July 25th – 26th, 2020
This art show is a perfect opportunity for your organization to be involved not only in one of the best events in the country, but also is West Bloomfield’s Premier Event, reaching 15-20,000 patrons from the entire metro-Detroit region.
Featured in the top 100 art shows in America – 12 times – this quality juried fine art and fine craft show brings new and exciting handmade art from artists around the nation. There is something for everyone, in all price ranges. You will see many artists at this show, not seen at other Michigan art shows. Please see below for new COVID risk reduction strategies that will be integrated.
As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, Bath Planet’s Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13 encourages students to enter his/her original art that is publicly displayed in the art show duration of the event. Organized by our associated 501c3 non-profit, Institute for the Arts & Education, this unique and one-of-a-kind program encourages students to submit his/her original and handmade art. There is $250 in Youth Art awards as students are exposed to the rules and entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living. Youth art deadline to apply is July 1, 2020. Up to two entries per student accepted.
While at the show, be sure to visit Raymond James Children’s Art Activities hosted by Detroit Festival of the Arts for some make-and-take home art.
Orchard Lake Fine Art Show is located on Powers and Daly Roads, south of Maple and west of Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield. There is plenty of free parking behind Beaumont Medical Center, 6900 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield. Please park in the last back-half of the lot, closest to Daly Road. Event hours are Saturday, July 25 10-6 and Sunday, July 25, 10-5.
$5 admission; 13 & under free; Youth Artists receive two complimentary adult tickets provided with each youth art application!
See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!
We are adjusting to new COVID safety guidelines – risk reduction strategies – as listed below:
- Always protect the vulnerable, including age 65+
- All booths 3’ apart
- All booths – two or more sides open where possible to accommodate for air to flow through the tent
- Social distancing 6’ – we need help from artists and sponsors to help monitor this
- Three main entrances
- Face coverings recommended – the show is outdoors, and face coverings cannot be forced by law
- Artist use pointers – if possible, to help with physical distancing – we understand this is not possible for everyone so then face coverings should be worn when it’s close interaction
- One family unit invited in the booth – artists monitor – patrons will need to step back and wait if someone else is in the booth
- Jewelers and browse bins wiped after touch, anything else needing wiping add to the list
- Markings on ground for spacing
- Every booth is responsible to bring his/her own hand sanitizer and have it displayed in his/her booth for people to see and use duration of the show
- Add a few sinks for handwashing to spread throughout the show (since 2003, the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show has always had handwashing sinks under the Relaxation Tent – so people can wash their hands before they eat – and one for the restaurants in the show to share)
- Add signage:
- Sinks are touchless, use foot pump
- Sign on each porta john: ‘please wipe handle before and after use’ – there will be disinfectant and paper towel at each unit
- Maintain 6’ social distancing, please
- Face coverings recommended