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About

A place

The Cove is a place for creatives to be together, to have a conversation, to explore ideas.  Member artists contribute to monthly expenses, and their work is displayed during every event.  Art shows are free and open to the public, and are almost every weekend.  Come enjoy the art, the artists, the dialogue, the experience.

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A non-profit

The Cove is a program of the Arts and Music Guild, a non-profit begun in 2010.  The Cove began as an idea, and became a reality when a local developer offered about twenty artists a warehouse space for minimal rent in downtown McKinney.  A pooling of resources and a lot of sweat equity resulted in the first show opening in July 2016.  Since then, The Cove has offered artists from across North Texas the opportunity to create their own weekend exhibits (solo and group).  On average there are over forty exhibits every year. The Cove is also available to member artists for workshops, meetings, and private showings.

A metaphor

Our beautiful logo was designed by Weeda Hamdan. She began her design using sumi ink and brush. Here is her philosophy behind the design: “The meaning of the logo stands for the infinite circle of community that supports each other (C and O), the V represents a tick/check mark/selection/achievement, the E represents a flag or a banner on a mast. The logo is a freehand of a couple of strokes to express a moment when the mind is free, the body creates. I was inspired by Fibonacci spiral using the Golden Ratio proportions and Enso, which is Mutual Circle or Circle of Togetherness.”