Franklin Art Scene shines a light on autism during National Awareness Month

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Coinciding with National Autism Awareness Month, Franklin Art Scene will feature two artists with autism--among a of other local artists--during the April edition of the monthly art crawl on Friday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sarah E. Vaughn is a Nashville-based artist on the autism spectrum, who specializes in trompe l'oeil style pencil drawings and abstract paintings. Despite having no formal training, Vaughn has a diverse background in the arts. She is a published composer and holds a Master of Music degree. At the age of 46, she began exploring an interest in the visual arts, which she now embraces as her primary means of expression. Diagnosed with moderately severe autism with intellectual disabilities and a severe speech and … [Read more...]

Next Month’s Art Scene Encourages Guests to be Artists

  Get your creative juices flowing and your paintbrushes ready! In addition to viewing magnificent works of art at next month’s Franklin Art Scene on Friday September 2, guests will have the opportunity to participate in creating a masterpiece as well. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an experienced artist -- anyone can paint by number! Sponsored by Jerry's Artarama, attendees are encouraged to take part in a large-scale paint by number exhibit, depicting a local Historic Downtown Franklin scene that will be set up at Gallery 202.  Artists Kelly Harwood and Michael Damico, along with Mayor Rogers Anderson will kick off the painting at 6 p.m. that night. In addition, many talented artists, working with mediums ranging from … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene Introduces Origami Sculptures for August

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With the August Franklin Art Scene just a few days away, we are excited to announce several new artists who will be showcasing their art in and around downtown Franklin for the 5th Anniversary! We had the pleasure of talking with Franklin native, Evan Genter, about his involvement in the Franklin Art Scene and what we can expect to see! Check back to see more exciting events and beautiful artwork to come next month! Q: Does art run in your family or has this been a unique hobby of yours? A: My mom enjoys sketching, my dad doodles often, and my uncles are both architects so there’s definitely art in my genes but no, no one is a full time artist in the traditional sense. Q: How did you get started with art? A: I have always … [Read more...]

Twice as Nice :: Art Scene & Franklin Theatre Team Up on July 1!

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It’s party time! Join us in celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Franklin Art Scene and the Franklin Theatre–an event that’s sure to be twice as special! On Friday, July 1, the Franklin Art Scene is excited to feature three special guests in a live artist exhibition on Main Street in addition to the regular art crawl. And the party doesn't stop there! At 9:30, the Franklin Theatre and Nashville Arts Magazine are offering a free showing of the film “Saving Banksy” at the theatre's historic location. The movie chronicles the intriguing journey of internationally-known graffiti artist, Banksy. Although there is no cost to attend, we recommend that you reserve your tickets online so you’re guaranteed a spot. Throughout the evening, … [Read more...]

The Franklin Art Scene Returns May 6!

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In addition to showcasing plenty of unique pieces created by a wide range of local artisans, The #FranklinArtScene is continuing its 5th anniversary celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6 by featuring Critter Invasion, an exhibition of sidewalk chalk art, plus a Kid’s CreArtivity Crawl and Parent’s Night Out event, hosted with the Arts Council and Williamson County Parks and Recreation. As part of the free event’s 5th anniversary celebration, patrons will have a chance to experience the Critter Invasion exhibit, which consists of temporary street art composed entirely of chalk on improvised locations. Those looking to view all of the critter drawings along the art crawl route should begin at “Critter Alley,” located at the … [Read more...]

{April} Franklin Art Scene Continues 5th Anniversary Celebrations!

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The #FranklinArtScene is continuing its 5th anniversary celebration on Friday, April 1 by educating participants on Williamson County art and culture with a “Trivial Pursuit: Artist Edition” quiz and prize-drawing, as well as featuring a wide range of local artisans at new locations. Coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association, the free event will now include 28 participating sites dispersed in and around downtown—including the Second South District and Bridge Street, as well as up and down Columbia Avenue. As part of the free event’s 5th anniversary celebrations, patrons will have the opportunity to participate in a Trivial Pursuit: Artist Edition quiz where they’ll answer questions regarding the featured artists and their work. … [Read more...]

