Events

NEW PROGRAMS
MUSIC ON THE BRICKS!
GFAC is providing live musicians in 5 downtown venues on the first Friday every month. For the most recent schedule, see www.geneseefun.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER!
GFAC is providing dj’s and dance bands in 5 downtown venues on the third Friday every month. For the most recent schedule, see www.geneseefun.com.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

GFAC Gallery hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

2024 EXHIBITIONS – (*ARTWALK 6-9PM Second Friday every month)

OPEN/CLOSE
*Jan 12-Feb 02
GFAC Member Artists Exhibition

*Feb 09 – Mar 08
African American Artists of Michigan Exhibition

*Mar 14 – Apr 05
Gallery Closed for Fire Suppression Installation

*Apr 12 –May 03
Young Artists Today Tri-County High School Art Show / Competition

*May 10 – June 07
University of Michigan-Flint Student Exhibition

*Jun 14 – Jul 05
Michigan Artists Invitational
Jeanine Ackerman Smith, Burton
Jim Cheek, Davison
Pauly Everett, Flint
Carole Hickey, Swartz Creek

*Jul 12 – Aug 02
Michigan Artists Invitational
Regina Dunn, Flint
Anne Furnaris, Waterford
Erik Jones, Flint
LA Moore, Flint

*Aug 09 – Sep 06
Michigan Artists Invitational
Tamar Aldrich, Vernon
Colleen Ford, Swartz Creek

*Sep 13 – Oct 04
Michigan Photographers Invitational
Alvin Brown, Flint
Kimberly Brown
Greg Fiedler, Flint
Lisa Land, Flint

*Oct 11 – Nov 01
Exhibition of Quilts

*Nov 08 – Nov 27
Claire Mott White Michigan Clay Artists Exhibition

Dec 5 – Dec 24 / Jan 02 – 03, 2025 *Reception and ARTWALK Dec 13
Michigan Water Color Society Traveling Exhibition

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FLINT 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 twenty five years, this forty two 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 25-28, 2024. JAZZWALK July 25 (free admission) – downtown venues are White Horse, Cork, Market Tap, Churchill’s, Soggy Bottom and Hilton Garden Inn – Riverbank Park July 26-28, 2024 ($10 per day or $20 weekend pass – cash only at the gate).

JAZZNITE
A partnership between GFAC and The White Horse Tavern, local jazz musicians play live at the White Horse Tavern, downtown Flint on the 4th Thursday of each month, 5:00PM – 7:30PM.

PARADE OF FESTIVALS
GFAC is able to fund and/or help promote festivals in the downtown flint area during the summer months through the Parade of Festivals project made possible by funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The Parade of Festivals is serving 21 local events.
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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 8 – August 16, 2024. All performances will take place in beautiful Willson Park in downtown Flint, 11:45AM – 1:15PM daily. (Rain location is Greater Flint Arts Council Gallery, 816 S. Saginaw St.)