13th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show®
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Juried Fine Art & Craft Event with World-Renowned and Top-Notch Local Artists
Voted in the Top 100 Art Shows in the Country – eight years in row
Winner of many awards from Michigan Festivals and Events Fun Awards
When: July 25 & 26, 2015
Admission: $5; 12 & under free
Where: Located in the heart of beautiful West Bloomfield, MI
On Powers and Daly Roads, South of Maple, West of Orchard Lake Road
Near the United States Post Office
6900 Orchard Lake Road [map]
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Plenty of parking behind Barnes & Noble and Beaumont Medical Center
The 13th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show®, July 25 & 26, 2015 is located in the heart of beautiful West Bloomfield Township. The Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® is a high quality fine art and craft event with 150 world-renowned artists who are selling their art in all forms of discipline including paintings, clay, glass, sculpture, fiber, wood, jewelry, photography and more. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. The Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® is juried by art professionals with more than 120 years combined experience. We work all year on this event to bring artists with national and international reputations to the West Bloomfield market – artists whose work would not otherwise be seen here. An editorial feature in Sunshine Artist magazine includes the 2014 top show listings; the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show®, out of more than 4000 art fairs, has again been voted in the top 100 art shows in the nation, making it eight years in a row -- a solid testament to our efforts and success.
West Bloomfield, Michigan is in southeast Michigan, an upscale neighborhood with rolling hills that provide a tranquil setting for beautiful and lavish homes. West Bloomfield has been voted one of Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live", and is located adjacent to Bloomfield Hills, which is, according to Wikipedia.org, the #3 highest income per capita in the United States and home of Cranbrook Art Institute, a leader Hot Works Executive Director, Patty Narozny, has more than 30 years of event and media experience. Patty's longevity in the event industry, combined with her experience, expertise, credibility, durability, integrity and stability makes Hot Works™ events the best.
In 2014, and for the first time, an elected local government official played an active role in the success of the show. Trustee Larry Brown introduced himself to all of the award-winning artists and welcomed them to the city. Rarely does an elected member of government -- in any city -- offer that kind of support to the show and to the community. His superb public relations efforts that weekend will bring the artists back – and not only the money they will spend in our community, but also the additional sales tax base they will create with the sale of their artwork.
Here are some salient points:
- The art show takes place in the heart of West Bloomfield, offers high visibility off of Orchard Lake Road, just south of Maple Road, on Powers and Daly Roads
- The event site is set up to provide plenty of free parking to patrons
- Event hours are Saturday, July 25, from 10am-6pm; and Sunday, July 26, from 10am-5pm
- Set up is on Friday, July 24, from 8:30am-5pm
- Tear down is Sunday, July 26, by 9pm
The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., is the a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to educate and foster fine arts and crafts among all artists and students, of all age groups and diversity, and the general public. Our mission is to enhance visual arts, diversity and community enrichment. IA&E integrates ways to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of arts via ways in which we can help teach communities how art work is made, and to further the involvement of the community with our events. This association works to encourage creative expression and artistic excellence, and to expand public awareness, appreciation and acquisition of fine arts and fine crafts.
The deadline for professional artist applications is March 16, 2015. We accept applications electronically via Zapp https://www.zapplication.org/event-info-public.php?fair_id=2886 or "manually". Manual applications can be obtained under the artist application page of this website. There is $2,500 in Professional Artist Awards. Jurying is based on technique/execution, originality and booth appearance.
As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, the 10th Annual Youth Art Competition will take place. This program encourages children in grades K-8 to create their original art, which is publicly displayed at the event the entire weekend as they begin to provide . There is $250 in Youth Art Awards, which will be presented under the "youth art tent" on Sunday, July 26 at 3pm.
New this year is Ameriprise Financial's Family Area! While at the art fair, young artists may create their original art to take home.
Pets permitted on a short leash, not longer than 3'; please keep pets out of all tented areas, and please relieve your pet before attending the show.
Sponsors whom are looking to excite the affluent are a perfect match for this event. Our partnership with sponsors is designed to put you foremost in the attendees mind. Corporate sponsorship is a marketing vehicle that allows your company to connect with communities drawn together by a cause, passion, or purpose. When you align your business with these same values, you engage with potential customers in deeper, more resonant ways than by using other marketing media. The patrons who attend this event have an understanding of art and are quality art buyers. They are all your potential customers.
Hot Works™ and its non-profit 501.C.3 arm, The Institute for the Arts and Education, are proud of the success and nationwide recognition we have achieved in our educational endeavors. Our #1 goal at Hot Works™ is to make the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® a pleasant and profitable experience for all of our stakeholders, at the same time bringing a wonderful event to the community. With our proven method of teamwork, recruiting the best artists in the field, and last but not least, our unique brand of marketing, we at Hot Works™ hope to not just continue maintaining our current level of success, but to make it even better yet in the years to come. We hope you will join us. If so, all of us at Hot Works™ hopes the event was a success for you, too.
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