This Friday’s Art Walk Will Come With An Added SHIVER

book-monthEvery month on the second Friday Downtown Flint celebrates the arts with the Art Walk, an event created years and years ago via a collaboration between the local independent galleries and the event continues to grow and evolve over time.  The walk itself focuses on the gallery space downtown – Buckham Gallery and Greater Flint Arts Council – but other venues such as Red Ink Studios (located in the same building as the Flint Local 432 all ages music club on First Street), Pages Bookstore, The Lunch Studio and other sites have joined in as additional venues where artists and musicians can showcase their work.  This month another venue joins the walk as MLive will host five local writers who will be offering their own twists on classic summer reading.  The event at MLive (located on Saginaw Street across from Blackstone’s) is called the Summer Shiver Book Tour and features five authors from the Flint area who each will be bringing books that will throw some very long and very deep shadows and all of them will be available to sign their books and speak with people if anyone has any questions about their work. The books will range from stories of the undead, to tales of romantic terror, to a university that has a strange and mysterious history, and on to non-fiction books about movies, and even books perfect for the littlest ghosts and goblins in the house.

Summer is a time many take to kick back and spend some time in a good book – electronic or traditional – and the Summer Shiver Tour is a great opportunity to meet some local authors and find out more about their work and for those looking to add a chill to the warm weather months this could be just the place to start.

Summer Shiver Book Tour

MLive Office – Saginaw Street, Downtown Flint

Friday, June 11, 2014

6PM – 8PM


Something Wicked Is Coming To Art Walk This Week

It’s still Summer in Flint but this month’s Art Walk will have a little of October’s chill to it as The Flint Horror Convention presents Art Fear, an evening of dark art featuring local and regional artists.   This is the third Art Fear and each year has featured artists whose works are not often seen during the usual Downtown Flint art crawl and many who are not from the area at all.  The art will range from paintings, to photography, and to mixed media and there will even be two authors on hand with their dark books as well.   There will be a decidedly spooky atmosphere to the show and it will be reflected in the art but while there will be shadows there won’t be anything creeping around the corners to offer up any scares so all ages are welcome at the show.  The purpose of Art Fear is to showcase artists who don’t always find themselves or their work in galleries or set up at art shows and to show how much beauty there is in things that go bump in the night.

This is a free art show to attend and some of the art will be for sale, as well as the books from the authors.  Also for sale will be some baked treats that the Flint Horror Convention will be selling.

 Art Fear

Friday, August 9, 2013

124 W. First St. (upstairs at The Flint Local 432) – Downtown, Flint

6PM – 9PM


Flint Horror Convention

Pop-Up Film Festival This Friday, December 14

From Flint Public Art Project

Pop-Up Film FestivalFor this month’s Art Walk, FPAP’s James Andrews curates a screening of short films at First Street Lofts. Unusual visions of the built and imagined environment play a starring role in this pop-up festival. Cities shape their inhabitants and are shaped in turn through continuous waves of turmoil, struggle, and contradiction.

The screening will include selections from animators such as David O’Reilly, director of the short Please Say Something, winner of the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival and The External World, a dystopian epic that premiered at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Experimental work by Gordon Matta-Clark, Vito Acconci, and Charlie Ahearn reveals the gritty, vibrant street life of NYC in the early 1980’s.

  • When: Fri., Dec. 14, 7 – 10 pm
  • Where: First Street Lofts, 460 S. Saginaw St. 


Flint Public Art Project organizes public events, workshops, and temporary installations to inspire residents to reimagine the city, reclaim vacant and underutilized buildings and lots, and use innovative tools to steer the city’s long-term planning.

We support collaborations among local residents and organizations with leading artists, architects, planners, and community organizers from around the world, connecting the city to regional, national, and global movements to revitalize places through art and design.

We are documenting and amplifying the many ways residents, businesses, and institutions are transforming the city, its public image and identity, and broadcasting this new story to audiences throughout the world.

Video: Teen shows off pipe organ chops at Flint Art Walk last night

First Presbyterian of Flint opened its doors for Art Walk last night to show off some of its immaculate stained glass windows (some of which were created by Louis C. Tiffany). The church also showcased some of its young talent, like 15-year-old pipe organist Chris Newman. Check him out.

Photos: Downtown Flint’s Art Walk continues to attract hundreds into downtown Flint

It was a beautiful night in downtown Flint for Art Walk. Hundreds came out to support our local businesses and to see exhibits all over downtown from First Presbyterian and St. Paul’s in the south to Riverbank Park in the north. Downtown Flint was alive tonight with music, painting, belly dancing, spoken word demonstrations and a marching band (thanks to Flint Northern High School). This event is quickly turning into a staple of summertime in downtown Flint. (Photo by Jared Field).

Click here to see more photos of the August Flint Art Walk.

Photo of the Day: The fountains are on in downtown Flint for Art Walk

The fountain block at Riverbank Park in downtown Flint is back on for Flint’s downtown Art Walk tonight, starting at 6 p.m. If you’ve never been to Riverbank Park, it’s worth checking out. Just walk north on the bricks (Saginaw Street) toward the bridge and it will be on your left. See more photos from the DDA’s Facebook page.

Photo of the Day: Check out some of Louis Tiffany’s handiwork on Friday

During the Second Friday Art Walk this Friday, art lovers can see some beautiful stained glass windows at First Presbyterian in downtown Flint. Some of the stained glass is the handiwork of famous artist Louis C. Tiffany, son of Charles Tiffany who founded Tiffany and Company in 1837. Some of his work dates back to the 1870s. Trust me when I say that his work is spectacular. (Photo by Gerry Leslie)