Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) helps people in our region explore, experience, and share their creativity through art classes, exhibitions, outreach programs, community projects, and the annual Art & Apples Festival®.  Every year, PCCA offers 300 classes for all ages and levels of experience including: drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and summer camps.  PCCA proudly presents the Art & Apples Festival® which is consistently praised for its excellence and was designated as one of the top 10 fine art and design festivals in the nation in 2018.

OUR MISSION (Why We Exist)
Paint Creek Center for the Arts’ mission is to celebrate and support creativity in our community by providing opportunities for all to learn, create, experience, and appreciate the arts.

OUR VISION (Our Desired Future)
Paint Creek Center for the Arts is a creative spark in our community. We are a cherished asset supported by those we serve. A broad range of partnerships expand our impact and helps us achieve our goals. We are an inclusive center of creative inspiration and art-making. We provide diverse, ever-evolving opportunities designed to inspire creativity in everyone. PCCA annually produces the nationally-recognized Art & Apples Festival, a community celebration of artistic excellence and unique creative experiences.

OUR VALUES (Our Guiding Principles)

Our guiding principles define and reflect who we are: PCCA.

Passion – We are passionate about inspiring others to embrace the Arts

Creativity – We promote creativity in our students, instructors, staff and supporters

Community – We value our relationship with the community, artists, partners, our diverse students and our patrons

Accountability – We recognize the importance of PCCA in the community and we commit to achieving excellence in Art Education, Art & Apples and in providing learning opportunities through our outreach programs.


Although attendees of our Art & Apples Festival and Art Anywhere programs come from a broader geography, PCCA’s programs (Art School, Summer Camps, Artist Markets, Art Exhibitions) primarily serve:

  • The northern Oakland County communities of: Auburn Hills, Clarkston, Bloomfield Hills, Lake Orion, Oakland Township, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy, Waterford, and;
  • The western Macomb County communities of: Shelby Township,  Sterling Heights, and Washington Township.

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