About the event
Hot Works 15th annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, July 29 & 30, 2017, is located in the heart of beautiful West Bloomfield Township. This art fair is different. This first-class art show is West Bloomfield’s premier event and is voted in the top 100 art fairs in America - ten years in a row – a true testament to our efforts and success. As executive director and producer, I personally know many of the “art fair” artists – and therefore attract artists to Michigan who may not otherwise be seen. In addition, the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show brings major national positive exposure and economic impact into the area.
This art show is a perfect opportunity for your organization to be involved not only in one of the best events in the Midwest, but also is West Bloomfield’s Premier Event, reaching 15-20,000 patrons from the entire metro-Detroit region. This affluent area of Oakland County is distinguished by million-dollar homes and executive lifestyles.
The Orchard Lake Fine Art Show features award-winning artists from around the world – all juried by art professionals with 120+ years’ experience. The event supports visual arts in all discipline, and features only fine art & fine crafts where all work is original and personally handmade by the artist who is present at the art show. For many artists, this is the only Michigan art fair they attend.
Open to the public, our mission is not merely to attract bodies to the event. Our mission is to attract 20,000-30,000 serious art shoppers with the means to purchase art.
The Orchard Lake Fine Art Show is sponsored by Hot Works, LLC, a Michigan company with a national and standing reputation. Event hours are Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm. There is something for everyone, in all price ranges. Quality food from local area restaurants and low-key music set the atmosphere for this high quality community event.
The Institute for Arts & Education, Inc. is the 501c(3) non-profit arm which focuses on diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth. IA&E educates and promotes fine arts and crafts among all artists and students, of all age groups and diversities, as well as the general public. IA&E implements ways to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of arts.
In addition to featuring up to 175 professional artists, we host a Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13, which inspires young artists to create their personal and originally handmade art that is publicly displayed during the art fair. There is $250 in Youth Art awards as students begin to learn the rules of being part of a professional art fair. The program brings families to the art show who may not otherwise attend.
Why should you sponsor?
The perfect kind of Community Event to be involved with!
Consider a partnership opportunity at the
15th annual Hot Works Orchard Lake Fine Art Show®!
Whether you are looking for an on-site buying decision or just establishing your community presence, the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® is a perfect venue to highlight your high quality goods and services.
Here’s why the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® is the perfect kind of community event to be involved with. It features:
- High-quality, fine art and fine craft event with up to 175 world-renowned artists who are selling their original and personally art in all forms of discipline including paintings, clay, glass, sculpture, fiber, wood, jewelry, photography and more.
- A jury of art professionals with 120+ years combined experience.
- Tireless year-long efforts to bring artists with national and international reputations to southeast Michigan – artists whose work would not be otherwise be seen here.
- Youth Art Competition that encourages students in grades K-8 to enter their original and personally handmade art to be publicly display in the event the entire weekend with a chance to win a cash prize;
- Great high quality food from -only - local area restaurants;
- Low-key live entertainment;
- Massive media/promotional campaign including WJBK Fox 2 Detroit, Detroit Public TV, Detroit Public Radio, CIDR The River, Oakland Press, Jewish Journal, social media, 14 large banners in four cities, posters, post cards, more….
Your organization's partnership helps you by:
- Connecting your company to communities drawn together by a common cause, passion, and purpose.
- Engaging your company with potential customers in deeper, more resonant ways than other marketing media.
- Aligning your services with event patrons who purchase quality art. They are all your potential customers!
- Institute for the Arts & Education is the associated 501(c)3 non-profit arm which focuses on visual arts, diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth.
We offer sponsorship levels to fit just about any budget and are more than happy to customize them to fit your needs. Both on-site marketing and turnkey opportunities where no personnel required. Please see the enclosed sponsorship and event materials for more details and we will be happy to tailor a package to fit your community enrichment and/or marketing goals.
Our #1 goal at Hot Works™ is to make the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show a profitable experience for all of our stakeholders. Plus, of course, we are proud to bring this wonderful event to the community!
We not only know how to recruit the best artists in the field, we also know how to market their work and shows. We take pride in our brand promise: Your Art. Our Passion. Your business is our passion, too! We hope you will join us.
If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to email *****@****.***.
With kindest regards,
Executive Director & Producer
Orchard Lake Fine Art Show®
Your Art. Our Passion.
P.S. Thank you again for considering being part of the show!
As owner and operator of Hot Works™ fine art and fine crafts shows, Patty Narozny comes to the table with a unique set of qualifications and talent that enable her to judge and jury a high-end art show with an incredibly high level of confidence, skill, and ease. Armed with a B.S. in Corporate Finance from Detroit’s Wayne State University (1986), what started as controller for Detroit’s alternative art-heavy newsweekly, led her to a sales director position at Detroit’s NBC affiliate WDIV TV 4, which, in turn, proved to be a pivotal point in Ms. Narozny’s career.
It was at the NBC affiliate – a network of Post Newsweek Stations - where she learned the fine art of media negotiation, and which, to a large degree, accounts for the extensive media coverage her shows receive on the most limited of budgets. She will routinely run several hundred 30-second professionally-produced spots on the market’s major networks the week of the show, followed by on-site multiple interviews, often by multiple TV stations, the Saturday morning of the event.
She maintains a positive edge on the buy/sell issues so prevalent in today’s art fair world by regularly attending as many wholesale shows and art shows as possible, thereby keeping an eye on the forged and fake “art” coming into this country. No one covers the angles – and the buy/sell situation -- like Patty Narozny. The focus of Hot Works’ events is originality, technique/execution and booth appearance – and the artist must be present at Hot Works’ shows.
Perhaps her greatest contribution to the industry may very well be her non-profit arm, the Institute for the Arts & Education (IA&E), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose stated purpose is to “educate and promote fine arts and crafts among all artists and students, of all age groups and diversity, and to the general public.” Her “Budding Artist” competitions, a major component of all Hot Works’ events, are open to all young artists aged 5 to 13 or 9 to 19, depending on the event. Youth Art winners receive cash prizes, as well as Hot Works’ well known, gorgeous, 24”, seven-tail, ribbons – the same ribbons given the winners in the professional categories – as well as press coverage.
With the Budding Artists’ separate awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon, to which all participating students and their families are invited to attend, Ms. Narozny again reconfirms her commitment to the arts is America, and to those she serves with her diligence, integrity, and her never-ending goal of doing whatever she can to facilitate the independent artists’ ability to sell their art directly to the patron and collector at her shows. She is a one-of-a-kind in the world of art fairs.
Ms. Narozny and her husband of 20 years, Jim Sobczak, both avid gardeners, reside in White Lake, Michigan and Bradenton, FL.
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