The McKinney Center is excited to host its Spring May Market!

The purpose of this show is to highlight the fine art produced in our region.  The Town of Jonesborough is dedicated to bringing the community at large closer together and show other communities the creative influence that the arts can bring to their quality of life.  It is imperative that the quality of this fine art show be maintained and offer patrons the opportunity to experience art of the highest standards.

Want to be a vendor at the May McKinney Market?

Cost of the May weekend market

$100    10’x 10” booth – inside space, plus a donation of a product totaling a value of $25.00 or more

$50      One, 8’ Table – this option is meant for artists who do not have enough inventory for a booth.  Product is only allowed on top of the 8’ table.  No floor items. No add-ons.  Storage materials must stored neatly and hidden under the table.

$75      10’x 10’ booth – Outside space, plus a donation of a product totaling a value of $25.00 or more.

Donations will be used for the Masterpiece Mingle Fundraiser in Spring 2022 which covers the cost of our 2022 scholarship students!

Only 18 booth spaces inside.

Only 3 inside tables available

Only 12 outside spaces available

Vendor Criteria

Original Work – Only artists selling their original work will be accepted.

Artists or Crafter Must Be Present – The artist or crafter whose work has been accepted for this event must be present for the duration of the show to sell his/her work and to meet the public.

Artwork and Sales Restrictions – All work displayed must be produced by the exhibiting artist/maker.  Work in your booth must be consistent with the quality shown in digital images submitted and only media accepted by the McKinney Center will be permitted in booths.  The McKinney Center reserves the right to require that any inappropriate or ineligible work be removed.

Seconds, Prints, Re-Productions – Less than 25% of your booth or table should include these items and should be labeled as such.  This includes original work printed on items such as cards, mugs, calendar, stickers, blankets, etc.  Your original work must be clearly visible and the primary focus of your space.  All reproductions must be signed and numbered, excluding photographs.  All reproductions whether framed or unframed must be clearly and individually labeled, “Reproduction” or “Limited Edition Reproduction”.

Photography – Photographic prints made from the artist/maker’s original negative or digital image, and which have been processed by the artist are allowed.  Photographs that have been manipulated using a computer are allowed, however, work that has been significantly manipulated into the final artwork will be considered Digital Art and should be labeled as such.

Upcycled/Recycled Artwork – Upcycled/Recycled Artwork, furniture, jewelry, artwork, etc., may be accepted.  However, the commercial aspect of the items must be subordinate to the handcrafted work.

Re-sale – Absolutely no buy-sell, retail, or re-sale items are allowed.

Days and Times

Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21, 2022.  Friday, noon – 6pm and Saturday, 10am – 6pm.

How this Event is Doing Good For the Community

By attending this event you’re supporting a variety of local entrepreneurs.  Past vendors have been regional artists and crafts people including; woodworker, Rob Scaffe; book and print artist Kelly Hall; fabric artist Robin Castania; lotion and body product maker Sheri Deburcheo; mosaic, painter and jeweler, Beverly Jenkins; and fiber artists Rudi & Arlene Angelaier.  By following the McKinney Center Facebook Page or Instagram account you can see examples of the artist’s work

Additional Information

The event is free and open to the public. A $1 entry fee, per person, is suggested to help support the McKinney Center Scholarship Program.

Parking – there will be a parking attendant to show you where to park. There are stairs from the lower parking lot to the McKinney Center.  Please let the attendant know if you need an ADA parking space (an ADA parking tag will be necessary).  The parking lot closest to the entry of the building will be reserved for outside vendors, ADA parking, and for student parking on Saturday morning.

What is the McKinney Center?

The McKinney Center is a renovated school building originally named the Booker T. Washington School.  The school served African-American children in grades 1st – 8th grade from 1940 – 1965.  The building was renovated and opened as an art center in 2013. The facility now offers classes in visual arts, music, dance, film, writing, and theatre for students of all ages!

For more information on the McKinney Center Market call 423.753.0562 and to hear more about all their happenings, click below!