Art Outta Town

About

Art Outta Town is a program offering a number of off– campus trips each semester for a low student price which includes transportation, tickets, and sometimes food or swag! 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.


Events

Art Outta Town: DLECTRICITY

Saturday, September 25
Midtown Detroit
6-11pm

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About the trip: This Art Outta Town trip includes your transportation to and from DLECTRICITY! DLECTRICITY is a light-based art and technology festival in Midtown Detroit! This trip is open to all current U-M students, but seating is limited, so register today!

About DLECTRICITY: DLECTRICITY, inspired by Nuit Blanche arts festivals from around the world, has presented three major light-based art + technology festivals in 2012, 2014 and 2017. Produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI), the spectacular outdoor visual light + art celebration takes place in Detroit’s Cultural Center and DTE’s Beacon Park. Attendees are immersed in a landscape of light through groundbreaking installations of video art, new media, lasers, interactive design and engineering, and captivating performance.

Art Outta Town: Yayoi Kusama's Fireflies on the Water

Saturday, February 1
Toledo, OH
11am-4pm

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About the trip: Transport yourself to a space that seems endlessly expansive through artist Yayoi Kusama's installation of Fireflies on the Water! This Art Outta Town trip includes your transportation to the Toledo Museum of Art and your ticket to the installation! You'll also have time to check out the rest of the museum. This trip is open to all current U of M students. Seating for this trip is limited so register today!

About Kusama: Yayoi Kusama’s artistic practice spans seven decades, and her paintings, sculpture, and installations have left an indelible mark on both the art world and 20th and 21st century popular culture at large. The unbound creativity and complexity of Kusama’s own psyche has exerted a strong influence on the artist and her practice throughout her life. Fireflies on the Water speaks to Kusama’s ongoing investigation into the relationship between ourselves, the space that we occupy, and the ungraspable concept of infinity.

Refunds will not be issued for this trip.

Aladdin

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Lansing, MI
12:00pm-6:00pm

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About the trip: Discover a whole new world at the hit broadway musical Disney's Aladdin! This Art Outta Town trip includes your transportation to the Wharton Center for Performing Arts and your ticket to the musical for just $25! This trip is open to all current U of M students. Seating for this trip is limited so register today!

About Aladdin: In the middle-eastern town of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father’s desire to find her a royal groom. Meanwhile, the Sultan’s right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she forms an instant connection with Aladdin, a charming street urchin and reformed thief. After being discovered together, Aladdin is sentenced to death, but Jafar saves him by ordering him to fetch a lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Where there’s a lamp, there’s a Genie, and once Aladdin unwittingly lets this one out, anything can happen! Will Aladdin’s new identity as “Prince Ali” help him win Jasmine’s heart and thwart Jafar’s evil plans? Will the Genie’s wish for freedom ever come true?

Impressions to Expressions

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Detroit, MI
10:00am-4:00pm

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About the trip: This Art Outta Town trip includes your transportation and admission to The Heidelberg Project and the Detroit Institute of Arts for just $10! This trip is open to all current U of M students. Seating for this trip is limited so reserve your spot today!

About the Heidelberg Project and Humble and Human at the DIA: Explore the evolution of the visual arts on this Art Outta Town trip! We'll start by taking a tour through the vibrant outdoor art environment The Heidelberg Project created by Neo-Expressionist artist Tyree Guyton. Then we'll head over to the Humble and Human exhibition at the DIA to view more than forty classic works of art from Impressionist and Post-Impressionists artists Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and more!

The Beach Detroit

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Detroit, MI
10:00am-5pm

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About the trip: This Art Outta Town trip includes your transportation and admission to the interactive art installation The Beach for just $5! You'll also have time to explore other exciting spots in Downtown Detroit. This trip is open to all current U of M students. Seating for this trip is limited and registrations must be submitted by Tuesday, March 26 (no exceptions). Refunds will not be issued for this trip.

About The Beach: The Beach, by New York-based design group Snarkitecture, reimagines the familiar natural and cultural elements of a day at the beach to create an unexpected and memorable experience for people of all ages. Visitors ascend a ramp before entering an all-white enclosure, where the floor descends towards the highlight of the experience - an ocean of recyclable, antimicrobial plastic balls. Two piers extend out into the ‘sea’, allowing people to stand in the center of the space and watch others, while a separate island in the centre invites exploration and discovery. Visual cues such as deck chairs, lifeguard chairs, umbrellas, and signage recall elements of the typical beach-going experience, however, these elements are made surreal by a monochrome uniformity throughout the interior spaces.

Evita

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Toledo, OH
12:30pm-6pm

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About the trip: This Art Outta Town trip includes your transportation and ticket to the musical Evita for just $20! This trip is open to all current U of M students. Seating for this trip is limited so register today!

About Art Prize: The Broadway hit Evita follows the rise of ambitious Eva Perón as she becomes the beloved iconic Argentinian First Lady, worshiped by many. The Grammy Award-winning score combines Latin, music, pop, jazz and musical theatre.

DIYpsi Holiday Market

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Ypsilanti, MI
12pm-5pm

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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!

ArtPrize 10

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Grand Rapids, MI
9:30am-9pm

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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.

First Fridays Ypsilanti

Friday, April 6, 2018
Ypsilanti, MI
5:30-9:30pm

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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!

From Motown to Hip-Hop

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Detroit, MI
10am-4pm

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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!

Detroit Gallery Crawl

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Detroit, MI
11am-6:30pm

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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!