MillHouse and the Cotton Mill Partners invite you to attend our 2nd juried Mural Festival at the McKinney Cotton Mill located at 610 Elm Street.
The festival will be held on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 10 am to 4 pm. The Friday evening Meet-the-Artists reception on June 2 is open to VIP PASS holders. MuralFest is open to the public free of charge.
Muralists will be commissioned to paint 18 original designs on the southeast walls of the historic Cotton Mill facility. In addition, artists will paint 48x60 mobile murals, which will be auctioned off during the festival. The auction proceeds will benefit the artists and MillHouse Foundation.
In addition to watching murals come to life, you can enjoy food and drinks by our neighborhood restaurant Tasty Casa, performances by local musicians, and fun activities for the kids. Food and drink tickets will be available for preorder online. The $100 VIP PASS includes 20 food and drink tickets, a festival glass and T-shirt, admission to the Meet-the-Artists opening reception, and access to the VIP section throughout the festival. Tickets are $20 for 20, and will be available for purchase during the festival and online.
Funding and in-kind support is provided by the Cotton Mill Partners, McKinney Arts Commission, Visit McKinney, and McKinney Community Development Corporation.
MillHouse Foundation partners with the Cotton Mill Partners to offer art festivals to showcase local and regional talent, and to bring art patrons to historic McKinney to shop, eat, and enjoy our marvelous city. Sister nonprofits, MillHouse Foundation and MillHouse McKinney, operate out of the Cotton Mill to lift up micro-business women in creative fields.
The McKinney Cotton Mill is a century-old property that has played a vital role in the McKinney community. The industrial equipment and unique features that once made the place the largest denim manufacturer in the World still remains today, making it a one-of-a-kind destination for artists, businesses, weddings, corporate events, and art festivals.
His design represents the day with the bright and iconic sun of Texas, and the Moon and starry nights in Mckinney. Look closely in the design to see if you can find some of the attributes the artist believes make Texas a great state: Freedom, Strength, Love, and Nature.
From Ivan: "I love creating art on big canvases. You'll find my work in Mexico City 'Pedregal San Angel' 23X66 ft exterior wall, 2019; Guadalajara, Mexico; 'Bob Marlin Restaurant' 26X19 ft indoor, 2014; 'UAM College' 20X65 ft exterior wall, 2016; Tepic, Mexico 'Centro Carretero' 12X70 ft indoor in 2013, and more."
Here Comes the Sun by McKinney Artist Pernie Fallon
"My art expresses playfulness and hope through light reflected off clouds or back-lit objects."
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We look forward to seeing your designs!