Public art is a big part of the culture of Flint & Genesee. People who live in the area or have visited have fond memories of the famous Vernor’s Mural which was first painted in 1932.

In 1979, the building on which the mural is painted, sitting across from the downtown Flint Halo Burger location, was set to be demolished. But due to public outcry, the Greater Flint Arts Council held a town hall meeting where it was decided that the best way to preserve the historic mural was to make the building the permanent home to the Greater Flint Arts Council.

Love for murals has since spread since preserving the Vernor’s Mural and now there are hundreds of murals throughout Flint and Genesee County.

Here are some of the places you can find murals in Flint & Genesee:


Thanks to the Flint Public Art Project, there are hundreds of murals throughout the city of Flint painted by local, national and international artists. The project started in 2017 as a way to make art accessible to the community of Flint. Since then, the project has grown throughout the city. To find all the murals, locals and visitors can downtown the PixelStix app.


In Fenton, there are a number of privately commissioned murals located throughout the city. Murals can be found on the side of local businesses including The Ivory Loft, El Topo and the not yet open restaurant The Vault.

Grand Blanc

Public art reaches Grand Blanc with beautified utility boxes painted by local mural artists throughout the city. There are 10 painted utility boxes throughout the city.

The Historic Genesee County Courthouse

Inside the historic Genesee County Courthouse exists two murals dating back to the 1920s. The historic building also hosts two other murals preserved by local artist Lavarne Ross both painted in 1975 and formerly held at the Delphi Flint East Complex.

Flint Public Art Project

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