A visual landscape of words animates hopes, dreams, and aspirations for social change in simultaneous Neighborhood Art Parades uniting the Civic Park and Martin Luther King Avenue districts.
With environmental graphics designed by Flint-native artist and Columbia College Chicago graduate Melisa Morgan and with the help of College for Creative Studies graduate Jasmin Allen, the North Side Correspondence School art parades place a poetic vocabulary inspired by Martin Luther King’s leadership and community meetings onto houses and commercial buildings along the two routes.
Participants create lists, notes, and postcards and post them onto vacant spaces, led by the Nightfire Drumline, meeting at Bunche School in Max Branden Park for a neighborhood-wide celebration. Featuring DJ Gardell Haralson leading line dancing inside a heated tent.
When: Oct. 23rd, 5 – 9 pm
Where: Meet for parade at Civic Park School (Forest Hill Ave. and W. Dayton St.) and Salem Housing (3216 M.L. King Ave.);
Music and food at Ralph Bunche School, 4121 Martin Luther King Ave., Flint, MI
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS AT:
UFO Village Streets Alive, Flint Neighborhoods United, Neighborhood Restoration Coalition, Civic Park Neighborhood Association, the Michigan State Police Department, Consumers Energy, Salem Housing, Walmart, and the Flint Police Department