Lemme tell you straight out: THE SPARK IS BACK IN FLINT!
In the past 5 to 10 years, Flint has seen a HUGE amount of revitalization and reinvestment on the part of residents, nonprofits, businesses, foundations and arts organizations.
Downtown Flint is now home to several art galleries, restaurants, cafes and businesses. We have a yoga studio, hair salon, bookstore and tshirt shop. We host dozens of art shows, music festivals, car and motorcycle shows, road races and other large events.
One monthly event that you MUST check out is ArtWalk! Hosted on the second Friday of each month by the Greater Flint Arts Council, ArtWalk features exhibitions and vending by local artists and crafters in multiple locations on Saginaw Street.
The July 2010 ArtWalk was outstanding!
A painting in the Rowe Building.
"Knock the Cans" and win a FREE Art Battle shirt! More info on the Art Battle to come!
Cutie fish made by Steph of Frankenstitch Productions at 625.
Gotta have a busker outside The Lunch Studio at ArtWalk!
Crocheted earrings by Nayyirah of Crochet Science at The Lunch Studio.
Dangerous Lee and her book "Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down" at The Lunch Studio. Dangerous Lee will be one of the featured authors at Book Bizarre at the Greater Flint Arts Council on Friday, July 23 from 7pm-10pm. Be sure to check it out!
For more pics, visit our July 2010 ArtWalk Set on Flickr.