“Leave the driving to us!” is the motto. Avoid downtown traffic and parking concerns for a stress-free morning with the art. Free bus transportation will be available to Wayne County Residents to the Detroit Institute of Arts from six different locations including the Garden City Public Library. Other locations are Plymouth Cultural Center (Plymouth), Salter Park (Harper Woods), Westland Public Library (Westland), September Days Senior Center (Van Buren Township) & Huron Township Hall (Huron Township). The Garden City Public Library bus will leave at 10:00 am (other locations pickup times may vary) and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Your registration can be made easily by phone by calling 313-833-4005 or online by visiting tickets.dia.org.

Once there, Wayne County residents can browse the museum’s collection, take part in a free drop-in art making workshop or visit one the current exhibitions. General museum admission is free for residents of Wayne County. Buses will return guests to each location in the afternoon.

“While you are there be sure to check out The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli, a spooky painting that has always been one of my favorites” said Lisa Kleinert, Library Aide. “I’ve enjoyed the exhibitions that I have seen in the past at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Especially those that are of non-traditional and utilitarian mediums” adds Barbara Custard, Library Clerk. “The Diego Rivera murals are what draw me in,” says James Lenze, Library director, “I could sit and stare at the intricacies upon the walls for hours.”

With plenty to see this is sure to be a fantastic free family outing.

These services are provided as a result of the tri-county milage.

The Garden City Public Library is available to answer inquiries during normal business hours in person or over the phone 734-793-1830. When visiting, enter the Balmoral side of Maplewood Center located at 31735 Maplewood St., Garden City, MI 48135. Library hours are Monday-Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM and Friday-Saturday 12 PM to 5 PM.