Local Artists to Create Live Art During Awards Ceremony 


Three of the area’s foremost artists — whose designs have been featured at Buckham Alley Fest, Aerosol and Audio, Table & Tap and the Flint Farmers’ Market — will be showcased during the 2nd Annual Art of Achievement Awards on Nov. 12.

The artists — Charles Boike, Kevin Burdick and Matt Osmon — will create elegant “street art” live on scene inside the Riverfront Banquet Center in Flint. Those same pieces will be sold during a silent auction later in the evening.

The evening will also feature a strolling dinner, music by Club 93.7 DJ Peter McFray, a photo lounge and other special entertainers, in addition to the main event: an awards ceremony honoring outstanding business and community leadership in Flint & Genesee.

“Art of Achievement recognizes the business and community leaders, and hospitality professionals who have really stood out among their peers in 2015,” said Heather Kale, Director of Member Services of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting the event. “The winners are based on who is going above and beyond to positively impact Flint & Genesee.”

According to Kale, the gala also offers guests “a great chance to mingle in a fun and energetic atmosphere.”

Tickets for the event are $75/person and can be purchased online.

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Buckham Alley In Downtown Flint Is The Place To Be This Saturday Night

buchkamNow in its fourth year, Buckham Alley Fest has quickly become one of the most interesting and anticipated events in all of Flint. Sure, there are the stalwarts downtown – Back To The Bricks, The Crim, and Bikes On The Bricks – which all draw thousands and thousands of people to the area but none of those events feel as Flint as BAF does. What those other events, great as they are, don’t do is embrace some of the things that make this modern Flint what it is – the art, the music, and the food. The event uses an alley in Flint where several local businesses reside – Pages Bookstore, The Torch Bar & Grill, The Loft, and 501 as well as some smaller businesses – with the small side street transformed into a music venue, an art showcase, and an area of outdoor seating and eating as thousands come out to this free festival.  Beginning at 4 p.m. this Saturday the festival fills not just Buckham Alley (which is in between First Street and Second Street downtown) but will spill into First Street and will fill the entirety of the alley itself. With two stages set up there will be ten music acts with different styles and from different genres playing through the evening which will set the soundtrack as people check out the dozens upon dozens of vendors selling food, clothing, crafts, and jewelry. In their own area will be local artists showing and selling their work. Since its inception the festival has become an amazing showcase for local artists and performers and this year will be no different with demonstrations and art performances slated for the evening as well.

With an event that’s still relatively ‘new’ Buckham Alley Fest has become an event that people look forward to all year and with great reason – this is a festival for and about Flint and which looks to add to the already busy summer calendar. If you have never made it to a Buckham Alley Festival then this is a great time to change that. There are a lot of wonderful events centered on Flint during the year but few of them are made from the fabric of the city and woven back into its eclectic tapestry highlighting the many things that that make the city so special.

Buckham Alley Festival
Saturday, July 12, 2014
4PM – 10PM
Buckham Alley, Downtown Flint, MI (between Second Street and First Street)

Do You Have What It Takes To Beat The Bee?



Saturday, July 13 will bring another Buckham Alley Fest and an entire evening of fun and music and it will also feature the return of the Buckham Spelling Bee.  The Bee is the brainchild of the Genesee Regional Young Professionals organization, a young professional group focused on Professional Development and volunteerism, and this won’t be your average spelling bee.  This Bee is just for the adults and to the winner of this particular contest go the spoils of a $1000 prize.  This is definitely not the spelling bee of your childhood.  Sod dust off your dictionaries and get ready because the Buckham Spelling Bee is fast approaching.

Buckham Spelling Bee

Saturday, July 13 – During Buckham Alley Fest

Cost – $25


Flint Handmade is Seeking Vendors for Craft City at Buckham Alley Fest

Flint Handmade is again taking over the sidewalk next to the Rutherford Parking Structure during Buckham Alley Fest on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Downtown Flint.  There also is still room for vendors in the Second Annual Flint Handmade Craft City. 

Craft City is a self-contained DIY community within Buckham Alley Fest that will feature jewelry, bath & body products, clothes, accessories, plush toys, papercrafts and more.

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In Photos: Buckham Alley Fest lights up downtown Flint over the weekend

It was an unbelievable first year for BAF with amazing performances from 10 acts including my personal favorite, Tunde Olaniran. Here’s a look at the festival, in pictures, from our VisitFlint Youtube Channel.

Photo of the Day: One more look at Buckham Alley Fest

Here’s one more look at the inaugural Buckham Alley Fest, held in downtown Flint last night. Thousands took part in the festival which, to a great degree, celebrated Flint’s creative side. Many people have asked on our Facebook page if plans are in the offing for another. The answer is yes, though you will have to wait until next summer. (Photo by Jared Field)

Photo of the Day: Thousands pack Buckham Alley for inaugural festival

Thousands of people packed two blocks of Buckham Alley in downtown Flint Saturday night for the inaugural Buckham Alley Fest. Downtown Flint was alive with great music, food and creativity. The event is proof positive that great things can happen in Flint without waiting for someone else to do them. This event was made possible by a handful of local people who believe that positive change in Flint starts with its people. Kudos to Chris Everson, Tracy Brewington and company for a great night. (Photo by Jared Field)