A collaboration between 'Be the Church' and the Flint Public Art Project to board up several hundred houses on the North side - and FPAP's initiative to beautify and call attention to them with an artistic series of fuscia stripes - took place last weekend. In turn, we've decided to break out of our shell at Spencer's and turn the many boards over the windows from blight to beacon.
Partial cans of paint are donated by friends and strangers. Like the colors or not - what we're creating is a positive image; a declaration of rebirth. And though drawing attention to our work risks complications with the local bureaucracies and naysayers, this project is too large to stand on its own. We need attention from potential volunteers, fiscal sponsors, and other stakeholders if this is going to succeed.