Second public art installation unveiled at abandoned Flint silos

The Flint Public Art Project unveiled the second temporary art installation at two abandoned silos in Flint Thursday evening. FLINTent is made of more than two miles of rope anchored to the two abandoned silos at Spring Grove, a restored wetlands area just west of downtown Flint. The rope is meant to create an illusion of a tent with canopies, passageways and gathering spaces around the silos.

The temporary piece, designed by two New-York based architects, is the second in the new public art series Spring Grove Nights this summer.

Organizers say it's an innovative way to show Flint residents the hidden gems of the city.

â??We're really proud that people are just discovering not just these installations and different ways to use the silos, but this amazing restored wetland,â?? said Jerome Chou, director of programs at Flint Public Art Project.

Organizers say they hope the temporary installations will show people how abandoned structures and neighborhood spaces can be restored and re-used.

Septemberâ??s installation of Spring Grove Nights will feature sound and video installations on the silos.

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