The future awaits at the PARTY of the year! Experience the FIA like never before – marvel at the remarkable concept cars on display, be wowed by the ultimate humanoid robot, immerse yourself in unique and innovative photo opportunities, and dance the night away. 

The PARTY highlights the museum collection, entertainment by DJ Prevu and percussionist Jared Sykes, a cash bar, and cutting edge cuisine by Redwood Steakhouse. Enter to win a custom glass piece by artist Brent Swanson valued at over $5,000.

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

7:00p – 12:00a

2018 ReservationsIn AdvanceAt the Door
Includes 2 drink tickets$130$150

Funds raised cover bus transportation and art materials for elementary and secondary students participating in FIA education programs.

Raffle Item

Original Glass Artwork

Raffle tickets are $50 each or $100 for 3.

BS_PartyRaffle19.jpg#asset:8323Event attendance is not necessary to purchase raffle tickets or to be eligible to win.

Created by FIA Art School Glass Programs Manager Brent Swanson, Sport Coat is a large-scale interpretation on the latest work from his Whisper series. A modern take on a traditional coat of arms, the piece represents the custom of one party granting such heraldry to another. With the passing of Sport Coat to one lucky attendee of The PARTY, the recipient joins a lineage that moves from the glass community through the Flint Institute of Arts to them.

With over a decade of experience, Michigan native Brent Swanson is a consummate glass artist. Swanson has worked across the world in glass studios from Detroit to South Korea. His passionate, avant-garde style has been featured in galleries across the country and his work contains both hand-sculpted and blown glass wares.

Brent Swanson, American, 1982, Whisper Series: Sport Coat, 2019. Glass and metal. 30.5 x 38.5 x 6.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist
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2019 Sponsors

Al Serra Auto Plaza
Kettering University
All-Weather Seal
American Machining, Inc.
Bodman, PLC
Funchitecture, LLC
Scott B. Karlene, M.D., and Kevin J. Gaffney, M.D. Dermatology

McLaren Flint

Sorensen Gross Company
John Wentworth Group

Michael & Manisha Kia

Suellen J. Parker, PCVictor & Inga Rabinkov
Big Top Tattoo/Signature Tattoo
William HentgenHurand Family

Ann & Khalil Saab

Cline, Cline, & Griffin, P.C.
Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Hank Graff, Davison

Merrill Lynch

Jennifer Lasco Real Estate Group

Tito's Handmade Vodka
ATI Group
Consumers Energy
Greater Flint Imaging

Kentwood Office Furniture

University of Michigan-Flint

Mott Community College

Olmsted Associates 

Shaltz Automation
SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County
Dr. Kiran and Laxmi Devisetty
Olivia Maynard and Olof Karlstrom
The Karwaski Group at Morgan Stanley
Todd & Julie McCredie
Tom & DeAnn Townsend
Attorney Matthew L. Norwood Mrs. Edmund Brownell Cooper Commercial 
Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Gasser Bush Associates Hurley Foundation 
Janna Jones James & Harriet Lay Mass Transporation Authority 
Dr. Bobby Mukkamala & Dr. Nita Kulkarni Dr. & Mrs. Kienan F. Murphy
 Piper Legal  
Rama D. Rao, MD
ROWE Professional Services Company 
Sheila R. Smith 
 Stephens Wealth Management Company The Torch Bar & Grill
Werschky & Lewis Family Dentistry
Ms. Maria Gonzalez & Mr. Glen AdamsDrs. Prasad & Jayashree Kommareddi

Pure Bliss Salon & Spa
Brent Swanson
Glass Artist
Shaltz Automation