{March} Franklin Art Scene to “Light Up The Night”

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The Franklin Art Scene is continuing its 5th anniversary celebration on Friday, March 4 by shining a light on Williamson County art and culture with complimentary glowsticks, in addition to a wide range of local artisans. Coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association, the free event will feature 12 participating sites dispersed in and around downtown—including the Second South District and Bridge Street, as well as up and down Columbia Avenue. The first 100 patrons at each location will receive glowsticks to wear throughout the night’s festivities, which will take place from 6-9 p.m. March’s “Light Up The Night” theme is one of many unique perks that regulars will see throughout the year, as the Franklin Art Scene prepares to … [Read more...]

{February} Franklin Art Scene + 5th Anniversary Celebrations!

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That's right -- the Franklin Art Scene is turning five this year and including you in celebrations the entire way through! In anticipation of the free event's 5th anniversary (which will take place in September!), the free event is kicking off a year of celebration on Friday, Feb. 5th, that will include unique perks each month, plus an array of diverse, local artisans. The February Art Crawl will feature 12 participating locations dispersed in and around downtown—including the Second South District and Bridge Street, as well as up and down Columbia Avenue. Patrons will receive a “passport” card at February’s event, which will take place from 6-9 p.m. Participants who get their passport stamped at eight of the 12 locations will … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene Takes January 2016 Break

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Hope everyone had a very merry month, and are looking forward to the new year. As a reminder, the Franklin Art Scene will be taking a break from the art crawl on Friday, Jan. 1, so that our artists & business owners can enjoy their New Year's Day. But don't worry -- the festivities will be returning for the next month's event on Friday, Feb. 5. Happy New Year's, all!!!!! We wish you happiness, blessings & prosperity too. Learn more ore about the Franklin Art Scene at www.franklinartscene.com. … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene Continues Celebration Friday,​ ​Nov​.​ 6

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    The Franklin Art Scene--which recently crossed the four-year mark since the free event’s inception--continues its celebration of local artists this Friday, 6-9 p.m. The monthly art crawl, organized by the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA), takes place the first Friday of each month in the community’s historic core and features 30-plus locations throughout Main Street and its connecting avenues. This Friday’s locations will exhibit the best of the Williamson County art world with photography exhibits, original paintings from the abstract to the figurative as well as striking woodwork. A highlights for November 6th include: The Visitor Center at 400 Main Street will host Caroline Thompson, who has … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene {October 2015}

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Last month’s Franklin Art Scene marked four years since the free event’s inception, and the celebration of local artists will continue on Friday, October 2nd! This monthly art crawl, organized by the Downtown Franklin Association, takes place the first Friday of each month and features 30-plus locations throughout the downtown Franklin area hosting local artists and their work. This Friday’s locations will exhibit the best of the Williamson County art world with photography exhibits, original paintings from the abstract to the figurative as well as striking woodwork. Some of the highlights include: Bagbey House, located at 134 4th Avenue N. will feature Ken Walls, whose recent work has revolved around roadside signage and neon … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene Celebrates Four Years on Friday, Sept. 4!

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In 2011, a core group of local artistic influencers gathered to discuss the launch of an art crawl in downtown Franklin, Tenn. On Friday, Sept. 4, the community will celebrate those visionaries’ work as the Franklin Art Scene hosts its four-anniversary event in the 16-block National Register district. Linda Childs--a staff member at the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County--also coordinates the monthly art crawl on behalf of the Downtown Franklin Association. She says the Franklin Art Scene is a champion for Middle Tennessee artists, and estimates the event has highlighted between 400 and 500 artists since its launch in 2011. “The Franklin Art Scene was initiated to promote local artists and build relationships … [Read more...]

