Free City – a large-scale public art festival that temporarily reclaims the former Flint‐Chevy manufacturing site along the Flint River for public use – is returning to Flint this weekend for its third consecutive year.
According to the Flint Public Art Project’s website, “the festival features dozens of music, dance, and theater performances, art installations, and hands‐on workshops to reconnect residents to the Chevy Commons site and its future potential. A critical mass of temporary activities turns the abandoned industrial property into an active public space, highlighting the ongoing transformation of Flint.”
Featured artists at this year’s event include:
- Emily Puthoff (Kingston, NY; Wayfinding Series, traveling film series)
- Garret Linn (New York; minimalist sound wave installation)
- Eric Barry Drasin (New Jersey; audio-visual performance)
- Paige Barnett (Detroit; Inside Out Project, large-scale photo installation)
- Peter Pawlicki (Sterling Heights; meditative labyrinth)
- FIG Projects (Montreal; Dial-a-Citytelecommunications performance)
- Melisa Morgan (Detroit; #POINTBEING social media performance)
- Kriss Gaynes(Detroit; video and live performance)
- Gregory Hatch (Columbus, OH; Are You a Pink Collar Worker?, textile performance)
There will also be musical performances by DJ Vintage Future, MOG, Apollo’s Din, Handwringer and Saturday Night Gypsies curated by Jay Rowland and Ariel Sammone.
The event is free and open to the public. It will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 3, at Spring Grove, at 2nd Street between Ann Arbor and Hall Street. It will also run from 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, July 4 at Chevy Commons, at Stevenson Street between University and Kearsley.
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