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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -ArtPrize 2013 begins in about a week and a half and the artists have begun getting their pieces ready.

One artist, Shay Church, is installing a fallen tree made of clay on the downtown campus of Western Michigan University, but he asked the community to help him put it together.

Friday,around 40 people helped Church apply the 7,000 pounds of clay to the wooden structure of the tree. He says he likes making his work something the community can help with.

ArtPrizebegins September 18.