Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is MAST?
MAST is the acronym for McKinney Art Studio Tour, an annual two-day event sponsored by the McKinney Arts & Music Guild. Participating local artists open their studios to the public to share how and where their art is created. For more information about the event, visit the ABOUT MAST page.
How much does it cost to come to MAST?
MAST is free to attend.
Is it a group tour?
No. It is a personalized self-paced tour. Studio guidebooks will be provided at no charge for you to plan your tour. You are free to visit as many or as few studios as you wish.
Where does the tour begin?
The tour can begin at any of the studios of your choosing. A map identifying all of the participating artist studios will be on our web page to identify studios of interest. This will also allow you to plan your tour prior to the tour date using the website.
The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in downtown McKinney is also a great place to start. Here you can receive your personal MAST guidebook and see the Art Exhibition. For more information and directions, please visit the Heard-Craig Center web page
Can anyone come to MAST?
Yes, all are welcome to attend and take part in the studio tour.
When is the MAST event this year?
The 2017 two-day MAST event will be Saturday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, November 12, from noon until 5 p.m.
How will I know where the studios are?
If you start your tour by first visiting the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, you can pick up a printed guide. Each participating artist’s address and contact information will be listed. A map identifying all of the participating artist studios will be on our web page, and there will be MAST signs at each studio identifying them as a participating studio. Printed guides will also be available at each artist’s studio in the event you wish to start your tour from a studio.
How do I volunteer for this MAST event?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and our volunteer coordinator will engage you.
Can I purchase art from the artists directly?
Absolutely! Each participating artist will have completed works for both viewing and purchase. In addition, selected pieces of each artist’s work will also be for sale at the MAST Art Exhibition located at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts. For more information and directions, please visit the Heard-Craig Center web page.