Hot Works has a great and friendly staff that works hard to make our Events fun and productive. From the artists, sponsors, vendors, restaurants, etc., everyone is treated with respect and appreciation; it is our goal to make this a pleasant experience for all. In addition, if you participate in our Events, know that you are dealing with true Event professionals, not Volunteers who typically change over each year.
Patty Narozny and Jim Sobczak each have over 25 years Event and Media experience.
Patty Narozny - Producer & Executive Director
Since 1982, Patty brings experience with the Major News Weekly and the NBC affiliate in Detroit. She understands how to communicate with the all media for maximum exposure. She has been part of Peak Productions, Inc., an ad agency, since 1989, which currently oversees media for Hot Works Fine Art & Craft Shows. Since 1989, she has been working on the event side of the business. She has previous event experience with a national event company, handling over 50 shows a year, to other projects ranging from the Comerica Michigan TasteFest (drawing over 500,000 people) and Royal Oak Clay & Glass Art Fair. In addition to media and event background, Patty has a Corporate Finance degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Currently Patty is only producing high quality, juried fine art & craft events in Florida and Michigan for Hot Works Fine Art & Craft Shows, which she is founder. Two of four Hot Works Fine Art Shows are in the top 100 art fairs nationwide.
Patty is on the board of the Institute for Arts & Education, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit association; its mission is dedicated to enhance artistry and community enrichment through promoting and educating fine arts and crafts among artists and students, of all age groups and diversity, and the general public. IA&E implements ways to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of arts. Thus, we bring art demonstrations into the shows so patrons can see how art work is made, and further enhance the involvement of the community with our events through Teen and/or Youth Art Competitions.
A graduate from Central Michigan University, Jim has been on the production side of local, Regional and National Televised Events for more than 20 years. Jim’s creative experiences behind the scenes have led him naturally into working the Operational and Developmental side of Events.
The North American International Auto Show, Thanksgiving Day Parade, and assisting the Detroit Pistons and the City of Detroit with their Championship celebration that included over one million attendees.