Saturday, July 2, 2011

The New City: Lighting the Towers, Going to the River

On July 8, as a culmination of this month's downtown ArtWalk, the condemned 19-story Genesee Towers will come to life with music, performances, light installations, video projections, and a parade to the river. A demonstration of the new city emerging downtown, the event marks the beginning of the Flint Public Art Project, a 10-year program of events, installations, performances, social sculptures, and new buildings to amplify the regeneration process underway in the city. 

This free event will feature performances inside the tower by the Fischer Bodies, the Hula Hoops, JonBenet, and the Clio Girls, video and photography projections by Eric Hinds, Tara Moreno, and New York-based multimedia artist Chris Jordan, lighting installations by Dave Johnson, and a laser-and light installation by Brooklyn-based artist Raphaele Shirley illuminating the riverfront. Much more to be confirmed later.

Friday, July 8, 2011, 9:00 pm - 12 am
One Art Walk Park***, Flint, MI

***Note: One Art Walk Park is a completely fictitious address. "Technically" the address is 120 First Street, at Brush Alley.

Support this project by making a contribution or "liking" it at IndieGoGo or by "liking" the Flint Public Art Project on Facebook.

This event is being realized with the support and participation of Red Ink Flint, Buckham Gallery, the Creative Alliance, Paradigm Attractions, Gazall Lewis Architects, THA Architects, the Stockton Center at Spring Grove, the Carriage Town Historic Neighborhood Association, the Flint River Corridor Alliance, The Flint Club, the U of M Flint Outreach Office, the Flint Journal, Uptown Developments, the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Flint Youth Theater, the Flint Insitute of Arts, the Greater Flint Arts Council, the Downtown Development Authority, the City of Flint, and Michael Moore.

The Flint Public Art Project is a program of Red Ink Flint.