FRESH LOOK – A Woodworking Extravaganza May 7


On Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 – 6:00 p.m., the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts plays host to FRESH LOOK-A Woodworking Extravaganza.  Held between the Main House and the Carriage House, the woodworking event showcases multiple wood venues such as refinishing, furniture facelifts, turning, carving, fretwork, jewelry, ornaments, inlays, block printing, etc.

Come for a stroll in downtown McKinney and spend some time browsing the vendors and wood artisans who are well known for their expertise in their field.  A tour of the fretwork and turned banisters in the Main House will be held at 1:00 p.m.  Location: 205 W Hunt Street, McKinney, TX  75069.  For more information, call the Heard-Craig Center at 972-569-6909.—–a-woodworking-extravaganza/


Tickets are being sold for CHILDREN’s WOOD MAKING in the Carriage House and all other artisan events are at no cost.   The Children’s Wood Making sessions start every hour, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (one event at 9:00, one at 10:00, one at 11:00, one at 1:00, one at 2:00, etc).   The workshop cost, per child, is $9.00 and tickets must be purchased in advance so that supplies can be ordered.   On the ticket page, select which time slot your child will be attending.  While your child is creating a wood project, you can stroll leisurely through the Heard-Craig property, meeting the wood artisans and talking with experts in their field.

Additionally, there will be woodworking DEMOS on the Main Stage in front of the Carriage House.  The Demos start at 10:00 a.m. and run each hour.  Demos are FREE and open to the Public.  We do encourage registration for the free demos for planning purposes.

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