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McKinney Center

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

423-753-0562

COMING SOON:

The Town of Jonesborough is bringing back the play I Am Home, based on true-life stories of the people from Tennessee’s oldest town. The play highlights the hardships, struggles, and triumphs of ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances, who overcome hardships, beat the odds, and ultimately find the true meaning of home. I Am Home is also filled with original music that will have you singing along. Runs February 23-March 4. Written by Jules Corriere. Music & Lyrics by Heather and Brett McClusky.

General admission $14, Seniors and students $12, Group Rate (15 or more) $10. Call 423-753-1010 or visit the link below

Call us for more information on classes and workshops! 423-753-0562

Historic Charm

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.

McKinney Legacy

The building was renamed in honor of the McKinney family whose members made great contributions to the town of Jonesborough. Ernest L. McKinney served as principal of Booker T. Washington School and served as the first African-American alderman of Jonesborough, voted into office on April 4, 1968. Their son, Kevin McKinney, served as the first African-American Mayor of Jonesborough, Tennessee from April 1988 to April 1996.

Mary B. Martin Program

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.

For more information on classes and workshops click the link below:

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Bill van Gilder

3-Day Pottery Workshop with Bill van Gilder - May 10-12 - REGISTER TODAY!

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The Town of Jonesborough is bringing back the play I Am Home, based on true-life stories of the people from Tennessee’s oldest town. The play highlights the hardships, struggles, and triumphs of ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances, who overcome hardships, beat the odds, and ultimately find the true meaning of home. I Am Home is also filled with original music that will have you singing along. Runs February 23-March 4. Written by Jules Corriere. Music & Lyrics by Heather and Brett McClusky.

General admission $14, Seniors and students $12, Group Rate (15 or more) $10. Call 423-753-1010 or visit the link below

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Come out to Masterpiece Mingle, a special art fundraising event, on Friday, March 16, 7-9pm, and enjoy live music, food, cocktails and art! Each person will get to leave with a piece of art by a local artist, and you'll have the chance to participate in a fun Art Swap while you're there! Light appetizers consisting of BBQ sliders and other delights will be provided by the Catering Company, sweet biscuits, tea and coffee, by Maple Street, and Tennessee Hills will have a cash bar with a portion of the proceeds donated to the McKinney Center. Musical guest will include the bluegrass band, Sulphur Spring String Dippers. Tickets: Through March 2: $25 After March 3: $35 Plus we'll have a cash bar from Tennessee Hills Distillery!

*** More on the Art Swap portion of the event: As you sign in for the evening at the main entrance you will receive a name tag, you also draw a number which corresponds to one of the works of art on exhibit that night. You will get to take that work of art home with you at the end of the night! If you would like to trade your artwork for another one, you are given a green fabric swatch to attach to your name tag which tells everyone you are willing to trade. A trading board will also be available for easy reference. This swapping opportunity encourages mingling and conversation! At the end of the night, check out with a staff person who will then retrieve your work of art which you will take home. There will also be a room full of silent auction items consisting of additional art, art books, gift baskets, and more! jonesborough.com/tickets 423-753-1010

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Volunteers needed at the McKinney Center! Contact us today at 423-753-0562

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Call for Artists to the 2018 Jonesborough Juried Art Show

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Event Facility Rentals

Event Facility Rentals

Conveniently located in historic Jonesborough with easy access to lodging, shops, and restaurants, the McKinney Center wedding venuesmoffers 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

423-753-0562

theresah@jonesboroughtn.org

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