• Museum Shop
  • Art Sales & Rental
  • The Palette Café
  • Wireless
Noteable Pieces
From music-themed art supplies and metal models to notecards, jewelry, and paperweights, the Museum Shop has artful pieces for the musically inclined. Whether you play an instrument or just listen to music in the car, this note-worthy merchandise is perfect pitch.

Be sure to stop by the Museum Shop for the Women of a New Tribe exhibition catalogue.
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Museum Shop Hours
Mon – Sat
10:00a – 5:00p*
1:00p – 5:00p
*The Museum Shop is open for extended hours for select special events.

FIA Members receive a 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases.

January/February Featured Artist
Valorie J. Horton
Artist Reception
January 8 • 1:00p–3:00p

Valorie J. Horton
12 1/4 diameter inches

Flint artist Valorie J. Horton began working in ceramics at the FIA Art School in fall 1995. She states, “Clay has now become a part of who I am. The one-on-one involvement with clay gives me many challenges. Throughout my years of working with clay, I have tried to define my potter’s voice, my integrity, my honor, and my life’s passion.

That path, between the technical and reality and the imagination of my spiritual self, is that language that I choose to express in clay. In my work, I am driven to embellish, incise, and manipulate the forms. I enjoy manipulating the viewer’s eye to explore subtle changes and repetitive patterns within my work. You will see technical aspects included in function and utility in my work. I believe, to be successful, my work must awaken the viewer’s response to look beyond the surface of the object. Through clay, I search for a direct link to the soul.”

Horton has exhibited previously in the Art Sales and Rental gallery at the FIA, the Greater Flint Arts Council, and the National Conference of Artists.

Let The Palette Café cater your holiday get-together! With a wide selection of freshly made baked goods, savory hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, breakfast, lunch, or dinner buffets, The Palette Café can cater to your every need. Please contact Antwain Trimble at or 810.234.1695 with enquiries.
the palette cafe

The Palette Hours
Mon – Thu
8:30a – 5:00p*
8:30a – 7:30p*
10:00a – 5:00p*
1:00p – 5:00p
*The Palette is open extended hours for
  select special events.

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FIA Members always receive a 10% discount at The Palette.

In a hurry for lunch? Place your order in advance by calling 810.249.0593.


WiFi Service Expanded

Visitors may now access WiFi throughout the FIA, making Internet content available at any time to anyone with an Internet enabled device. Visit collections for audio and text information on the FIA's permanent collection.

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Flint Institute of Arts
1120 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503
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Monday – Friday
12:00p – 5:00p
10:00a – 5:00p
1:00p – 5:00p

Huntington Free Saturdays
American Alliance of Museums MemberCharles Stewart Mott FoundationMichigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairsnational endowment for the arts