FLINT, MI — More than 10 different musical and artistic acts performed Friday night during Porchfest on First Avenue and Mason Street in Flint’s Carriage Town.

Residents saw the street and porches along First Avenue and Mason Street turn into concert venues for the free event hosted by What’s Up Downtown Flint.

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The event began in 2020 as a way for Flint residents to safely get out of the house during the COVID-19 lockdown, Porchfest organizer Kady Yellow said.

“Art, music and creativity are powerful tools for healing,” she said. “It is time to gather for the first time in over a year and to reward our senses via multi-sensory experiences, which is what you will discover at both spaces.”

Residents were encouraged to bring their own food and drinks, chairs and blankets to sit on during the performances.

The event featured yard games, face painting, yoga, a poet-for-hire, a food truck and visual art displays.

More summer events can be found at the What’s Up Downtown Flint website.

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