August 2015: Franklin Art Scene Highlights

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New beginnings are often inspiring, whether they arrive in the form of a fresh change of weather or a trek back to school. And in downtown Franklin, celebrating the start of a new month means the return of the first Friday art crawl. The community will be bursting with sound and color this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. during August’s Franklin Art Scene, as dozens of small business owners will be opening their doors and transforming their establishments into art galleries and performance spaces. Gallery locations can be found throughout downtown—including the Second South District and Bridge Street, as well as up and down Columbia Avenue—and will include local artist appearances, fine art exhibitions, live music and more. See below for … [Read more...]

July 2015: Franklin Art Scene Highlights

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Just in time for the celebratory mood surrounding one of our nation’s best holidays, the Franklin Art Scene will be pulling out all the stops for another artistic night of stunning canvases, handmade pottery and crooning musicians this Friday, July 3! Join us in downtown Franklin from 6-9 p.m. to appreciate the artisans and small business owners of Williamson County.... and help usher in Independence Day! Our art crawl boasts dozens of participating spots, with locations dispersed in and around downtown—including the Second South District and Bridge Street, as well as up and down Columbia Avenue. Don’t forget to show us your amazing finds by tagging us on Facebook, or by using the hashtag #FranklinArtScene (find our Twitter … [Read more...]

June 2015: Franklin Art Scene Highlights

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It's that time again: escape the gloom of this past week (the weather's supposed to be great!) with our monthly community celebration of the arts this Friday, June 5 during the Franklin Art Scene–a free event that allows our friends to better appreciate Williamson County culture.... every first Friday of the month. Coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association (that’s us!), our art crawl boasts dozens of participating spots, with locations dispersed in and around downtown—including the Second South District and Bridge Street, as well as up and down Columbia Avenue. If you're out and about, don't forget to tag us on Facebook, or hashtag #FranklinArtScene (find our Twitter account here). Friday’s locations are slated to offer a … [Read more...]

May 2015: Franklin Art Scene

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Don't miss our community celebration of the arts Friday, May 1 during the Franklin Art Scene--a free event that allows the public to appreciate Williamson County culture every first Friday of the month. Coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association (that’s us!), the art crawl boasts dozens of participating spots, with locations dispersed in and around downtown—including the Second South District and Bridge Street, as well as up and down Columbia Avenue. Friday’s locations are slated to offer a sweeping variety of magnificent work ranges, including: O'More College of Design on South Margin Street is hosting Jimmy Moore's photography and album cover exhibit. Take a visual and anecdotal stroll through the golden age of Music City! … [Read more...]

April 2015: Franklin Art Scene (this Friday!)

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The community will celebrate local artists and their work on April 3rd during the Franklin Art Scene, a free event that allows the public to appreciate Williamson County culture every first Friday of the month. Coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association (that’s us!), the art crawl boasts more than 30 participating locations, with locations dispersed in and around downtown—including the Second South District and Bridge Street, as well as up and down Columbia Avenue. Friday’s locations are slated to offer a sweeping variety of magnificent work ranges from mixed-media pieces and handcrafted jewelry to turned wood to original paintings. In addition, the public will enjoy six new stops on the Franklin Art Scene, … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene Celebrates Artists During October 2014 Event

On Friday, Oct. 3, Franklin Art Scene is celebrating another month of local artistic genius at 20 participating locations, 6-9 p.m. Every first Friday, participants enjoy fresh art at locations dispersed in and around Historic Downtown Franklin—including the Second South District and Bridge Street, as well as Columbia Avenue. Many of the galleries and working studios will serve complimentary food and refreshments, and some will offer live music. The Oct. 3 locations are slated to offer a sweeping variety of magnificent work. Below are some highlights:  Stites & Harbison on West Main Street is hosting Tracy H. Sugg, a fine arts sculptor who will be displaying oil paintings. Sugg will be joining Joseph Bibb and Essence DeVonne, … [Read more...]

