Free City 2017: Ecology & Technology

Peter Pawlicki, Beacon, 2016
Peter Halquist, Poke, 2016
Jason Ferguson, Domestic Carnival: Flint, 2016
AKOAKI & Detroit Afrikan Music Institution, The Mothership, 2016
Hubert Dobler, 64TEETH, 2016 Photo: Hubert Dobler
Peter Pawlicki, Labyrinth, 2015
Oreen Cohen, Exploded Parts: GM Ignition Switch, 2016
Rodney Campbell, Three-Wheeled Electric Vehicle, 2016
Paolo Pedini, mural, 2016
Fazed Grunion, Stop Carrying Out Your Intentions And Watch For My Signals/I Wish To Communicate With You, 2016
Jason Ferguson, Anamorphic Skull, 2016
Little Bang Theory, Laugh, Clown, Laugh, 2016
MOG, performance, 2015
John O'Malley, Outline, 2015
Paige Barnett, Inside Out Project / Paul Herring and Heidi Phanouf, 2015
 Emily Puthoff, The Wayfinding Series, 2015
Kriss Gaynes and Eric Barry Drasin, 2015
Eric Barry Drasin, The Secret Soup, 2014
Oreen Cohen, Desiring Production, 2014
Freeman Greer, Chevy Plants, 2013
Heavy Metal Drum Circle, 2013
Normal Architecture Office, Free City Pavilion with Volunteers, 2013


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.