A message from the Flint Institute of Arts’ Executive Director, John Henry

Education programs serve more than 60,000 individuals from Genesee and eleven surrounding counties annually. We are pleased to provide dynamic and enriching experiences for people of all ages with all levels of familiarity with art.

Perhaps your child is one of the more than 30,000 students served through Flint Institute of Arts school programs? Our school programs support critical thinking, creativity, and visual literacy. Whether visiting our galleries, making art in our studios, watching a glass demonstration in the hot shop, participating in a program at their school, or learning from home, students hone skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and perseverance – all necessary for success in school and in life.

Our baby tours help parents see the museum through the eyes of their infant, enabling them to tune in to their child’s cues to discover their visual preferences and support brain development. Toddler programs introduce children 18 to 36 months to the museum and include story time, a gallery hunt, and art exploration in the studio.

For lifelong learners, we offer a weekly video series, book discussions, lectures, and self-care programs such as Yoga. Additionally, we provide arts studio and gallery art programs that make memories and lasting connections for individuals with memory loss and their family members.

With school out there is much to explore at the FIA. On view through September 19, Blue Plate Special features larger-than-life glass sculptures of everyday objects and the artist John Miller will be offering a two-day glass workshop on July 23 and 26 and free public demonstrations in the hot shop on July 24 and 25.

Late Night at the FIA is held every Friday through August, and features live music, along with food and drink specials from the FIA’s Palette Café. And, the Dort Financial Credit Union Summer Film Series every weekend is a great way to beat the heat and enjoy films like West Side Story or Romeo and Juliet.

At the Flint Institute of Arts, we are committed to promoting understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts through high-quality art education programs. We believe art is a vital component of life and that learning is a lifelong process.

The FIA is open Monday – Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free for all Genesee County Residents through the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Visit our website flintarts.org or call 810-234-1695 to learn more.