In Pictures: The FIA welcomes guests to Friday family fun night on the lawn

FLINT, Michigan — Warm weather and sunshine welcomed guests to 'Late Night at the FIA' — a family-friendly night filled with music, art, and treats every Friday summer evening at the Flint Institute of Arts. On Friday, August 19, the FIA and the Flint Institute of Music (FIM) brought free summer fun for friends and families on the outside Palette Cafe Patio. 

Guests were invited to bring chairs or lawn blankets to enjoy the live entertainment provided by an ensemble from the Flint Symphony Orchestra playing classical music and some modern favorites. 

Children were encouraged to try out different instruments ranging from percussion to stringed instruments provided by the Flint School of Performing Arts’ “Instrument Playground.”

Laughter not only filled the air surrounding the instrument playground, but kids were also able to express their artistic abilities and create colorful coasters to take home.  

Sponsored by Health Alliance Plan, free pizza and ice cream were available to guests, as well as a full menu and bar from the Palette Cafe Patio.

In an ongoing partnership with FIM’s 'Music Around Town' series, 'Late Night at the FIA' started on July 1 and will continue every Friday until the end of August. The patio at the FIA opens at 5 p.m., music begins at 6 p.m. 

Dogs are always welcome to 'Late Night,' and in the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors to the FIA’s Isabell Hall. 

For further information on this week’s event which features Canja De Boa's Brasilian Music Collective, visit: flintarts.org/event

Scroll below to see highlights from last Friday’s Family Fun Night: 

A cellist arrives with his instrument as part of the Flint Institute of Music’s ensemble during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com) A child uses colorful markers to make homemade coasters during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
Free ice cream is given to a child during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
Free ice cream is given to children during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
Guests fill the outside Palette Cafe patio during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
A guest sits at a table to find some shade outside of the Palette Cafe patio during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
A guest listens to the live music being played outdoors during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com) The FIA provides free outdoor art crafts for friends and families during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
A child waits in line to color a coaster during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
The Flint Symphony Orchestra ensemble plays live music during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
The Flint Symphony Orchestra ensemble plays live music during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
The Flint Symphony Orchestra ensemble plays live music during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
The Flint Symphony Orchestra ensemble plays live music during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
The Flint Symphony Orchestra ensemble plays live music during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
A couple walks down to the lawn to enjoy live music during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)
Guests enjoy drinks outside of the Palette Cafe Patio during Family Night at 'Late Night at the FIA' on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Jenifer Veloso | Flintside.com)

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