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Arts & Culture News in McKinney, TX

    From Our Tour of Trees to The Shops at Willow Bend...

    You could say Justin Lubbers has had an illuminating career.What began as a hobby helping neighbors string holiday lights has sparked into one of...

    ‘Home For The Holidays’ Returns To Downtown McKinney Thanksgiving Weekend

    Ring in the winter holiday cheer at 'Home for the Holidays… A McKinney Christmas' in Downtown McKinney. Experience a small-town feel with a big...

    Get to Know the Designer Behind Our Holiday Themed Tour of...

    What started as helping a friend decorate her Christmas tree has turned into a second career for Antoinette Boston, who is lending her extraordinary...

    Billboard #1 Smooth Jazz Artist to Perform Live in McKinney

    When a young musician prodigy gets introduced to playing the saxaphone in fifth grade and develops a passion for jazz music, then educates herself...

    Faubion Middle School Cambiata Tenor-Bass Choir Awarded With One of the...

    McKinney, TX - To the uninitiated, walking into a middle school choir class can be an interesting experience. It starts with vocal warm up exercises...

    McKinney Boyd High School Wins International Percussion Competition

    McKINNEY, TX - The McKinney Boyd High School Percussion Ensemble won first place in the high school segment of the Percussive Arts Society’s International Percussion...

    Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District hosts the 25th annual Texas Music...

    McKINNEY, TX – This Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District will host the 25th anniversary of the Texas Music Revolution June 4-5. Festival headliners include Randy...

    Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden at Heard Museum Reopens May...

    From May 29 through October 3, 2021, visitors to the Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary...

    The Heard Museum Presents: Texas Nessie

    In May of 1991, avid fossil collector Mike Donovan made an amazing find in Collin County: the partial skeleton of a plesiosaur. He nicknamed...

    ‘Journey Stories’ Comes to the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts

    McKINNEY, TX -- The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service will host an exhibit entitled “Journey Stories” from Tuesday, May 4, 2021 through Saturday, September...

    Annual Heard Plant Sale Fundraiser to Offer Milkweed and Other Native...

    The 32nd Annual Spring Plant Sale fundraising event, which will be held at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary on April 24-25, will feature a...

    Downtown McKinney Hosts Reimagined Arts in Bloom as an Open-Air Market...

    MCKINNEY, TX – The streets of Historic Downtown McKinney will come alive during the Arts in Bloom celebration April 9-11 with fascinating sights and sounds...

    Mark Your Calendars for the 10th Anniversary of Empty Bowls McKinney

    McKinney, TX -- Empty Bowls McKinney, one of the most meaningful and emotion-generating events in McKinney, will take place on April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown McKinney. This year’s event strives to...

    Hope For The Warriors to Host Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Concert

    The national military nonprofit Hope For The Warriors is hosting a virtual St. Patrick’s Day concert featuring Celtic Tenor John McDermott. Family tickets for...

    Abstract Art Speaks to Your Brain, Evokes Far Away Feelings

     Does abstract art truly evoke different cognitive states than figurative art? This was the driving question behind a new study. Across three experiments, researchers...

    Ready To Travel Again?

                                                  READY TO . . . TRAVEL . . . AGAIN ???Yes, so are we!  And, so are millions of other Americans who had...

    New Map Directs to Holiday Light Displays!

    McKinney, TX -- Who doesn’t love Christmas Lights! McKinney’s own Virtual Town Tours created an interactive map highlighting the best places in McKinney to...

    McKinney Community Band To Host Online Concert and More

    Enjoy an entertaining family-friendly evening of popular tunes from the silver screen! The McKinney Community Band’s (MCB) virtual concert features new performances by several...

    Dinosaurs Roam Earth Again at Heard Museum

    Get outside and let your imagination run wild as you travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs....

    FEATURE: Lifestyle Unlimited

    McKinney has come a long way since being named the county seat of Collin County in 1848. Now with a population of over 190,000...

    Traveling During a Pandemic

    McKINNEY, Texas -- Lockdowns, wearing masks, travel restictions, and more. Much has changed in the travel world since this global pandemic with COVID-19 started....
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