Detroit in Context Learning Journey

Detroit Artists Market

From $125.00

Thu, March 21st, 2024 @ 8:00AM EDT

Detroit is a complicated city. It has tons of amazing assets but also faces many challenges. One thing is for sure, Detroit is much more than headlines and stereotypes. On this learning journey, you will be taken around the city by an expert guide who will provide context and local insight into Detroit's neighborhoods, small businesses, and community projects. You’ll also meet residents and local leaders who are coming up with innovative solutions to the challenges the city faces. This immersive experience will help both longtime residents and newcomers understand how Detroit’s history shaped where we are today, connect with what’s happening now, and be inspired to be a part of building an equitable and thriving Detroit.

Tour includes continental breakfast, lunch, and motor coach transportation.

Sample Itinerary

8:00am Continental Breakfast at Detroit Artists Market

8:30am Program Begins

9:30am Eastside Bus Tour

  • Tour E. Warren - Morningside Cafe, Next Chapter and Cadieux Stage

11:45am Detroit People's Food Co-Op

12:30pm Lunch at Detroit Pizza Bar & Equitable Development Discussion with speakers Kim Tandy & Izegbe N'Namdi

2:15pm - 4:30pm Southwest Bus Tour

  • Newly renovated Donut Villa
  • Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

* Speakers/Stops subject to change

Ticket Inclusions: Your ticket includes continental breakfast, lunch, learning journey, guide narrative and motor coach transportation. Your purchase of a ticket or tickets to this tour also supports City Institute's ability to offer free public tours such as Detroit's Black History by the People That Lived It Walking Tour and our Redlining, Racism and Segregation in Detroit Virtual Tour.

Check-in: Program begins at 8:30am and the bus departs promptly at 9am. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour and check in with your guide.

Parking: $3 daily parking is available in the surface lot at 44 W Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, located directly behind Detroit Artists Market.

Ticketing: No need to print your ticket. Arrive a few minutes early to check-in and give the guide your name. That's it! If your plans change and you can't make it, please cancel your booking at least 48 hours prior to the tour date to open up your spot to another participant

Weather Policy:

Tours will occur rain or shine, unless weather prohibits transportation or adversely affects our partners on the date of the tour for the time of the tour. If a severe weather event causes the tour to be canceled, City Institute will offer to transfer participant tickets to another date or provide a refund.


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact [email protected] at least 2 weeks prior to your desired tour date.

This tour is produced by City Institute. Please visit to hear interviews with Detroit residents, community leaders, and small business owners or to schedule a tour for your group on any number of topics.

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Refund Policy:

No refunds or returns.

Cancellation Policy:

An event can only be canceled by the venue and/or event organizer. If the venue or event organizer cancels an event, you will be refunded within 4 business days of the event date for your purchase.