The Art Club of McKinney Holiday Party!

(The General Meeting in December 2014 will be replaced by a Holiday Party.)


Schedule of Event

Our Holiday Party will take place Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the

          Heard-Craig Hall

          306 North Church Street

          McKinney, TX.

We will celebrate upstairs in the auditorium. Please park in back of the building, as usual.

Sequence of Events (times are approximate)
9:00 am

The Heard-Craig Hall will be open.

9:30 am

Food - Bring something delicious to share for the Holiday Potluck.

Gift - Bring a gift-wrapped handmade ornament (or other goodie) for the Gift Exchange.

Silent Auction - Bring a new, gently used, or antique item (or items) to donate to the Silent Auction. The Silent Auction will take place upstairs in the auditorium. The bidding will start as soon as an item is on display, and end promptly at noon. The Silent Auction helps fund the art shows in March 2015, so be generous!

10:00 am

Tour the Heard-Craig House (across Hunt Street).

Shop at the Heard-Craig House store for a variety of items.

10:30 am - Noon

Return to the auditorium, choose a seat at a dining table, select food from the Potluck table, and enjoy.

We will exchange gifts over dessert.

Browse the Silent Auction table and bid on the items you like.

Enjoy holiday music by Nieta Nunn, and participate in the Sing Alongs.



Silent Auction ends. Pay for your items (cash or checks, please).

Help clean up.

Have a Wonderful Holiday!!


Art Shows

Every year The Art Club of McKinney hosts two art shows open to Collin County residents. This year the Art Shows will take place March 20-22, 2015, at the Heard-Craig Hall, 306 North Church Street, McKinney, TX. Every year the art shows attract wonderful artists from high school students to adults. The shows are not juried, but they will be judged by known judges. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded.

Adults - Please download the Prospectus for The 51st Collin County Adult Art Show for information about entering the Adult Art Show.

High School Students - Please download the Prospectus for Collin County Student Art Show for information about entering the Student Art Show.

The 51st Annual Collin County Adult Art Show and the Collin County Art Shows are sponsored by The Art Club of McKinney and funded in part by the City of McKinney through the City of McKinney Arts Commission.


About This Website

About Us: Includes information about the monthly meetings, how to join, postal mail address, email address, list of Board of Directors, list of Committee Chairpersons.

Calendar: A calendar of Art Club events from June 2014-May 2015, including board meetings, general meetings, hosts and programs, art shows, and other relevant events.

Artists Gallery: Free gallery of members' art

Members: Names of current members. Other member information (address, telephone, email, website, art interests) is displayed upon member request.

Sponsors: List of organizations sponsoring the club during this club year, including information about the sponsor and a link to their website.

Art Links: Eclectic list of organizations recommended by members. Includes all sorts of galleries, stores, workshops, art media, discount, specialty, local, online, etc. Definitely worth a look see.


The Art Club of McKinney, founded in 1914 in McKinney, Texas, was created to encourage the appreciation of visual art in the community. 100 years later, the club continues to support this goal with:

  • monthly meetings for members and visitors
  • lectures on art topics
  • demonstrations and workshops of various media and techniques
  • art shows for adults and children
  • organized visits to museums and gallery exhibits
  • field trips to “paint outside the gallery”
  • directory of local artists
  • online gallery for art club members
The Art Club of McKinney meets at the Heard-Craig Gallery, 306 North Church Street, McKinney, Texas, on the 2nd Thursday of each month, August through May. The business meeting starts at 9:30 am and the program starts at 10 am.

The program generally includes a presentation/demo by a visiting artist and occasionally, after a brief lunch break, a workshop taught by the visiting artist. Light refreshments and time to socialize are available at the beginning, middle, and/or end of each meeting.

You may join the Art Club of McKinney in person at the monthly meeting or any time by completing the membership application located in About Us.