FLINT, MI–  Communities First, Inc. is hosting Art on the Bricks and a parking fundraiser this weekend in conjuncition with the city’s annual Back to the Bricks festivities in downtown Flint.

Art on the Bricks, a street art competition, will begin at the University of Michigan-Flint Outdoor Rink located at 303 S. Saginaw Street.  Artists from Flint, Detroit and Lansing will compete for $1000 in prizes. The audience will have the opportunity to meet the artists, observe the creative process and see the pieces being judged.  

Artists will use aerosol paint and have less than 24 hours to create their masterpieces. New this year, guests will be able to try their hand at street art on the Community Board. This event is a part of the organization’s Culture Shock program and will introduce thousands of attendees to a unique art form.

Artists in the competition will begin sketching and prep work on Friday, August 18 from 5:00pm-9:00pm and final touches will occur on Saturday, August 19 from 8:00am-2:00pm. Judging and prizes will take place at 2:15pm on Saturday. Pieces will be on display until 4pm. Art on the Bricks is made possible through the generous support of Hagerman Foundation and Community Foundation of Greater Flint.


Through a relationship with TeamOne Credit Union, Communities First, Inc. will be at the TeamOne parking lot raising money for Communities First, Inc.  For a minimum donation of $5, guests can park in the TeamOne parking lot at 606 Stevens Street to help support the work of Communities First.  Parking lot hours are Saturday, August 20 from 7:00am-3:00pm. All money collected directly benefits Communities First programming.

Communities First, Inc. is a non-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible.

For more information about Communities First, Inc. visit their website at ww.communitiesfirstinc.org.