Mark your calendars for the 2017 annual Art & Apples Festival produced by Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) and presented by Genisys Credit Union from September 8-10 in Downtown Rochester. This three-day family friendly event will host more than 85,000 festivalgoers and art enthusiasts in the 30-acre Rochester Municipal Park. The festival, PCCA’s largest fundraising event of the year, will feature nearly 300 new and returning artists from across the nation showcasing their work at this juried fine art fair. There is fun for the whole family, including live entertainment and music, fresh apple treats and a weekend full of creativity and activities in the Meijer Kids Art Zone. Recognized throughout the years as one of the largest and high ranking juried fine art fairs, Art & Apples Festival proudly celebrates its 52nd year as well as the City of Rochester 200th anniversary. As such, children are invited to help decorate a “Happy birthday, Rochester” monster mural.