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...]

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...]

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...]

The Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival gets colorful

During The Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival, 13 Rochester “Legacy” Coloring Book artists will be in a special booth selling these historical treasures. All artists volunteered their time and talent to make up this wonderful memento of historical and favorite Rochester spots. Each coloring book sells for $10.00 and are also available at Lytles’ Pharmacy, The Rochester Museum, Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA), and at The Community House. Other artists featured are: Byron … [Read more...]

Surface/Space exhibit comes to the PCCA

It’s not always obvious why a particular group of artists seems to fit together. Sometimes it’s a matter of looking at the works in front of you, and searching for the way they communicate with one another. The artists chosen for this show share concerns with the way space is addressed in their drawings, paintings and even sculptures. In many of these works, the negative space – those areas of the surface left untouched – carries as much weight as the rest of the work. When they talk about their … [Read more...]

PCCA presents Alexander Buzzalini: Print

Alexander Buzzalini (Hamtramck) creates hand-pulled prints that draw on the personal to speak to universal human experience and emotion. He constructs narratives based on personal experience, circumstance and memory. His often humorous figurative compositions feature eccentric drawings and present odd situations that keep the viewer a little off balance. One series of prints features a standard poodle who appears in all sorts of strange circumstances, an anxious-looking creature who leaves us a … [Read more...]