Flint Institute of Arts | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan
Did you know The Flint Art Museum is the second largest art museum in Michigan and one of the largest museum art schools in the nation?!
How cool is that?!⠀
The Flint Institute of Arts, also called FIA, is located in the Flint Cultural Center in Flint, Michigan. Parking is free and is very close to the building.
The Flint Art Museum offers exhibitions, live glass blowing demonstrations, art classes for adults and children, and a fantastic gift shop to take home a memento of your day.
One of the highlights of our visit to the Flint Institute of Arts was seeing a 45 minute glassblowing demonstration in the hot shop. We watched a blown glass piece being created from start to finish that would later be for sale in the gift shop.
The glass artists were entertaining and very willing to answer any questions. Don't miss this opportunity to watch glass artists at work! And who knows, you might be inspired to take a class!
When you arrive at the Flint Institute of Art, be sure to grab a schedule of events and museum map. Both are very helpful.
Must see's at the Flint Art Museum:
How Much Time Do I Need at the Flint Institute of Arts?
I would recommend at least 3.5 hours at the museum. The glassblowing demonstration is approximately 45 minutes plus you will need time to explore the numerous galleries, gift shop and cafe. I recommend making a day of it!
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So guys, since it has been so darn cold outside we decided to hit up the Flint Institute of Arts. . Let me just say, we were blown away the moment we walked in the door. . The museum houses outstanding paintings, sculptures, tapestries, modern art and a phenomenal glass exhibit that will knock your socks off. . There is also a café and fabulous gift shop with jewelry, books and arty stuff. I’ll have a web post soon with all our pics so stay tuned! . The glassblowing demo was superb so be sure to go!! . . . . #puremichigan #flint #flintmichigan #michigan #puremichiganders #glassblowing #glassblowingdemo #glassartist #glassartists #flintart #getoutside #puremich #michiganart #michiganartist #thingstodoinmichigan #coolstuff #artistsofinstagram #travelingmichigan #influencer
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