FirstMerit Bank and the Flint Institute of Arts have entered into an agreement to provide the public with enhanced opportunities to embrace the arts free of charge every Saturday.
"Since 1845, FirstMerit Bank has been committed to the communities it serves and we are pleased to sponsor this program encouraging everyone in the Flint area to enjoy the Flint Institute of Arts," said Sandy Pierce, vice chairman of FirstMerit Corporation and chairman and CEO of FirstMerit Michigan. "The arts are a major contributor to a healthy and vibrant community. FirstMerit is proud to be associated with the FIA in its mission of expanding the cultural horizons of the residents of Mid-Michigan."
"The Flint Institute of Arts is a community treasure that contributes to our quality of life," said Greg Viener, regional president, mid-Michigan, Core Business Banking at FirstMerit Bank. "Helping the Institute to open its doors free of charge to all on Saturdays allows everyone to access its outstanding collections, exhibitions and educational programs."