The Orchard Lake Fine Art Show Returns for a Weekend of Creativity and Fun – The Oakland Press

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Voted one of the top 100 fine art fairs in America, the 19th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show returns to West Bloomfield July 30-31. The art show and fair will be held at Powers and Daly Streets south of Maple and west of Orchard Lake Road.

White Lake’s Patty Narozny is the Founder and Executive Producer of Hot Works Fine Art & Craft Shows, which hosts the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show and 14 other art shows in Florida. The West Bloomfield Show is Hot Works’ flagship show. Narozny is also the founder and executive director of the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a non-profit organization with the mission to “educate and promote fine arts and crafts among all artists and students of all ages and all diversity of the general public.” it on the official website.

“I work year-round on the Orchard Lake Fine Arts Show, and it has built a national reputation for producing quality fine art,” Narozny said. “The show will be judged by art professionals based on the technique, execution, originality and appearance of the booth. All work must be original and personally handcrafted by the artists on the show.”

Narozny says the stalls will be socially distanced, with plenty of space.

In addition to the art, this year’s event offers a variety of dining and entertainment options. Grocery vendors include Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Motor City DoggOnIt, Flavors of Jamaica, El Patio Mexican Restaurant, Cinnabon, Zingerman’s Gelato, Tastes for You with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice, Sheep Dog Kettle Corn, and Detroit Smoothie Spot. The live entertainment features an array of talent from Metro Detroit.

“We bring a lot of positive attention and business to Michigan by promoting the Florida shows,” adds Narozny, explaining how the different shows work together. “It gives the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show a nationwide presence and we promote across the board.”

Other key attractions of the show include the $2,500 Professional Artist Awards, which will be presented on Saturday, July 30 at 3:00 p.m. and the Raymond James Youth Art Competition for students in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 with the $250 Youth Art Awards Ceremony on Sunday 31 July at 3pm.

Narozny says it’s never too early to start making art. One of her most successful young artists, Nalin Isme from Florida, has been at her art events since he was 5 years old. He is now 14. Find him on Instagram at @nalintheartist.

“The art is at the heart of this event and the artists, and we have new artists that have never done the show before, so I’m excited to see them,” she adds.

The Orchard Lake Fine Art & Fine Craft Show will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 (admission supports the Institute for the Arts and Education, Inc. ), with free for children 13 and younger. Visit hotworks.org for more information.

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