PayAnywhere is thrilled to be the exclusive mobile payment provider of the Paint Creek Center for the Arts 48th Annual Art & Apples Festival! The annual event will be held this weekend, September 6-8, and will include a variety of events including: a fun run for children ages 12 and under, an apple pie and dessert contest and a showcase of artwork from artists across the country.

Held at the Rochester Park in Rochester, MI, the Art & Apples Festival is ranked in the top 30 of the nation's best art festivals by Sunshine Artist Magazine. It is also Michigan's second largest fine art festival with an average attendance of over 125,000 festival-goers and 290 artists. In addition to artists showcasing their work in a variety of mediums including textiles, watercolor, woodworking, glass, pottery and jewelry among others, the event also features local entertainment acts, a free Kids Art Zone and three food courts.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Paint Creek Center for the Arts, a regional nonprofit art center located in downtown Rochester, among other local nonprofits.

PayAnywhere is working closely with festival vendors who would like to accept credit and debit cards for payment of goods at The Art & Apples Festival. Beyond the convenience of being able to process Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express credit card payments for everything they sell at the festival, each festival vendor is eligible for the exclusive opportunity to receive $1000 in free processing from PayAnywhere, along with the lowest transaction rate in the industry - - just 1.69 percent per swiped transaction for all card types, including American Express! To learn more about this exciting offer available to artists and vendors at the Art & Apples Festival contact Peter Fornasiero by email at pfornasiero@payanywhere.com or phone (248) 840-5379.

For more information please visit the event website at http://www.artandapples.com/artandapples.php. PayAnywhere can't wait for this art and apple filled weekend! See you there!