We are quickly approaching the greatest season of the year. The beaches will close while orchards will open, T-shirts will hide under our favorite hoodies & sweaters, and leaves will trade their summer greens for vibrant reds and yellows. For those of you who prefer a slight chill in the air as opposed to humidity, your calendar probably looks a lot like mine…a big red circle around September 22, the first day of fall. And if you love the season as much as I do, you’re itching to dive right into all things autumn.
Throughout fall’s entirety, I’ll be supplying you with orchard reviews, Halloween parties and haunted houses in Detroit, fall recipe’s, scents, etc.
Now that September is here, I’m going to kick off my fall-specific articles with an event that is both Detroit-related and sure to get you into the autumn mood: Pewabic Pottery’s booth at the 45h annual Art & Apples Festival in Rochester.
The Art & Apples Festival began in 1965 and is made possible by Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA), which is a regional non-profit art center in downtown Rochester. The festival usually attracts approximately 125,000 people, and features various artists from across the country along with live entertainment and three food courts.
While the festival is a pretty fun event in itself, the fact that Detroit’s own Pewabic Pottery is running a booth gives it a cool, creative touch straight from Detroit.
Pewabic Pottery was founded by artist Mary Chase Perry Stratton in 1903, and is a non-profit ceramic design studio. I make it a point to go to their darling little gallery around this time of year every year to scope out fall designs and enjoy a glass of fine wine. Around 70,000 people visit this historical landmark annually.
Pewabic Pottery’s booth will feature various gifts like tiles and pottery for sale, as well as tile-pressing demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday. Tiles are available in many different colors and patterns, and carry special meaning since Pewabic tiles can be found in important buildings such as the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the Nebraska State Capitol Building in Lincoln, and the Herald Square in New York
The Art & Apples Festival will be held Friday, September 10 from 4-7pm; Saturday, September 11 from 9am-7:30pm and Sunday, September 12 from 9am-4pm.