Late Nights

To provide patrons with more time to experience the Flint Institute of Arts, each Friday, the FIA is open late. In addition to the art galleries, the Museum Shop and The Palette Café are open. On select nights, enjoy special programs as highlighted below. It’s a great way to wind down the week.


Friday nights in July and August, the FIA in partnership with FIM's Music Around Town series presents Patio Nights on the Palette Cafe patio!

Enjoy an al fresco evening of live music, food, drinks and great ambience. The event is FREE, drinks and food are available for purchase. Arrive early for a seat on the patio, or bring a chair or blanket and kick back on the FIA lawn. Music plays from 6–7:30p each week, and musical genres vary.

Julie Hugunin Band
July 12, 2024 • 6p

The North Oakland County Dixieland Band
July 19, 2024 • 6p

Bianca “Teddi B.” Thorn and Feimstro
July 26, 2024 • 6p

Treble Makers
Aug 2, 2024 • 6p

The Outfit
Aug 9, 2024 • 6p

Joseph and the Velozians
Aug 16, 2024 • 6p

Rodeo Drive
Aug 23, 2024 • 6p

***In the event of inclement weather, Patio Night will be moved into the FIA's Isabel Hall. Food and drinks will be available for purchase beginning at 5p. Live music will begin at 6p.***

Funding provided by: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Funds; Dawn Hausch-Cooper - Ameriprise Financial; Dr. Cathy Blight and Ed Davison; Xcelerated I.T. Strategies.