COOL CITY ART AUCTION
GFAC invites other organizations for collaborative fund raising. This stellar event features silent auctions of original art from multiple organizations at multiple locations downtown Flint. GFAC procures sponsors for marketing and entertainment. Every location features great food, beverages and live music.
Each organization keeps their ticket sales and proceeds from their auctions. All proceeds raised by GFAC benefit the ARTWALK program.
GFAC gives local artists and students of art an opportunity for self expression and community recognition.
GFAC will coordinate exhibits jurying all exhibiting artists by a panel of local artists. The panel changes each year to ensure the diversity of exhibitions offered. GFAC will also schedule student exhibitions. The “Young Artists Today'” regional juried high school students exhibition and the Alpha Montessori Preschool exhibition are staples with GFAC. GFAC also coordinates a photography exhibition for students of Mott Community College.
To add to the excitement of GFAC studio exhibition receptions we pay local musicians to play during these events. This gives local musicians a chance to promote themselves and further diversifies GFAC’s involvement in the various art forms.
SECOND FRIDAY ARTWALK
Organized by the Greater Flint Arts Council Public Relations Committee, this program is a collaboration between a dozen businesses and cultural organizations in downtown Flint. We coordinate open house receptions, free to the public to promote the diversity of gallery offerings in our downtown. Locations vary seasonally.
FLINT JAZZ FESTIVAL
Produced by GFAC for the past twelve years, this thirty-four year old festival features performances by local, regional and international jazz musicians. The atmosphere is completed by food, beverage and hard goods vendors. For current information, please follow this link. Flint Jazz Festival.
Local jazz musicians play live at the White Horse Tavern, downtown Flint on the 4th Thursday of each month. Profiles in Creativity
FLINT FESTIVAL OF QUILTS
One thousand quilts are shown annually on the second weekend in September at multiple venues in and around our city center. Vendors, lectures and social activities round out the weekend.
PARADE OF FESTIVALS
GFAC is able to fund and/or promote festivals in the downtown flint area during the summer months through the Parade of Festival project made possible by funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The Parade of Festivals is serving 20 local events.
TUNES AT NOON FESTIVAL
An eclectic line-up of local musicians provide lunchtime concerts in downtown Flint during the summer months.