Scott Shuptrine Interiors in Royal Oak held a fashion and art event on April 30 that featured photographer Nigel Barker, of "America's Next Top Model" fame. Barker signed his "New York Times" best-selling book, "Models of Influence" — the inspiration for the event. The book focuses on 50 of fashion’s most influential women. The event also included a fashion show by Katerina Bocci and Tapper’s, and a live painting demonstration by artist Tony Roko.
The Michigan Women's Foundation held a dinner at the MGM Grand in downtown Detroit on April 28 to celebrate the careers and community service efforts of Southeastern Michigan women. The Michigan Women's Foundation works to eliminate barriers for women and girls by creating programs to develop leadership skills and offering a microloan fund for women entrepreneurs.
A preview luncheon was held at the Detroit Athletic Club for the Detroit Jazz Festival to announce the lineup. Performers will include James "Blood" Ulmer & the Black Music Experience featuring Queen Esther, Steve Turre and Detroit saxophonist James Carter, Arturo Sandoval, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, and Danilo Perez, among others. Pat Metheny, the Jazz Festival's artist in residence, performed.
Detroit-based Display Group held a media preview of their renovations to Packard Building #22, along I-94 on Detroit’s east side, on April 23. The event specialist company is spending $750,000 to renovate the warehouse into an event space, offices, and showroom.
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan held a women's power breakfast at its Detroit headquarters on April 22. About 650 women in metro Detroit's business and civic communities attended the event. Event proceeds went to raising money for meals for children.