Neighborhood Art Parade + Light Up the City 2017

Last Thursdays, May through September, 2017

Each summer, Flint Public Art Project partners with community organizations to creatively transform under-appreciated sites into neighborhood attractions. Each month’s place-making project culminates in a free barbecue, live local music, and a parade through the streets. Starting in 2015, the Neighborhood Art Parade teamed up with the Michigan State Police’s Light Up the City initiative to improve public safety, beautify civic spaces, and build community together.

This year’s locations–Brownell Holmes STEM, Kennedy Park, Elated Flute Foundation Art Center, and Hispanic Technology & Community Center–bring attention to the schools, parks, arts organizations, and community centers at the heart of Flint’s civic life. Join us the last Thursday of the month for a celebration of agency, vibrancy, and community-building.

Special thanks to Walmart for generously providing food, volunteers, and supplies for these monthly projects, and to Nightfire Drumline for its vibrant beats leading the parade.


May 25, 5-8 pm
Brownell Holmes STEM
6302 Oxley Drive

June 29, 5-8 pm
Kennedy Park
Mary Street and Saginaw Street

July 27, 5-8 pm
The Elated Flute Foundation Art Center
742 Neubert Street

Sep. 28, 5-8 pm
Hispanic Technology & Community Center
2101 Lewis Street


In partnership with Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Walmart, Michigan State Police, Flint Neighborhoods United, Neighborhood Engagement Hub, Hispanic Technology & Community Center, Brownell Holmes Neighborhood, Consumers Energy, ELGA, and Smith Village Neighborhood.


Image Credits
Project: Design Studio at UM Flint, 2016
Photo: Jay Rowland
Design: Marisa Jahn