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Located in the park-like setting of the Flint Cultural Center, the FIA can accommodate a variety of events, from large, elegant occasions to small, intimate gatherings. Experience the breathtaking glass façade and grand lobby, great hall, theater, and fully equipped multimedia boardroom for a significant ambiance. The museum's gorgeous, distinctive spaces are sure to make your event a memorable affair.

Complete and submit the Private Event Request Form and a member of our event staff will respond at their earliest availability.


Museum Galleries

The FIA galleries are host to one of Michigan’s most important art collections. They are available to rent after hours for guests to stroll and enjoy the art at your special event. Inquire about a guided Director’s tour or docent tours for your group. Up to 100 audio guides are available for a self-guided tour.

Galleries are not available for rent during normal business hours. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12:00pm-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm. Food and drink are not permitted.


Isabel Hall

Capacity: 200 seated dinner, 220 auditorium style

Isabel Hall is a beautiful reception hall perfect for gala events, including wedding receptions, dinners, and company meetings. Floor to ceiling windows fill the space with light or the room can be darkened by shades when multimedia equipment is in use. The walls of the room are furnished by paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection.


FIA Theater

Capacity: 330 theater-style seating

The FIA Theater is equipped with a state-of-the-art surround sound system, an 8’7” x 20’2” retractable projection screen, and a 14’ x 42’ stage. The backdrop for the stage is a spectacular light painting by Stephen Knapp and is a perfect space for award ceremonies, lectures, and films. Food and drink are not permitted.


Lobby

The Lobby provides a gorgeous façade with skylights that fill the open space with light. Permanent installations include sculptures by Calder, Chihuly, and Pfaff. It may be rented in conjunction with Isabel Hall and/or the FIA Theater if needed. The Lobby is not available for rent during normal business hours.


Board Room

Capacity: 25 seated at meeting table, auxiliary seating for 15

This elegant room is prepared for small business gatherings with a large meeting table, comfortable sofas, benches, and side chairs. Luxurious modern décor, custom built art niches and a retractable presentation screen are sure to impress your clients. Food and drink are not permitted.


Lecture Room

Capacity: 30 seated at meeting table, 50 auditorium style

The Lecture Room is perfect for lectures, group meetings, or other small events. It offers audio, visual, and multimedia capabilities in a classroom style setting.


Hurand Sculpture Courtyard

This open-air courtyard is available for small outdoor gatherings seasonally and is known for its contemporary large-scale sculptures.



View larger images of spaces here.

How do I reserve space at the museum?

To reserve a date, please fill out the Private Event Request Form or contact the FIA Events Department at 810.234.1695 or events@flintarts.org. If a preferred date is available, the FIA will hold it for two weeks while you review your estimate. If you choose to move forward with the event a 50% deposit will be due with signature of the event agreement.

Do I need to be a museum member to rent space for my event?

No, non-members may rent space for their event.

What’s included in the rental fee?

The rental fee includes use of the facility as described in the FIA Rental Policy, the event space, tables and chairs set in a customized layout by the FIA Events Coordinator, and FIA Events Staff and Security for up to 100 guests (additional fee applies for 101+ guests).

Do you offer a discount to non-profits?

The FIA offers a 25% discount on room rental fees only to non-profits with proof of 501(c)(3) stature.

What time is the facility available to rent?

The facility is available to rent daily, 12:00am-11:59pm, with the exception of holiday closures on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Will the galleries be open during my event?

You may pay normal admission fees at the Visitor Services desk to view the galleries during your event. If you would like the galleries open after hours it is an additional rental charge.

Gallery Hours

Mon–FriSatSun
12:00p–5:00p10:00a–5:00p1:00p–5:00p

Can I bring my family reunion or other large group?

Yes, the facility can accommodate large groups in a variety of settings.

Can I have my religious wedding ceremony here?

Yes, the FIA is happy to host wedding ceremonies and receptions for all religious denominations.

Can I hold my wedding outside? Is there a contingency plan for rain?

The Courtyard is available for wedding ceremonies. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved into the Theater.

How do I contact the FIA’s catering service?

You may contact the Food and Beverage Manager, Antwain Trimble, at 810.234.1695 or atrimble@flintarts.org, for Palette Café Catering inquiries. 

View the Palette Café Catering Menu here.

Can we serve alcohol at our event?

The FIA retains a Class C liquor license and by law must provide any liquor, beer, and/or wine used at any function held at the FIA. Bar options include a cash bar, host bar, or combination of both. Please contact the Food and Beverage Manager, Antwain Trimble, at 810.234.1695 or atrimble@flintarts.org.

Can I bring my own vendors?

Yes, vendors not listed on the FIA Preferred Vendor Lists must be licensed and approved by the FIA.

Can I bring in my own displays?

Displays are allowed at the discretion of the FIA and advanced notice must be given.

Is the museum available for film or photo shoots?

Yes, please submit a request to the Events Department at 810.234.1695 or events@flintarts.org for approval. Failure to do so in advance will prevent your shoot from taking place.

What parking is available to guests of my event?

35 parking spaces are accessible in the North parking lot and 37 parking spaces are available in the South parking lot. Contiguous overflow parking is available.

Can I add tours, glassblowing demos, or other FIA activities to my event?

Yes, please contact the FIA Events Department to discuss your idea.

Are there any restrictions in renting museum space?

Yes, please see the FIA Facility Rental Policy for restrictions.

How do I get more information?

You may contact the Events Department at 810.234.1695 or events@flintarts.org.