Partnership / Gate Groups

Each year, Paint Creek Center for the Arts partners with local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to manage the entrance gates at the Arts & Apples Festival®. A percentage of gate revenue will be disbursed among gate organizations (typically amounting to $1,500 -$1,700 benefiting each gate group’s designated organization). Gate group responsibilities include delicately soliciting donations, answering festival patrons concerns and monitoring patron counts.


Deadline: Applications for the 2022 Gate Groups are due by June 1, 2022
Acceptance & Publication: PCCA will notify all applying Gate Groups of their acceptance or non-acceptance by end of day June 8, 2022

Volunteer Requirements:

If your organization is selected you will need to have a designated, trained adult gate leader at the Festival during all shifts. You will also need a minimum of 5 adults at your gate at each shift. Volunteers 18 and under will not count towards your 5 adults. You may have persons ages 11-17 with a parent or guardian present, however, only working adults are counted as a filled volunteer spot.

2022 Art & Apples Festival
Gate Group Volunteer Schedule

Friday, Sept. 9

  • Midday Shift: 1:30-3:30PM
  • Late Day Shift: 3-6PM
  • Evening Shift: 5:30-8PM

Saturday, Sept. 10

  • Morning Shift: 8-12:30PM
  • Midday Shift: 12-4:30PM
  • Evening Shift: 4- 8PM

Sunday, Sept. 11

  • Morning Shift: 8-12:30PM
  • Midday Shift: 12-4:30PM
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