Van Go Tours

 

This Month's Van Go Tour

 
 

Smart Love at Purple Rose Theatre
March 2
a World Premiere by Brian Letscher
Directed by Guy Sanville

Smart Love is the darkly comedic story of a brilliant young man struggling with his father's sudden death and the revelation that his parents' marriage wasn't everything he was led to believe. This world premiere play explores the implications and possible ramifications of artificial intelligence and science in general, with humor, heartache and potentially devastating consequences. It probes the age-old question: just because we can do a thing, should we?

Price $35 
Van leaves at 12:30 and returns at approximately 5:30pm
Lunch at Red Common Grill not included in price 


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Reservations can be made by calling 248-889-8660 or in person at the  HVCA Art Shop. 
Lunch is not included in the price. 
All tours are limited to 10 people unless otherwise announced. 



 

Upcoming Van Go Tours

 
Sloan Museum: Titanic Artifacts
March 16
Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 upon entrance, as each receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic. They then begin their chronological journey through the life of the Titanic, moving through the ship's construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. They will marvel at the re-created rooms, and press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity. In the Memorial Gallery, guests will take their boarding pass to the memorial wall and discover whether their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished. 

Price $20
Van leaves at 9am
Lunch not included in price
Alvin Ailey at Michigan Opera
April 22
Cultural ambassadors to the world! Beloved by Detroit audiences, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings four performances of its masterful artistry and expansive repertory, including their signature work Revelations, to the Detroit Opera House. Be inspired and experience some of the best-loved work by the man who forever changed the face of modern dance.

Price $50
Van leaves at 12:00pm
Lunch not included in price

Eastern Market Flower Show
May 21
Flower Day takes place every year on the Sunday after Mother's Day and has been a time-honored tradition of Eastern Market since 1967. Growers offer a wide variety of flowers at a great value so we will get there early for the best selection!

Price: $10
Van leaves at 7am
Lunch not included in price

Indian Village Historic Homes Tour
June 10
Celebrating its 44th year, the Indian Village Home and Garden Tour is the 2nd oldest home tour in the State of Michigan. This historic district includes Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Avenues from East Jefferson running one mile north to Mack Avenue. Although there are features on many homes that fall into a distinct architectural style, Indian Village can best be described as eclectic. 

Price $30
Van leaves at 9:30am
Lunch is not included in the price, 

Toledo Museum of Art
July 13

The Toledo Museum of Art's collection of more than 30,000 works of art ranks among the finest in the United States. In more than 35 galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Glass Pavilion, discover important, popular, and outstanding works of art, including paintings and sculptures by Bearden, Cézanne, Calder, Close, Cole, Degas, van Gogh, El Greco, Holbein, Kiefer, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Turner; masterworks from antiquity and Asia; decorative arts; and highlights from the renowned glass collection.

Price $20
Lunch is not included in the price. 
Charles Wright Museum
August 17

Founded in 1965, The Wright Museum opens minds and changes lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. An amazing adventure of history, art and achievement awaits you or your group at The Wright!

Price $20
Lunch is not included in the price
Art Prize
September 28

For 19 days in the early fall, around 400,000 attendees descend upon three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown in over 160 venues-museums, galleries, bars, restaurants, theaters, hotels, public parks, lobbies, buildings, walls, bridges, laundromats, and auto body shops

Pewabic Pottery
October 19
 
Pewabic is a National Historic Landmark pottery located in Detroit's Jefferson Corridor. Since 1903, Pewabic artisans have handcrafted ceramic art beginning with raw, earthen materials and a clay mixer dating to the early 1900's. The process is timeless, and every handcrafted object they create continues to enrich our Detroit heritage.
Visit Pewabic to experience stunning Arts and Crafts era pottery designed by founder Mary Chase Perry Stratton, galleries with displays of art ceramic from around the country, and the staff artisans handcrafting today's ceramic designs. Enjoy a one of a kind Detroit experience and purchase a beautiful piece of ceramic art to commemorate your trip.

Price: $45


Frankenmuth
November 16

From eclectic shopping and wonderful holiday fare to rich historical beauty and culture, it's the ideal departure from the ordinary every day. 

Price: $20

Christmas Carol at Meadowbrook 
December 13

Everyone's favorite holiday classic captivates audiences for the 36th year with the tale of a mean-spirited miser and the ghosts that haunt him.
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What is a Van Go Tour? 

HVCA is committed to art appreciation and education is evident in its Van Go Tours.  These tours which are scheduled on a monthly basis offer participants the opportunity to experience and visit artistic/cultural events and locations throughout Michigan. These tours, which include transportation and specialized guides, are targeted at those in our area who are either unable to attend cultural offerings due to age, inability to drive, and/or financial resources. These tours also provide a means for art enthusiasts to attend such events with others that share their passion. Examples of Van Go Tour locations include: the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, the Michigan Capitol & Historical Center Tour, Pine Lake Glassworks, a Pewabic Pottery Tour and Hands-on Workshop, tour of the Art Prize competition, and hands on workshops in area artist studios. 
  
Vans and tour buses are graciously provided by our sponsor
LaFontaine Automotive.
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Gallery & Art Shop Hours
Monday and Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Huron Valley Council for the Arts
205 West Livingston Road
Highland, MI 48357

248-889-8660

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