Each summer, Flint Public Art Project partners with community organizations to creatively transform under-appreciated sites into neighborhood attractions.
In August 2017, the fifth annual Free City festival will address themes of ecology and technology, inviting collaborations between artists, designers, scientists, ecologists, and engineers that explore environmental remediation, interactive installations, citizen science, organizing tools, wearable technology, DIY robotics, and other emerging fields at the intersection of art, ecology, and technology.
The 2016 Free City festival takes motion and play as its theme, inviting installations, sculptures, projections, and performances employing movement of objects and people through unexpected, unexplainable, and uncanny means.
Since 2013, Flint Public Art Project and its neighborhood partners have produced a series of monthly Art Parades each summer. Catch us in six new locations on the last Thursday of every month starting April 28th through the end of September.
October is Altered Realities month. Join us as we explore the altered realities we create in our minds and sometimes find ourselves thrown into unwillingly.
The sixth and final public art parade of 2015 features portraits of kids from the Boys and Girls Club and seniors from the famous Hasselbring Hustlers dance group used to beautify vacant homes in the neighborhood around Hasselbring Park.
August’s Flint Public Art Parade brings us to the winding streets around Ramona Park in historic Metawanene Hills neighborhood, featuring a large-scale fabric piece hanging from the eaves of Cook School created by Montana-native Amanda Browder in collaboration with area textile artists Ariel Sammone, Ash Arder, and Gregory Hatch, and alongside Metawanene Hills Neighborhood Association co-chairs Wendy Johnson and Bill Hammond.
See Flint Public Art Project’s amazing new installation, the Fibonacci Flint spiral conceived by pioneering new media artist G.H. Hovagimyan, march with Nightfire Drumline to reclaim the streets with the Columbia Heights Neighborhood Association, then vibe out to the dope rhymes of Ethereal during this month’s East Side Art Parade.
Come to the backyard of Spencer’s Art House on Friday, June 12 at 7 pm for a public meeting to coordinate summer projects and a screening of The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, a riveting documentary on the modernist St. Louis public housing complex designed by Minoru Yamasaki, demolished in 1972.
Art in the Parklet, a day of art, food, and growth at the intersection of Welch and Chevrolet, reimagined as one of the new gateways to the city.
Long-time Flint residents remember social clubs that used to bring neighbors and performers together for walks on the Northside. Neighborhood Art Parade revives this tradition, creating a fun, ceremonial experience to increase public safety and community cohesion.
Free City 2015: Being Here invites work that calls to mind the presence of the individual in a specific time and place, exploring the effects of new media and technology on experience.
Stone Street Residency welcomes local artist and writer Nadia Alamah to Carriage Town for a fall/ winter residency with Flint Public Art Project.
A visual landscape of words animates hopes, dreams, and aspirations for social change in simultaneous Neighborhood Art Parades uniting the Civic Park and Martin Luther King Avenue districts. Download flyer
Flint Public Art Project welcomes L.A.-based artists Allison Behrstock and Oliver Hess for a month-long stay at Stone Street Residency.
The Saginaw Street Pop Stars Neighborhood Art Parade celebrates neighborhood businesses and residents who are reinfusing the area with vibrant energy, persistence, and a splash of color.
Free City 2014 returns to Chevy Commons for its second annual public event on August 22 – 23. This two-day festival of art, design and technology opens up the former industrial site for emergent uses in art, design, new media, and community engagement.
Amplifier/ Flint Public Art Project’s installation in collaboration with Joe Reinsel for the 2014 ArtPrize incorporates indoor and outdoor projection mapping components to involve the public in light’s capacity to instantly transform space both at night on the building’s surface and indoors during the day.
Free City 2014 invites proposals for its second annual public event on August 22 – 23 at Chevy Commons. This two-day festival of art, design and technology opens up the former industrial site for emergent uses in art, design, new media, and community engagement.
Famous instigator, cultural icon, and wild menace — fire has been re-figuring the landscape around us for hundreds of thousands of years. Flames are a symbol of energy, passion, and fearlessness; a merciless but seductive force, spurring growth in a wake of ash. This exhibition seeks to spark a conversation about the reality and romance of fire in the city of Flint.