We bundled him up and prayed he would not scream the entire time.  We toured around with my sister and her family and he merrily bounced along in the stroller.  What a blessing!

I'm not sure if my kids were more excited about the art or the cousins...

What delightful fun finding little surprises around every corner.  Sophie and Noah waited in line for "Play Me, I'm Yours".  At another piano spot I saw a woman with big poofed hair, curled bangs, swaying back and forth as she delivered some beautiful toe-tapping tunes.  Her husband was just beaming at her and looking around as if to say, "That's right, that's my wife."  Made me smile. 

This was my personal favorite--although it was not nearly as impressive as the other exhibits, it had a certain charm about it.

Did you go? What did you think?


Terreth said...

Looks great. Would have loved to go. Glad you had a great day. Thinking of, and praying for you, often.

Kate said...

I saw a picture of the Rubik's cube one somewhere...very cool. Love that blue dress.

Kara said...

Terry, wish you guys had been here too. Thanks for your prayers, we really miss your company and friendship.

Kate, I didn't see the Rubik's cube either. The dress was made from all tossed clothes, fun!