From STAFF REPORTS
Tickets are now available for the McKinney Center’s Masterpiece Mingle on Friday, April 5, 7 to 9 p.m. After last year’s sold out event, participants exclaimed that the McKinney Center must do the event again.
When you purchase a ticket and arrive the night of April 5, you will draw a number that corresponds to a work of art exhibited at the McKinney Center, which has been donated by a regional artists. Mediums include watercolor, acrylic, ceramics, fabric art, jewelry, woodwork, and more. All pieces will be on display for guests to admire throughout the evening. At the end of the night, guests take their corresponding piece of art home with them. When guests find their work of art they have the opportunity to keep it or find other guests with whom they may “swap.”
Amid the fun atmosphere guests will enjoy live jazz music provided by the Tusculum Jazz Quartet. Main Street Café and Catering will be providing heavy hors d’oeuvres such as smoked salmon quesadillas, beef crostini, grilled chicken skewers, artichoke bake and a chocolate mousse for dessert.
A silent auction will also be available. Items will consist of works of art, sculpture, books, and household items.
Dress is casual. Cash and credit cards can be used for the silent auction and cash bar.
All proceeds go to help with ongoing programming at the McKinney Center which currently boasts over 40 classes and workshops each semester, 400 students annually, 17 artist faculty, and regular schedule of exhibits and activities including the StoryTown initiative, the Juried Art Exhibition, Art in the Park, traveling exhibitions, and more.
This unique event serves as the signature annual fundraiser for the McKinney Center. Tickets are limited to one-hundred twenty-five, as this is the number of works of art that have been donated. To purchase a ticket, call the Visitor Center at (423) 753-1010 or purchase online at jonesborough.com/tickets.