Pop-up niche gallery with a twist will be inside Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield

That’s It! Gallery, a pop-up niche gallery with a twist, will be inside the Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield at least through the end of March. Featuring works by various local artists, the mediums include acrylic, water color, photography, giclee and wood and metal sculptures. Owner Michelle Silverstone says that fundraisers and events for the public are often held at the gallery, which is available to rent for special events. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday (hours vary) and the address is 6357 Orchard Lake Road. For information, call 248-563-0444.

Drink Laugh Paint is paint party in a box

From the founders of The Paint Bar comes Drink Laugh Paint, the perfect guide for hosting a painting party at home. This activity has grown increasingly popular, and Drink Laugh Paint provides all the tools you need to make your own creations. Pour some drinks, break out the brushes, and let The Paint Bar’s mother-daughter team, Jill Kerner Schon and Jackie Schon, walk you through eight paintings. The kit includes a 164-page manual on an easel with step-by-step instructions and full-color photos, a 32-page booklet with art material suggestions and other ideas, and 16 postcards to invite your friends. Available through Amazon and retailers, the kit retails for $29.99.

New At Home store opens in Roseville

At Home has opened its seventh Metro Detroit location at 32123 Gratiot in Roseville, where the 87,000-square-foot home decor superstore offers more than 50,000 home decor items, from furniture and accessories to patio and seasonal decor. “At Home has the widest selection of home decor items, and we are dedicated to inspiring you to refresh, play and experiment with home decor that reflects your unique personality and style,” said store director Paul Gladki in a press release. They recently launched the Shanty2Chic collection created by the sister entrepreneurs behind the well-known Shanty2Chic DIY carpentry blog and YouTube channel. An open house starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 17 will include mystery gift card giveaways for the first 50 people who visit the store and sign up for At Home Insider Perks. In celebration of the new location, At Home will share a $5,000 in-kind donation to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. For information, go to

New showroom features dazzling lighting designs

Lighting Resource Studio has opened a second showroom at the Michigan Design Center in Troy. The Gallery, featuring cutting-edge lighting designs by Sonneman, Corbett, Troy and Hudson Valley also includes Crystorama and fine art curated by M Contemporary Art. “Our new showroom is more of a gallery,” says Carmen Wald of Lighting Resource Studio. “We also intend to create a lighting lab where people can experiment with different qualities and colors of light.” The location of the new showroom is Suite 18 and the original showroom will continue to operate in Suite 97. For information, go to

Learn the scoop on annuals, perennials with Troy Garden Club

The Troy Garden Club will meet on Valentine’s Day to hear garden guru George Papadelis of Telly’s Greenhouse and Garden Center talk about what’s new in annuals and perennials. Guests are welcome. Check in will begin at 11:45 a.m., with a light lunch at noon, followed by the presentation. The fee for guests, including lunch, is $7 at the door. To register as a guest, email and indicate that you wish to attend the presentation. Your reservation will be confirmed by return email. The TGC meets monthly on the second Wednesday, from September through June, at the Big Beaver United Methodist Church, 3753 John R. Troy, just south of Wattles. For additional information, see

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