Paint Creek Center for the Arts Presents the 54th Art & Apples Festival

Award-Winning Festival will Host a Diverse Roster of more than 250 Juried Artists, Musical Performances, Food Vendors, and Offer Activities for the Family Art & Apples Festival, produced by Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) as its largest annual fundraiser, returns to transform the 30-acre Rochester Municipal Park (400 Sixth St.) on September 6-8, into one of the nation’s top juried fine art fairs. This year, more than 250 exhibiting artists from across the country have been selected … [Read more...]

Art & Apples Festival Named One Of The Top 10 Fine Art Festivals

Sunshine Artist Magazine Chose Arts & Apples in Rochester from More than 2,000 art Festivals in America Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is proud to announce Sunshine Artist Magazine has chosen the Art & Apples Festival, the largest annual fundraiser produced by and for the PCCA, as one of the nation’s Top 10 Fine Art & Design Festivals in the publication’s 26th Annual edition of the 200 Best List of Shows in America. Artists who participate in festivals across the country … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Center for the Arts Announces 53rd Art & Apples Festival

53rd Art & Apples Festival Set for September 7-9 The Art & Apples Festival, the largest annual fundraiser for, and produced by, Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA), returns to the Rochester Municipal Park (400 Sixth St.) in downtown Rochester September 7, 8 and 9. This year, PCCA is adding Blake’s Orchard cider and donuts, as well as new nationally-recognized artists to the signature event, which transforms the 30-acre park into one of the nation’s top fine art … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Gives Tens of Thousands to Local Charities and Scholarships Winners

Spring is an exciting time of year for the Rochester Rotary Club. From golf outings to wine tastings to meeting “fines” imposed by a sharp-witted “Sheriff” at a weekly club Comedy Roast, the club works hard to raise money for a variety of charities. Each year, during April and May, they get to announce the recipients of substantial donations and award numerous scholarships to local high school students. The two biggest fundraisers of the year are the Charity Golf Outing in the Fall and the … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Art & Apples Festival 2017 Kids Art Zone

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is proud to announce the return of the Meijer Kids Art Zone at the 52nd Art & Apples Festival. The signature event, which also serves as PCCA’s largest fundraiser, takes place Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10 at Rochester Municipal Park in downtown Rochester. “Art & Apples is such a fun and engaging event for the community, and one Meijer is incredibly proud to support,” said Cathy Cooper, senior director of Community Partnerships … [Read more...]

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...]