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

When: Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney (various locations)

LIVE MUSIC featured during Second Saturday

Cadillac Pizza Pub – Band of Brothers
Café Malaga – The Phil Cole Band
Grotto – Griffin Blues
La Misha Bistro – Tom and Kate
Landon Winery – Tu-Tones
Lone Star Wine Cellars – Steve Rose
Rick’s Chophouse – Tyla Taylor
Spoon’s Café – Buzz Andrews

ART Events featured this Saturday

Alternative Furnishings - will feature local artist Joy Jones of Wire You are Here Jewelry Designs, stop by and see her wonderful works that she will have on hand throughout the evening.

Design Ten1 Interiors – will feature local artist Ashley Bossung Bruegel. Ashley was born in Bryan, TX in 1982. Bruegel works predominantly in the medium of painting, with specializations in collage and drawing. She earned the prestigious Nordan Fine Arts scholarship to Texas Christian University where she completed a BFA with a concentration in oil painting. During her study at the University, she traveled abroad with a grant award to study at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts under the anatomy program created by master drawing instructor, Jeno Barcsay. Bruegel completed her MA in art education from the University of North Texas in 2007 and went on to teach drawing, painting and three dimensional design at the high school level.

Bruegel has been represented in the collection at the Blue House Gallery in conjunction with the Allen Arts Alliance as well as boutiques such as Et Cetera and designTEN1. Bruegel also participates in local festivals and is available for custom commissions in private collections. She lives and works in McKinney, TX.

Garret Art Gallery – will be featuring the artists of The Garret Art Gallery. Since the establishment of the Garret Art Gallery in 1985, it has been a showcase for area artists. The gallery's longevity is attributed to original fine art and to the versatility and quality of its artists. The artists will be demonstrating their painting techniques throughout the evening, where visitors will be able to see oils, acrylics, watercolor and pastels come to life on canvas and paper. The viewer will be able to see varied styles and subject matter from these local area artists: Clara Stovall- Oils, Ginny Bitting- Oils, Babs Light- Watercolors, Gail Delger- Acrylics and Marian Hirsch- Pastels.

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

Laura Moore Fine Art Studios – presents GODSPEED, an exhibition of paintings by Peggy Epner. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 7-10p.m.

Referencing topography, astronomy, aeronautics, and spiritual lore, GODSPEED is an exploration of the concept of solitary journey - a continual passage between places, stages, and lives. Compositionally reductive, the collection features a restrained palette of the gray scale, wood browns, and midnight blue. Several of the paintings trend toward sculpture with the inclusion of found wood and hardware.

Epner's signature use of wood shards as a form of mark-making has expanded to include wooden objects in the form of oars and propellers. Says Epner, "wood, in my work, represents the bodies,spirits, and intentions of people. The inclusion of the wooden oars and propellers suggests the self as agent of its own propulsion and transformation."

Epner is alum of the University of North Texas and Kent State University. Her work has been included in exhibitions throughout the U.S., including the Seventh Annual Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, Arizona. Her work was recently featured in the R&F Paint publication Encaustic Works 2012: An Exhibition in Print Selected by Joanne Mattera. This is the artist's second solo exhibition at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios. GODSPEED will be on display through December 5th.

Orisons Fine Art & Framing Gallery – will be featuring local artist Ms. Brenda Brannon. Ms. Brannon will be on hand showcasing her collection of paintings including her newest Santa paintings. Ms. Brannon has always loved and studied every aspect of art. For more than 20 years, she has created oil paintings, with a special emphasis on figural paintings, landscapes, and portraiture. Through realism and perhaps a hint of impressionism in her style, Brenda strives for a timeless beauty in each and every painting.

Ms. Brannon's paintings have been included in The Three Americas Exhibition hosted by the Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, NY, and the National Juried Art Exhibition in Breckenridge, TX. Her work can be found in collections nationwide, and is represented in McKinney by Orisons Art and Framing Gallery. Please join us for a reception and meet the artists, November 10, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Main Street Magic & Fun Company - will present two cabaret style magic shows in their Magic Attic Theater. Two shows - one at 7:00 pm and one at 9:00 pm. In addition to the Main Street Magic Magicians, Alex (one of our magic students) will be joining the show with his very first public performance, which is very exciting. Brad Ingle will also be joining the show this month. Brad Ingle is a magician and juggler from Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. For several months, Brad has been showcasing his magic each month at the Volvo of Dallas' Casino Night event. 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.

Patina Green Home & Market – will be featuring Market Dinners each second Saturday on our front patio. The 5 course dinners are by reservation only, and the store will be CLOSED to accommodate the intimate dining. For more information please call 972-548-9141.