Art Scene Celebrates Three Years, September 5!

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In 2011, local artistic influencers gathered to discuss an art crawl in Franklin, Tenn., that would promote Williamson County talent and build community relationships. On Friday, Sept. 5, those visionaries’ work will be celebrated as the Franklin Art Scene hosts its third-anniversary event in Historic Downtown Franklin! We believe there’s been steady growth for the art crawl over the past several months, and that the number of goers seems to climb each month! The event boasts more than 20 participating locations every first Friday, with locations dispersed in and around downtown—including the Second South District and Bridge Street, as well as Columbia Avenue. As part of the milestone evening, most of the galleries and working studios … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene Brings Back Trolley For Spring, Hosts Local Art For Night Out

This Friday, Franklin Art Scene goers will enjoy the first hints of spring with the return of the monthly, first-Friday art crawl through downtown Franklin’s historic core. In conjunction with the monthly gathering coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA), more than 20 locations will host local artists on their properties, 6-9 p.m. Many of the sites offer refreshments, drink or live music. The art crawl is free, but a $5 wristband includes unlimited stops on the trolley that circulate throughout the circuit this month. For more information about participants, go to www.franklinartscene.com. To see this month’s featured artists, visit the non-profit’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FranklinArtScene.com. Highlights … [Read more...]

2013 Scarecrow Contest

2013 SCARECROW CONTEST Hey downtown Franklin fans… we’re “scarin’ up scarecrows” for y’all during the month of October! Beginning Friday, Oct. 4–the evening of the Franklin Art Scene–Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) members are decorating their windows and doors with one-of-a-kind scarecrows to add to the festivity of the season. If you can’t make it to come see the creations around downtown Franklin during the art crawl, we’re hoping that you’ll visit places on and around #AmericasFavoriteMainStreet™ to see what they’ve cooked up! VOTE IN THE SCARECROW CONTEST: We’re asking that our downtown Franklin friends vote for your favorite scarecrow through our social media channels leading up to Pumpkinfest! We will stop counting votes on … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene “Scares Up Scarecrows”

Franklin Art Scene Enters Its Third Year The Franklin Art Scene will enter its third year on Friday, Oct. 4. The first-Friday art crawl, which boasted a record attendance last month, will feature 30-plus participating locations in Historic Franklin’s downtown core. It was estimated that more than 2,000 people came out for the free event in September, with many of the galleries and working studios serving food and drink. Some locations offer live music, as well. To add to the spirit of fall festivity, the event’s planning committee is encouraging merchants to participate in a scarecrow contest to be launched the evening of Oct. 4. Each Franklin Art Scene site has been asked to “scare up a scarecrow” near its front window or door. The public … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene Celebrates September; Has Featured 40-plus Sites, More Than 300 Artists

In 2011, a core group of local artistic influencers gathered to discuss the launch of an art crawl in downtown Franklin, Tenn. On Friday, Sept. 6, the local community will celebrate those visionaries’ work as the Franklin Art Scene hosts its second-anniversary event in Historic Downtown Franklin. Organizers say that they believe more than 1,500 patrons came out for the free event in August, indicating steady growth for the art crawl over the past 24 months.  The event boasts more than 30 participating locations each month, with locations dispersed in and around downtown—including the Second South District and Bridge Street, as well as Columbia Avenue. “The Art Scene was initiated two years ago to promote local talent and build community … [Read more...]

August 2013 Art Scene Offers New Work; Nears Second Birthday

This Friday, Franklin Antique Mall is offering two forms of craftsmanship during August’s Franklin Art Scene: local bluegrass band The Mizells will provide a live pickin’ performance to complement work by Franklin artist Marlena Karlsson. A recent member of the first-Friday event, the shop on Second Avenue South says that Karlsson will be on hand to talk with participants about the “Return to Nature” exhibition. “I’m drawn to nature and noticing the simplest detail in the world. I find it so fulfilling to emotionally connect with nature and translate that into my work,” she said. “My work consists of acrylic, enamel, sprays, stains, resin and driftwood—all elements I use to make pieces come to life.” In conjunction with the monthly … [Read more...]

