March 20, 2023


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Initially-ever FLINTer Fest aims to celebrate city’s varied talents with new music, visible arts and food items

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FLINT, MI — A 1st-time winter pageant getting location this weekend in the city will aim on range and talents with a showcase of musical artists, visual artwork, collaboration and a lot more.

FLINTer Fest, an celebration with the target to rejoice the community’s distinct belongings, will take area from 1-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, on Second Avenue, concerning Saginaw and Seashore streets, in downtown Flint.

The event, hosted by IVAN, Wav Village, Aaron Christopher’s Events, Flint Social Club and Kerale C. Activities, and designed probable by the Better Flint Arts Council’s Parade of Festivals system, is free of charge and open up to all ages.

Funding for the celebration arrives from Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

“One of the primary focuses was on diversity,” Jerin Sage, interim director of placemaking for the What is Up Downtown undertaking, told MLive-The Flint Journal. “The full target of this is what comes about when you place 5 entirely distinct men and women from distinctive backgrounds all underneath this a single task to attempt to showcase what they do, and so we ended up getting solid things of every of our influences to be present on there.”

Sage is also the owner of IVAN, or Immersive Visible Arts Community.

He stepped into the interim director of placemaking part for What’s Up Downtown following Kady Yellow remaining the posture.

The celebration will contain musical artists from many various genres this sort of as Third Coastline Swing, Inner Mitten Blues, The Blue Hawaiians, Some Black Cat, TRÏBŪ, Brelia Renée, Ace Gabbana, Cameron Tyler and others.

“The full principle of that is to put Flint on the map in that total community of men and women with that complete style of music, the much more we can tag Flint in these various sorts of cultures and communities, the extra diverse we’re likely to stop up observing our landscape,” Sage described.

Artists will perform on the roof of a 40-foot bus as the stage, Sage explained, that will also serve as a warming hub for them.

Comma Bookstore & Social Hub,132 2nd St., will host video games and crafts from Sprout Around the globe.

The Loft, 460 S. Saginaw St., will be carrying out a meals giveaway from midday to 3 p.m. all through the celebration, with foods supplied by Pita Way and the Wonderful Harvest Bread Co. The downtown club will also provide as a warming hub.

Competition attendees can also warm up inside a 20-by-80 foot tent with heaters and take it easy in just its lounge region.

Foodstuff vendors, hosted by Flint Social Club, are also an possibility for a chunk at the party.

In addition to food, the party will characteristic a 21 and up bar with signature beverages and a very hot cocoa bar.

Sage is hoping to see 1,000 persons go to the function.

Cost-free parking is accessible at the Flat Great deal and curbside.

“The complete concept is to rejoice Flint and to rejoice the winter months and attempt to encourage our local community to appear out,” Sage stated. “Shake off some of those people wintertime blues, get completely ready for a genuinely awesome 2022 that we have received coming up.”

To discover much more about the totally free occasion, go to below.

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