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Historic downtown McKinney to host Arts in Bloom April 13-15
By City of McKinney
Apr 11, 2018
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Three-day festival welcomes spring

McKinney --  The annual Arts in Bloom festival featuring art from local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists will blossom throughout Historic Downtown McKinney Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15.

The event, which features artwork, music, wine garden, food and shopping, is hosted by McKinney Main Street, the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and the shops in downtown McKinney.

Produced and sponsored by McKinney Main Street, Arts In Bloom takes place in Historic Downtown McKinney and features 150 juried artists, the Local Artist Village, and the Student Art Tent from McKinney Independent School District all set up on the tree-lined streets surrounding the McKinney Performing Arts Center. 

A nationally recognized participant in the Main Street Program, downtown McKinney offers a unique and beautiful setting of restored, turn-of-the-century buildings that now feature cafes, offices, bars, boutiques, galleries and restaurants. 

During the event the streets of downtown come alive with fascinating sights and sounds as fine artists, dancers, performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries, and food vendors take part in the three-day celebration.  

There’s also a hands-on interactive area for children,  the Kids Creation Station, where young Picasso’s can learn about art processes and create their own masterpieces.

Performance schedule

Friday, April 13

Deep Ellum Brewing Company Stage

Performers                          Time
Ryan Berg & The Velvet Ears 5:15 p.m.
Jon Christopher Davis             6:45 p.m.
The Derailers                           8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 14

Deep Ellum Brewing Company Stage

Performers                              Time
Children's Chorus of Collin County 11:30 a.m.
E Flat Porch Band                           12:45 p.m.
Danni & Kris                                   2:15 p.m.
AJ LeGrand                                    3:45 p.m.
The Buffalo Ruckus                         5:15 p.m.
Texas Flood                                     6:45 p.m.
Hard Nights Day                               8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 15

Deep Ellum Brewing Company Stage
Performers            Time
Jennie Samuel            12:30 p.m.
Bambi & Thumper       2:00 p.m.
London Lawhon           3:30 p.m.

*Schedule subject to change without notice.

The Derailers is funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts

photos by Allen Rich