The McKinney Center will be hosting its annual Masterpiece Mingle on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. This is the largest fundraiser for the McKinney Center each year as proceeds support scholarships for K-12 grade students who have financial needs and other educational programming throughout the year.
The event provides plenty of opportunities for art and music lovers to meet and mingle in a fun and elegant atmosphere as they admire the work of art they get to take home, or even exchange with another adventurous guest.
Guests can keep their original mystery masterpiece, or find other guests with whom they may “swap.” They will also enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction featuring more exquisite art, great books, and even top-quality art supplies. Beer and wine will also be for sale by Main Street Café and Catering.
This event, which sells out well in advance each year, will feature an exhibit of 125 different works of art, and each guest will take one of these works home. The artwork, which has been donated by regional artists. All pieces will be on display for guests to admire throughout the evening until the event is over, and each guest takes their corresponding piece of art home with them. The fun part is, that guests receive their artwork at random. Each artwork is assigned a number, and each program the guest receives will correspond to one of those numbers.
This unique event serves as the signature annual fundraiser for the McKinney Center. Tickets are $50, which includes the event, food, music, and the original piece of art each guest will take home.
Tickets are limited to one-hundred twenty-five, as this is the number of works of art that have been donated. To purchase tickets, call the Visitor Center at (423) 753-1010 or purchase online at Jonesborough.com/tickets.