Lakehouse Photo & Friends Gallery and Event Center

Lakehouse Photo & Friends Gallery and Event Center is typically open Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.

The gallery and event center is a collaborative effort between owner & photographer, Gail Howarth, and friends. Each artist will have items on display for purchase. Stop by to say hello and perhaps find a unique gift for the holidays. 

Gifts range from $2.00 and up. 

Hours of Operation: 10 am to 4 pm each Saturday. Additional times available by Appointment. To make an appointment please contact Gail at

4535 Holton Whitehall Road, Holton, Michigan 49425

The following is a list of participating artists and their specialty. 

Gail Howarth/Photographer 

Gail Howarth Photographer

Gail Howarth Photographer

Gail is a landscape photographer. She seeks to capture the “soul or story” of a thing whether it is an old rusty car, a majestic sunset, or an interesting character she meets along the way.

Gail will have deeply discounted closeout items, bookmarks, cards, calendars, matted/sleeved items, framed, metal, and canvas prints. 

See examples of Gail’s work at

Robyn Chase/Photographer 

Robyn Chase Photographer

Robyn Chase Photographer

Robyn’s flair for taking the ordinary and turning it into a celebration of color make her abstract photography especially desirable and unique. Robyn has been featured in professional art exhibits throughout Michigan. Most recently, Robyn’s piece, Just Breath was selected for the Andy Warhol Factory Party at the GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum). You can view the piece on the Meet The Artists Page. Or, better yet, in person at the Lakehouse Photo & Friends Gallery. The piece will take your breath away. Robyn has also participated in ArtPrize.

Robyn will have framed pieces, stand-outs, canvas, and metal prints.

See examples of Robyn’s work at

Roxanne Middleton/Leather Artisan

Roxanne Middleton
Leather Artisan & Instructor

Roxanne is a Leather Artisan, having worked with leather since the age of 12. Starting in my local 4-H club, then teaching the craft starting at age 17. She has taught the Art in 4-H, girl scouts, boy scouts, mentally & physically disabled. The Art resides deep in my soul. And I hope it shows in every piece you see.

Roxanne will have leather braided bracelets, tooled bracelets, purses, bullet jewelry and more. 


See Roxanne’s work at 

Nancy Markosky/Rustic Metal Jewelry Maker 

Nancy Markosky
Metal Arts / Jewelry

Nancy creates unique pieces of jewelry. She creates beautiful wearable works of art from sterling silver and copper. She also works in partnership with Roxanne Middleton. The combination of leather and metal creates a unique jewelry and other accessories.

Nancy will have metal rings and other accessories available.


Learn more about Nancy’s work at 

Nancy Walzer/Floral & Interior design 

Nancy & Mariah Walzer

Nancy Walzer

Nancy is well known one of the very best floral designers in the area. Nancy has over 40 years experience creating items that enhance the beauty of a home.

Nancy will have seasonal flower arrangements, live pine swags for holiday decorations, and gnomes. Nancy’s gnomes are whimsical and quite popular. 


Mariah Walzer/Poet & Author 

Mariah writes poetry about travel and country living. She graduated from Hamilton College in 2017 with a degree in Archaeology and Creative Writing. She currently hops around the country, working on various archaeological projects.

Mariah’s book, Little Homes will be available.



Renae Wallace/Acrylic Painter & Muralist.

Renae Wallace

Renae is a West Michigan artist, most known for her murals, but is also prolific in canvas work. Her style blends realism with a touch of impressionism as her subject matter ranges from portraits to folk-style landscapes.

Renae will have paintings, cards, and prints available.

See examples of Renae’s work at 


Recently Added

Mike Borkowski – Woodworking

Deb Kraley/Quilter & Fine Needlework –Deb has Felted Table Mats available at the Lakehouse

Roxanne Markosky / Painter / Illustrator

Roxanne specializes in Anime. Roxanne brings coloring books and hand-painted jewelry.

Dan Markosky / Powder Coated Mugs



Need a location for a special event? Please inquire. The Lakehouse is a three bedroom, two bath 1620 square foot home located on an eleven-acre parcel of land. It is a place where folks can relax, unwind, and commune with Nature.  The Lakehouse sits atop a hill that overlooks a mature lake surrounded by National Forest and undeveloped private property. Allow the spirit of the Lakehouse to capture your heart and imagination!  Wildlife is abundant, and in the summer months, the resident Loons and Sandhill Cranes will surely serenade and entertain.  Experience a stunning sunset, or the moon rise from the backyard.

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