McKINNEY (March 17, 2016) — Art from local and regional artists blossoms throughout Historic Downtown McKinney at the annual Arts in Bloom festival Saturday, April 9. The event, which features artwork, music, food and shopping, is hosted by McKinney Main Street, the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and the shops in downtown McKinney. Featured activities include:

  • Art Show, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – More than 100 local and regional artists, including painters, sculptors, jewelry-makers, photographers and musicians will line the streets throughout the downtown area to showcase their talents.
  • Wine Garden, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Arts in Bloom will feature a wine garden showcasing wines from Texas wineries.
  • The Farmers Market at Chestnut Square, 8 a.m. to noon – Shop for local and organic meat, dairy, honey and produce as well as sauces, canned goods, pasta, baked goods, wine and flowers.
  • Unique by Nature Juried Art Show Exhibit, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Artwork from the Juried Art Show will be on exhibit in the Gallery at MPAC for public viewing. Artwork will be available for viewing daily April 8 through April 23.
  • Live Entertainment, 11 a.m. and throughout the day – Enjoy live music on the McKinney Main Street stage from J.R. Byrd, The Wicks, Akira Sato, and The Revolution 9 Band. Visitors will also encounter live music throughout downtown.
  • Second Saturday – Enjoy the day with live music, fine food, gallery exhibits and late hours at many stores.

Arts in Bloom is sponsored by McKinney Community Development Corporation, Nissan of McKinney and Valliance Bank. For more information, call 972-547-2660 or visit


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is No. 1 on America’s Best Places to Live list published by Money Magazine. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of nearly 162,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at