Amenities
  • Museum Shop
  • Art Sales & Rental
  • The Palette Café
  • Wireless
deer and birdhouse
What better way to freshen up your home décor for spring than with one of our fantastic finds from MIHO Unexpected Things? These trophy deer heads and kitschy bird houses are made of medium density fiberboard and non-toxic inks using renewable energy sources in Germany. But the best part about these pieces are the patterns of polka dot, plaid, floral, gingham, nature, toile, and filigree that are sure to usher in the season of renewal and revitalization.

Be sure to check out our merchandise related to the Point of View: Contemporary African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection and Lavarne Ross: Works on Paper exhibitions.

Museum Shop Hours
Mon – Wed & Fri – Sat
10:00a – 5:00p*
Thurs
10:00a – 9:00p*
Sun
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.



March / April
Creative Arts Guild of Mid-Michigan

Artist Reception

Big Red
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Deborah S. Rutkowski, Big Red, watercolor, 16 x 22 inches





The Creative Arts Guild of Mid-Michigan is believed to be the oldest art guild in the state with members from Gratiot, Isabella, and Montcalm counties.

For more than 55 years the Guild has been participating in community art education and mentoring programs for adults and children with local schools, libraries, and community art centers to fulfill it's mission "to bring out the inner creativeness and individualism within each student…"

Currently there are 26 guild members representing art forms in pottery, woodwork, jewelry, sculpture, photography, watercolor, oils, pastel, acrylics, and drawing.

May / June
Aaron S. Bivens

Artist Reception
May 4 • 1:00p–3:00p

Flowers in Blue and Orange
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Flowers in Blue and Orange, 30 x 24 inches, acrylic





Aaron S. Bivens graduated from the University of Toledo with a BA in Art and a teaching certificate. Aaron taught art at the junior high level in Toledo. Currently, Aaron serves as a demonstrator and juror and teaches watercolor and acrylic classes in the Toledo area. He works primarily in watercolor, acrylic, and oil—painting portraits, animals, landscapes, barns, houses, and flowers.

Aaron is an Associate Member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, member of the Toledo Artists Club, and past President of the Northwestern Ohio Watercolor Society. He has won numerous awards in the Ohio area and has just recently begun showing in Michigan.
mott community college jazz

The Palette's new menu is full of flavorful selections that are sure to satisfy your cravings. Hand-crafted wraps, pastries, salads, soups, pizzas, and sharing platters will tame your appetite. You can also pair your favorite entrée with a wide selection of imported wines, domestic beers, espresso beverages, and mixed drinks.

the palette cafe

The Palette Hours
Mon – Wed & Fri
9:00a – 5:00p*
Thurs
9:00a – 9:00p*
Sat
10:00a – 5:00p*
Sun
1:00p – 5:00p
*The Palette is open extended hours for
  select special events.


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


The FIA proudly serves Starbucks® Coffee.
In a hurry for lunch? Place your order in advance by calling 810.249.0593.
wifi

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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