Free City 2017: Ecology & Technology

Tzarinas of the Plane, Procession Home
Raphaele Shirley, Pink Smoke
Brightmoor Makers, Water Cycle & Company
Mike Styczynski, Sensing Bicycle Project
Pierre-Jean Giloux, Invisible Cities # Part 1 # Metabolism
Matthias Neumann, Pavilion (basics)
Pauly Everett
Adam Frelin, Breathing Lights
Ana Morcillo Pallares + Jonathan Rule, Deploy
Stanzi Vaubel, Indeterminacy Festival
Melisa Morgan, Libertea
FIG Projects, Flint World
Rebecca Smith, Color Tactics
Tomie Seo, The Chamber of Bottled Mankinds
Jim Cohen, Plant Communication, Personified
Spencer Lippert, It Begins With a Bench
Jan Tichy, Beyond Streaming
Dennis Summers, The Crying Post
Electric Bulldog
Peter Pawlicki, Beacon, 2016
Peter Pawlicki, Labyrinth, 2015
Rodney Campbell, Three-Wheeled Electric Vehicle, 2016
Paolo Pedini, mural, 2016
Ryan Gregory, Sound Object Found Object, 2014
Roland Graf, Michael Flynn, Nick Tobier, Flint Runway
Amelia Marzec, Weather Center for the Apocalypse
Antonio Padilla
Wax/ Wane
Waiting for Rain
Five Ninety-Five
Big Donut
Mad Anthony and the Dead Serious
Noah Bruner Band
Your Gracious Host
Olivia Millerschin
Mercy Beach


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. Free City 2017 will be the last year of the event at the Chevy Commons prior to its final phase of landscaping, which will transform this former manufacturing site into a shared public space for the entire city. Flint Public Art Project is proud to have supported the City of Flint‘s efforts to reimagine this EPA brownfield for the use of residents.

Dates: Aug. 18-19, 2017

To send proposals for projects, email us by March 1st, 2017 at with 100-word descriptions, sample photos, and budgets including artist’s fee, labor, and materials of no more than $1,000.

Free City is produced by Flint Public Art Project and Amplifier Inc. with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Greater Flint Arts Council’s Parade of Festivals.