Art is the expression of creativity. It comes in many forms: painting, sculptures, writing, music, etc. How do you like to experience art? Art is most enjoyed when experiencing the many forms of art. Below lists several places that are worth while to see when visiting downtown Detroit.
Detroit Institute Of Arts Museum
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 833-7900
www.dia.org

Do you enjoy modernistic, impressionistic, or renaissance art? The paintings here are gorgeous. Stay for hours looking at the art- appreciating the water color, pastels, sculptures, and much more. This is a place to enjoy the silence while absorbing the beauty around you. Listen to classical music as you walk through the museum. Stop to draw. Take notes. Be at peace while in this museum. There is much to learn and much to enjoy.

Motown Museum
2468 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 875-2264
www.motownmuseum.org

Nothing speaks art better than the sound of music. There is so much history at the Motown Museum. Detroit was once the music capitol in the world. The beat. The sound. The ever changing music. The hardships musicians had to endure. Their stories. Their struggles. The beauty of sound and what we are now able to experience today because of these professionals. Stop in to learn about the great artists that molded our music and our culture.

Detroit Garden Center
1900 E. Jefferson Ave., #227
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 259-6363
www.detroitgardencenter.org

Do you love being outdoors, smelling the beautiful flowers, and designing a garden that you can look at for hours? The Detroit Garden Center has a beautiful display of flowers. They also teach classes and offer workshops so you can hone your craft. For the beauty of nature, check out this place and enjoy the scenery. Take ideas home that you can incorporate into your own personal garden. Match flowers, trees, and fragrances to the yard art you have and add a nice scenery with deck layouts. This is all about the beauty of the outdoors.

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Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-6622
www.mocadetroit.org

Learn about a different type of art found in the city. The Museum of Contemporary Art shows what contemporary art looks like today, as they explain the history and the importance of this art. The museum even offers exhibits that you can attend – choose what interests you and enjoy an evening of art: colors, magic, images, etc. It’s a passion and a beauty worth taking time to enjoy. And if art isn’t for you, don’t worry, there is a cafe you can stop by and enjoy the taste of an artists delightful coffee.

Experience Detroit
1000 Sainte Anne St.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 496-1701
www.experiencedetroit.com

One of the best ways to experience Detroit is by walking the city yourself. Sometimes we don’t need a tour guide or specific instructions every minute of the day. Sometimes, freedom is the answer. The first place to tour is St. Anne’s which is a church of the Victorian Gothic architectural structure. The beauty alone will make you appreciate art in a new kind of way. Continue on to the St. John’s Episcopal church on the Fischer Freeway, again, is a unique church. And another church to mention is St. Albertus on Aubin St. The beauty, the history, the tours, etc. will make you appreciate our history and art. There are even gift shops along the way, so if a picture isn’t good enough, stop by to get a small gift that will allow you to remember your wonderful architectural tour in the city of Detroit.

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