Sunday, October 5, 2014

FREE Bus Transportation to Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) for Oakland County Residents on 10/18

Detroit Institute of Arts says “Leave the Driving to Us” for Oakland County Day...

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is providing free bus transportation to and from the museum on Saturday, October 18, 2014 for Oakland 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. Click here to reserve a spot or call 313-833-4005.

Oakland County locations and schedule:

Waterford Township Parks and Recreation, 5640 Williams Lake Rd.—Van Gogh Bus
Bus departs Township Parks and Recreation at 9:30 a.m.; Bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Hazel Park City Hall, 119 E. 9 Mile—Degas Bus
Bus departs City Hall at 10 a.m.; Bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Downtown Pontiac, Parking Lot at 50 Wayne St.—Monet Bus
Bus departs parking lot 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.

Rochester Hills City Hall, 1000 Rochester Hill—Matisse Bus
Bus departs City Hall at 9:30 a.m.; Bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Clarkston Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Rd.—Warhol Bus
Bus departs library at 10 a.m.; Bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail—Picasso Bus
Bus departs library at 9:30 a.m.; Bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

The next Wayne County Day is October 11th and the next Macomb County Day is October 25th.

For information on locations and times, go to

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.


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