Sunday, March 23, 2014

FREE bus rides to and from Detroit Institute of Arts for Wayne County Residents on 4/5 - RSVP Required

Park and ride FREE buses from several Wayne County locations in Dearborn Heights, Belleville, Livonia, NW Detroit, and Woodhaven...

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is providing FREE bus transportation to and from the museum on Saturday, April 5, for Wayne County residents. Visitors can browse the collection, take part in an art-making activity, view two free exhibitions, or see the Samurai: Beyond the Sword exhibition at the discounted group rate of $12 per person.

Residents in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties get FREE admission to the DIA.

In addition to great art, the DIA has two restaurants: Café DIA and Kresge Court. The museum shop has a variety of gifts, many of which cannot be found in other area stores. A special Samurai: Beyond the Sword shop is also available, with many objects imported from Japan (no visit to the exhibition is necessary to access the shop).

The special Wayne County Day is provided thanks to Wayne County residents, who voted to support the DIA through last year’s millage. The museum recently held a Macomb County Day and Oakland County Day is on March 29.

Wayne County bus departure locations and schedule:

Dearborn Heights City Hall, 6045 Fenton St. Dearborn Heights
Bus departs city hall at 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Belleville Area District Library, 167 Fourth Street, Belleville
Bus departs library at 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Livonia Community Recreation Center, 15100 Hubbard, Livonia (use 5 Mile parking lot entrance, corner of 5 Mile and Berwick)
Bus departs recreation center at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Focus: HOPE, 1400 Oakman Blvd. Detroit (CAT parking lot)
Bus departs Focus: HOPE at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Patton Park Community Center, 2301 Woodmere, Detroit
Bus departs community center at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Woodhaven Community Center, 23101 Hall Rd. Woodhaven
Bus departs community center at 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Reservations for free bus transportation are required. For more information and to reserve a spot, call 313-833-4005 or go to

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.


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