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Visual Arts

McKinney’s visual arts scene includes artists offering their creations in such a wide range of media, there truly is something to appeal to every taste. Visual arts can be found in art galleries, working studios and even in various businesses throughout the city.
 

Art Services / Working Studios

LAST Art Gallery

This small gallery on West Louisiana Street (thus the name: La St) features a collection of work by local artists, a mix of mediums including sculpture, pottery, painting and more, including pieces incorporating repurposed / recycled materials.
105 W. Louisiana St., McKinney, TX 75069
214-960-4741
https://www.lastartgallery.com/

Andrea Holmes Art Studio

Andrea Holmes is a highly experienced artist with a studio located at Millhouse in the historic McKinney Cotton Mill. Her diverse educational and professional background provides a unique and accomplished lens through which she views art. With a focus on acrylics, Andrea likes to paint vintage objects, animals, birds, and custom pieces. She enjoys experimenting with different styles of backgrounds and using scrapbook paper or fabric to create texture and depth to her work. Andrea’s art is often displayed and sold in local businesses around the square, and she has created several of the unusual and colorful murals found throughout historic downtown.
610 Elm St., Suite 1000 (inside Millhouse McKinney), McKinney, TX 75069
By appointment only
469-712-4126
https://www.aholmesartstudio.com/

Jump Into Art Studios

Jump Into Art Studios is an amazing place to create, play, and engage in various art processes with numerous weekly classes, home school classes, adult art and clay classes, private pottery lessons, private art parties and summer camp. Bringing in visiting artists for many of their sessions keeps things even more fun!
404 N. Church Street, McKinney TX 75069
214-937-9153
https://www.jumpintoart.com/

Kim Guthrie Art & Studio

Kim Guthrie seeks to delight people with her humorous, “tongue in cheek” approach she uses in creating her art. The demanding work of varied subjects and mediums molded the gifted artist that she is today. Over the past decade, Kim has turned her focus to primarily creating whimsical oil paintings, portraits, and 3D Paper Mache characters. Kim has quickly gained a reputation for her versatility, talent, and warm wit.
115 W Virginia St., Suite 101, McKinney, TX 75069
530-925-6610
https://www.kimguthrieart.com/

The Cove

The Cove is a private cooperative venue that encourages creatives to congregate, communicate, collaborate, exhibit, and perform. Located in the heart of a growing hub for artists in downtown McKinney, The Cove features a new solo or collaborative exhibit every weekend to encourage a constant flow of new work, new ideas, and energy.  Memberships and exhibit/meeting space fees are affordable.  Poets, writers, musicians, artists, and small creative groups should inquire about the use of this special creative haven, just north of the downtown square. This gallery is curated by local artist Anne Royer.
402 N. Tennessee, McKinney, TX 75069
(No phone on premises)
http://thecovemckinney.com/ 

The MARTin Place

The MARTin Place is a unique art destination designed to promote the arts in the community with a variety of services including fine art and photography exhibitions, workshops and classes, photography and art reproduction, custom framing, and giclee’ printing.
1799 N. Graves, McKinney, TX 75069
972-548-7575
https://www.themartinplace.com/
 

Galleries And Studios

LAST Art Gallery

This small gallery on West Louisiana Street (thus the name: La St) features a collection of work by local artists, a mix of mediums including sculpture, pottery, painting and more, including pieces incorporating repurposed / recycled materials.

Started by artist Gail Delger, of the long-running Garret Art Gallery. 

LAST Art Gallery 
105 W. Louisiana St.
McKinney, TX 75069
Ph: 214-960-4741
 

Create Your Own Art

Jump Into Art

Jump Into Art Studios is an amazing place to create, play, and engage in various art processes with numerous weekly classes, home school classes, adult art and clay classes, private pottery lessons, private art parties and summer camp. Bringing in visiting artists for many of their sessions keeps things even more fun!
404 N. Church Street, McKinney TX 75069
214-937-9153
https://www.jumpintoart.com/ 

Painting with a Twist

This social art locale is a BYOB studio (bring your own wine and other refreshments) where friends can hold gatherings or individuals can just sign up to create your own painting to take home that night. Check the calendar on their website to see what paintings they are offering each month. Art teachers walk participants through each step in the painting process as you mingle with other painters. 
3201 S. Hardin Blvd., Suite 204, McKinney, TX 75070
972-542-1883
https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/mckinney/ 

Walls of Clay

This studio in McKinney’s historic downtown offers a variety of unpainted ceramic bisque pieces, from vases to plates and cups to figurines, that you select then make it your own by painting, stenciling, sponging or stamping your design. They’ll hand-glaze it for you, then fire it in-house. Walls of Clay also offers private events for parties or corporate functions.

211 N. Kentucky, McKinney, TX 75069
972-547-4475
http://www.wallsofclaymckinney.com/

Wild Brush Studio 

Schedule an individual spot or book a party with Wild Brush Studio located on McKinney’s downtown square where you can work with the three artist / owners to create your own take-home painting. They’ll even bring the art to your own home if you want to book an at-home painting party.  Wild Brush Studio offers a unique date night – dinner at one of McKinney’s special downtown eateries, painting at the studio, then enjoying dessert or an after-painting drink on the square.
110 W. Virginia, McKinney, TX 75069
469-919-5995
http://wildbrushstudio.com/home.html
 

Public Art

The City of McKinney promotes the cultural, aesthetic, and economic vitality of the city by integrating art into public places, civic infrastructure, and present and future development. McKinney’s Public Art Program builds our community’s identity by initiating artworks and exhibitions that enhance the vitality of our community. Artworks can also add value to new development by lending a special sense of identity, creating memorable public places, and conveying a sense of civic purpose.  

The city's GIS Department developed a cool digital map of all the public art pieces located in McKinney! It's colorful, interactive, and so full of great information! You can access it HERE.

Monarchs of McKinney

Installed throughout the downtown historic cultural district in August 2020, the Monarchs of McKinney public artwork is comprised of eight over-sized steel butterflies, painted by local artists.  Can you find them all? 

Butterfly Sculpture Details

  • Steel construction
  • Raised 8’ in the air on a metal post
  • Proposed wingspan is 4 feet 
  • Wings will be in two pieces and welded to the post at the time installation
  • Each wing is expected to weigh 40 pounds


Other Places to Experience Art 

During art-related events like Second Saturdays and Arts in Bloom (held each April), several other retail establishments and eateries offer an art experience, including: