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Here you go, this show sounds like they have done their homework to protect everyone as best as possible from Covid-19. The show is the 18th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show held in West Bloomfield Township on July 25 & 26th.
The show is produced by Patty Narozny of HotWorks. Patty has had to cancel several of her shows earlier this year. It greatly bothered Patty to cancel show after show because of the virus. Patty knows that artists depend on shows to make their living. Patty worked with the West Bloomfield Township and is following the Covid-19 guide lines based on the Governor's executive order to put together the safest show possible. The 18th Annual Orchard Lake fine Art Show may very well be the first Michigan show to be held since the Covid-19 shut down. This show may also become the model other show producers will be following in the future so that art shows can become a possibility once again.
So, what can you expect if you are able to get into the 18th Annual Orchard Lake fine Art Show? The deadline to apply is June 19th so don't drag your feet and there is a limited amount of spaces available. Below you can read about the precautions that will be in place to make this a safe show for everyone in attendance:
* There will be 3 main entrances into the show.
* There will be a few hand washing sinks spread around the show. This show had a sink before in the
relaxation tent so that people could wash their hands before they ate while at the show. Well they
will have a few more now.
* The sinks are touchless, they are operated by your foot.
* There will be signs at each porta john urging people to wipe the handles before & after use. There
will be disinfectant & paper towel there for people to use.
* All show booths will be 3 feet apart.
* If possible all booths will have 2 or more sides up to help the air to flow through the tents.
* Social distancing of 6 feet apart will be practiced.
* Face coverings will be encouraged however since the show is outside it can't be forced by law.
* Artist will use pointers - if possible to help with physical distancing. This may not be possible for
everyone so then face coverings should be worn when interacting the artist needs to be closer
to the art patrons.
* One family unit at a time can be in the booth. Other shoppers will need to wait outside the booth
to be invited in.
* There will be markings on the ground for spacing for the art patrons.
* Every booth is responsible to bring his/her own hand sanitizer & have it displayed in booths for
people to see & use during the show.
* Jewelers & browse bins will need to be wiped after touching & anything else needing wiping should
be wiped during the show.
Patty Narozny has put a lot of time and work into trying to put together a safe show. This could be a good time to try to get back into an art show. It will be different and take some time getting used to. I think this will work. You might want to give this a chance.
Don't forget that the deadline to apply is June 19th and there is a limited amout of spaces available.
Let's make this work!