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NEXT SATURDAY: DIA to offer free bus transport to/from Wayne County locations April 5

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

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is providing free bus transportation to and from the museum on Saturday, April 5 for Wayne 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 Wayne County Day is provided thanks to Wayne County residents, who voted to support the DIA through last year’s millage.

Wayne County locations and schedule:

Dearborn Heights City Hall, 6045 Fenton St. Dearborn Heights
Bus departs city hall at 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Belleville Area District Library, 167 Fourth Street, Belleville
Bus departs library at 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Livonia Community Recreation Center, 15100 Hubbard, Livonia (use 5 Mile parking lot entrance, corner of 5 Mile and Berwick)
Bus departs recreation center at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Focus: HOPE, 1400 Oakman Blvd. Detroit (CAT parking lot)
Bus departs Focus: HOPE at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Patton Park Community Center, 2301 Woodmere, Detroit
Bus departs community center at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Woodhaven Community Center, 23101 Hall Rd. Woodhaven
Bus departs community center 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.