GREATER FLINT ARTS COUNCIL

Rating: 4.87 stars   15 reviews

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Location: 816 S Saginaw St Flint MI 48502 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have been enjoying the wonderful artists and shows that the Arts council does for many many years. The arts council is without a doubt one of the best gems that Genessee County has to offer, for that matter the state of Michigan. The art walk, the Quilt shows and my favorite The Flint Jazz Festival that I am a volunteer for, for many years. If you have never been into the Gallery at the council you are missing some great art by are local artists. Every year I see the arts council giving this community something great to rejoice about. I hope it never changes but to grow

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

working with many musician to put on the best show possible

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

advertise more if possible

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

The lasting relationships one receives from involvement in the world of art.(artists, dancers,musicians etc.)

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

intelligent,talented,exciting and just plain fun

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

bring so much joy to this community it's not even funny.

Ways to make it better...

more people would see what is there

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

apathy in the community about things to do. people are always saying there is nothing to do. If they just looked around themselves they would be able to see there is alot to do

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I have attended a number of events sponsored and coordianted by the council and have not been disappointed. I have also see the work behind the scenes. This group works very hard and puts their all into what they do. In a community that has seen more than it's share of troubles, the Arts Council has been and continues to be a shining light. They work hard to bring quality and diverse entertainment to all of their community events as well as their gallery. The staff is to be commended for all they do and how they serve the Flint and Genesee County community.

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

Bring back the Fourth of July Festival which had to be cancelled last year due to funding. This event had grown to one that the entire community looked forward to. They could also assist local artists, musicians, actors and those in the arts community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

As a Michigan artist, I find the Greater Flint Arts Council a valuable resource in providing exhibit venues for my art work, assisting me in building my art career and providing assistance in acquiring grants. Also, the GFAC, through their monthly newsletter,provides information on galleries, stores and juried art shows to which artists can submit and display their art work. As a member of another art organization,I find that the Greater Flints Arts Council is very helpful in providing other art organizations with assistance in the growth of the art organization, assistance in special community projects and assistance in grants. One example of a project which the GFAC assisted another art organization was the Deer-In-Lapeer art project. The GFAC assisted us in organizing the project and acquiring a grant to fund the community art project. The staff at the GFAC is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I find that artist members of the GFAC are also friendly and helpful. I highly recommended the GFAC to other artists when considering an art organization to join. I also recommend attending the art shows and artists receptions to all my friends and family. If there were more than five stars in the rating system I would recommend atleast ten stars for the GFAC!

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

As a Michigan artist, I find the Greater Flint Arts Council a valuable resource in providing exhibit venues for my art work, assisting me in building my art career and providing assistance in acquiring grants. Also, the GFAC provides information on galleries, stores and juried art shows to which artists can submit and display their art work. As a member of another art organization,I find that the Greater Flints Arts Council is very helpful in providing other art organizations with assistance in the growth of the art organization, assistance in special community projects and assistance in grants. One example of a project which the GFAC assisted another art organization was the Deer-In-Lapeer art project. The GFAC assisted us in organizing the project and acquiring a grant to fund the community art project. The staff at the GFAC is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I find that members of the GFAC are also friendly and helpful. I highly recommended the GFAC to other artists when considering an art organization to join. I also recommend attending the art shows and artists receptions to all my friends and family.

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

Expand the show themes to include more art disciplines.

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

The staff. Also,I enjoy and learn from the my interaction with other artists. I enjoy seeing other artists work.

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

The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Other artist members/volunteers are friendly and helpful.

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

If the Greater Flints Arts Council had 10 million dollars,it could and would further the arts in Michigan by hosting art shows,assisting other art organizations in growing and helping artists further their careers.

Ways to make it better...

The location had better parking.

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

Funding and exhibit space

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  

8 people found this review helpful

The Greater Flint Arts Council is a shining star in our small metropolis. Their whole scenario during the 2nd Friday Artwalk is comparable to any "big city" event. Thanks to the creative talents of Greg and Cathy GFAC is a strength in our community!

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

serving on the board

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

watching it grow

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

very cordial

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

remodel the upper floors of the building, offer more opportunities to the community

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  

8 people found this review helpful

I find Cathy and Greg to be great advocates for art as well as the artist. Great place to be a member.

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

the professionalism of the people involved in running it. They work very hard to make the most of the facility they have and to promote art and the artists in our community.

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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