Kids Art Zone

Join us in the Meijer Kids Art Zone during the Art & Apples Festival®!

2023 Art & Apples Festival Hours

Friday, September 8: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 9: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 10: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Meet us in the Kids Art Zone for free art making activities!

This year is all about catching light and experimenting with color! Let one of our Kids Art Zone volunteers lead your child (or child at heart) through the steps to make a faux stained glass suncatcher. This project is excellent for beginners with no previous art making experience and even the littlest hands. Even better- it can be customized by more advanced artists making this a project you can try again and again as your skillset grows.

When you’re finished, all makers are invited to display their suncatcher in the on-going and ever growing Monet’s Garden Mural, PCCA’s interactive art installation, up for the duration of the Festival. Please be aware that PCCA will do everything we can to protect your beautiful creations from the elements, but we are unable to reunite you with your sun catcher after the Festival is over. If you love what you made, we encourage you to take your work home with you or consider making two (one for us, one for you!) to ensure you get to enjoy your finished piece.


Learn How It’s Made

Instructors from Paint Creek Center for the Arts will be on-site during the festival providing demonstrations of their work in the PCCA big top! Demonstrations vary and are not scheduled- stop by the Kids Art Zone to see what our talented fine artists are making live.

Wheel throwing and clay demonstrations provided by Corinne MacInnes and Paige Neils. See the 2022 Festival Guide for more information.

Scavenger Hunt

Paint Creek Center for the Arts has hidden colorful symbols around the festival! Pick up a scavenger hunt clue sheet in the Kids Art Zone to participate. This activity is just for fun so no pressure if you can’t find every one.


Kid Approved Fun

The Kids Art Zone brings more fun to the Festival with bounce houses, provided by Oakland County Parks & Recreation, temporary tattoos, and face painting provided by Face Painting MI.

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