If you are from the Flint area, chances are you are familiar with the unofficial Flint landmark - the Flint Rock. If you are not familiar, this rock is actually a slab of concrete that people paint located at Hammerberg Road at West 12th Street.

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All of my life I have read various messages on the Flint Rock, and have seen some really awesome artwork, but for the first time this week, I saw people painting the rock. Upon seeing this, it made me wonder - what are the rules when it comes to painting the Flint Rock, or are there even any rules? Did the people I see painting the rock have their message painted over later that day or maybe the next day?

It would be a shame for someone or a group of people to put hours of hard work in, just to have another group come along and paint right over it. I Googled everything I could think of to find any information on how this may work. Unfortunately, I found nothing other than some articles on the Flint Rock and a Flint Rock Facebook page. I think it is safe to say that Flint Rock is not too keen on social media since there have been no updates on its Facebook page since 2014.

Maybe I am naive to think that maybe there was some type of Paint the Flint Rock website to sign up on - now that I type that sentence, it sounds ridiculous. It's a rock, I am guessing if people want to paint it, they just do it. If that is indeed the case, I still feel bad for people that have their message or artwork painted after the same day or even the day after.

My New Year's resolution for 2022 is to paint the Flint Rock - when you see an I love Jon Bon Jovi message on the Flint Rock, you know who did it. Have you ever painted the Flint Rock, if so tell me what you painted, or better yet, send me a picture if you have one.

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