Fine artists come together for 48th Arts & Apples Festival

Each year, over 125,000 southeast Michigan residents and art lovers kick off the fall season at a festival that gathers more than 290 fine artists from across the country.  Paint Creek Center for the Arts’ prestigious Art & Apples Festival is now celebrating its 48th year and is proud to bring a nationally ranked art fair to Rochester each fall. The three-day event takes place Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, 2013 in the scenic 30-acre Rochester Park located in Downtown Rochester, Michigan.

With higher than average numbers of artist applications, this year’s festival has attracted artists from throughout the US who are excited to exhibit their work this fall. Festival Director, Laura Bates looks forward to the event saying, “This year, the Art & Apples Festival received a higher number of artist applications and with that, has attracted an immense amount of artistic talent. Those who attend the festival each year will be happy to see both familiar faces and exciting newcomers at the 2013 festival, and are sure to be impressed by the high caliber artists and their work.”

The annual art festival is Michigan’s 2nd largest juried fine art fair and is a program of the regional nonprofit art center, Paint Creek Center for the Arts. Located in downtown Rochester, PCCA presents high-quality arts and cultural programming year-round and takes great pride in planning and executing such a prominent festival that continuously ranks in the top 10% of art fairs across the country.

Also, just as important at this time is the need for volunteers to help with customer service, artist check-in, food tickets, information, kids activities, and site layout. This is a great opportunity for families, employee groups, team building exercises and community service hours. Plus, each volunteer will get a free t-shirt sponsored by Blue Care Network. More than 300 volunteers ages 16 and older are needed to help conduct the 3-day event, so head to the website, click on the “Volunteer Information” tab and sign up to be part of this great Rochester tradition!

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