(Visitors to a previous show; painter Kelvin Henderson, who’ll be exhibiting at this year’s show)
The 11th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® will take place July 26-28 at West Bloomfield Plaza, 6668 Orchard Lake Rd in the heart of West Bloomfield.
The location is west of Orchard Lake Road, off of Powers and Daly Roads.
Hours are Friday, July 26 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This fine art and craft event is juried by art professionals and will feature original, hand-made works in paintings, clay, glass, sculpture, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography and more. The 140 artists will be on hand to answer any questions about their work.
The event is being presented by Hotworks.org, and will also include food and a variety of beverages, live music and children’s art activities, including candle making, face painting, plaster painting and tie-dye T-shirts.
There will also be art demonstrations.
According to the Hotworks.org website, the organization’s goal “is to create an atmosphere that enhances the artwork and creates a relaxing environment for art lovers.”
In addition, the 7th Annual Youth Art Competition, sponsored by The Chadwick Accounting Group, offer kids in grades K-8 to enter their art work to be publicly displayed and an opportunity to win a cash prize.
Ample free parking is available off Orchard Lake Road, south of Maple, behind Beaumont Medical Center. Pets permitted on a short leash, not longer than 3′. Pet owners are asked to please keep pets out of all tented areas, and to relieve their pets before attending the show.
This is the fourth year that the art show has taken place in West Bloomfield. The Hot Works team’s Executive Director, Patty Narozny, has grown the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® to be in the top 100 art shows in the country the last six years in a row and won five awards from 2012 Michigan Festivals and Events Fun Awards.