Los Angeles-based producer, Scott Browning, has chosen the Community Lifeline Center in McKinney to be featured in a new TV series A Night of Artists and Chefs.

For 30 years, the CLC has offered support and assistance to residents of McKinney and North Collin County who are experiencing a temporary crisis. “I was incredibly impressed with the scope and effectiveness of their work,” says producer Scott Browning. “I knew they would be the perfect charity to highlight in the episode.”

A Night of Artists and Chefs focuses on smaller communities across the U.S. with vibrant art and food scenes, bringing together local artists to transform an event space into an “art cocoon” and local chefs to create a sumptuous meal with paired wines that complement the room. Each episode documents the creation of the room and meal and captures the unique history and flavor of the community. “In addition to showcasing the amazing art and food scene in McKinney, I also wanted to salute the many generous people who do vital work to help their community,” says producer Browning.

The local chefs participating in the episode are Aaron Thomas of Éclair Bistro, Jason Ferraro of Sugarbacon/Butcherboard, and Taylor Rause of Rye. 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 event will run for five nights from January 30, 2019 through February 3, 2019 from 7:00-10:0 00 pm at Gather, 207 E Virginia Street. Camera crews that include the interns will be capturing the event on video and asking guests for opinions and impressions.

Tickets are on sale now at Early bird discounts are available while supplies last. Regular ticket $10 off (enter discount code early10 at check-out). Premium ticket $25 off (enter discount code early25 at check-out).