Wed. March 27, 8 - 10pm
33 Flatbush Ave, 5th Floor
We think you're going to have a fantastic experience in the city meeting Flint residents as well as artists, designers, and planners from around the country.
Like many groups and individuals who are working to revitalize Flint, we're operating on a very tight budget, and all of us on staff are juggling many responsibilities. This field guide will help you navigate the city independently and will answer basic questions.
There is a hotel close to downtown, the Holiday Inn Express. Please contact them on your own, as we are not able to coordinate your stay.
Kayak.com has cheap airfares for direct flights to Flint, or to Detroit. From NYC, we often take United, which flies via Cleveland to Flint in 3.5 hours. Spirit Air flies to Detroit Metropolitan Airport, about 75 minutes away from Flint. Unless you plan to rent a car, please consider flying through Flint, as there are shuttles available from a few places:
Flint Bishop Shuttle
Ground Transportastion from Bishop Airport
Flint Taxi services
While you're here you'll most likely be able to walk to and from where you're staying to the various conference sites in town. Please bring comfortable walking shoes, and dress for chilly weather - Flint is colder than many other cities in the Northeast this time of year.
Other than bars, most venues close early.
A Survey and Review of Restaurants in Downtown Flint
Flint Crepe Co. - crepes, coffee, open until 10pm (wifi)
The Torch - food and drinks (wifi)
Hoffman's Deli - sandwiches, salads, smoothies (wifi)
Wise Guys Pizza - pizza, heros, salads (wifi)
501 Bar and Grill - food and drinks (wifi)
Halo Burger - burgers (wifi)
The Farmer's Market - open Tue, Thu, Sat - brunch, fresh produce & prepared food
Churchill's - food and drinks
Angelo's Coney Island - breakfast, classic Flint Hot Dogs, open 24 hrs
Tom Z's - breakfast, Flint Hot Dogs
Cork - wine bar, new American cuisine, Weekdays only
Good Beans Cafe - coffee, open til 4 pm (wifi)
Brown Sugar - coffee, open 7.30 am til 4.30 pm (wifi)
Lunch Studio - breakfast and lunch, 8 am - 4:00 pm, Fri. to 7 pm, Sat, 11 am - 3 pm
James Andrews - Director of Strategy and Operations
Matthieu Bain - Project Architect / Project Coordinator
Jerome Chou - Director of Programs
Andrew Perkins - Resident Architect / Project Coordinator
Brie Williams - Intern
Stephen Zacks - Producer and Artistic Director
Flint Public Art Project Office
124 W. 1st Street, Flint MI 48502
Flint Public Art Project website
If you have any questions or concerns about your presentations or projects, please email Jerome Chou or call 443-465-0664.
If you have questions or concerns about housing or travel, please email James Andrews or call 347-423-8398.
Art Place blog
Video of Flint Public Art Project at September's Detroit Design Festival
New York architects aim to turn historic Flint mortuary into piece of art
Abandoned buildings, vacant spaces transformed in 'Value + Ruin' panel by Flint Public Art Project
Flint Public Art Project invites you to its first annual NYC fundraising party at the MEx building in downtown Brooklyn. Join our friends, colleagues, and supporters from around the city, including the many artists and designers who've collaborated with us on projects over the last year.
The evening will feature a silent auction with original works from leading artists and designers; nouveau Brooklyn-style crepes in a hat tip to Flint Crepe Company; interior design by visiting artists Flower Tour; virtual video tours; and beer and liquor from Michigan breweries and distilleries.
Guests at the VIP level and above are invited to join us from 7 to 8 for an artists' reception featuring rakia from the Balkans--our spiritual brothers and sisters--and a limited-edition gift.
All proceeds will support our upcoming 2013-2014 programs, including:
– a public art festival at an abandoned, former Chevrolet manufacturing site known as Chevy-in-the-Hole,
– a design competition to build a temporary summer paviliion in Flint's central downtown parking lot,
– a retrofitted school bus that serves as a mobile restaurant, kitchen, and classroom,
– an exhibit developed and designed by high-school students about the state of their schools,
– a summer performance series and temporary installations that incorporate a pair of abandoned grain silos.