Sip and stroll during the three-day festival enjoying an art show, wine garden, music and more

The annual Arts in Bloom festival featuring art from local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists will blossom throughout Historic Downtown McKinney Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15. Hosted by McKinney Main Street, the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and the shops in downtown McKinney, people travel from across Texas and the surrounding areas to enjoy top-notch music, wine garden, food and shopping.

The festival kicks off on Friday with performances by Jon Christopher Davis and headliner The Derailers on the Deep Ellum Brewing Company Main Stage. On Saturday, the evening the stages will be alive with tunes by The Buffalo Ruckus, Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band Texas Flood and Beatles tribute band Hard Nights Day.

All weekend long, musical performances and decadent food will be available throughout the downtown square. Featured activities each day include:

  • Art Show, 150 local, regional and nationally recognized artists, including painters, sculptors, jewelry-makers, photographers and woodworkers will line the streets throughout the downtown area to showcase their talents. Featured artists represent 55 cities from across Texas, 15 states and Canada.
  • Texas Wine Garden, Arts in Bloom will feature a wine garden showcasing wines from 14 regional wineries.
  • Unique by Nature Juried Art Show Exhibit, 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 7–28.
  • Kids Creation Station, A children’s interactive art area featuring arts and craft making stations along with demonstrations on different art mediums.
  • McKinney Arts, A local artist tent featuring art and demonstrations from McKinney’s art community.

Arts in Bloom parking is free. Access a map of the free parking lots. A designated zone for drop-offs and pick-ups for Lyft and Uber drivers is located on the west side of Mitchell Park on Benge Street, between West Louisiana Street and West Virginia Street. Complimentary shuttle service is offered Friday and Saturday. Festival-goers can park off-site at First McKinney Baptist Church, 1615 W. Louisiana St., and enjoy round-trip transportation. Shuttles depart every 15 minutes.

Arts in Bloom is sponsored by McKinney Main Street, McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC), Trinity Falls, Deep Ellum Brewing, CBS 11, Park Place Lexus, Children's Health, McKinney Arts Commission, Community Impact Newspaper, and Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, call 972-547-2660 or visit www.artsinbloomtx.com.