Lighting the Towers, Going to the River – Art Walk – July 2011

July 8, 2011

120 First Street Flint, MI

On July 8, 2011 at the culmination of Flint’s downtown ArtWalk, the condemned 19-story Genesee Towers came to life with music, performances, light installations, video projections, and a parade to the river. A demonstration of the new city emerging downtown, the event marked the beginning of the Flint Public Art Project, a 10-year program of events, installations, performances, social sculptures, and new buildings to amplify the regeneration process underway in the city.

This free event featured performances inside the tower by the Fischer Bodies, the Hula Hoops, JonBenet, and Candice Stewart & Cinthia Montague, video and photography projections by Eric Hinds, Tara Moreno, and New York-based multimedia artist Chris Jordan, lighting installations by Dave Johnson, and a laser-and light installation by Brooklyn-based artist Raphaele Shirley illuminating the riverfront.

Photo: Desiree Duell
Photo: Desiree Duell
Photo: Desiree Duell
Eric Hinds
Raphaele Shirley
Raphaele Shirley