Independent Art House will meet in Filtered coffee shop in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Google)
A new members-only club for creative artists called Independent Art House is set to launch June 7. McKinney resident Todd “Hutch” Hutchinson has partnered with Filtered coffee shop in downtown McKinney to host the club inside Filtered, located at 218 E. Louisiana St., McKinney. While the coffee shop is open to the public, the Independent Art House will host daily creative workshops for its members. The goal is to provide a place for all creative types, such as actors, writers, singers, painters, sculptors, songwriters and filmmakers, to build a network and grow in their craft, Hutchinson said.
“You can come, hang out and work on any creative projects or participate in the workshops,” he said. “We believe the arts can become an exhilarating and adhesive glue that builds the community and brings them back together.”
Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.