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Cray Pen
Are you bored with the coloring books you got for the holidays? Are you looking for another way to jazz up your artwork? The museum shop has the perfect new tool for you. The Cray-Pen is designed for the creative person in mind and will change your entire perspective of painting and coloring. Using the heated pen, you can easily draw and "paint" with melted wax to blend vibrant, high gloss colors on just about any surface. This innovative art supply is perfect for artists, crafters, and hobbyists and dries in seconds to an oil paint-like finish. The Cray-Pen is a definite must-have piece to add to your collection.
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Museum Shop Hours
Mon – Fri
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.

May/June Featured Artist
Thomas Pierson
Artist Reception
May 15 • 1:00p–3:00p


Thomas Pierson
Fire Painting Plate
12 x 24 inches

Thomas Pierson, a Flint native and Burton resident, was the last metal spinner employed by General Motors, spinning metal into engine parts. He learned the craft from a man at AC Spark Plug who had learned it from a German immigrant who came to work at AC many years ago. He now spins brass, pewter and copper into beautiful pieces of decorative and useful art.

Tom became inspired on a visit to Gatlinburg where he observed German craftsman spinning pewter bowls, candleholders, and cups. He purchased his first lathe from Powers High School in the mid-1980s but is most proud of his 1865 treadle lathe that he uses for public demonstration. He is a demonstrator at the Michigan Renaissance Festival and has won several awards for his work.

March/April Featured Artist
Collin Regimbal
Artist Reception
March 6 • 1:00p–3:00p


Collin Regimbal
Wealthy and Division
26 x 34 inches

Collin Regimbal was born and raised in Flint. He attended the Genesee Area Skill Center—focusing on drawing in the Visual Communications program. With the help of the Vis Com classes, he won a partial scholarship to Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, majoring in Traditional Illustration. After graduating, he returned to Flint.

Using watercolor as the preferred medium, Collin paints realistic images often with the aid of his photographs. Collin hopes to inspire the viewer by making them peer deeper into subjects that might normally be overlooked. When not working in realism, he also likes to create whimsical cartoons with ink and acrylic.

His paintings have been accepted into various juried exhibitions, including The Muskegon Museum of Art Regional and the Annual Michigan Water Color Society Exhibition.

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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
p  810.234.1695
f   810.234.1692
Monday – Friday
12:00p – 5:00p
10:00a – 5:00p
1:00p – 5:00p
American Alliance of Museums MemberCharles Stewart Mott FoundationMichigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairsnational endowment for the arts