Rochester Hills, MI - July 28, 2022 – The Village of Rochester Hills, Detroit’s premier outdoor shopping and lifestyle destination, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery during the 18th annual Fine Art at The Village Art Fair Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, 2022.

The art fair, curated by the owners of the Village Fine Art Gallery located in The Village of Rochester Hills will be hosted by The Village and sponsored by the Creative Arts Council, a non-profit art group. This two-day event will host 72 artists from across the United States, with over 40 from Michigan. Artwork in all facets will be featured including ceramics, glass, paintings, drawings, multi-media, sculpture, photography, fiber art, wood, jewelry and more.

The Village Main Street will be closed to feature the artists’ booths, outdoor dining options, and much more. Free and easy access parking is available throughout The Village shopping center. The layout of the event makes for a spacious, attractive, and flowing route for art fair patrons.

“Combined with the variety of shops and restaurants The Village of Rochester Hills has to offer, we believe the beautiful and relaxed atmosphere at The Village is the perfect setting to view artwork of this caliber and to meet artists from all over the country,” stated Donna Beaubien, Executive Director of the festival. “We encourage our guests to express themselves, even the youngest ones and that’s why we have something for everyone here.”

Barnes & Noble will be hosting a coloring contest for ages 5 and up. Coloring pages can be picked up at Barnes & Noble, located at 200 N. Adams Road, July 7 thru July 23. Entries must be returned to Barnes & Noble by July 23, 2022. All entries will be displayed in the windows of the bookstore and will be judged by the art fair panel on July 29. Winners for three ages categories (5-10 years, 10-15 years, 15-adult) will be announced at the art fair and will each receive a ribbon and a gift basket.

Children will be able to take part in several story-time events featured by Barnes & Noble during the event. Story-time on Saturday, July 30 is at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Story-time on Sunday, July 31 is at 12pm and 2pm. There will also be additional coloring opportunities for children to participating in on-site from 2pm-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Guests will also have the chance to find hidden plastic eggs around the art fair. Some eggs will contain $1 bills and others will contain $25 and $100 coupons that can only be used at participating artists booths.


The Village Art Fair:
Sat, July 30: 10am to 8pm
Sun, July 31: 12pm to 6pm

Barnes & Noble Storytime:
Sat, July 30: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Sun, July 31: 12pm, 2pm

Barnes & Noble Coloring Contest:
Coloring Sheets Pickup Jul 7-23
Return Sheets by EOB July 23rd

To see some of the artists’ work, and to learn more about the event visit the Fine Art at the Village Facebook page at

About the Village of Rochester Hills

The Village of Rochester Hills, metropolitan Detroit's premier and award-winning outdoor lifestyle shopping center, was developed in 2002 by Robert B. Aikens & Associates, LLC. This dynamic 375,000-square-foot property, in the heart of Rochester Hills, Michigan, is co-anchored by Whole Foods and Von Maur. The Village boasts an outstanding mix of notable retailers and standout stores like Sephora, lululemon, Barnes & Noble, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, EVEREVE, Soft Surroundings, Woodhouse Day Spa, Banana Republic, Aveda, Eddie Bauer, Chico's, White House | Black Market, and a broad selection of dining options include BRAVO! Italian Kitchen, Kruse & Muer, Mitchell's Fish Market, P.F. Chang's, Shake Shack, Chipotle, The Jagged Fork, and Starbucks. The center features a walkable, pedestrian friendly streetscape, beautiful fountain and firepit, lush gardens and an outdoor park that is home to signature events and community activities.


July 12, 2022, Rochester.Life Staff

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