Masterpiece Mingle

For more information and to participate contact:

Theresa Hammons


103 Franklin Avenue

Jonesborough, TN 37659

April 26, 2024  |  7 – 9pm

Location: McKinney Center

Tickets for Masterpiece Mingle are now available!  This year’s event will be in person, on April 26, at 7 p.m.  For your ticket, you will receive an artistic Masterpiece made by a regional artist.   Tickets will be on sale now through April 22 at 6:30 p.m.

The name, “Masterpiece Mingle,” reflects the fact that, for your ticket price, you will receive a work of art to take home along with an evening of music, food, and fun! Light appetizers will be served.   

In past years this event has been SOLD OUT!  This year will be even better!  We invite you to be a part of our largest fundraising event of the year!


Tickets will not be sold at the door.
On the evening of April 26th, at the McKinney Center, doors will open at 6:30 pm.
If you have purchased tickets for other people, make sure your entire group is together upon entry.
Your name will be checked off the ticket manifest along with the other members of your group.  
You will draw a number from a basket.  Your number will correspond with a work of art in the gallery.  That work of art will be yours to take home at the end of the night.
If you would like to trade your artwork for another one, you may go to the swapping area, which tells everyone you are willing to trade. This encourages mingling and conversation!
At the end of the night, you must check out with a staff person who will then retrieve your work of art which you will take home.
You must stay until the end of the event to check out your artwork.  If you must leave early, your artwork must stay in the gallery.  You must checkout with a staff person and make arrangements to pick up your Masterpiece at a later time.
The Silent Auction items will also be available for viewing during this time.  Bidding will end promptly at 8 pm.
You must pay for your silent auction items first.  Then, you may check out at the auditorium door to exit the event.


We want to fill the McKinney Center Auditorium with 125 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, wood work, pottery) 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 ask that the artwork be valued at a minimum of $25, but can be more. We will accept 2D and 3D work.  All work must include hanging hardware, suitable for hanging, or capable of sitting on a pedestal. 

We are looking for larger works of art for our 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, etc.

Artists will retain copyright to their original images but will grant the McKinney Center rights to reproduce in print and digitally for marketing purposes. 


NEW – You will be invited to an artist only viewing the night before the event on April 25, 5-6pm. Artists who donate work may bring one guest to the viewing. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

All participating artists will receive recognition in print, social, media, radio, etc.

Masterpiece Mingle is an art fundraising project to benefit Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts in Jonesborough, TN.  The McKinney Center is a town-operated facility that employs 17 professional art faculty, conducts over 2000 classes and workshops each year with a current enrollment of over 200 students each semester.  The McKinney Center organizes multiple exhibitions and various craft and art vendor opportunities throughout the year.

The net proceeds of this event will go to support programming at the Center.  The name of the event, “Masterpiece Mingle,” reflects the fact that, for your ticket price, you receive a work of art to take home along with an evening of music, food, and fun! 

THANK YOU for your help and ongoing support of the McKinney Center!

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The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School is a multi-use facility providing arts education through Jonesborough's Mary B. Martin Program.


Phone: 423.753.0562

103 Franklin Ave.
Jonesborough, TN 37659