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.
Following a process developed by Flint Public Art Project to amplify local culture across the city, AmeriCorps VISTA Capacity Building leader Mark Baldwin works with project managers Jay Rowland and Ariel Sammone to board up and secure homes east of Dupont Avenue, while Flint-native photographer Paige Barnett sets up photo shoots and prints large photos to place on the boards. Faces of the community shine from every window and doorway.
The 2015 season culminates with a DJ set by DJ Gardell Haralson, a veteran of the George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic, Midnight Star, and Flint’s 1980s hit R & B band Hunt’s Determination, and stepping by members of his Hasselbring Hustle and Aerobics class. (Liston to the 80s classic “She’s On My Mind“)
The event includes free food from WalMart and a featured local vendor.
When: Thursday, Sep. 24, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Hasselbring Community Center, 1002 Home Ave. Flint, MI
In cooperation with Neighborhood Restoration Coalition, Salem Housing, Neighborhood Engagement Hub, Flint Neighborhoods United, UFO Village, Civic Park Neighborhood Association, Michigan State Police, Consumers Energy, the Flint Police Department, ELGA Bank, and Walmart, with support from the Ruth Mott Foundation.