A Garden Party Dinner

Join us at Studio 23/The Arts Center for an elegant five-course dinner served in the Rowly Gallery, surrounded by the vibrant artwork of JP Aleksander. Floral artists will be using Aleksander’s artwork as inspiration to create floral arrangements which will be raffled and auctioned during the evening.

A Garden Party Dinner
at Studio 23

Friday, June 2, 2023
6:00 p.m.

Tickets $150 each
$275 for a couple
$500 event sponsorship

Please call Studio 23 at 989-894-2323 for ticket availability.
We are nearing capacity for this event.


JP Aleksander
on display May 18 – July 8, 2023

Enter the surreal world of Mythoscape, a collection of paintings by JP. Aleksander that combines myths, history and natural world in imaginative and thought provoking ways.

The term “Mythoscape” is meant to suggest a new kind of landscape, one that is shaped not only by physical features, but also by myths, legends, and stories. In this context, the paintings represent different “Mythoscapes”, or otherworldly universes where myths and reality intersect.  Each painting will transport you to a dreamlike realm, where modern-day struggles and ancient tales collide.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind exhibition that celebrates the power of the imagination and the enduring myths that shape our understanding of the world.

The exhibit Mythoscape by JP Aleksander will be the inspiration for one-of-a-kind floral arrangements created by our partnering floral artists for the event.

Featured Image: Wild Flowers, Oil on canvas, 2022


Regent Floral & Mercantile founder Brandon Strong’s vision is to make the world more beautiful and to connect local artists with customers who love their work. The retail shop and event space is located on Washington Avenue in Downtown Bay City.



In 2019, Sam Schlicker began Sweet Beets Floral, a wedding and event floral design business that commits to providing heartfelt floral designs inspired by nature for your life’s biggest celebrations. Sweet Beets design studio is based in Saginaw, Michigan.



Sapling Floral is a boutique floral design and event styling studio that specializes in custom installations and bespoke floral artistry. Designer Arianna Marsh specializes in wedding and dining events as well as large scale floral installations, custom builds, event styling, and more.


Thank you to our Patron Sponsors

Frank & Janet Whitley

Our evening’s menu is provided by

Fusion 1 Cafe

with wine pairings by


Our Menu

Cheese Plate by Artigiano (with Wine Pairing)

Tomato Soup

Garden Salad

Your choice of the following entrees (with Wine Pairing):

Salmon with Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Piccata

Seared Tofu with Bok Choy and Mushrooms

Cheesecake with a Warm Berry Compote (with Wine Pairing)

Raffle Tickets

Floral centerpieces will be raffled at the end of the evening.

$5 each
15 for $50

Tickets available for purchase during event.

Silent Auction

Floral arrangement will be included in a silent auction the evening of the event.