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April 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Masterpiece Mingle at the McKinney Center
The popular event that brings together art, music, and great food will be returning to the McKinney Center this year on Friday, April 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. “This is such a great way to showcase our local artists, and introduce their work to the public.” The event also 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.
This event, which sold out well in advance last 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, include such mediums as watercolor, acrylic, ceramics, fabric art, jewelry, woodwork, and more. 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.
Guests can keep their original mystery masterpiece, or find other guests with whom they may “swap.” Amid the fun atmosphere, guests will enjoy live jazz music by a combo from the Jonesborough Rhythm Express. They will also enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres from Main Street Catering, and a silent auction featuring more exquisite art.
This unique event serves as the signature annual fundraiser for the McKinney Center. Even though this event is a fundraiser, organizers want the occasion accessible to everyone, so ticket prices are set at a modest $45, which includes the event 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/mingle