The summer’s third monthly Neighborhood Art Parade in cooperation with the Light Up the City – Porch Light Initiative ventured to the frontier of Flint’s East Side. Inspired by Flint’s many urban agricultural pioneers, July’s artistic interventions highlighted the verdant, feral grounds sneaking through the shadows of the wreckage and abandonment. Wall murals by Jenny Montague and sporadically woven colorful webs curated by Cinthia Montague Kuzma and Candice Stewart highlighted the neighborhood’s complex relationship between the built and natural environments. These fertile urban landscapes are teeming with new life, as long as you know where to look.
Food: Jules Market
Performers: Sweet Willie Tea, Nightfire Drumline
East Side Organizations: Flintopia, Hispanic Technology Center, Peacemob Orchards, Flight Against Blight, Asbury United Methodist Church
Where: 1501 Davison Rd. (the former Homedale School lot)
When: July 24, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
In partnership with Michigan State Police, Flint Police Department, Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, Consumers Energy, Wal-Mart, Neighborhood Restoration Coalition, Flint Neighborhoods United, Professional Nursing Services, Salem Community Development Corporation, and UFO Village.