Arts, Crafts, A Food Truck And More!

The McKinney Center is excited to host its first-ever Market series!

The purpose of this market is to provide a safe environment for artists and crafts people to sell their products, to provide a safe environment for patrons to shop, and to help artists and the McKinney Center recoup lost income due to COVID-19 cancellations.

Want to be a vendor at the McKinney Markets?

There will be a series of five markets. Vendors may register for one or more of the markets at a time.  You may also register for one now and register for another later.  Please pay close attention to registration deadlines for each market.

 

Cost of Each Weekend Market

$75      inside space plus a donation of a product(s) totaling a value of $25 or more

$50      outside space plus a donation of a product(s) totaling a value of $25 or more

Donations will be used for the Masterpiece Mingle Fundraiser in Spring 2021 which covers the cost of our 2021 scholarship students!

Only 12 inside spaces available

Only 8 outside spaces available

 

Vendor Criteria

Original Work – only artists selling their original work will be accepted.

Photos – you must turn in 3 examples of your work with the application (we will use these for promotional purposes).

Vendors must wear masks, provide hand sanitizer at your booth, and maintain a safe environment. Masks are also to be worn by vendors outside.  This is being promoted as a socially distanced and COVID safe event.

Art, craft, and food vendors are welcomed and encouraged.

Days and Times  

The McKinney Center is asking for a $1 donation per person.  The proceeds will go directly to their K-12 scholarship program and help a young person attend an art class free of charge.

Friday and Saturday, May 7 & 8. Friday, noon – 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm.

Friday and Saturday, June 11 & 12. Friday, noon – 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm.

Friday and Saturday, July 9 & 10. Friday, noon – 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm.

 

How This Event Is Doing Good For The Community

By attending this event you’re supporting a variety of local entrepreneurs.  All vendors are regional artists and crafts people including; woodworker, Rob Scaffe; book and print artist Kelly Hall; fabric artist Robin Castania; woodworkers Bill & Tina Collison; lotion and body product maker Sheri Deburcheo; mosaic, painter and jeweler, Beverly Jenkins; and fiber artists Rudi & Arlene Angelaier.  By following the McKinney Center Facebook Page or Instagram account you can see examples of the artist’s work.

 

Safety Measures

  • Due to the need to social distance, twelve artists and vendors will be spread throughout the building and outside.
  • All vendors, staff, and volunteers will be wearing masks and will be disinfecting high traffic areas on a regular basis.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be in place and masks are required due to the Washington County mandate.
  • Due to capacity limits, you may experience wait times to enter the different rooms within the building.
  • Attendees will enter the McKinney Center through the “Office” door to view vendors in two different classrooms, then a large auditorium. Attendees are asked to exit out of the auditorium doors.
  • Please be mindful of touching items as you shop. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and exit of the building.

 

Additional Information

  • The event is free and open to the public. A $1 entry fee, per person, is suggested to help support the McKinney Center Scholarship Program.
  • Parking – there will be a parking attendant to show you where to park. There are stairs from the lower parking lot to the McKinney Center.  Please let the attendant know if you need an ADA parking space (an ADA parking tag will be necessary).  The parking lot closest to the entry of the building will be reserved for outside vendors, ADA parking, and for student parking on Saturday morning.

 

What is the McKinney Center?

The McKinney Center is a renovated school building originally named the Booker T. Washington School.  The school served African-American children in grades 1st – 8th grade from 1940 – 1965.  The building was renovated and opened as an art center in 2013. The facility now offers classes in visual arts, music, dance, film, writing, and theatre for students of all ages!

For more information on the McKinney Center Market call 423.753.0562 and to hear more about all their happenings, click below!