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Smithsonian Museum Day at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts

McKinney, TX
As a Smithsonian affiliate, the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in downtown McKinney is pleased to provide several Saturday morning tours for museum buffs.   The tours will be at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.  Tours are ... read more

Chocolate Tea September 25

McKinney, TX
A lunch hour bonanza of Chocolate awaits you at the Heard-Craig!    From 12:00 - 1:00 PM, we'll be serving a quick salad and savory, followed by a plateful of wonderful chocolate treats.  Each month features a different de... read more

Vintage Piano Hour with McKinney Legend Tony Stride

McKinney, TX
It has been over 100 years since the invention of recorded sound.  But in the past few years in North Texas, a rich tradition of musical excellence has re-emerged with the fabulous sounds from Mr. Tony Stride.    Taught in... read more

Porcelain Demos and Tea in the Carriage House

McKinney, TX
The North Texas Porcelain Guild will be providing FREE DEMOS on October 22nd in the Heard-Craig Carriage House.   After the Demos, join us for tea and desserts.   Reservations are required.

McKinney Art Studio Tour Starts at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX
Spend a wonderful weekend downtown McKinney at the McKinney Art Studio Tour.  Open Saturday November 9 from 10:00 - 5:00 PM and again Sunday, November 10 from 12:00 - 5:00 PM, the Carriage House at the Heard-Craig Center w... read more

Annual Porcelain Ornament Painting workshop

McKinney, TX
This has been a very popular worshop where non-artists can join experienced porcelain painters to create beautiful, one of a kind porcelain ornaments for holiday gift giving.   Many of our attendees paint more than one orn... read more

Photos with Father Christmas at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX
Interested in a beautiful photo of your child with Father Christmas?  Then book your photo reservation at the Heard-Craig Center and avoid the long lines.   Dressed in Victorian-era velvet finery, Father Christmas and Moth... read more

Holiday Tea & Conversation at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX
Come for lunch, come for tea, and hear beautiful music by the McKinney High School Honor Acapella choir.  Their voices fill the room with magic and they are one of most requested programs.  Advance reservations are require... read more
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Past Events

Art Unveiling Reception

Art Unveiling Reception

McKinney, TX
Public unveiling of a ne McKinney Museum Amenity, funded in part by the McKinney Community Development Corporation.   Opening Reception will run from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, September 13, 2019 and the public is invited to come and go between 4-7.   Hailed as retro and vintage, the art i...
Friday, September 13 2019 4:00 PM 7:00 PM

"Adventures of an Art Quilter" - Sept Tea & Conversation

"Adventures of an Art Quilter" - Sept Tea & Conversation

McKinney, TX
Make your reservation today for the September Tea & Conversation event, held September 11, 2019 inside the beautiful Heard-Craig Center for the Arts.   The program, "Adventures of An Art Quilter" begins at 2:00 pm in the Carriage House.  The speaker is Carolyn Skei.    Carolyn will show some of h...
Wednesday, September 11 2019 2:00 PM 4:30 PM

Downtown McKinney Community Walking Tour and Picnic in the Garden

Downtown McKinney Community Walking Tour and Picnic in the Garden

McKinney, TX
Register early to attend the downtown McKinney Community WALKING TOUR with local historian and expert, Mr. Guy Giersch.   Mr. Giersch is the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of McKinney and is knowledgeable about McKinney's archetecture, art, and downtown square.   Although there is a ...
Thursday, September 5 2019 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

FREE ART HISTORY LECTURE - EL GRECO

FREE ART HISTORY LECTURE - EL GRECO

McKinney, TX
Join us as Collin County professor, Clair Robertson, shares some history about the Greek Painter, EL GRECO.   El Greco (formal name, Doménikos Theotokópoulos) was a Greek painter, architect, and sculptor.  (Spanish Renaissance).   In 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop and executed...
Wednesday, September 4 2019 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Caravan to the Crow Asian Museum for Master Shen-Long Abstract Ink Process

Caravan to the Crow Asian Museum for Master Shen-Long Abstract Ink Process

McKinney, TX
If you like learning new art techniques, join us as we arrange a caravan to the Crow Asian Museum in downtown Dallas for the Master Shen-Long exhibit.  Master Shen-Long has developed a new abstract process for painting ink onto paper and canvas and, according to the Crow Museum, the process creat...
Tuesday, August 27 2019 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Chocolate Tea August 13 Heard-Craig

Chocolate Tea August 13 Heard-Craig

McKinney, TX
The last in the Summer Chocolate Tea Series, the August 13th tea is sure to please the palatte with delectable treats in many different flavors.   Try a new chocolate tea with fruit and a chocolate fountain.   Held at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in downtown McKinney, the tea will be held...
Tuesday, August 13 2019 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

August 7 Art History Lecture - Early American Republic

August 7 Art History Lecture - Early American Republic

McKinney, TX
August Topic:  Recording the Past, Recording the Present: The Early American Republic Bring your lunch and join us for coffee as we discuss EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC with our featured speaker,  Dr. Clair Robertson of Collin College.    All are welcome to attend this growing series.
Wednesday, August 7 2019 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Granddaughter Tea - Kaleidescopes of Art and Sound

Granddaughter Tea - Kaleidescopes of Art and Sound

McKinney, TX
Register for this "learn and build" program that starts with a short historical review of the art of Vasaly Kandinsky through the book, 'THE NOISY PAINT BOX".  View one of Kandinsky's prints, and hear about how his art was in sound and sound was in his art.   Following the review, attendees will ...
Saturday, August 3 2019 11:30 AM 1:30 PM

European Tea Room July 25

European Tea Room July 25

McKinney, TX
Join us with a friend for the last of our July European Tea Room luncheons.   Come and dine on bavarian delectables and delicious desserts.   There will be several different types of tea.   Please let us know, with your reservations, whether there are any allergies of which we should be aware.
Thursday, July 25 2019 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

European Tea Room July 11

European Tea Room July 11

McKinney, TX
Open for lunch on Thursdays during July from 11:00 - 1:00 pm.   Reservations are required.  Come for some very special Bavarian treats, salads, and delectable desserts.   When registering, please note any allergies.
Thursday, July 11 2019 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

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205 W Hunt Street McKinney, Texas 75069
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