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Apply to Arts In Bloom!

Thank you for your interest in Arts in Bloom, we are no longer accepting artists to this year’s show.

Please check back with us on October 1 for information on applying for the 2018 Arts in Bloom, April 13-14.

Please note, Arts In Bloom uses Zapplication for all submissions and will only accept entries through Zapp.

If you are an artist and you are not currently using Zapplication, please visit their website for more information on this free service.  


Arts in Bloom

About Arts in Bloom

Produced and sponsored by McKinney Main Street, Arts In Bloom takes place in Historic Downtown McKinney and features 150 juried artists set up on the tree-lined streets surrounding the McKinney Performing Arts Center.  A nationally recognized participant in the Main Street Program, downtown McKinney offers a unique and beautiful setting of restored, turn-of-the-century buildings that now feature cafes, offices, bars, boutiques, galleries and restaurants.  During the event the streets of downtown come alive with fascinating sights and sounds as fine artists, dancers, performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries, and food vendors take part in the three-day celebration.

Artist hours of exhibition: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Friday; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.. (Note: the event itself doesn't close until 9:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.  Artists are invited to remain open as they wish during those later hours).

Why exhibit at Arts In Bloom?

McKinney’s visual arts scene includes artists offering their creations in such a wide range of media, there truly is something to appeal to every taste.  Visual arts can be found in art galleries, working studios and even in various businesses throughout the city. 

It’s this vibrant scene that sets McKinney apart from other metroplex cities that host art festivals- we are truly a community that supports the arts and it is our desire to build an arts festival that reflects that.

We offer our artists:
  • An air-conditioned hospitality center
  • Booth sitting
  • Free basic electric (with additional electric available for a nominal fee)

Arts in Bloom also features an attractive component that allows us to expand our audience and appeal – a Texas wine tasting experience.   In 2016, we hosted 10 wineries from across north Texas and offered wine tasting packages to our discerning guests.   It was so successful we are expanding the number of participating wineries – this added feature targets the “art and wine” crowd and offers another element to make this a truly unique event.

Arts in Bloom produces a robust and comprehensive marketing campaign that specifically targets a high-end demographic.  
Previously a one-day event, 2017 offers an expanded Arts In Bloom- Patron response and artist success demonstrated a need to expand.