July 2013 Franklin Art Scene Celebrates Local Talent

The energy surrounding downtown Franklin after celebrating the nation’s birthday won’t deflate come Friday. This month’s Franklin Art Scene will capitalize on local talent and extend the summer soiree in and around “America’s Favorite Main Street” by carting participants to more than 30 locations—all featuring local talent and refreshments. Join the art crawl Friday, 6-9 p.m., as the organization toasts the warm weeks ahead! The Franklin Art Scene is free, but a $5 wristband includes unlimited stops on the trolleys that circulate throughout the circuit. In addition to an online map and QR code, a Franklin Art Scene smartphone application is now available on Google Play. The download gives users up-to-date information on the upcoming event … [Read more...]

June 2013 Franklin Art Scene

We'll be ringing in the summer months this Friday with the Franklin Art Scene! The monthly event, coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA), includes more than 30 locations in an area thriving with spots listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Join us Friday, 6-9 p.m., as we toast the warm  weeks ahead! The art crawl is free, but a $5 wristband includes unlimited stops on the trolleys that circulate throughout the circuit. In addition to an online map and QR code, a Franklin Art Scene smartphone application is now available on Google Play. The download gives users up-to-date information on the upcoming event and its locations. For more information on the event, visit www.franklinartscene.com. Highlights … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene Makes Another Circuit May 3, 2013

This Friday, Jack Yacoubian Jewelers will host internationally exhibited artist Paul Harmon during May’s Franklin Art Scene. A recent member of the first-Friday event, the downtown Franklin shop on Third Avenue South will hold an extensive exhibition of the artist’s work and said that the Brentwood resident will be on hand to sign copies of his latest work,  “Paul Harmon: Crossing Borders.” Harmon is represented in private galleries and museums throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, and has been the recipient of many major painting awards, including the Prix de la Ville de Monaco and the Prix de la Société E.J.A. at the XXIV Prix International D’Art Contemporain de Monte-Carlo. In conjunction with the Art Scene, O’More College of … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene Hosts First Art Crawl of Spring Season

The Franklin Art Scene will host its first art crawl of the spring season Friday, April 5 from 6-9 p.m., just in time to celebrate the recent blooms around Historic Downtown Franklin. The Franklin Art Scene is a first-Friday event presented by the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA). The art crawl and its 30-plus locations are free, but a $5 wristband includes unlimited stops on the trolleys that circulate throughout the circuit. In addition to an online map and QR code, a Franklin Art Scene smartphone application is now available on Google Play. The download gives users up-to-date information on the upcoming event and its locations. For more information on the event, visit www.franklinartscene.com. April highlights include:  • … [Read more...]

Outdoor Classic Structures Brings New Dimension to March’s Franklin Art Scene

Outdoor Classic Structures, a design-build firm in downtown Franklin that focuses on outdoor construction, is wielding its craft to add a unique dimension to the upcoming Franklin Art Scene. The company works on projects ranging from spectacular courtyards to green roofs, tiered swimming pools to sculpted landscapes—and this Friday at their showroom on 203 Second Avenue South, they will take their art inside. With spring right around the corner, Outdoor Classic Structures is using the monthly art crawl to demonstrate unique ideas for enjoying the outdoors. “By this point in the winter months, people are growing weary of spending so much time inside. We thought it would be fun to ‘garden up’ the studio and bring in an early spring,” said … [Read more...]

