Save the Date for Arts & Apples 2017

Paint Creek Center for the Arts Presents 52nd Annual Art & Apples Festival  Mark your calendars for the 2017 annual Art & Apples Festival produced by Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) and presented by Genisys Credit Union from September 8-10 in Downtown Rochester. This three-day family friendly event will host more than 85,000 festivalgoers and art enthusiasts in the 30-acre Rochester Municipal Park. The festival, PCCA’s largest fundraising event of the year, will feature nearly … [Read more...]

The Downtown Rochester Spring Gallery Stroll is Friday June 9

The Downtown Rochester Gallery Stroll is Friday, June 9, from 6:00 .m. until 8:00 p.m. This twice-yearly event provides art makers and lovers, and our Downtown Rochester shops, a chance to connect. Participating businesses open their doors to the public and transform their locations into pop-up galleries - just look for the Gallery Stroll poster or postcard in their window - including photo opportunities with the BIG LOVE BALL at Talulah Belle. Haven’t participated in a Gallery Stroll … [Read more...]

Be a Part of the #Rochester200 Project

Twenty-seventeen marks the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the City of Rochester. Founded in 1817, Rochester is the first settlement in Oakland County. The City is planning a series of Bicentennial events throughout the year to celebrate this milestone event. In honor of the Bicentennial, residents and visitors of Rochester are invited to donate their time and talents to put their favorite Rochester memories on canvas as a part of the #Rochester200 Project. Only 200 canvases will be … [Read more...]

Rochester-opoly Now Available, Just in Time for the Holidays

This holiday season the places of Rochester will be spaces on a customized board game, Rochester-opoly. The game will feature all of the fun and memorable places in our community, including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Oakland University, Rochester Hills Public Library and many more. The game was created by Lynne Vettraino, a local entrepreneur, after she was inspired by a similar game in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, “While visiting my hometown, I saw a custom city-based ‘opoly’ game and was … [Read more...]

Art & Apples Festival Entertainment Line-Up

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) has unveiled its entertainment line-up for the 51st Art & Apples Festival Returning festival favorites include Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations, a Motown- inspired revue that had patrons, artists and sponsors dancing at last year’s event, and the Hubbell Street Band, a more classical group that performs across several genres such as light rock, retro tunes (40s-80s) and jazz. There are several new performers in the 2016 lineup, such as LL7, a … [Read more...]

Apple Pie & Dessert Contest Returns to Art & Apples Festival

Organizers Seek to Find Region’s Best, most Creative and Inspired Apple Pie and Dessert Recipes Fritters, cookies and pies, oh my. Paint Creek Center for the Arts is calling all inspired, creative apple pie and dessert bakers in the region to compete in the Apple Pie & Dessert Contest with their crowd-pleasing recipes. The contest will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016, during the 51st annual Art & Apples Festival in Rochester Municipal Park. “Due to popular … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club is looking for New Members

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC) is actively seeking new members. RJWC is a volunteer service organization which has been a part of the Rochester community for 60 years. RJWC is committed to supporting numerous area charities and non-profit organizations through hands-on volunteering as well as fund-raising. Since its inception, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has more than 1 million hours of community service and raised more than $910,000 to support the local community. The … [Read more...]

51st Art & Apples Festival Returns to Rochester with VIDEO

Nearly 300 Artists from across the Country to descend upon Rochester Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) today announced that the nonprofit will host its 51st Art & Apples Festival, Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11. The largest annual fundraiser for PCCA, the signature event will be held in downtown Rochester at the Rochester Municipal Park (400 Sixth St.).  Recognized as one of the largest juried fine art fairs, Art & Apples Festival will feature nearly 300 artists from … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Celebrates 60 Years in the Community

In 1956, 16 Rochester women; Robin Blanton, Joan Brann, Marilyn Brooks, Mary Burke, Mary Eberline, Peg Fetterly, Eveline Goble, Pat Henry, Ruth Herkless, Helen Mair, Kathy Crowe McAfee, Tommy Nirider, Gwen Ott, Ibbie Price, Leonore Talley and Katy Upton, came together to help the Rochester community be a better place to live. And, today, 60 years later, RJWC is still making a difference, fundraising and contributing to community betterment programs and organizations. The nonprofit, … [Read more...]

2016 Downtown Rochester Spring Gallery Stroll June 3

2016 Spring Gallery Stroll in Downtown Rochester Participating businesses will have their doors open June 3, from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., as pop-up gallery spaces. These pop-up galleries will feature artists’ work ranging in a variety of media. Look for 2016 Spring Gallery Stroll postcards at participating locations and have the postcards ready on the night of stroll for a chance to enter to win a $50 Downtown Rochester Gift Certificate provided by the Rochester Downtown Development Authority … [Read more...]