Flint Artwalk returns, aims to bring people together after shelter-in-place orders

During Michigan’s shelter-in-place orders, many residents had their lives upended and put on hold, including artists. Now as the community reopens, one of Flint’s favorite local events is back and ready to bring local creatives and art lovers together.

 

Flint Underground Presents: The Return of Artwalk Friday, July 10, at Churchill’s Food and Spirits, 340 Saginaw St. Featuring live music and local art, the event kicks at 6 p.m. and continues until 2 a.m. Buckham Gallery also reopens July 10.

 

“It’s highly important to have art in the Flint community, that is art you can walk up to and really see. The arts are important for obvious reasons, whether it’s an emotional thing or just simply for beautification. It’s always helped bring everybody together and that’s probably one of my favorite things about it,” says local artist Pauly M. Everett, who is hosting as well as showing at the event.

 

The event will feature live music from Jemmi Hazeman and the Honeyriders, Eduardo Scizzahandz (Bring Tha Noize Radio/Dkonz Scratcherz), Dan Amboy, and Decker Dave on the turntables.

 

Artwork will be on display from Everett as well as Venus Blu, Isiah Lattimore-Balicki, Errin (Brother Lightheart) Whitaker, Rochelle Dula, Chelsey Elisssa, Cheyenne Roy, and Zeb Molina.

 

Social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 safety precautions will be expected to be followed by those attending the event.

 

“Taking precautions is just as important during these different times that not all of us are used to and the obvious precautions will be taken to ensure everyone’s safety and the future of art events in the community,” Everett says.

 

For additional information visit the Underground Presents: ArtwalkCrawl events Facebook page.

Read more articles by Ashley Schafer.

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