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Monday - Wednesday 10 - 6
Thursday - Friday 10 - 7
Saturday 10 - 5

First Friday Experience

08/04/2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Starring "The Gallery"




  • Artwalk / Shopping / Dining



The First Friday of each month downtown Northville celebrates the arts with their long running First Friday Experience.  You’ll find something new each month as many of the town’s galleries and boutiques stay open late with special guests, trunk shows, music and their newest merchandise. 

Starring “The Gallery” hosts an artist reception each month.  Some of our artists have exhibited with us in the past and others will be exhibiting with us for the first time – each showcasing their newest pieces in their own unique style. Each artist will be available to answer questions and their artwork will be on display and available for purchase throughout the remainder of the month. 

Artists, hors d'oeuvres, shopping, music and good friends - Experience it all at Starring “The Gallery” during the First Friday Experience. 


A U G U S T  4, 2017 @

 Featured Artist: Alan Casadei

Music by: Sheila Landis & Rick Matle

Artist Reception: 6:00pm - 9:00pm



Artist Bio: I am now a full time Abstract Painter and have a Fine Arts degree. I have attended the Center for Creative Studies, Bloomfield Birmingham Art Center, Madonna College, Schoolcraft College and WCCC. I have a FineArts Degree from WCCCD. 


Abstract painting makes us use our imagination, which is part of the reason I enjoy it. My paintings are a mixture and blend of many colors and textures.There are layers of paint to give it a feeling of depth and motion. I'm also experimenting with faux fur and different textures in my most recent paintings.





My paintings have been seen in numerous art fairs throughout the Midwest including the Michigan Mile in Chicago, the New York Art Expo, Grand Rapids Art Prize and the Stars and Stripes Art Fair (Mt. Clemens). My paintings have been featured in numerous galleries including the Detroit Artist Market, Lawrence Street Gallery (Ferndale), Northville Art House, Starring "The Gallery" and Studio 825 Gallery (Peoria, IL) and are in collections throughout the United States from New York to California.


Gallery favorites Sheila Landis and Rick Matle will entertain us with a musical selection of jazz and blues.

Jazz vocalist Sheila Landis has been performing her soulful interpretations of jazz and blues since 1973. A turning point in her career was the 1981 release of her debut vinyl LP "Jazz Rendezvous" in her own label, SheLan Records. Landis teamed up with 7-string guitarist Rick Matle in 1991, sensing a kindred musical spirit. Together Landis and Matle continue to explore jazz balladry, swing, bebop, blues, poetic excursions, Brazilian rhythms, funk, pop and their own inventive collaborations at every performance; elegant, yet edgy. Matle, a 1986 Oakland University Music Performance Graduate, combines a rocker's bravado with the jazzman's sensitivity to provide a buoyant springboard from which Landis launches her melodic flights, earning her the accolade of "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" seven times, as bestowed by the Detroit Music Awards.