Community Tailgate at the McKinney Silos

Date/Time

August 12, 2022
06:00 PM

Location

McKinney Flour Mill View map
407 East Louisiana Street,
McKinney, TX, 75069

Description

The McKinney Silo Mural Project features the installation of a mural on the 100-foot-tall historic concrete silos and grain elevator in McKinney, adjacent to East Virginia Street. This new mural is currently in progress by internationally-acclaimed Australian artist, Guido van Helten.

Van Helten creates oversized photorealism murals, and his work has been featured across the world and his designs are influenced by, and representative of, the community in which they are created. This project pays tribute to McKinney’s rich industrial and agricultural heritage and highlights redevelopment east of State Highway 5. After meeting with various community members and taking over 5,000 photos, he's creating an image reflective of the values of the McKinney community. Learn more at mckinneytexas.org/silo.

On Friday, August 12, McKinney City Council Justin Beller and the Legacy Keepers of Old East McKinney host a community tailgate on location at the silos, outside the McKinney Flour Mill. Bring your lawn chairs, friends, yard games—whatever you'd like—while you watch the artist continue painting the mural. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist. The Fresh Mex taco truck will be on-site selling food.

Van Helten is set to finish the mural this month. Mark your calendars, too, for the ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 31 at 5pm.

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