Arts and Music
It began with the idea that Flint needed a ladyfest: A festival celebrating women's strengths through the arts and culture. The first ladyfest took place in Olympia, Washington in 2000, and since then, cities worldwide have DIY'd their very own.
With each city being unique, every festival is different. And with Flint experiencing its own cultural renaissance, we decided to contribute to its local scene by showcasing the best of what Flint women have to offer in the arts, music, business and more.
Documentary: Ladyfest Flint 2016
This 32-minute documentary by Flint area native Jennie Moench, under her Flint Underground filming project, shares some of the highlights of the inaugural Ladyfest Flint, including a walk-through of the art exhibition, performances by several Flint musicians, and interviews with various attendees.
Explore Ladyfest Flint
See some of the highlights and behind-the-scenes of Ladyfest Flint 2016.
Our logo this year depicts a woman in side profile with pose similar to The Thinker, sitting atop the CB Radio Tower-- an iconic symbol of the Flint city skyline.
In Flint's hidden places and quietest corners, there are artists creating, and musicians playing, writers telling stories.
RISING: Art by Emerging Flint Women Artists unearths the raw talent of local women artists and showcases what they contribute to the arts scene.
Discover a variety of mediums and messages, and learn more about the artists and their work.
A Walk-Through of the RISING Exhibition
Here are some of the promotional materials created for Ladyfest Flint. The event schedule is a collaboration between Nadia Alamah and Yasmin Ladha.