The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is providing free bus transportation to and from the museum on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 for Wayne County residents as part of its “County Days,” which provides this service four times per year for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
Visitors can browse the collection, take part in an art-making activity and view the free exhibition Ordinary People by Extraordinary Artists: Works on Paper by Degas, Renoir and Friends.
Shopping and eating are always part of a fun day, and the DIA has plenty of both. Café DIA offers entrees, a decked-out salad bar, grill station, sandwiches and scrumptious desserts. Kresge Court diners can enjoy gourmet snacks, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Both restaurants offer a variety of beverages, including Starbucks coffee, beer and wine. The museum shop carries a selection of art-related items, many of which cannot be found in other area stores.
Convenient parking is available at each departure location. Round trip transportation and admission is free, but reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call 313-833-4005 or go to tickets.dia.org.
Wayne County locations and schedule: Canton Township Hall, 1150 Canton Center Road, Canton—Van Gogh Bus; Bus departs Township Hall at 10 a.m.; Bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.
Westland Public Library, 6123 Central City Pky.—Degas Bus; Bus departs library at 9:30 a.m.; Bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.
Melvindale Civic Arena, 4300 S. Dearborn St.—Matisse Bus; Bus departs Civic Arena at 10 a.m.; Bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.
Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. Dearborn—Monet Bus; Bus departs Arts Center at 10 a.m.; Bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.
Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Rd. Trenton—Picasso Bus; Bus departs Recreation Center at 9:30 a.m. – use northwest parking area; Bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.
Allen Park Community Center, 15800 White St.—Warhol Bus; Bus departs Community Center at 9:30 a.m.; Bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.
The DIA hosted County Days this year in March and July. The next Oakland County Day is Oct. 18 and the next Macomb County Day is Oct. 25. For information on locations and times, go to http://bit.ly/diacountydayinfo
DIA Hours and Admission: Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages 6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.