We so appreciate your gift!
July 20, 2017
Hundreds of individuals from Southeast Michigan, ranging from pre-school to senior citizens, enjoy Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) classes, workshops, camps and other art educational programs. Your support will help PCCA provide reasonably priced classes to people of all backgrounds and abilities, enriching their lives through visual expression including: ceramics, painting, drawing, photography and fiber arts.
We work year-round to bring the nationally ranked Art & Apples Festival® to the community, a full spectrum of art classes (over 50 classes per term), a busy summer camp schedule, a Michigan artist art market, and art exhibitions featuring the work of local emerging and established artists.
There is no denying the positive impact that art education has on brain development and emotional health. Plus it makes Southeast Michigan more fun and culturally vibrant. Will you make a gift to support PCCA art programming today?
A LITTLE HISTORY: For more than 50 years, Paint Creek Center for the Arts has been enhancing life in the region by promoting, encouraging and creating opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts. It evolved from the 51-year-old Art & Apples Festival® which was established by Rochester businesses and residents who had an appreciation for the arts. Nancy Bishop (mother of U.S. Congressman Mike Bishop) was one such resident. She even selected the judges for the first show in 1965. It took her and this group three years to convince local politicians that the festival would be feasible and valuable to the community. When they finally launched the first festival and 25,000 people showed up, everyone was on board. They named it the Art & Apples Festival® because the area was predominantly covered in apple orchards. The growth of the festival led to the establishment of PCCA, which took over management of the Art & Apples Festival® in 1983.