Grab a mask and enjoy a museum masquerade at FIA's second 'Artful Halloween'

FLINT, Michigan — For its second annual ‘Artful Halloween’ party, the Flint Institute of Arts is promising a night of mystery, masks and more as this year’s theme is museum masquerade. Taking place on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., the event will feature Halloween-themed food, drinks, music, ghostly gallery tours, and a haunting hot shop demonstration along with spooky surprises throughout the night.

Although not mandatory, guests are encouraged to come dressed in costume to enjoy this year's masquerade theme. 

“This will be a fun night to dress and enjoy Halloween weekend,” said Marissa Pierce, FIA’s Director of Development. “It’s also a chance to learn more about The Contemporaries at the FIA, which is an affiliate group for those interested in learning more about the FIA and have one of a kind experience.”

The food and music for the night will be handled by some familiar faces in the downtown Flint space. “Tony Vu’s Flint Social Kitchen is our caterer and the menu is amazing,” said Pierce. “The amazing DJ Peter McFray is our DJ for the night.”
A haunting hot shop demonstration from last year's 'Artful Halloween.'
The 21+ event will also have a cash bar available.

Tickets are $50 in advance or $75 at the door, and the event is free for members of The Contemporaries who are the sponsors of 'Artful Halloween.'

The Contemporaries is an affiliate group of the FIA that is aimed at young professionals. Members of the group receive exclusive invitations to FIA events and opportunities to network with other contemporaries.

Those interested in becoming a member can sign up online, call 810.234.1695, or sign up in person at the FIA.

When asked what she's looking forward to the most at 'Artful Halloween,' Pierce replied, “I’m excited to enjoy good vibes and have a great time with other art lovers that want to support the FIA, The Contemporaries, and the community.”

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