April 16, 2021 | 7 – 9pm
Location: McKinney Center
Masterpiece Mingle – Join us on Friday, April 16 for Masterpiece Mingle at the McKinney Center. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music, and even take home a piece of art crafted by a local maker.
Masterpiece Mingle is an art fundraising project to benefit Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts in Jonesborough, TN
The name, “Masterpiece Mingle,” reflects the fact that, for your ticket price, you will receive a work of art to take home after an evening of music, food, and fun! Light appetizers will be served.
In 2018 and 2019 this event was SOLD OUT! The 2020 event was canceled due to COVID-19 but plans for 2021 are in the making. We invite you to be apart of our largest fundraising event of the year!
The net proceeds of the Masterpiece Mingle will go to support scholarships for students K-12 and to help outreach efforts. In 2019 the McKinney Center awarded 43 scholarships with a value of over $6,000. With support from this fundraiser and private donations the McKinney Center can make the arts accessible to everyone!
HOW IT WORKS:
When you purchase a ticket for this event you are entitled to a beautiful masterpiece created by a local artist. As you sign in for the evening and get your name tag, you will also draw a number which corresponds to one of the works of art. If you would like to trade your artwork for another one, you may visit the “swapping grounds” located in the gallery to mingle and meet other attendees who wish to trade. At the end of the night you must check out with a staff person who will then retrieve your work of art that you may take home.
There will also be a silent auction room consisting of additional art, books, gift baskets, and more!
HOW ARTISTS AND ART SUPPORTERS CAN HELP:
We want to fill the McKinney Center auditorium with 125-150 unique works of art – all around 8”x8” in size. Please do not let this size limit keep you from participating in the event. If your piece is slightly smaller or larger, or doesn’t fit within those perimeters for some reason (i.e. jewelry) please discuss it with us. We are happy to have the donation!
We are asking artists and art supporters to create 8”x8” works of art to donate to the McKinney Center in order that we may provide one work to each ticket holder. We will accept 2D and 3D work. All work must be suitable for display on a panel or capable of sitting on a pedestal. 2D work does not have to be framed.
We ask that artists sign their work on the back or bottom.
We are also looking for larger works of art for the silent auction. You may place a minimum bid on original works. 100% of the proceeds will go to the McKinney Center. You may also donate books, art supplies, baskets, etc.
Artists will retain copyright to their original images, but will grant the McKinney Center rights to reproduce in print and on the internet for marketing purposes.
BENEFITS TO THE ARTIST AND ART SUPPORTERS
We are asking any interested person to help us with this project. Artists, art supporters, local officials, and volunteers are all being asked to produce art for this event. The more diverse the work is, the more unique our event will be! Please refer this project to your friends. Donors will receive a $25.00 discount ticket price through April 2, 2021, or until they sell out!
All participating artists will receive recognition in print, social media, radio, etc.
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ABOUT THE MCKINNEY CENTER
The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School is a multi-use facility providing arts education through Jonesborough's Mary B. Martin Program.