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In its ninth year, the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show runs July 29-31 on Powers and Daly roads in downtown West Bloomfield. This award-winning art show consists of approximately 220 artists, using media such as sculpture, paintings, clay, glass, fiber, jewelry, photography and wood, juried by professionals of the art industry.
Judges Ann Kuffler, director/owner of Ariana Gallery in Royak Oak, and Joseph T. Marks, curator of Collections and Exhibitions of the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will award artists with one $1,000 prize for best of show, two $500 purchase awards and five $100 awards of excellence.
While the show will present the artists’ work throughout the weekend, all exhibited art can be purchased during 6-9 p.m. Friday evening at the Artist Preview. Attendees receive first choice of purchase to all art.
Along with exhibited art, the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show will host live entertainment, such as performances from French composer Michelet Innocent; Cherlene Berry teaching the solo hammered dulcimer; Zebula Avenue performing African rhythms with soulful harmonies; Jeffrey Michael and The Carrington Duet.
The show will also bring art education and demonstrations by the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to enhance artistry and community enrichment among all demographics. These demonstrations will teach attendants glass blowing, painting, wood and watercolor techniques. Local organizations, such as the Jewish Gay Network of Michigan, will also be attending to promote.
The show will run 5-9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m on Saturday, and 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Sunday. Entrance to both the show and the Artist Preview require a $5 donation, which will help support the Institute for the Arts & Education. For more information, visit hotworks.org or call 248-685-3748.