Welcome Mat: Pleasant Ridge, Corktown home and garden tours on tap

Jeanine Matlow
Special to The Detroit News
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The Corktown Neighborhood Tour  is Sunday.

Pleasant Ridge, Corktown home and garden tours on tap

The Pleasant Ridge Home & Garden Tour takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday rain or shine. Ticket prices are $20 in advance or $25 on event day and can be purchased online, at City Hall, by phone (248-541-2901) or on the day of the event at the welcome tent. On that day, patrons can pick up their wristbands and tour booklets and start the tour directly behind the Pleasant Ridge City Hall located at 23925 Woodward. For tickets and information, go to cityofpleasantridge.org. The Corktown Neighborhood Tour will be held (rain or shine) from noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Pick up wrist band at Gaelic League 2068 Michigan Ave. or The Farmer’s Hand in the Bagley Trumbull Market at 1701 Trumbull Ave. For information, go to historiccorktown.org.

Artisan finds, food and fun will fill five blocks along Twelve Mile in downtown Berkley at the Berkley Art Bash from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on June 9.

Join the Berkley Art Bash

Artisan finds, food and fun will fill five blocks along Twelve Mile in downtown Berkley at the Berkley Art Bash from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 9. Find a diverse assortment of photographs, garden art, jewelry, pottery, wearables, paintings, gourmet offerings, live music and more. “This show has always highlighted the talent we have in our own backyard and this year over 96% of our participants are from Michigan,” said show director, April McCrumb in a press release. Many of the artists also create pieces that celebrate our great state, like a vintage-inspired poster of Belle Isle by Brian Walline. Kids activities, free parking and sidewalk sales are among the other highlights. For information, go to berkleyartbash.com.


Work by Adam Thomas, blown glass.

Glass, clay and metal show comes to downtown Royal Oak

The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce will host The Art of Fire, Clay-Glass-Metal in downtown Royal Oak from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 9 and from 11 to 5 on June 10 featuring clay, glass and metal artists from around the country. The unique show has a new name and a new corridor of demonstrations such as hot glass blowing, pottery making including raku firing and wheel throwing, metal working, blacksmithing, welding, tile pressing, stained glass, wire sculpture and live fire performances as well as hands-on art-making opportunities. “We are so excited about this reinvented experience of seeing live art-making demonstrations and even trying your own hand at being an artist, at our renamed Art of Fire Show,” said Shelly Kemp, executive director of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce in a press release. Additional parking is available two blocks north of the show. For information, go to artoffirero.com. 

Deep Red Rose Outdoor Canvas.

Bring art to the great outdoors

Garden art has gone beyond the standard cement statues and metal sculptures with nature-inspired selections like this 24-by-20 inch Deep Red Rose Outdoor Canvas from At Home that retails for $34.99. Perfect on a front porch, back patio or any outdoor space that could use a little embellishment. For information and locations, go to athome.com.

Brent Kee Young’s “It’s Greek … To Me!” Flame-worked borosilicate glass, available through Habatat Galleries.

New tenants at Michigan Design Center

Three new tenants have joined the newly renovated Michigan Design Center in Troy. First, Habatat Galleries, an internationally known purveyor of art glass, opened a showroom in Suite 39, a boutique satellite to its 12,000-square-foot main exhibition space in Royal Oak. Habatat has exhibited the work of the world’s finest glass artists, including Harvey Littleton, Dale Chihuly, Michael Behrens and more. Next, Earthscape Home, known for its eco-friendly products, including Naturepedic, Savvy Rest, and OMI organic mattresses, in addition to their own line of Earthscape-designed all-natural mattresses and organic linens relocated from Pleasant Ridge to Suite 95. Lastly, Fifi & Coco Interiors in Suite 27, owned by interior designer Phyllis Whitehead, offers quality vintage furniture, artwork and accessories in addition to design services. The location is 1700 Stutz Drive. For information, go to michigandesign.com.


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