ROCHESTER, Mich., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Talmer Bank and Trust will be the key sponsor of the 46th annual Art & Apples Festival. This year's festival will be held September 9 – 11 in beautiful Rochester Municipal Park. Art & Apples is an annual art festival attracting 200,000 visitors each fall and one of Paint Creek Center for the Arts' (PCCA) core programs. The festival showcases over 290 artists from across the country, offers more than 15 musical performances, free kids art activities, and three fresh food courts during the three-day event.
"We are thrilled to welcome Talmer Bank and Trust as the festival's presenting sponsor," said Suzanne Wiggins, executive director of Paint Creek Center for the Arts. "With Talmer Bank and Trust's support, we are able to focus on our overall goals of increasing both festival attendance and awareness of PCCA."
Proceeds generated from the festival support PCCA, a non-profit regional art center located in downtown Rochester.
"Sponsoring the Art & Apples Festival is a great way for Talmer Bank and Trust and the Rochester region to wind down the summer and enjoy the outdoors and art," said Shellie Maitre, chief marketing officer of Talmer Bank and Trust. "Adding our charitable support to the festival just adds to the summer fun and also upholds the Talmer way of doing business – focusing on the community and service. The Art & Apples Festival is a great opportunity for all of us."
Paint Creek Center for the Arts enhances life in the region by promoting, encouraging, and creating opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts. This is accomplished through a full array of arts & cultural programming including studio art classes for students of all ages, year round exhibitions featuring emerging and established Michigan artists, the Regional Arts & Culture Awards, and the annual Art & Apples Festival.
Interested sponsors and volunteers can contact Paint Creek Center for the Arts at (248) 651-4110. For additional information about the Art & Apples Festival, please visit www.ArtandApples.com.
SOURCE Paint Creek Center for the Arts