Their Beginning: In 1965, after several years of planning, a visionary group of local artists and community leaders established the Rochester Arts Commission for the purpose of presenting the Art & Apples Festival, an outdoor art fair combining cultural activity with community spirit.
Seventeen years later, the Commission used proceeds generated from the annual Festival to establish Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA). The Commission’s objective was for PCCA to serve as the focal point for cultural activities in the Rochester area.
Hours and Location:
Paint Creek Center for the Arts is located in historic Avon Township Hall at 407 Pine Street at the intersection of Pine and 4th Streets in downtown Rochester.
Hours of Operation: Mon – Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm
The mission of Paint Creek Center for the Arts is to enhance life in the region by
promoting, encouraging and creating opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts. PCCA is committed to creating opportunities for artists to exhibit original works. The exhibition season includes approximately six group shows and eight solo exhibits. In addition, PCCA produces exhibition catalogues, artist profiles, and presents public lectures in conjunction with each exhibition. Annually, nearly 250 professional artists participate in exhibitions.
Contact Info and How They Find Artists:
[Mary Fortuna, Exhibit Director] 248.651.4110, firstname.lastname@example.org
They have a PDF just for how to submit work!
Something Different: The gallery provides space for a solo show in the lower floor for work that is small to moderate size and group shows (and sometimes large solo shows) above on the second floor in the main gallery.
Artists Who Have Been Involved with the Space: Taurus Burns, Thomas Carey, Rob Kangas, Faina Lerman, Sara Lindley, Helen Lowery, Julie Seregny Mahoney, Valerie Mann, Theresa Peterson, Luzhen Qiu, Amy Sacksteder, Chris Shneider, Amanda Thatch, Andrew Thompson, Norwood Viviano, Ian Weber, Jamison Williams, Allison Wong, Sun You