Free City 2014

Fri., Aug. 22: 6 pm – midnight Sat., Aug. 23: 2 pm – midnight

Chevy Commons (Stevenson St. between University Ave. and Kearsley St.), Spencer’s Art House (520 University Ave.), 610 Stone Street, Spring Grove Silos (2nd St./ Ann Arbor St.)

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.


ArtPrize: Sliding Architecture

Sep. 22 - Oct. 12, 2014

SiTE:LAB @ the Morton, Monroe Center and Ionia Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI

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 Call for Proposals

Aug. 1, 2014

Chevy Commons, Spencer's Art House, Stone Street, Spring Grove Silos

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.


Cool Fires

July 25, 2014, 5 - 8 pm

718 Stone St., Flint, MI

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.


Verdant Grounds Neighborhood Art Parade

July 24, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

1501 Davison Rd. (the former Homedale School lot)

Join us for this summer’s third monthly Neighborhood Art Parade in cooperation with the Light Up the City – Porch Light Initiative as we venture to the frontier of Flint’s East Side.


My Husband is From Here

July 18, 6 pm - 8 pm

Spencer's Art House, 520 University Avenue, Flint, MI

Artist Gregory Hatch, an Ohio native, invites the public to join in the making of a work on the grounds of Spencer’s Art House that explores his connection to the city through the greenhouse of his Flint-native husband’s family.


Juneteenth – Light Up the City – Art Parade

June 19, 2014, 3:30 - 8 pm

Max Brandon Park, Flint, MI

On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War was over and the enslaved were now free. For this month’s Neighborhood Art Parade, in partnership with the Light Up the City – Porch Light Initiative, Flint Public Art Project joined the Juneteenth Committee in a celebration of freedom from slavery.


Flint Projection

Friday, May 30th, 9-11 pm

Spencer's Art House, 520 University Ave., Flint, MI (Outside only)

Join us in Carriage Town on Friday, May 30th at 9 pm, for a one-night video installation on the entire façade of the historic Spencer’s Art House in Flint, MI, curated by Dustin M. Price and Candice Stewart.


Light Up the City – Neighborhood Art Parade

Thursday, May 22, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

River Park Community Center, 7002 Pemberton Dr., Flint, MI

Young heroes of the neighborhood painted the streets yellow and gold, leading the parade in masks and capes. A few hundred residents and community members joined Ben Schlatter’s steel drums, the Nightfire Drumline, and the kids of Flint River Houses for the Light Up the City – Neighborhood Art Parade.


Job Announcement: Program Director and Program Coordinator

May 1, 2014

124 W. First Street, Flint, MI

As a part of its mission to activate disused structures, connect people and places, inspire residents to imagine new uses, and amplify the emerging identity of the city, Flint Public Art Project is currently seeking candidates to be our Director of Programs and Program Coordinator.


Call for an Architect-in-Residence

April 7, 2014

520 University Ave., Flint, MI

Flint Public Art Project announces an open call for an Architect-in-Residence at the Spencer’s Art House & Residency in Flint, Michigan as part of its program to activate disused structures, connect people and places, inspire residents to imagine new uses, and amplify the emerging identity of the city.


Stone Street Residency

Mar. 15, 2014

Stone Street Residency, 605 Stone St., Flint, MI 48502

Flint Public Art Project is accepting applications for the spring for the Stone Street Residency program, which subsidizes inexpensive living for local artists in downtown Flint, urban intervention projects in the city, and low-cost live/work space for visiting artists. Download the application materials to propose projects and request artist’s housing by Mar. 15.


“String” at Stone Street Residency

Feb. 21, 2014

605 Stone St., Flint, MI 48506

Join Unusual Operation Operation for its February show STRING, highlighting the everyday use of the material. Yarn, twine, rope, extension cords and other types of string will be used to fashion a collaborative installation by Stewart//Montague with Lindsay Decker and Cameron Winn, who will also be doing an interactive piece.


“BLACKANDLINE” at Unusual Operation Operation

Jan. 17, 2014

Stone Street Residency, 605 Stone St., Flint, MI 48502

A space for experimentation. All types of creators, whether they are artists, musicians, performers, or writers, have special things about the way they work that don’t get showcased because there’s no space for it.


“Snow” at Hunter’s Supper Club, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

19350 Livernois Ave., Detroit, MI

Flint Public Art Project/ Amplifier installed Joe Reinsel’s Snow video projection piece for the Revolve Detroit tree-lighting event on Nov. 26th at Hunter’s Supper Club on Livernois Avenue.


Art & Sol Saginaw + ArtPrize Grand Rapids 2013

Sep. 27 - Oct. 1, 2013

On September 27 and 28th we installed projection-art works by Benjamin Gaydos, Christina Long and Silvia Vasilescu, Joseph Reinsel, and Kawandeep Virdee, as a part of a commission for Fall In Art & Sol in Saginaw, the Great Lakes Bay Region’s new solar powered art festival, and our second installation for ArtPrize, the city-wide public art festival in Grand Rapids.


Neighborhood Art Parade – September 2013

Wed., Sep. 25, 2013

W. Dewey St. and MLK, Flint, MI

During the September Art Parade, FPAP unveiled a giant 3-D mural by Flint artists Ariel Sammone and Jay Rowland (JBird), performances by Nightfire Drumline, a free community picnic, and spoken-word poetry performances from teens from Raise It Up.


Light Up Livernois – Revolve Detroit/ Detroit Design Festival

Sep. 20, 2013

Hunter's Supper Club, Livernois Ave., Detroit

Flint Public Art Project/ Amplifier organized a design workshop, lit up the courtyard of Hunter’s Supper Club, and projected video works by Ben Gaydos, and Christina Long and Silvia Vasilescu for the Pop Up Pop Down project on Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion.


Re-Use a Lot Block Party

Sat., Sep. 14, 2013

3907 Saginaw between Edmund and Myrtle, Flint, MI

Visiting architect Alex Gilliam and carpentry students at Flint/Genesee Job Corps built an obstacle course, seating, stages, and other structures to create a community space at an abandoned, former dairy.


Spring Grove Nights – September 2013

Sep. 12, 2013

Spring Grove, 2nd St. and Ann Arbor St., Flint, MI

For his piece Tikibiing Booskikamigaag (Ojibwe for “Spring Grove”), artist Dylan Miner produced video and sound installations at the twin silos, and created an artist publication on indigenous histories and medicinal plants at the site


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