Guide To Our 32nd Annual House & Garden Show Weekend

May 26, 2022

Help us welcome summer in Detroit as we host our 32nd annual House & Garden Show Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 12 presented by Detroit’s own–– Strategic Staffing Solutions.


Photos of Pewabic's courtyard prior to the 2019 House & Garden Show Preview Gala 

This year we kick-off the weekend with an in-person preview gala at the pottery on Thursday, June 9. “After two years as a virtual event, we are thrilled to bring back this popular live celebration” –– Pewabic Executive Director Steve McBride.


Photo of guests at the 2019 Preview Gala in the courtyard


This ticketed preview party fundraiser includes cocktails and a strolling supper by Two Unique Catering, decor provided by Display Group and live music from Ben Sharkey.

Attendees will be the first to shop Pewabic’s new Summer Collection releases and work by ceramic artists from across North America. Participate in an online auction featuring Detroit experiences, memorabilia, and one-of-a-kind Pewabic ceramics.

We thank everyone who purchased a ticket to our fundraiser event this year and to the incredible sponsors who made it all possible. Special thanks to this year’s Presenting Sponsor Strategic Staffing Solutions, our Decor Sponsor Display Group, our Diamond Sponsors John & Anne Roberts, Bar Sponsor Gompers, Cornish & Barr, Entertainment Sponsor Giffels Webster, Design Showcase Sponsor Michigan Design Center, and Solar Energy Sponsor Pink Energy

Preview Gala Performing Artist - Ben Sharkey


View from under the tent during the 2019 Preview Gala 

The preview party is just the beginning! Our House & Garden Show festivities continue on through the weekend, Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12. These days are free and open to the public and offer something for every art enthusiast in your crew.



Be among the first to see Pewabic’s newest glazes and a new addition to our Postcard Series, alongside recent pieces by more than 50 artists from throughout North America–– including large-scale sculptures by ceramic artists Mark Chatterley and Scott Ross.

This packed weekend also features live sculpting by Mark Chatterley and wheel throwing demonstrations by Pewabic artisans.

We encourage you to explore the National Historic Landmark Pottery building and learn about Pewabic’s 119 year history in Detroit. Experience our archival collection through strolling museum talks in our new exhibition “Pewabic: Detroit’s Pottery.” 

Artist Scott Ross in the studio


Sculpture by the artist Mark Chatterley

The Pewabic courtyard will transform into a biergarten for the weekend, featuring a “Pewabic Pale Ale”  from Dog & Pony Show Brewing in Oak Park. Sip a cold one and enjoy live music from The Ben Luttermoser Trio on Saturday and Steve Jarosz on Sunday. 


Ben Luttermoser from The Been Luttermoser Trio performing on Saturday, June 11th 


Sunday, June 12th performing artist Steve Jarosz


"This is a chance to enjoy a fun-filled weekend at one of Detroit's most iconic destinations," explains McBride. "We're thrilled to welcome everyone back to the pottery to experience the magic of ceramic art."

For full event information and weekend schedule, please visit

 All photos from our 2019 House & Garden Show were taken by Heather Nash 

House & Garden Show weekend hours: 

  • Friday, June 10, 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday, June 11, 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday, June 12, 11 AM - 4 PM

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