The Mission of the Arts and Music Guild is to offer exhibition, training, and performance opportunities for its members and guests, bringing the creative process before the public in meaningful ways.

The Arts and Music Guild is a non-profit organization begun in 2010 by a group of artsy friends interested in a fresh approach to fostering the art community in McKinney, Texas. Guild membership involves service to the community in several ways, including hosting collaborative arts events, mentoring young people in the arts, and the development of a public arts collection.

2014 Calendar

April 12 ~ Music in Motion HAPPENING with Jason Davis and Page 43 at Arts in Bloom (downtown McKinney art festival)

April 19, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm ~  Submissions for Unique by Nature Juried Art Show at MPAC (McKinney Performing Arts Center)

May 3 ~ Unique by Nature Awards Reception at 7:00 pm at  MPAC (McKinney Performing Arts Center)

May 3 thru 21 ~ Unique by Nature Show at MPAC (McKinney Performing Arts Center)

May 18 ~ Music in Motion HAPPENING with William Foley (Heard-Craig Carriage House, 3pm to 5pm) Reserve your space!  Members: $10.00, non-members: $20.00; audience is free.

June 9 thru 20 ~ Summer Music Intensives (Heard-Craig Carriage House)

June 20 ~ Concert with Summer Music Intensives students and faculty (Heard-Craig Hall) Click here to see photos from the concert.

October 11 ~ Music in Motion...  Art, Music & Wine Festival (Heard-Craig Center for the Arts Campus, Indoors and Out, weather permitting) Reserve your space!

Membership in the Guild

Guild members join with the understanding that they will serve the community and the youth members as artist-mentors. Adult members: Annual dues of $25.00 and 5 hours of volunteer service. Guild Apprentices (18 and under): Annual dues of $5.00 (their own money, please) and 10 hours of volunteer service.

There are no monthly meetings. Communication and feedback is through an efficient email system and an ever-developing website that gives members and apprentices an opportunity to design their own webpage. For registration information please click here.

Guild members focus their energies on three annual events: an art competition, a music camp, and a fall event that brings artists, musicians, and poets together. All three events are opportunities for Guild Apprentices to become involved in the creation of arts events for the community, building the next generation of “givers.”

Serenity High

The Arts and Music Guild has committed to supporting Serenity High as part of it's goal to serve the community of McKinney.

Serenity High in McKinney opened October 11, 1999. It is among the longest operating recovery high schools in America, and to our knowledge is the only public high school in Texas, and perhaps in America, that is specifically for students in recovery from substance abuse.

Serenity's students have completed rehab programs, only to be advised not to go back into their old school environments. At Serenity High, those young men and women complete their high school diplomas in a safe and supportive, sober environment.

Serenity High is a part of McKinney I.S.D., but it is open to students from outside McKinney as well. Many other school districts partner with MISD so that their students who need Serenity can attend without additional cost to their parents.

Because of the small and nurturing nature of Serenity High, private funding is also needed.


Guild Apprentices at Work

Chester of Chestnut Square is a children's book produced by Guild Board Member L.C. Tobey, who had some major help from Guild apprentices Logan Larsen, Carissa Pelouch, Stevie Glew, and Madison Doak.

Purchasing the book helps both the Arts and Music Guild and Chestnut Square Historic Village.  Click the picture to the right for purchase information, or contact L.C. Tobey at A sequel is in the works already!

For additional information please contact Annie Royer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 214-679-1124.