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 University of Michigan-Flint exhibition are staples with GFAC. 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 performing arts. GFAC Exhibitions open on the Second Friday of each month during ARTWALK and continue until the first Friday of the following month.
SECOND FRIDAY ARTWALK
Organized by the Greater Flint Arts Council Public Relations Committee, this program is a collaboration between over 20 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. ARTWALK takes place on the second Friday of every month, 6:00PM to 9:00PM. Maps are available at Greater Flint Arts Council. Parking is available throughout the downtown area.
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. The dates for the next Flint Jazz Festival are July 26-29, 2018. JAZZWALK July 26 – downtown venues TBA – Riverbank Park July 27-29. A full schedule can be found at www.geneseefun.com.
Local jazz musicians play live at the White Horse Tavern, downtown Flint on the 4th Thursday of each month, 5:00PM – 7:30PM. Profiles in Creativity
FLINT FESTIVAL OF QUILTS
One thousand quilts are shown annually on the second weekend in October at multiple venues in and around our city center. Vendors, lectures and social activities round out the weekend. The dates for the next Flint Festival of Quilts are October 11-13, 2018
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.
The dates for the next Tunes At Noon Festival are July 9 – August 17, 2018.