WARREN, Mich., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zendaya Coleman, star of the Disney Channel hit series Shake it Up, will make special appearances at Art Van Furniture stores throughout Michigan the weekend of January 26th. The popular actress, who portrays Raquel "Rocky" Blue, will be visiting Art Van Furniture in Novi (27775 Novi Road) from Noon to 1:30 p.m. and its store near Lakeside Mall (14055 Hall Road in Shelby Township) from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 26th. On Sunday, January 27th, Zendaya will visit Art Van Furniture in Lansing (8748 West Saginaw Highway in Lansing Charter Township) from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The first 350 fans at each location will receive a special pass to meet Zendaya and get her autograph. In addition to Zendaya's appearance that day, the three Art Van Furniture stores will have music, refreshments, entertaining activities for youngsters, and opportunities for parents to win stylish home accessories from Art Van Furniture.
"We're looking forward to sharing a fun-filled day with Zendaya," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. "Having Zendaya makes this day special for so many her fans and our guests. It is a great way to make shopping a more eventful experience, and it is a wonderful treat for all of us."
Zendaya's appearances will benefit two local Michigan charities, NoBLE at Beaumont Children's Hospital (http://www.beaumontchildrenshospital.com/noble-support-for-bullied-children), in support of anti-bullying, and Ele's Place (http://www.elesplace.org/), in support of grieving children. Coleman will participate in private meet-and-greets for each organization.
"Shake It Up" is currently in season three and is airing new episodes now. The series airs Sundays at 9:00PM ET/PT on Disney Channel. The actress, singer, dancer and musician has also starred in two films and is recording her first album.
Art Van Furniture will continue to hold special events throughout the year. For more information, go to www.artvan.com.
About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is Michigan's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 34 stores throughout Michigan, a full service e-commerce website, plus six freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Canton, Troy, Rochester Hills, Brighton, Ann Arbor and New Hudson, Michigan. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit www.artvan.com for more information.
SOURCE Art Van Furniture