McKinney Artist Studio Tour: Nov 8–9, 2014

Art Extravaganza here at the Art House during MAST November 8th and 9th of 2014! We will be chock full of activities and artists demonstrating their handiwork: Raku firing, printing on handmade paper, painting demos, manipulating clay for an art installation and being part of a photography project. Come celebrate McKinney arts with Sona, Lynne, Laura, KD, Ann, and Cate.

Some highlights of the MAST event at The Art House:

The McKinney Art House and Sona Knox will be participating in the 6Th Annual McKinney Artist Studio Tour, November 8th and 9th, 2014. Last year, over 400 patrons visited 22 artist's studios and this year the MAST team is working to expand the tour which will include the McKinney Art House located at 502 N. Kentucky, 3 blocks north of the Square.

Family Art Drop In and Parent’s Night Out

The First Saturday of the Month is Family Art Drop In and Parent's Night Out. Starting at 12 noon we offer wonderful projects that will engage and delight all members of your family ($10 - $15/project) and include painting, sculpting, and crafting with abandon! Starting at 3 pm, feel free to drop your artists off (ages 4 and up) for Parent's Night Out. We will entertain, engage and delight your children until you please (or until 10 pm, whichever comes first!) $12/project plus $5/hour childcare fee (dinner served at 7 pm) Space is Limited! Please RSVP 214.937.9153 or 310.702.8442

Current dates for 2014 include: Saturday February 1
Saturday March 1
Saturday April 5
May 3
June 7

Third Annual Empty Bowls Event

The 3rd annual Empty Bowls event will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, February 6, 2014, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

We need bowls! Most of the “empty bowls” given out at the event are made for the event by church members, church youth groups, youth campers and other groups in the community.

  1. We’re looking for 20 unique “artist bowls” hand made by artists in the area to be the foundation of our silent auction. These bowls will be on display at Orisons Art and Framing (110 E. Louisiana St., McKinney) in January and be the spotlighted art at their 2nd Saturday Art Show that month. They will be in our premier online silent auction January 12 - February 6. The bowls will be professionally priced and promoted on our auction website And, of course, the bowls will be displayed at the Empty Bowls event on February 6.
  2. We also need bowls for our guests at the event. If you have less than perfect bowls that need a home, we need them for our guests to choose from.
  3. If you are a teacher, we would love handmade bowls created by your students to add to the bowls given out at the event.
  4. Please contact me if you are interested in creating a bowl for the silent auction or if you have bowls for the event night to donate! All artist bowls for the silent auction must be received at Orisons by January 3 or 4 to be in the gallery event at Orisons on January 11. See the attached Artist Bowl Donation Form for more information.

Contact person: Jamie St.Clair, Outreach Coordinator, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

McKinney Art House ~ Birthday Parties & Events for All Ages!

Imagine celebrating your special day with a private, customized art lesson in a real art studio for just you and your best pals - or picture meeting up with a group of friends for some crafts and conversation - at the McKinney Art House, we book one party/event at a time to give you and yours everything necessary for a great time including leaving with fabulous works of art. Choose one of the programs below or suggest something else you might want, we will do our best to accommodate you. Book today: 214.937.9153 or email our event coordinator, Magda Dia.

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks for your special event – we will gladly serve cake and ice cream, too!

Basic Package - $165

Super Artist Package - $285


Prefer crafts? Add on $5 for Basic Package and $8 for Super Artist – includes mask making, decoupage on object of your choice (frames, mirrors or boxes) or create your own craft party – just tell us what you want!

Birthday Parties with Pottery Wheel

Want to make a small mask and throw on the wheel?

You will have a fun filled party with time to eat cake along with time to play with clay. Every guest will make a mask and throw piece of pottery. We provide the clay and the fun activity. Feel free to bring cake and snacks for the party. We will fire the pieces and give you a call when they are done.

Pottery Package - $165

Want the full experience?
Glaze the pieces with your group - $15 per child.

If you would like to throw a party other than a birthday party we would be happy to have you. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts we would be happy to work with you to help you earn a badge. 
Contact the Art house or contact Brittney Hammond by email to schedule your special event.

If you would like to throw a small party, send an email for pricing.

McKinney Art House 502 N. Kentucky St., McKinney, Texas 469–952–ARTS (2787) | Last updated: Dec 27, 2011