A Celebration of Creativity at the Art & Apples Festival in Downtown Rochester

The 2022 Art & Apples Festival, presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts, is at the Rochester Municipal Park in downtown Rochester and runs this weekend. Friday, September 9, 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Ribbon-cutting at 4:00 p.m.)Saturday, September 10, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.Sunday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Local Leaders, Chamber Members, and Art & Apples Festival Coordinators cut the 2021 ribbon to open the event. Photo by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media. 2022 … [Read more...]

Art & Apples Festival for the Kids

The Meijer Kids Art Zone offers hands-on art projects, mural photo ops, face painting and bounce houses; plus, artists give live demonstrations in glassblowing, wheel-throwing, and more at the Creation Station. Budding artists and young art patrons are invited to join in the celebration and be inspired by art at 56th annual Art & Apples Festival sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, September 9–11. Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) has lined up a host of creative and fun activities at the … [Read more...]

New Tile Mural Brightens Thelma Spencer Park in Rochester Hills

A team of project partners, including the Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA), the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC), and Paint a Miracle, were able to host multiple workshops this past spring so that people of all ages and abilities could contribute to this outdoor mosaic.  Nicole Bush, Art Education Manager, PCCA; Mayor Bryan Barnett, City of Rochester Hills; Michelle Sider, Mosaic Artist; Ken Elwert, Parks & Natural Resources Director, City of Rochester Hills; Shaun Hayes, Executive … [Read more...]

The Return of the Art & Apples Festival is this Weekend

Award-winning Rochester festival returns after one-year hiatus with more than 200 juried artists from across the country. The Art & Apples Festival -- produced by Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) -- returns this year to Rochester Municipal Park on its traditional “weekend after Labor Day” dates, Friday through Sunday, September 10-12. The festival is open from 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday. “With performances … [Read more...]

Join the Art Talk on Painterly Realism and Post-War American Art

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) presents an Art Talk with Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) instructor Charles Pompilius on Wednesday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. on the library’s Zoom platform. Pompilius will discuss post-WWII American art along with painterly realism, a term that describes qualities such as color, stroke, and texture that are distinct to the art of painting. This program is open to the public and requires registration to join the live Zoom presentation. … [Read more...]

The Village of Rochester Hills Partners with Paint Creek Center for the Arts for Monthly Donation Drop-Off

Art supplies and snack donations will be accepted on Friday, July 16, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Village of Rochester Hills, an outdoor lifestyle shopping and dining destination, will host another drive-by donation event on July 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., this time to support Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) and its on-going artistic education initiatives in Northern Oakland County, Western Macomb County and beyond. The following requested items for donations will be … [Read more...]

Martin Skalski Prepares Emerging Artists at Paint Creek Center for the Arts

Former Pratt Institute Professor and Fulbright Scholar Martin Skalski helps high school students prepare to become professional artists and designers through his classes at Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA). Through his innovative methods and tools, Martin teaches his students to create beautiful and visually interesting drawings and sculptures suitable for college application portfolios.  Martin Skalski Martin will be teaching two classes at PCCA this spring: Perspective Drawing … [Read more...]

Looking for Young Artists for Art of Auburn Contest

Turning Auburn Road into their Canvas Starting February 1, Rochester Hills students, as well as those attending Rochester and Avondale public schools, are invited to submit their art to the "Art of Auburn" Contest. Multiple winners will get to see their artwork featured directly on the asphalt surface of Auburn Road.  To participate, artists grades K-12 will be able to submit artwork to illustrate the theme "What Community Means to Me." Participants may visit the Paint Creek Center for … [Read more...]

Arts & Apples Festival Cancelled

Paint Creek Center for the Arts Announces Cancellation of 2020 Art & Apples Festival As the state of Michigan continues to navigate its new normal and the fight against COVID-19, Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Art & Apples Festival. “We are sad to announce the cancellation of this year’s Art & Apples Festival,” said Elizabeth Chilton, Paint Creek Center for the Arts executive director. “Although we held onto the hope that … [Read more...]

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...]