Art lovers invited to take a ‘Stroll’

When September comes around, art lovers and area residents start to get excited for another Downtown Rochester Fall Gallery Stroll. Galleries and businesses all over downtown Rochester turn over their spaces toatt66dea new artists, and invite the public to come in and see the artwork, meet the artists, sample some refreshments, and enjoy a fall evening strolling through the streets of the town. This year’s stroll takes place on Friday, September 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

There are ten stops on Fall stroll. New galleries participating this year include Aurum Design Jewelry and Sweet Island Yogurt. Some of the galleries have been participating in the stroll for many years, including Haig’s of Rochester, @ Home Furniture, and WHOO UR Upscale Resale for a Cause. The full list of participating galleries is below:

WHOO UR Upscale Resale for a Cause              

435 Main Street   

@ Home Furniture

434 Main Street   

Smith Jewelers 

406 S. Main Street

Sweet Island Yogurt   

402 Main Street   

Aurum Design Jewelry

400 Main Street   

Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters 

336 S. Main Street

Trent Design 

114 E. Second Street **

Fieldstone Winery 

223 Main Street   

Haig’s of Rochester

311 Main Street   

Paint Creek Center for the Arts  

407 Pine Street    

The twice-yearly gallery strolls are an excellent opportunity for art lovers and those looking for a fun evening on the town to walk from one site to another, discovering new artists, meeting area business owners, and enjoying all the community has to offer.

We look forward to celebrating a special Fall evening with visitors. Wear your comfortable walking shoes, park your car, and spend some time visiting new spots and getting to know your neighbors and local businesses.

This exhibit is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation.

The mission of Paint Creek Center for the Arts is to enhance life in the region by promoting, encouraging and creating opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts. Paint Creek Center for the Arts is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 7:00pm, Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. PCCA is located at 407 Pine Street in downtown Rochester at the intersection of Pine and Fourth Streets. For information on exhibits, classes, the Art & Apples Festival, special events or volunteer opportunities, call 248-651-4110 or visit

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