Since 2013, Flint Public Art Project and its neighborhood partners have produced a series of monthly Art Parades each summer. Catch us in six new locations on the last Thursday of every month starting April 28th through the end of September.
The first Neighborhood Art Parade of 2016 takes place in Ballenger Park, in the northwest section of Flint. The event brings the community together for a block party that combines art, music, food, and fellowship to reclaim the streets, in partnership withBallenger Square Community Association, New Community Block Club, and Ballenger Highway Neighborhood Association. April’s Art Parade features a banquet table designed by local artist Rod Campbell and a mural at 902 Stevenson Street by local artist Jay Rowland. At 6:00 pm we will begin the parade, led by theNightfire Drumline and bright colored banners, following a route down Stevenson Street, past the mural, and then back around Ballenger Park, where everyone is invited to try out the banquet table as they enjoy some food and music by DJ Gozza.
Where: Ballenger Park at 1201 Dupont St. (Corner of Flushing Rd. and Dupont St.)
5:30 pm Meet at Ballenger Park
6:00 pm Start of Art Parade
6:45 pm Return to Ballenger Park
7:00 pm Performance by DJ Gozza
Mark the dates
Durant Park May 26
Iroquois Park Jun.30
Eldorado Vista Jul. 28
Kennedy Center Aug. 25
Potter Longway Sep. 29
Flint Public Art Project produces the Neighborhood Art Parade in cooperation with the Neighborhood Restoration Coalition, Neighborhood Engagement Hub, Flint Neighborhoods United, Christ Enrichment Center, UFO Village, Civic Park Neighborhood Association, Michigan State Police, the Flint Police Department, and Walmart.