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Downtown McKinney hosts Arts in Bloom April 9-11
By City of McKinney, photos by Allen Rich
Apr 7, 2021
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Arts in Bloom features over 120 juried artists, food, and live music
in beautiful Historic Downtown McKinney April 9-11

McKinney, Texas (March 23, 2021) – The streets of Historic Downtown McKinney will come alive during the Arts in Bloom celebration April 9-11 with fascinating sights and sounds featuring fine artists, musicians, Texas wineries, and food vendors. More than 120 juried artists will set up along the tree-lined streets surrounding the McKinney Performing Arts Center during the three-day event.

“We are excited about the changes we have made to ensure visitors can safely enjoy art in an outdoor setting,” said Amy Rosenthal, McKinney Main Street Director. “This year, artists from across the country will display works throughout the 15 blocks of McKinney’s Cultural District. The reimagined wine pavilion area allows guests to sample selections from Texas wineries in an area that provides lots of personal space. There will be plenty of space to hear strolling live performances and for guests to shopping at any of the independently owned businesses that define Historic Downtown McKinney.”

Sponsors for Arts in Bloom include Park Place Lexus Plano, McKinney Main Street, Children’s Health, Sheraton McKinney Hotel, McKinney Community Development Corporation and McKinney Arts Commission.

Enhanced protocols and social distancing measures

Modifications to the outdoor open-air market provides additional personal space for social distancing. Festival organizers have placed an emphasis on safety with masks required for staff and encouraged for participants. Enhanced cleaning protocols are also in place.


WHAT:             Arts in Bloom

WHEN:            Friday, April 9, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 11, noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE:         Historic Downtown McKinney

TICKETS:       Free to attend, parking is free  

Admission to Arts in Bloom is free; guests can also enjoy:

More than 120 local, regional, and national artists
Art demonstrations
Live musical entertainment with street performances
Reimagined Wine Pavilion area featuring 15 Texas wineries – Skip the line and buy online.
Craft beer
Tasty eats
Children’s Health Kids Creation Station – young Picassos can learn about art processes and create their own masterpieces.
Unique dining and shopping
Free parking and admission