Silent Art Auctions Benefit Local Art Organizations 

Cool City

Are you in the market for some original artwork? Head to downtown Flint on Friday for the 12th Annual Cool City Art Auction.

Proceeds from the silent auctions, which kick off at 5 p.m., will benefit four local organizations supporting the arts, including Creative Alliance, Buckham Gallery, Aerosol and Audio Festival, and the Greater Flint Arts Council.

Art auction locations include:

  • Lunch Studio, 444 S. Saginaw St. (Creative Alliance silent auction closes at 8 p.m.)
  • Wade Trim Square, 555 S. Saginaw St. (Aerosol and Audio Festival silent auction closes at 8:30 p.m.)
  • Buckham Gallery, 134 1/2 Second St. (Silent auction closes at 9 p.m.)
  • Greater Flint Arts Council, 816 S. Saginaw St. (Silent auction closes at 9:30 p.m.)

Tickets are available at any participating location. They are $25 if purchased in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, call (810) 238-ARTS or visit

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Join The Celebration At the 10th Annual JUNEBOREE This Friday

Banner_mini_flat_02-Medium1-e1296450432312This Friday marks another Art Walk in Downtown Flint and it also marks the tenth anniversary of the Creative Alliance’s Juneboree, a celebration of all things weird and wonderful.  The Creative Alliance is a a collective of artists, writers, and musicians who work together to create art and outreach events in and around the city of Flint and who work together to support each other’s emerging skills and careers.  Juneboree is a fun music and art show that embraces the spirit of the carnival and the atmosphere of a street fair.  This year there will be live music, visual art, street performers and more.  The event will run during and after the Art Walk and will feature over fifteen artists and four bands will be rocking the night away.  The event will be held at Churchill’s Food & Spirits right on Saginaw Street across from the University Pavilion and the fun will be plentiful.


Friday, June 13, 2014

6PM – 2AM

Churchill’s Food & Spirits – 340 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI, 48502

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The Cool City Art Auction Returns To Downtown Flint

Friday, March 22 will mark the return of Flint’s Cool City Art Auction in Downtown Flint.  This auction is one of the city’s premiere events and raises money for the participating organizations and helps to pay for important programs and events that they all offer.  The auction has become a symbol of the city’s burgeoning arts community and has brought the work of both new and established artists together to celebrate the many talented people in the region.

The Cool City Art Auction features four organizations and four locations to visit and this year the organizations are the Greater Flint Arts Council, the Buckham Gallery, the Greater Flint Creative Alliance, and Art at the Market.  Attendees to the Art Auction will have entry into all four venues and art will be on display with prices to start the bidding.  If someone finds a piece of art they are interested in they can write down their bid and the highest bid on that piece will win it at the end of the night.  The price of admission for the Auction gets you into all four of the catered venues where music and fun will be featured along with the food and drinks.

The Auction begins at 5:00PM with things winding down at ten but the silent bidding will close down earlier in the night with the Creative Alliance’s ending first.  With the weather still clinging to Winter this is the only Cool thing people look forward to all season and it’s definitely an event not to miss.

Cool City Art Auction

Friday, March 22, 2013

5PM – 10PM

Downtown Flint

Locations –

Creative Alliance – Churchill’s Food and Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw St.

Buckham Gallery – at Buckham Gallery, 134 1/2 W. Second St.

Art at the Market – Peterson Building, 653 S. Saginaw St., Ste. #1

Greater Flint Arts Council – at GFAC, 816 S. Saginaw St.

Tickets are $25 in advance (purchased through each organization) and $30 the day of the auction.