GREATER FLINT ARTS COUNCIL

Rating: 4.87 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 816 S Saginaw St Flint MI 48502 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The Mass Transportation Authority has worked with the Greater Flint Arts Council for over ten years through the successful “Federal Design and Art in Transit” program. The program helps local communities include art as an integral part of the design of transit facilities throughout the United States. Working closely with the Greater Flint Arts Council, the program has brought new life to MTA facilities with artwork created by successful Michigan artists. The artworks grace the walls and exterior spaces of MTA’s various buildings and centers across Genesee County. The collection of art reflects the relationships between people and public transportation. Each individual service center has a specific theme attached to it, so that throughout the building and grounds, continuity flows through the artwork. Through a successful partnership with the Greater Flint Arts Council, Michigan artists have created beautiful pieces that contribute to the quality of life of Genesee County residents, giving them the ability to view various mixed media, including hanging and standing sculptures and paintings. The community is fortunate to have a wonderful agency such as the Greater Flint Arts Council.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that the level of creativity far exceeds many other nonprofits. The staff work together as a team and are always accommodating.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The Greater Flint Arts Council has been a beacon to which many are drawn, me with artwork in hand. I have been given the opprotunity to show my work for going on 5 years. The arts council has helped give reason and respect to my work in a way unparalleled in my life thus far. Not only is my work shown consistently I find myself in situations that are a big stretch for me. I have a serious case of social anxiety. I also volunteer for openings and am getting better at being around crowds. I am rather phobic in tight crowded areas but these openings bring out artists and supporters and I know we depend on their (my)attendence in order to be successful. Just being there and the people I have met there has taught me alot. Being part of the arts council gives me hope and something to work towards. I am disabled from the military and was quite isolated until I found this outlet and other outlets that Kathy Johnson has helped me research. It's amazing to me to have found this organization in Flint, Michigan, a town whose negative reputation completely contrasts what's going on in the art community here with the Greater Flint Arts Council leading the way.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting outside myself and meeting other artists and supporters. One man I met recently at a opening I actually mention my uncomfortableness around people and he said he use to be the same way and shared with me how he got over it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The Greater Flint Arts Council helps to keep our city alive and connected to the visual and audio delights of the world. Free and low cost events provided by the council spread excitement and encouragement to the struggling and established artists alike. The community is truely blessed by this organization. I enjoy the Flint Jazz Festival and Tunes at Noon and so appreciate the efforts of the the staff at the GFAC.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Sponsor many individuals in the community to explore the talents in us all!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Greater Flint Art Council has made a positive and economic profitable impact on the City Of Flint. They have been a cataylst for bringing people of diverse cultural backgrounds into downtown Flint to appreciate art. Helping to breakdown racial and cultural barriers and open the door for a more positive community. Tom Webber

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I was new to Flint Community and the Art Community and Greg were open to devloping new relationships.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The Monthly Art-Walk

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help other Arts and Cultural organizations

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been to many different communities that are far larger than Flint and they do not offer such a wonderful local gallery with such high quality art. The Greater Flint Arts Council is a gem and your community is lucky to have it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my life and the lives of others

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give it more money to do greater works in the community

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people that operate it and the wonderfully weird art

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful and approachable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change Flint into an artist centric community vibrant in culture and ideas

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to spend with the administrators

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lack of funding for the arts in Michigan

One thing I'd also say is that...

they need 10 million bucks

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The monthly Art Walks are awesome and contribute a great deal to bringing back downtown Flint. We have brought several of our friends along and they have been shocked that someting so "cool" and fun would be available in Flint.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the open and welcoming comradery among artists, volunteers and the public. This is something you would expect in New York.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

a cross-section of people, but all kind and friendly.

Ways to make it better...

more people knew about it and attended.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funding. They do a lot with very little.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

This organization provides a great presence in the center of town for both artists and those who enjoy art. I enjoy the inclusive way the staff welcome artists and give them opportunities to share their work both in the monthly art displays and at various local sites. I participated in several small classes at the center that widened my experience and enriched my life. Thanks, GFAC, for continuing to shine and encourage us all. If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could provide more classes, extend its services, and expand art activities with children and adults. In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are a lack of funding and of public awareness of all they provide. One thing I'd also say is that being downtown is great, but some who might come to evening functions are afraid to go into the area after dark.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the quality of its art displays and its encouragement of the arts in the Flint community, including its informative website.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the opportunity for others to try new art forms with small classes and demonstrations of new techniques.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The warmth and encouragement of the staff, especially Kathy.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all very encouraging and welcoming.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand art experiences in the community.

Ways to make it better...

more of the special functions were during the daytime. It is difficult for me to go downtown in the evening.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funds and shortage of volunteers.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am grateful for the work this organization does to keep the joy of viewing and creating art alive in our community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 3 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Downtown Flint FIRST. Friday Art Walks-GREAT way to to enjoy our city. Add more live JAZZ downtown events I Love Flints Multiculturalism.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In Downtown Flint FIRST. Add more live JAZZ. Friday Art Walks-GREAT way to to enjoy our city.I LOVE FLINT's Multicultualism..

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add live jazz more often

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I LOVE FLINT's Multicultualism..

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kathy is so GREAT! Best staff ever and Always cares for arts

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Develop more Multicultualism.

Ways to make it better...

Add more live JAZZ.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

LACK of Multicultualism.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Improve the Multicultualism.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

GREATER FLINT ARTS COUNCIL has been one of the pillars of the city of Flint Renaissance. this very dedicated arts council has always seen the cup a half full to completely full. They are always there for the artists with programs, encouragement, kindness and compassion. (sometimes it is not easy to be an artist) They have consistently put on one of the best art events every single month for years and years. They run the gallery and council professionally and are always striving for a way to do things better..to serve the artists and community better. This is a very tenacious bunch of people who seem to eat, sleep, and breathe art in every venue. They bring out the best in the people in this community who have even the tinest bit of creativity in then. They help that art spirit and assist in nuturing it in anyone who wishes. Greater Flint Arts Council workers go beyond the call of duty!!!!!!! This is great place!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Art shows, Menbership, comradery, art collaboration, art community news-superb newsletter

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more people join.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dedication of the people who run it. they are amazing!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Every person I have had contact with (I am not exagerating) have been totally professional and warm, fun and plesant.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand or get bigger, create its own performing arts space. More scholarships and programs for young artists.(they are the upcoming group)

Ways to make it better...

hmmmm, this is hard ummmm...more parking

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

there are not enough months in the year.

One thing I'd also say is that...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

Thank you Greater Flint Arts Council!! From my beginnings in my business, the Arts Council has always been supportive, providing space and being informative on where to look and go in support of my Art. I look forward to working more with the Arts Council in the future!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a much great and good difference for the city of Flint and the surrounding area/.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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