After a hiatus in 2020, the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show is returning to West Bloomfield for its 18th year. The outdoor event, which will take place on July 24 and 25 at Power and Daly Roads, will showcase 120 local and national artists in disciplines including painting, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber, jewelry, wood, photography, and more. The original, handmade pieces will be available at a variety of price points.
The juried show is produced by Hot Works and the Institute for the Arts and Education Inc., a nonprofit that focuses on community enrichment through visual arts and the promotion of arts education for young people. Organizers will present $2,500 in professional artist awards on Saturday, with best in show taking home a $1,000 prize.
“The Orchard Lake Fine Art Show is voted in the top 100 juried art shows in America — for the last 12 years in a row,” says Patty Narozny, founder and executive director of the show. “You will meet many quality juried artists whose work is original and personally handmade whom do not participate in other Michigan events!”
The show will also include the Institute for the Arts and Education Raymond James Youth Art Competition, which encourages budding artists between the ages of 5 and 13 to enter original, handmade pieces to be displayed at the show. Youth entrants will compete for a total of $350 in awards.
In addition to art, this year’s event will feature live music from Ken Mazur with Architectural Rhythm. Guests will also be able to sample food, bubble tea, smoothies, and Italian ice from local vendors.
Children under 13 are admitted at no cost, while tickets for adults and teens are $5. The show will open at 10 a.m. each day, running until 6 p.m. on Saturday and until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Parking is available in the adjacent Beaumont Medical Center lot on Orchard Lake Road.
For more information, visit artsandeducationinc.org.