McKinney & Olive Announces A Monthly Uptown Dallas Friday Night Artisan Market

The Uptown Night Market at McKinney & Olive brings hand-crafted items, food, drinks, and live entertainment to Uptown

An artisan market, live music, shopping, food trucks, games and Friday night fun comes to Uptown’s McKinney & Olive.

Crescent Property Services LLC, J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives, and Lively Local Markets announce a monthly Friday night artisan market at McKinney & Olive to continue its initiative to enhance Uptown’s growing, pedestrian-friendly environment. The Uptown Night Market at McKinney & Olive Grand Opening is a free event open to the public and scheduled for October 8 from 6-10 p.m. at the outdoor piazza along Olive Street. Subsequent markets are planned for Nov. 12, and Dec. 10.

The Uptown Night Market at McKinney & Olive is Uptown’s first monthly recurring large-scale night artisan market, featuring over 25 curated local artisans and makers, excellent food and drinks, live music, photo ops, lawn games, and plenty of seating to relax and enjoy the evening. The market will feature handmade jewelry, accessories, home goods, visual art, candles, soaps, cutting boards, baked goods, and more. Live music performed by Kirk Thurmond and sounds from DJ Kiks is scheduled from 6-10 p.m. Parking for the night market is free during market hours at McKinney & Olive’s garages on Olive and Harwood streets. The event is open to all ages but will cater primarily to 21+ patrons.

The Uptown Night Market is the latest initiative to open up the landmark building, designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, as a gathering space for the vibrant and growing Uptown community. Located on a 3.1-acre site at McKinney Avenue and Olive Street, McKinney & Olive is juxtaposed amid the grandeur of the neighboring Ritz-Carlton and The Crescent® and just blocks from the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park.

With McKinney & Olive being in the heart of Uptown, it was a natural choice for the location in which to organize the market. One of the most notable and unique offerings at McKinney & Olive is the beautiful one-acre piazza designed and landscaped by landscape architect, The Office of James Burnett, who also designed Klyde Warren Park. The piazza is a stunning, open outdoor space accented with umbrella-covered tables, a water feature, a fire pit with lounge seating, lawn games, and valet parking for office and retail visitors, all framed with mature shade trees. McKinney & Olive offers 50,000 square feet of ground-level retail and dining, featuring Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar, Starbucks Reserve, Roti Modern Mediterranean, MIXT, CycleBar, and Drybar.

In April, McKinney & Olive started featuring events on the piazza for customers in the building and the public to welcome customers back into office life and provide entertainment for its neighbors in Uptown. The events include live music and fitness classes each Thursday and select Saturday events such as the recent Sip & Drool Dog Party and Sip & Paint with Pinot’s Palette.

For more information on McKinney & Olive, visit To become a vendor for the Uptown Night Market, apply to Lively Local Markets.


J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives is the alternative investment arm of J.P. Morgan Asset Management. With more than 50 years as an alternatives investment manager, $168 billion in assets under management and over 600 professionals (as of March 31, 2021), we offer strategies across the alternative investment spectrum including real estate, private equity and credit, infrastructure, transportation, liquid alternatives, and hedge funds. Operating from offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, our 15 independent alternative investment engines combine specialist knowledge and singular focus with the global reach, vast resources and powerful infrastructure of J.P. Morgan to help meet each client’s specific objectives. For more information:

Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) is a real estate operating company and investment advisor, founded by Chairman John C. Goff, with assets under management, development, and investment capacity of more than $10 billion. Through the GP Invitation Fund I and the GP Invitation Fund II, the company acquires, develops, and operates all real estate asset classes alongside institutional investors and high net worth clients. Crescent’s premier real estate portfolio consists of Class A and creative office, multifamily, hospitality, and senior living assets located throughout the U.S., including The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch®. For more information, visit


Lively Local Markets partners with top retail properties and cities throughout Dallas/Fort Worth to produce fun events, including arts festivals, food festivals, artisan markets, and farmers markets – providing a platform for local artists and makers to grow while generating tremendous value for our clients. For more information, visit

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