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Mckinney Art

McKinney Art: Jake Dobscha

If a drive through downtown McKinney has been a part of your day at any time over the past year, you would be hard-pressed to miss the appearance of a new building at the southwest entrance to the square (205 W. Louisiana Street). Construction of the two-story...

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Birds & Words

Good morning McKinney! Today I am excited to share with you about a fun class I took at Birds & Words Home Boutique on the downtown McKinney square. I attended the Brush Lettering workshop on Saturday evening which takes place upstairs in the Birds & Words craft...

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Jump Into Art

“I chose to move to McKinney because of the local pottery studio,” Magda Dia began as she told me about her move from Los Angeles in January 2011, “and then I purposefully looked for a home within 2 blocks from there.” It was the pottery studio at The McKinney Art...

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McKinney Art: Wayne Batchelder

  Of the 40 some-odd potters living in McKinney and surrounding areas, Wayne Batchelder was the one I wanted to meet first. I was introduced to Wayne via Instagram when I came across a photo of oversized coffee cups accented with beautiful, natural-wood handles. I...

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McKinney Art: Leslee Ortega

Good morning McKinney! Today I want to shed some light on another local artist, Leslee Ortega. I imagine many of you are familiar with Leslee's paintings of animals. Her talent in showing an animal's personality combined with the tell-tale neon background makes...

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McKinney Artist: Andrea Holmes

Good morning McKinney! Today I want to introduce you to Andrea Holmes, a gem in the McKinney artist community, and someone you have most definitely seen on your strolls around the downtown Square. Though born in Denver, Colorado, Andrea grew up not far from here, in...

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Holiday Cards with CW Designs

Good morning McKinney and happy Monday to you! Today I want to visit about Holiday cards. Has anyone else noticed what an enormous 'ordeal' Christmas cards are these days? Seriously, my family has new professional family portraits taken every. single. year. and then I...

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McKinney Art Studio Tour

Good Morning McKinney! I wanted to remind all of you that the McKinney Art Studio Tour is happening this weekend! What is MAST, you ask? Once a year, local artists open up their personal studios for a public glimpse! Although you can begin the tour at any studio, we...

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Hearts for McKinney Arts Gala

If you have watched The Art of Living Beautifully brand film, you will know art is a big part of my life. My mother's studio was in our home growing up, and I was always surrounded by paint and brushes and artist's tools and canvases and watercolor paper and anything...

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French General visits SOHO MCKINNEY

Good morning McKinney! One of the BEST things about living in McKinney is discovering the hidden treasures within our city limits...many of them found directly on our downtown McKinney square. SOHO MCKINNEY is one such treasure. Owner Robin Cook has been a staple in...

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