Saturday on the Square: Arts In Bloom

12 Apr

Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue , they increase creativity , they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well/-being. In short, they make cities better places to live. 

~David Binder


It was a beautiful sunny day for the McKinney Arts In Bloom Gestival. A few days ago, the weather forecast was bleak, with showers predicted. Not a cloud in the sky today. It was perfect.

The great thing about McKinney and the artist community is everybody knows everybody. You can’t walk ten steps without running into friends, exchanging hugs, stopping to chat, and admiring amazing art work.

I guess I’ll just show you the photos. Very self-explanatory.


Steve Macias fired beautiful raku pottery all day, answering questions, and demonstrating techniques.


My dear friend and artist, Lynda Kingsley, also current Art Club of McKinney President. (More Art Club Members)



More artist friends…


Annie Royer painted expressive abstract art while the musicians played nearby.

More friends and fabulous artists…




I stopped at Sweet Spot Bakery to visit with friends and “set a spell.”


The McKinney Mounted Patrol is always welcome sight. The children love to see the friendly horses. (The city is talking about eliminating their presence due to budget cuts. SAY NO! KEEP THE MOUNTED PATROL)


I’ll have to admit, the most popular spot was the wine tasting tent. It was mobbed all day. Personally, I have a strict no drinking and driving policy, so I did not partake, but there were a lot of folks enjoying the wine samplings.


Then there were these two adorable little girls performing on the street.


Now, wasn’t that a fun-filled day of art, fun and friends? YEP!

4 Responses to “Saturday on the Square: Arts In Bloom”

  1. Yoshiko April 12, 2015 at 4:34 am #

    Reblogged this on Moral Value Story.

  2. Yoshiko April 12, 2015 at 4:34 am #

    Love the feelings

    • toniandrukaitis April 12, 2015 at 5:04 am #

      Thank you Yoshiko. Festivals are so much fun, but when you are friends with many of the artists, it’s even more fun. I hope you get to enjoy festivals in your town,

      • Yoshiko April 12, 2015 at 5:14 am #

        I hope too

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