Bringing the arts to the community for more than a century!

The Heard-Craig House, built in 1900, is one of the most beautifully preserved historic homes in North Texas. The gracious hospitality of S. D. Heard and his wife, Lillie, made this residence a center of social, business, art and literary activities. The family’s heirlooms, art objects, personal memorabilia and furniture remain in the home today.

The mission of the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts is to continue Kathryn Heard Craig’s vision to foster the arts through exhibits and educational programs, extend meeting privileges to educational clubs, and preserve the Heard-Craig properties and collections.

Thanks to the generous financial contributions from supporters like you, the Heard-Craig Center continues to be an active, vibrant part of the downtown McKinney community.