Van Go Tours

 

Upcoming Van Go Tours

 
Monet: Framing Life at Detroit Institute of the Arts
February 22

This intimate exhibition focuses on the DIA's only painting by Claude Monet - Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), formerly known as Gladioli and recently retitled based on new research. Monet painted this work while living in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil between late 1871 and early 1878

Price $20
Van leaves at 9:00 and returns at approximately 3:30pm
Lunch not included in price.



Andy Warhol at Broad Museum
April 19
Andy Warhol: A Day in the Life​ ​pulls​ ​back​ ​the​ ​veil​ ​on​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​twentieth​ ​century’s​ ​most important​ ​and​ ​iconographic​ ​artists.​ ​As​ ​with​ ​many​ ​artists​ ​and​ popular​ ​figures,​ ​Warhol’s​ ​public persona​ ​and​ ​identity​ ​were​ ​tightly​ ​controlled—a​ ​brand​ ​in​ ​and​ ​of​ ​itself.​ ​Warhol​ ​once​ ​said:​ ​“If​ ​you want​ ​to​ ​know​ ​Andy​ ​Warhol,​ ​just​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​surface​ ​of​ ​my​ ​paintings​ ​and​ ​films​ ​and​ ​me,​ ​and​ ​there I​ ​am.​ ​There’s​ ​nothing​ ​behind​ ​it.”​ ​But​ ​the​ ​passage​ ​of​ ​time​ ​and​ ​accounts​ ​from​ ​those​ ​close​ ​to​ ​him reveal​ ​a​ ​different​ ​story.​ ​In​ ​particular,​ ​through​ ​his​ ​daily​ ​photographic​ ​habits,​ ​obsessive​ ​film​ ​and audio​ ​recording,​ ​and his interest in a wide range of subject matters,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to glimpse​ ​aspects​ ​of​ ​his​ ​more​ ​intimate​ ​world,​ ​offering​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​perspective​ ​on​ ​one​ ​of​ ​America’s most​ ​famous​ ​artists.

Price $15
Van leaves at 12:00pm
Lunch not included in price


Eastern Market Flower Day
May 20

Explore the sights, both indoor and out.

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 recommend you come early for the best selection!

Price: $15
Van leaves at 8am
Lunch not included in price


Frederik Sculpture Garden

June 21

Explore the sights, both indoor and out.

A destination marrying world-renowned sculpture and horticultural landscapes, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park's indoor and outdoor gardens and sculpture galleries hold something for the whole family to enjoy.

Price: $35
Van leaves at 8am
Lunch not included in price
Art Prize
October 4

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

Price: $30


Plymouth Cemetery Ghost Walk
October 27 at 4pm
 
Plymouth Ghosts Cemetery Walk at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth, Michigan is in its 5th year and is a sell out event. Meet and greet people from the cemetery as they explore their rich history. This is an outdoor event so dress accordingly. 

Price: TBD when the ghost walks release ticket information.

Holidays at The Henry Ford
November 16

Mingle with merrymakers amid the smells of roasting chestnuts and warm bonfires: the sounds of carolers, fiddlers and sleigh bells: and other yuletide activity during Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Every lantern-lit path takes you to a new winter wonder to discover. Strap on a pair of ice skates, send a shout-out to Santa and his magnificent reindeer, find your reflection in a handcrafted ornament and nestle into a horse-drawn wagon for a sing-along through Greenfield Village.

Our 80 acres of living traditions etch America's most heartwarming holiday experiences into your memories. Main Street brims with holiday goods, food and warm beverages. Historical home tours open the doors to centuries of favorite family holiday traditions. From the finest tinseled detail to the fireworks-filled sky that marks each evening's finale, make our Christmas story a cherished part of your own.

Tickets $38
Dinner not included. 

















































To sign up for a Van Go Tour please call the office at 248-889-8660 




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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
Tuesday10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday - Monday Closed

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

248-889-8660

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