Auto shop owner honored as ArtPrize venue

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The public voting continues in ArtPrize 2013 with a rotating Top 25 shown on the event's website.

Meanwhile, we're learning more about the artwork selected by the experts Monday during the juried awards. In the category of best venues, Auto Body Fixit, located on Ottawa Avenue was chosen as one of the top five.

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The owners of the shop say they became a venue last year, because they wanted support art in Grand Rapids.

"(We're) very, very pleased. I love the fact that it's something down here on North Monroe that's getting some recognition. We're honored to be in the same group as the museum and SiTE:LAB," said Mary Hoogerheide.

Auto Body Fixit was an ArtPrize Venue last year. The owners ended up purchasing the piece of art and donated it to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans


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