You do not realize how much you have boosted our confidence and raised our optimism. Flint is historically a very hard place (we are rightly named). However, deep down there is a soft core of caring, compassionate, and competent people who are willing to work cooperatively for a better community. This program will encourage people to engage across racial lines, as well as economic classes. Art will be used educate, inform, and inspire generations of local residents to add beauty, insight, knowledge, support, and wisdom to cultivate our land and grow a bumper crop of hope and a brighter future.