McKinney Center

Arts Center and Event Rental Facility located at 103 Franklin Ave., Jonesborough, TN


○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○ The McKinney Center also houses the Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts. The arts program is designed to inspire area residents through appreciation for and participation in the various forms of art and expression. The comprehensive arts program offers a variety of educational opportunities for learning such as drawing, painting, mosaics, theatre, dance, and music. The program also includes other venues such as the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre and the International Storytelling Center. With an excellent fine arts faculty, students receive world-class instruction. ○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○

Call us for more information on classes and workshops! 423.753.0562

○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○The McKinney Center is located in the historic Booker T. Washington School at 103 Franklin Avenue. The Booker T. Washington School was originally completed in 1939 as part of the WPA program and opened its doors in 1940 for the purpose of instructing African-American children, first grade through eighth grade. The school operated until integration in 1965 and then sat dormant until 2010 when the Town of Jonesborough decided to restore the building. ○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○

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Volunteers needed at the McKinney Center! Contact us today at 423.753.0562


Event Facility Rentals

○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○ Conveniently located in historic Jonesborough with easy access to lodging, shops, and restaurants, the McKinney Center wedding venues offers a unique venue for your wedding reception, anniversary party, reunion, corporate dinner, awards ceremony, meeting, seminar or other special events. Renovated in 2012 the facility includes modern conveniences such as Wi-Fi, accessible restrooms, and catering kitchen yet maintains its vintage characteristics. ○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○

Other amenities include: Banquet room for approximately 200 guests; Two available classrooms perfect for dressing area, small meetings, or receptions for approximately 20-40 people; Tables, chairs, and set-up are included in the rental fee; Beautiful outdoor space

To reserve space please make an appointment with the Special Facility Rental Manager by calling 423.753.1012



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