Merry XXX-Mas

Merry XXX-Mas

Welcome Katie Hammond and her original Merry XXX-mas painting series. Made for This, That & the ODDer Things, premiering on First Fridays. It is a playful collection based on 70’s softcore, painted on a solid coat of glitter (either hot pink, rose gold or lime green). Each acrylic painting is 14”x14” and specially priced for the holidays. Nakedness at your fingertips, ooooh lala… but don’t touch!!! You must have consent first and you probably won’t get it.

Deep in the back room of TT&TOT you will find the Hideaway art space. Rest your eyes on the glory of this extraordinary work. Katie has a MFA from the Chicago Institute of arts and a BFA from the University of Michigan. She is a local creative force with her contemporary Acrylic on canvass paintings highly personal subject matter is filtered through the lenses of art history and iconography. Dichotomies of particular interest are playfulness and sadness, humor and cynicism, reverence and rebellion, high art and kitsch. Influences from the non-art world include mythology, punk, literature, pop culture, dreams, nightmares, and social media. Katie will also be selling her original prints of Jesus… Has Katies work been sent from Heaven above? Is this what Jesus would do? Will there be a painting of a naked Jesus? come down to find out.

*** Holiday SALES will be a giving, along with a yuletide punch and cookies offered from This, That & the ODDer things.***

Holiday Snack Sampling

We’re calling all charcuterie, cheese, and butter board lovers – this one is for you! Join us as we sample some of our favorite snacks this holiday season with a special highlight (and a shop favorite) by Gus & Grey! Become enlightened with the endless possibilities of what your boards can look like this holiday season!

Festival of the Pollinator

Festival of the Pollinator

The Festival of the Pollinator is hosting several events at N. Washington St.

BOOK READING by local author, Jenna Dawson & Asala Kimaada of Blackstone Bookstore



  • Hinton Real Estate Group
  • We Adore Flowers
  • Bee Present Honey
  • Betty Greene Salon
  • Garden Juju Collective
  • Taylor Honey


    • Antenna Craft Table by First Friday
    • Open Family Day Painting by Tipsy Ypsi Paint & Pour
    • Info Booth for First Friday Ypsilanti
Celebrate the Honey Bee

Celebrate the Honey Bee

Come dip some RED ROCK SMOKED WINGS in our HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE and enjoy a MEAD while you’re at it.