Our 2023 Partners in Design series continued in February with a fascinating event with Roy Saper of Saper Galleries and Custom Framing. We were very fortunate to welcome Roy to our Lansing, MI showroom for this event, where he shared his extensive knowledge and insights into the art world with our participants. Everyone walked away inspired to seek out art and with a better understanding of the value of the art we purchase and already have in our midst.

Roy Saper presenting artwork at an event

All About Saper Galleries

The Lansing community is very lucky to be the home of Saper Galleries, which is a world-renowned, award-winning gallery that serves art collectors from around the world. For 44 years, Saper Galleries has provided a reliable, honest, and quality service to thousands of art collectors. They own and inventory more than 1500 original works of art by 150 artists from 15 countries, which are available to view and purchase.

Their beautiful building houses a museum-like gallery, and they have been in this building for the past 36 years making it a landmark in its East Lansing location. They have updated or added to this building over the years, including a 2,000-square-foot west gallery added in 1998 that was highlighted in the June 2000 issue of Art World News. Saper Galleries prides itself on providing top-quality art for everyone’s tastes and at every budget level. The art styles they showcase range from traditional to impressionist, contemporary, and more.

Partners in Design: Saper Galleries with Roy Saper 2024

Saper Galleries and Custom Framing also offers a superior, professional framing service by experts with degrees in art and training in design and color. They have been helping Michigan clients with their framing requirements since the 1970s, and they strive to make the framing process easier for clients by sharing their knowledge and expertise. Their team has the highest regard for preserving the artwork, photographs, and other memorabilia to be framed. Saper Galleries is the only Greater Lansing member of the Professional Picture Framers Association.

The Saper Galleries team is called on to present at national and international conferences, so we were very excited to have them present in our Lansing, MI showroom! Roy Saper is passionate and enthusiastic about art, and his presentation at our event on February 21st was amazing. Roy taught us how to recognize art originals, fakes, and copies. He also helped us understand the value of the art we intend to purchase and that we already own. Roy also taught us how to ask the right questions when purchasing art, having it preserved, and framed.

We could have Roy come back every month to share his encyclopedic knowledge of art with our participants!

The McDaniels team is proud to partner with top local businesses every month in our popular Partners in Design event series. Each month, we welcome participants to our Lansing, MI showroom to learn about and experience area businesses ranging from winemaking to plants, gourmet desserts, and much more. These monthly events offer a fresh opportunity to learn a new skill, find out about another local business, and get inspired by the enthusiasm and insights of local business leaders. Contact us to learn more!

Here’s a sneak peek at next month’s design partner, Grace Boutique of Old Town:

Calling all those who love ladies’ fashion! Our March Partners in Design event features Summer Schriner of Grace Boutique of Old Town. Grace Boutique came to life from Summer’s own love of classic styles and beautiful design, as well as a strong affinity to the Old Town Lansing area. She moved to Lansing in 1996 to attend MSU, fell in love with the area, and decided to stay on to go to law school. After hearing women discuss the lack of local availability of unique, stylish cocktail dresses or handbags, and experiencing this herself, she decided to open her own shop to fill the gap. She opened Grace Boutique of Old Town in February of 2007 and now serves the area by providing clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories that bring out everyone’s inner glamor. Her passion for fashion is infectious and we can’t wait to hear about her story as an entrepreneur and to learn all about glamorous, classic fashion tips and ideas.