Los Angeles-based producer, Scott Browning, has chosen a group of artists in and around McKinney to create a one-of-a-kind dining room art installation for the new TV series A Night of Artists and Chefs.
Focusing on smaller communities across the U.S. with vibrant art and food scenes, each episode will feature a group of artists who will transform an event space into an “art cocoon” that envelopes guests in a unique work of art. A group of local chefs will create a sumptuous meal with paired wines that complement the room.
The team of local artists who will transform Gather in Downtown McKinney is being led by Anne Royer, founder of the COVE arts cooperative. Her team includes Kim Guthrie, Melissa Patrello, Barbara Mason, James Mason, Teresa Krieger and Leo Malboeuf. The McKinney chefs chosen to participate are Aaron Thomas of Éclair Bistro, Jason Ferraro of Sugarbacon/Butcherboard, and Taylor Rause of Rye.
“The McKinney arts community is amazingly gifted,” says producer Scott Browning. “The range and depth of talent is truly impressive and strengthened by a strong collaborative spirit.”
“Artists come to McKinney because they feel like they can grow and develop as an artist in a completely supportive environment,” says group leader Anne Royer. “When one of us has a success everyone joins in to congratulate. This community is ours. We’re learning from each other.”
The event will run for five nights from January 30, 2019 through February 3, 2019 from 7:00-10:00pm at Gather, 207 E Virginia Street. Camera crews will be capturing the event on video and asking guests for opinions and impressions.
Tickets are on sale now at www.ArtistsChefs.com. Early bird discounts are still available for some nights. Regular ticket $10 off (enter discount code early10 at check-out). Premium ticket $25 off (enter discount code early25 at check-out).