Immerse your family in beauty and culture by visiting one of these popular Metro Detroit art museums and art centers. These galleries, installations and art exhibits are fun for kids to explore and will definitely inspire your little budding artist.

Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA is a world renown museum located in the heart of Detroit along Woodward Avenue. Explore the galleries with the stroller or walk hand-in-hand as you see the world at different points in time from the eyes of an artist. Admission to the DIA is FREE for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Locations: 5200 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202

DIA Inside|Out

The Detroit Institute of Arts’ Inside|Out returns for its twelfth year! This popular program brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit.

The reproductions will be on view in 24 communities from May through October. Each community will display a number of reproductions outdoors clustered within walking or biking distance. 

Location: Throughout Metro Detroit – to find a display near you click here!

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

MOCAD presents exhibitions and programs that explore the best of contemporary art, connecting Detroit and the global art world. MOCAD is focused on art as a means to nurture social change and human understanding, reflecting the local community.

Location: 4454 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201

Ann Arbor Art Center 

A2AC seeks to challenge, elevate and inspire our community by presenting a range of engaging art experiences at the Art Center and around town. 

Location: 117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48104

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center is a non-profit art center committed to promoting visual art experiences. The 40th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition Exhibit is currently on display through August 19. 

Location: 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham, MI 48009

Cranbrook Art Museum

The Art Museum features year-round, changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and design, as well as guided tours of the Collections Wing, showcasing a collection of nearly 6,000 artworks.

Location: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

Anton Art Center

The Anton Art Center mission is to enrich and inspire people of all ages through the arts. The Anton Art Center serves over 16,000 visitors each year through 15 various art exhibits. The primary activities are exhibitions, education, and artist-support programs and events.

Location: 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Northville Art House 

The Northville Art House presents monthly juried, invitational, open call and virtual exhibitions highlighting the artwork of established and emerging artists from Metro Detroit, Michigan, the U.S and around the world. The exhibitions are always free and open to the public.

Location: 215 W. Cady St., Northville, MI 48167

Local Art Festivals 

From the Belle Isle Art Fair to the Funky Ferndale Art Fair there are tons of local art festivals to check out this summer and fall. Best of all, most have fun children’s attractions and are FREE to attend! 

And if you’re looking for hands-on creative fun – check out our guide to the Best Art Classes in Metro Detroit for Kids!

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