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."
Flint Institute of Arts
The Flint Institute of Arts is the second largest art museum in Michigan with two expansive changing temporary exhibition galleries and a permanent collection of more than 8,000 works of art representing ancient cultures to cutting edge contemporary art. Travel through twelve galleries beginning with Art of the Americas, Africa and Asia to the European Renaissance. Continue through Impressionism to Mid-Century Modern, Great Lakes Regionalism, Abstract Expressionism, and finish with Contemporary American Realism. Along the way you will see great paintings by Goya, Renoir, Sargent, and Cassatt and large sculptures by Calder, Kaneko, and Chihuly. Take advantage of creating a studio experience through the FIA’s Art School from early childhood to adult. Classes include drawing, painting, photography, cartooning and character design, fiber, glass mosaic, ceramics, and more. For more information, (click here).