The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School is proud to announce the launch of their 2023 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 will run through March 4, 2023, 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.

Benefits to 2023 members include early access to information through newsletters, member names listed on the McKinney Center website and certain printed publications throughout the year. Other 2022 Membership Benefits include the following:

$10.00 off Masterpiece Mingle Tickets, April 28, 2023.  
$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 renewed.
One ticket, per membership, to our Members-Only Brunch in February/March of 2023. 
Monthly membership newsletter informing you of events and tickets before the general public.

“The arts matter because creativity is an infinite and enduring resource, one to draw upon in both the most joyous and the most challenging of moments.” Sarah Burford

The past few years has brought us challenging moments, made us alter our lives, our work, and how we function in the world around us.

At the McKinney Center, we have tried to provide stability, a sense of normalcy, and a safe place to be creative and community focused.

We are extremely thankful to our current members whose financial support allowed us to be an essential resource to our community during this time.  

The goal of our 2023 membership drive is to grow, to expand our reach, and continue to endure as that vital resource the region can draw upon through our most challenging and most joyous of times.

Expanding our membership through this drive is critical as we continue to move forward and transition toward a regular routine.  With all of our successes, we experienced and are still experiencing financial hardship.  Rental revenues are still mostly non-existent.  Large events and fundraisers such as the StoryTown Radio Show, Masterpiece Mingle, Holidays Around the World, did not bring in the amount of revenue that we had hoped.

Each new membership, and each renewal, is an investment in the McKinney Center’s future, as we strive to be a space in Historic Jonesborough that allows the arts to thrive for all people, to create community, to allow individuals to innovate and express themselves, and to provide space for constant learning.

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

Thank you!