The Art Club of McKinney Celebrates 100 Years!

(There will be no General Meeting in November 2014.)


Members' Art Display
There will be a display of members' art in the Heard-Craig Auditorium (upstairs).
Members, please bring one piece of your art to the Heard-Craig Auditorium (upstairs) on Friday, Nov. 7, between 1pm-4pm. Give it to Carol Kovacs. You can pick your art up after the Celebration at 5pm on Sunday, Nov. 9.

Members' Art Sale

As part of the Celebration, the Art Club of McKinney wil be part of the McKinney Art Studio Tour (MAST). Members can display, demo, and sell their art in the Heard-Craig Gallery (downstairs) on Saturday, Nov, 8, 10am-6pm and Sunday, Nov. 9, Noon-5pm. You must sign up before Friday, Nov. 8 for a 10' x 10' booth. There is room for 16 booths.

Email or call Gail McLaughlin (972-562-9073) to sign up. There is a charge of $20 per booth. You can use a 48" round table and chairs provided by the Heard-Craig. Or, you can bring your own table and chairs. Please bring something to protect the carpet in your booth.


On Sunday afternoon, in the upper level of the Heard-Craig Hall, there will be lectures and slide presentations from three noted speakers, historic exhibits of the founding and past Art Club activities, and a display of current members' art work.

After the presentations, there will be a reception with a commemorative cake and light snacks in the upper level of the Heard-Craig Hall.

We welcome everyone to come and celebrate with us!


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.