MillHouse McKinney surpassed five years of operations on June 19, CEO and Executive Director Beth Beck said.

The details

The business includes two nonprofit organizations working in tandem—MillHouse McKinney and the MillHouse Foundation. Leaders of the organizations work to support women entrepreneurs in creative fields through events, workshops, shared working spaces and more.

The MillHouse Foundation hosts events, markets and festivals that focus on highlighting artists’ work while MillHouse McKinney operates the organization’s membership program, shared working space and private studios within the McKinney Cotton Mill.

MillHouse McKinney began by occupying 1,500-square-feet within the Cotton Mill building and has grown to over 14,000-square-feet of space in its five-year history, Beck said.

Quote of note

“We want women to not only survive, but to thrive. To come to a place where they are not sure they believe in their dream to a place where they're living out their dream, and that's what we're here for,” Beck said.

Looking ahead

The organization’s next event, a Makers Market, will be held on July 13 and will include door prizes and giveaways to celebrate the anniversary, Beck said. The Makers Market events are held throughout the year and offer products from local artisans including ceramics, candles, jewelry and more, according to the organization’s website.

MillHouse Foundation is also the host for the 2024 International Postcard Art Exhibit, an annual art exhibition that features postcard-size art from artists around the world, its website states.

A grand opening event for the exhibit will be held Sept. 21 but the exhibit will remain open through Oct. 10. The proceeds of this year’s event will benefit the MillHouse Foundation.