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NEXT SATURDAY: DIA to offer free bus transport to/from Oakland County locations March 29

Detroit Institute of Arts says 
“Leave the Driving to Us” 
for Oakland County Day
Free bus transportation to DIA from several Oakland County locations 
Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is providing free bus transportation to and from the museum on Saturday, March 29 for Oakland County residents. Visitors can browse the collection, take part in an art-making activity, view two free exhibitions, or see the Samurai: Beyond the Sword exhibition at the discounted group rate of $12 per person.

In addition to the great art, the DIA has two restaurants: Café DIA and Kresge Court. The museum shop has a variety of gifts, many of which cannot be found in other area stores. A special Samurai: Beyond the Sword shop is also available, with many objects imported from Japan (no visit to the exhibition necessary).

The special Oakland County Day is provided thanks to Oakland County residents, who voted to support the DIA through last year’s millage. The museum will also host a Wayne County Day on April 5. Locations to be announced.

Oakland County locations and schedule:

Village of Holly Town Hall, 202 S. Saginaw Street, Holly
Bus departs Town Hall at 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Novi Civic Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi
Bus departs Civic Center 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Southfield Parks and Recreation, 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield
Bus departs Recreation center at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Troy City Hall, 500 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy
Bus departs City Hall at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation, 4640 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield
Bus departs Recreation center at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Lake Orion, Orion Township Public Library (Use parking lot behind the library), 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion
Bus departs library at 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Reservations for free bus transportation are required. Please call 313-833-4005 or register online at

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.