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The Fiber Journey

McKinney, TX
Artists who are enthusiastic about working with all types of fiber (paper, fabric, wood, etc.) are welcome to join the Heard-Craig Center as it collaborates with the Dallas Area Fiber Arts organization.     Leave the Heard... read more

Mckinney Private Studio Tour with Artist Leslee Ortega

McKinney, TX
Looking for a local learning experience that can be completed on a lunch hour?  Then register for for one of the McKinney Private Studio Tours in 2020.   The February 11, 2020 Studio Tour (12:00 - 1:00 PM) is scheduled wit... read more

Valentines Chocolate Tea at the Heard-Craig

McKinney, TX
Join us for lunch (12:00 - 1:00 PM) on Thursday, February 13, for a Valentines Week celebration of love, kindness, and happiness.  Lunch will be served promptly at Noon, making it easy to get away for a relaxing lunch hour... read more

Vintage Piano Night with Tony Stride

McKinney, TX
Join us in the evening on Wednesday, February 19th or our 2nd Vintage Piano night, featuring the music of local musician Tony Stride.   Put on your best 1920s vintage attire and come to listen to the music, feast on a vari... read more

Free Art History Lecture - DEGAS

McKinney, TX
Join us the first Wednesday of the month for a rousing Art History discussion.  This month's topic is E. Degas, painter.

Private Art Studio Tour with Kim Guthrie

McKinney, TX
Looking for a local learning experience that can be completed on a lunch hour?  Then register for for one of the McKinney Private Studio Tours in 2020.   The March 10, 2020 Studio Tour (12:00 - 1:00 PM) is scheduled with K... read more

Tea & Conversation: Pat Rogers shares "A Night On the Town"

McKinney, TX
The entertainment industry in McKinney was booming in the mid-1800's and early 1900s, thanks to places like the Heard Opera House, the Pope Theater, and the Ritz.  The crowds went wild when John Phillip Sousa came to town;... read more

Free Art History Lecture - Italian Baroque Artist Artemisia Gentileschi

McKinney, TX
Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, also known as Autoritratto in veste di Pittura or simply La Pittura, was painted by the Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi.

Smithsonian Museum Day at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX
Swing by the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts between 8:00 AM and 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 4, 2020 for Smithsonian Museum Day.    As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Heard-Craig Art Museum will be holding a gallery show en... read more

McKinneys ART MEETS FLORAL design competition

McKinney, TX
McKinney's ART MEETS FLORAL event pairs fine art paintings with innovative floral arrangements for a stunning display of design.  Open to the Public on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19th, 2020, this design event is ... read more

Free Art History Lecture - Feminist Art in the 1970s

McKinney, TX
In 1971 at the California Institute of the Arts, Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro founded the first feminist art program. Chicago said she was "scared to death of what I'd unleashed," but, at the same time, "I had watched ... read more

Tea & Conversation - McKinney's 4th MAD HATTER TEA

McKinney, TX
Don your best hat and enjoy a lovely summer afternoon at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in downtown McKinney.   The program begins at 2:00 PM in the historic Carriage House at 205 W Hunt Street.   After the program, a... read more
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Past Events

Asian Tea & Exhibit at the Heard-Craig Center

Asian Tea & Exhibit at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX
To honor Chinese New Year (January 25th) we'll celebrate with another Asian Tea on Friday, January 24th from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.   While enjoying tea and desserts, view a kimono collage exhibit and read the good fortune inside of your Lucky Money envelope.  $10 for non-members and $5.00 for Heard-Cr...
Friday, January 24 2020 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter Holiday Tea at the Heard-Craig Center

Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter Holiday Tea at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX
Register now to attend our annual HOLIDAY BREAKFAST TEA for Mothers, Daughters, and Granddaughters.   Set inside the beautiful Heard-Craig Mansion, the Event begins in the Carriage House with a short Program - - for the holiday, there will be a short history of Aprons, followed by a Make And Take...
Saturday, December 28 2019 9:00 AM 10:30 AM

Holiday Tea & Conversation at the Heard-Craig Center

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 required for the tea so make your reservations early.
Tue, Dec 10 2019 2:00 PM Wed, Dec 11 2019 4:30 PM

Art History Lecture at the Heard-Craig Center - Currier and Ives

Art History Lecture at the Heard-Craig Center - Currier and Ives

McKinney, TX
Join us during the Holiday Season for a Free Art History Lecture on Currier and Ives.   The guest lecturer every month is Dr. Clair Robertson from Collin College's Art Department.
Wednesday, December 4 2019 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Photos with Father Christmas at the Heard-Craig Center

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 Mother Nature come bearing gifts of candy canes.   If it's cold outside, hot ch...
Saturday, November 30 2019 9:30 AM 12:30 PM

Annual Porcelain Ornament Painting workshop

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 ornament because they are so beautiful.   Reservations are required.
Tuesday, November 26 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

McKinney Art Studio Tour Starts at the Heard-Craig Center

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 - 4:00 PM, the Carriage House at the Heard-Craig Center will have an Art Book Sale, and a chance to view artwork by young art prodigys from the MISD School System.   For those wishin...
Saturday, November 9 2019 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

FREE Art History Lecture - Artist Frida Kahlo

FREE Art History Lecture - Artist Frida Kahlo

McKinney, TX
Join us at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts for a FREE Art History lecture every First Wednesday of the Month.   The Artist featured for November 6th is Frida Kahlo.
Wednesday, November 6 2019 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Porcelain Demos and Tea in the Carriage House

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. The following month (November), the Porcelain Guild will have their ANNUAL ORNAMENT PAINTING WORKSHOP whic...
Tuesday, October 22 2019 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Vintage Piano Hour with McKinney Legend Tony Stride

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 the ancient traditions from the golden era of music, Mr. Stride will share...
Thursday, October 17 2019 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

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205 W Hunt Street McKinney, Texas 75069
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