MillHouse and the Cotton Mill Partners announce our 3nd juried OUTDOOR Mural Festival at the McKinney Cotton Mill.
MuralFest is open to the public free of charge. The family-friendly festival will be held on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 from 10 am to 4 pm with live music, food, and drinks. Musicians performing during the festival, including Travelin' Jed, Aaron Whitman, Abram Olivas, and Erick Fayard.
The Friday, May 31 Meet-the-Artists reception will be open to VIP PASS holders and mural sponsors. VIP Tickets to the festival will be available for sale in the Spring of 2024.
WHAT's NEW THIS YEAR for MURALISTS
Muralists may apply in four categories:
The Category III & IV mobile murals will be available for purchase through pre-sales and an online auction. Muralists will receive a percentage of the proceeds.
If selected as finalists, you will have the following opportunities:
If selected as Category I or II muralists, plan to arrive on Thursday, May 30th to begin initial work on your design, and engage in mentor sessions.
APPLICATIONS are OPEN. Deadline is March 15th.
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.
Audie Pope of Audie Anne Art is this year's featured muralist. Her design is featured on our collectible festival T-shirt.
Audie uses graphic design elements such as flat planes of color and linework to display the vibrancy found in nature in her art with crisp shapes work in tandem with organic texture to create an illustrative style.
Learn more about Audie on her website.
"Texas Woman" by Texas Artist Rita Vicari.
Rita uses bright colors that reflect the symbolism of living life to the fullest, finding joy, striving to be a better version of ourselves. She combines symbols to create dreamy yet powerful images that inspire and motivate.
The Cotton Mill Partners
Lori and Raj Bhargava
David & Barbara Kelly
LuAnne Malnory, Bottle Britches LLC
Bruce and Shelly Mead
Stacy De La Cruz, RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs
Dana Brock Art
33 Restaurant Group
Wayne & Connie Luna and Family
The Body Shop Collision Repair
Beth Beck for Bailey Elizabeth Brown
McKinney Christian Academy
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."
Cotton Mill Partners
Michael and Angie Jones
Valley Creek Dental Care, Matt Parker, DDS
Appian Commercial Realty
City of McKinney
Kraft-Oakes Real Estate
Priscilla and Bill Darling
Love Life Foundation
33 Restaurant Group
Texas Monthly, Explore McKinney, April 25, 2023
Dallas News Editor's Pick - MillHouse MuralFest
McKinney Courier-Gazette article, June 22, 2022
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