You are invited to enjoy a fun filled evening of art, shopping, music, food and spirits on Saturday, Aug., 10 in downtown McKinney. Guests can explore local art galleries, listen to great local and regional music and taste food at some of the area’s best eateries. Many places in downtown McKinney will keep their doors open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for this monthly event.

When: Saturday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Historic Downtown McKinney (various locations)

Art events featured this Saturday:

Design Ten 1 Interiors – is proud to present their newest venture designBar. DesignBar is a new design library with 100's of fabrics to browse through, source books, idea books and design tools needed to design any project. Guests will be treated to sips and dips throughout the evening.

Garret Art Gallery – will be featuring artist Linda Bauer from Aug. 10 to Sept. 11. Linda first learned about art by watching her Dad draw and paint. She has a BS in Art Education from the University of Dayton and took her art classes at the Dayton Art Institute, where she had taken a few watercolor classes. But it wasn't until she saw the paintings of Margaret Hoybach while living in Illinois that she realized the beautiful possibilities of water colors and was inspired to start painting again.

She has earned her signature status in the Southwestern Watercolor Society and won Best of Show in the 2008 Annual Exhibition. She works in watercolor, acrylic and collage and paints what pleases her. Stop by and meet this amazing Artist.

Imaging on the Square – is featuring various local artists, showcasing their many different mixes and mediums throughout the evening.

Main Street Magic & Fun Company – will feature amazing magician Doc Grimes and Friends … as they will be sharing a little magic and spirit, well, we hope so anyway. Tickets to both shows are $10 each and include a complimentary glass of wine for adults. Seating is limited: call 214-274-7802 to reserve your seats.


Orisons Fine Art & Framing Gallery – is excited to host the annual Group Photography Show as well as new works by Weeda Hamdan (upstairs).

The Gallery will be filled with beautiful photography, as we again host a Group Photography Show. Voting for your favorite begins Saturday, July 27th. Winners of the People's Choice awards will be announced at our Aug. 10 Second Saturday Reception (7p-10p), when we serve wine, beverages, snacks and fabulous sweets, which this month are courtesy of McKinney's Sweet Spot.

DURING the Reception, last year's winner, photographer Jeremy Woodhouse, will offer short presentations of his photos from recent travels in Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Japan and Cuba. Woodhouse leads travel photography tours all over the world. Next stops include Umbria, Sicily, Ethiopia and India.

UPSTAIRS, our featured artist is Weeda Hamdan, who is showing her newest works. Hamdan is an international artist whose uniquely textured images lead the viewer to look at nature through reflections, inner and outer.

Patina Green Home & Market – will be featuring Market Dinners each second Saturday on their front patio. The dinners are by reservation only, which are made on the first day of the previous month. The store will be CLOSED to accommodate the intimate dining. For more information please call 972-548-9141 or check their online calendar at

Live music featured during Second Saturday:

Cadillac Pizza Pub – Buzz Andrews Band

Café Malaga – The Phil Cole Band

Grotto – Three Drunk Monkeys

La Misha Bistro – Tom

Landon Winery – Tu-Tones

Lone Star Wine Cellars – Mike Allyn

Louisiana St. Grill – Tyler Hammond

Rick’s Chophouse – Holland K Smith

Spoon’s Café – Vince Lujan Project


Shops open during Second Saturdays:

540 Mercantile
Artisanal ... A Food Lover’s Market
Art On The Veranda
Barrons Estate Jewelers
The Bear Market
Bella Byou
Cadence Cyclery of McKinney
The Canine Cookie Company
Cadillac Pizza Pub
Café Malaga
Churchill’s British Restaurant & Pub
Cotton Hearts
The Crystal Cloche
Cynthia Elliot Boutique
Dawgs N Hawgs
Design Ten 1 Interiors
Dobscha Studio
Fair and Square Imports
Garret Art Gallery
Goodies Texas
Gregory’s Bistro
Happy Trails Carriage Service
Home and Garden Trading Company
Imaging on the Square
Kiss and Make Up Boutique & Salon
Kitchenwares on the Square
La Misha European Bistro
Landon Winery
The Little Red Hen
Local Yocal Farm to Market
Loco Cowpoke Salsa Shop
Lone Star Wine Cellars
Louisiana St. Grill
Made of Sugar & Spice
Main Street Magic & Fun Company
McKinney Sweet Spot
McKinney Wine Merchant
The Menagerie
Morningstar Treasures
Nan Lee Jewelry
One Lazy Lizard Restaurant and Bar
Orisons Boutique
Orisons Fine Art & Framing Gallery
Paciugo Gelato
The Pantry Restaurant
Patina Green Home & Market
Plum Creek Primitives
Primp Boutique
Primp Salon and Spa
The Pub
Rick’s Chophouse
Sauce on the Square
Spa Esoteric
Special Things
Spoon’s Cafe
Spoons Garage
Square Burger
Wild Brush Studio