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DIA Oakland County Day – Free Transportation from Several Cities – Oct. 18

DIA Oakland County Day – Free Transportation from Several Cities – Oct. 18MBREW draft one

(DIA Press Release, Sept. 27, 2014)

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is providing free bus transportation to and from the museum on Saturday, Oct. 18 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 essentialart-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

Oakland County locations and schedule:robert wittenberg election 2014 ad

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

seed029_keyser_familyBus 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.Judy_Palmer30years

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 DIA hosted County Days this year in March and July. The next Wayne County Day is Oct. 11 and the next Macomb County Day is Oct. 25. 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. 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.


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