The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School is proud to announce the launch of their 2024 annual Membership Drive. The McKinney Center invites the community, friends, artists, and students to Share the Love to support the Center’s scholarship and event programs by raising $2,000 in membership donations. The annual Membership Drive will start now and run through March 4, 2024, with a goal of 100 members and membership renewals. You can even purchase a membership in memory or in honor of someone special in your life. 

Become a member HERE.

Among other benefits, 2024 member names will be listed on the McKinney Center website and various printed publications throughout the year. Other 2024 Membership Benefits include the following:

• Monthly membership newsletter that gives you early access to information about events and tickets before the general public.

• $10.00 off Masterpiece Mingle Tickets on April 26, 2024.

• $10.00 off classes and workshops at any time regardless of Early Bird Deadline. Your promo code will be sent to you once your membership is purchased or renewed.

• One ticket per membership to our Members-Only Brunch on February 24, 2024. 

“Folk music reminds us of our shared humanity.” Alan Lomax

All of the arts play a crucial part in our lives. Whether we are listening to music with family, sharing stories with friends, or teaching a craft to children, creative expression has the power to bring people together. As people work together or give advice, they rely on each other and createrespect for each other. Beyond that, seeing or hearing someone else’s creative expression allows us to know a part of who they are. Then we canvalue and enjoy them as a fellow person.

The McKinney Center has fostered a place where people can come together to practice all kinds of art, from sculpture to music and painting to stories. We are endlessly grateful for our members who have given their financial support to the mission of the McKinney Center. You have helped people learn and practice art in a way that helps connect them to each other.

With our 2024 membership drive, we hope to grow the support that allows us to share the gift of art with more and more people in the region. We recognize the power of art to remind us of our shared humanity–all the things we have in common with the people around us. And we cannot wait to continue spreading that gift.

Expanding our membership through this drive is an important endeavor as we continue to cultivate the arts in the region. Each new membership, and each renewal, is an investment in the McKinney Center’s future. Your support is vital as we strive to be a space in Historic Jonesborough that helps individuals express themselves creatively, provides room for constant learning, and brings people together.

For more information, please call 423.753.0562 or contact Theresa Hammons at

Thank you!