Art Outta Town is a program offering a number of off– campus trips each semester for a
low student price which includes transportation, food, and tickets. These trips are a
perfect way to explore arts and culture beyond the campus with your residence hall,
student organization, or other campus groups, and to meet new people who love the arts.
Check back in the fall for our 2017-18 Art Outta Town trips!
Saturday, December 8, 2018
About the trip: This Art Outta Town trip includes your transportation to and from
DIYpsi Holiday Market for
free! This trip is open to all current U-M students, but space is limited, so register today!
About Art Prize: DIYpsi is a biannual indie art fair in Ypsilanti. The Holiday Market
will feature 90+ of the best indie artists Ypsilanti and the region has to offer for a one
of a kind shopping experience that will take care of everyone on your list. You can also
enjoy yummy treats, live performances, and make and take activities!
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Grand Rapids, MI
Event has already passed.
About the trip: This Art Outta Town trip includes your transportation
to the free event and a sack lunch for just $10! This trip is open to all
current U of M students, but seating is limited, so register today!
About Art Prize: ArtPrize is an open, independently organized
international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand
Rapids, MI. The ArtPrize exhibition rethinks the way urban space is transformed,
bringing innovative applications of color, light and sound to unconventional
spaces. Over 1500 artists will exhibit their work in downtown venues and winners
will be determined by public vote and jury. Spend the day looking at art all over
the city, voting, and mingling with other voters.
Friday, April 6, 2018
About the trip: Explore the art and culture of Downtown Ypsilanti on Art Outta Town:
First Fridays Ypsilanti! We'll provide you with transport and map to a self-guided
walking tour of art exhibitions, musical performances, and more! This trip is FREE
to attend and registration is required.
About First Fridays Ypsilanti: Downtown Ypsilanti has a variety of restaurants, shops,
and galleries. First Fridays Ypsilanti opens those venues up on the first Friday of the
month for free art activities involving local artists, musicians, and/or tastings!
Saturday, February 17, 2018
About the trip: This Art Outta Town trip includes a tour of the Motown Museum
and access to the D-Cyphered exhibition at the DIA in Detroit for just $12! This trip
is open to the whole U-M community, but seating is limited, so register today!
About From Motown to Hip-Hop: Explore Detroit music, then and now! This trip will
visit two locations. First, you'll take a tour of the Motown Museum in Detroit featuring
historic photos, stage uniforms, and instruments. The tour will include a visit to the
original Studio A, where hit after hit was recorded from 1959 to 1972! The second stop of
the trip will take you to the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) where you'll see the
exhibition D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher. This exhibition features a photographic
timeline of the Detroit hip-hop scene from 2015-2017. You'll also have time to visit the
rest of the DIA too!
Saturday, November 11, 2017
About the trip: This Art Outta Town trip includes your transportation to two
arts-rich neighborhoods for just $5! This trip is open to the whole U of M community,
but seating is limited, so register today!
About Detroit Gallery Crawl: You've heard great things about the art scene in
Detroit, now here's your chance to experience it! On this trip you'll explore two Detroit
neighborhoods where you can walk between interesting art galleries, museums, and maker
spaces showing a wide range of local, national and international art! In each neighborhood,
we'll provide you with a map and information about what you might find at the various
locations. Among the stops on last year's trip were Red Bull House of Art, MOCAD, Scarab Club,
Detroit Artists Market, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, and Detroit Contemporary...
a great introduction to Detroit's art scene!