About two years ago, we had just moved into Rochester, Mi. Still trying to get our bearings, my son had his first t-ball practice. Knowing we were just a few minutes from the field, travel time should’ve been insignificant. But it was also the weekend of the Arts & Apples Festivals. Thousands of people were wandering around Rochester Park looking at amazing art and enjoying great food and entertainment. We didn’t get the memo. Since then, we’ve been fully prepared. If you live close enough to walk or bike, that’s the best way to get to the park.
The Arts & Apples Festival, hosted by the Paint Creek Center for the Arts is one of the best art fairs I’ve ever seen. Artists from all disciplines (and from all over the country) show off some really incredible work — photography, sculpture, painting, wood working, clothing and more. As a photographer, I was blown away by the level of work. Oh, and there’s even a kids art zone with booths from the DIA and Paint Creek Center for the Arts.
The entertainment is top notch too. This year, we saw the Rochester High School Band. And my daughter took the stage with her DSD dance team.
Make sure this event is on your calendar for next September. Visit the Paint Creek Center’s page for more info.