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McKinney Center Market to showcase local artisans


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The McKinney Center Market that is taking place on Saturday and

Sunday, July 9 and 10, is the first ever market series for the Center and last in a series of five. Running from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, the market showcases regional artists with a variety of talents. 

“For July we have 25 vendors,” said Nancy Bouffard, McKinney Center program assistant. “These vendors range from jewelry to textile to woodcraft. There is also pottery, wreaths and books.”

In addition to these, there will be a toshidama artist bringing Japanese artistry to Jonesborough, as well as a lady who makes river bracelets from buttons, and a food truck named Shane’s Place.

“McKinney Center Director Theresa Hammons designed McKinney Markets as a smaller, safer venue providing an opportunity for artists to show their work, and for patrons to peruse and shop from area artisans and crafters in a socially distanced environment,” Bouffard said.

The McKinney Center Market will adhere to guidelines for safety in both inside and outside venues. Extra cleaning measures are in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for artists and patrons alike.

The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $1 per person for entrance. Proceeds from this donation will be going directly to K-12 scholar programs to help a child attend art classes for free. The building and parking are ADA accessible.

For more information on this or upcoming markets, please call the McKinney Center at (423) 753-0562