September 9-11 – Art & Apples Festival in downtown Rochester

September 9-11 – Art & Apples Festival in downtown Rochester

Rochester, MI – Dedicated to promoting creativity and artistic excellence by providing a full range of cultural and educational programs throughout the year, Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) prepares for its annual Art & Apples festival® September 9-11, 2022, thanks to the generous support of Presenting Sponsor Genisys Credit Union. A group of 250 skilled artists and artisans along with more than 80,000 attendees are expected to converge at the sprawling Rochester City Park near downtown Rochester for a three-day celebration of fine arts. As well as finding unique art to buy, there will be live performances from community music and dance groups, food vendors offering a wide range of tasty options, the Meijer Kids Art Zone offering activities arts for children and the Creation Station offering live demonstrations of artistic creation.

According to Shaun Hayes, executive director of the Paint Creek Center for the Arts, the Art & Apples festival is not only acclaimed by artists – many of whom travel from out of state to participate in this show – but also enjoyed by the community. as an annual tradition. Last year the festival was scaled down a bit, returning after a pandemic year as venues gradually reopened. This year, Art & Apples will be at full speed.

“Our Art & Apples festival has always been uniquely positioned as a combination of art and community – and many artists and festival-goers return year after year for this long-awaited comeback,” said Hayes. “We are continually recognized for the popularity of our show and the caliber of fine art presented; in fact, we are proud to be ranked ninth on the list of 200 best Fine arts and design fairs for the decade 2010-2020 by Sunshine Artist magazine. We are also grateful to our presenting sponsor this year, Genisys Credit Union, and look forward to another successful festival on all fronts.

Now in his 56’se year, Art & Apples serves as the PCCA’s signature fundraiser to support the non-profit organization’s art classes for children and adults, free art exhibitions, art market exclusively showcasing the work of local Michigan artists, summer camps, and community outreach through its Art Anywhere program. A suggested donation of $5 per person will be accepted at each of the festival entrances, and in turn, PCCA shares a portion of these donations with the other nonprofits in the area and the community “door groups” welcoming the festival-goers.

Art & Apples will open on Friday, September 9 from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Rochester City Park and continue on Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information about the festival can be found on the website at

A variety of sponsorship packages are also available. For more information on how to become a sponsor, please visit the Art & Apples sponsorship page on the website, or call PCCA at 248-651-4110 or email Shaun Hayes at [email protected]

About the Paint Creek Center for the Arts

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is a non-profit regional arts center located in downtown Rochester. PCCA is supported, in part, by contributions from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. PCCA’s overall mission is to support creativity by providing opportunities for all to learn, create, experience and enjoy the arts. Learn more about

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