Main Street Welcomes Town’s End General Store

Town’s End General Store, a vintage and uncommon goods shop at 504 W. Main Street, will hold its grand opening Friday, March 1, 2013 during the Franklin Art Scene, 6-9 p.m. The shop's ribbon cutting will take place at 4 p.m. The new business, formally known as Kaleidoscope, has taken on a new persona—and it’s one that Owner Cynthia Townsend said has been conspicuously absent from Downtown Franklin. “This area is such a special place, and contains so much history,” she said. “I’m surprised that it’s taken this long to re-establish a general store on Main Street, because I believe the two compliment one another so well.” Townsend’s new shop will sell a mix of traditional mercantile goods, clothing and old-fashioned candies one might expect … [Read more...]

FEBRUARY’S FRANKLIN ART SCENE SUPPORTS NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY FEB. 1

Downtown Franklin Association’s Art Crawl to Raise Awareness for Heart Disease in Women On Friday, Feb. 1, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) and the Franklin Art Scene are encouraging businesses and downtown visitors to participate in National Wear Red Day, the 10th Annual American Heart Association movement to raise awareness of heart disease in women. The Main Street group and its members will show their support by wearing red clothing all day Friday, and have asked that the 30 plus participating art crawl sites do the same. “The DFA always hopes to work with local organizations to raise awareness for the good of the community, in every way we can,” said Nancy Williams, director of the DFA. “Our members have shown a lot of … [Read more...]

February’s Franklin Art Scene

On Friday, Feb. 1, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) and the Franklin Art Scene will participate in the National Wear Red Day, the 10th Annual American Heart Association movement to support awareness, research, education and community programs benefiting women. Because the event falls on the same day as the art crawl, we are encouraging participating sites to join in on National Wear Red Day! Here's what you can do to help: 1. Spread the word to your customers to wear red on Friday, Feb. 1--both during the day AND during the Franklin Art Scene 2. Create incentives for your guests who wear red on Friday, Feb. 1 (think discounts, freebies or drawings) to your business during the day and/or during the Franklin Art Scene 3. Display … [Read more...]

January Franklin Art Scene Ushers in New Year, New Host Sites

With the new year in front of us, the Franklin Art Scene will provide the opportunity for fresh inspiration on Friday, Jan. 4.  The art crawl will guide participants to nearly 40 sites in its new quarter, and patrons will see live demonstrations and award-winning pieces, from handcrafted fine jewelry and blown glass to turned wood, mixed media and more. The event is free, but a $5 ticket gives guests an unlimited Art Scene wristband to the trolleys that circulate from Columbia Avenue over to Main Street and down to the antique district, 6-9 p.m. For more details and map information, go to www.franklinartscene.com. January highlights include: Jack Yacoubian Jewelers, a new boutique shop on Third Avenue South, is kicking off its stint as … [Read more...]

Franklin Art Scene Debuts New Artists, Leads Dickens of a Christmas

FRANKLIN ART SCENE DEBUTS NEWS ARTISTS, LEADS DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS Franklin Art Scene will usher in this weekend’s Dickens of a Christmas festival in downtown Franklin on Friday, leading visitors to nearly 40 host sites—many of which will feature holiday-themed art and décor. Live demonstrations and award-winning pieces will be on display throughout the 16-block Historic Register, from Columbia Avenue over to Main Street and down to the antique district. A $5 ticket gives patrons an unlimited Art Scene wristband to the trolleys that circulate from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more details and map information, go to www.franklinartscene.com. December highlights include: O’More College of Design, the four-year design institution on South Margin … [Read more...]

November Franklin Art Scene

October kicked off a new quarter for the first-Friday Franklin Art Scene, bringing in a host of new sites and visiting artists. Though the annual Wine Down Main Street event will be in full swing Friday night, that only adds to the party—many of the art crawl locations will be open. A $5 ticket gives you an unlimited Art Scene wristband to the trolleys that circulate from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Because of the coinciding Boys & Girls annual fundraiser Friday night, the trolleys will not drive down Main Street. For more details and map information, go to www.franklinartscene.com. Highlights include: At O’More College of Designon S. Margin Street, the four-year design institution is using its newly installed campus gallery to feature … [Read more...]

October’s Art Scene Introduces New Host Sites, Artists

  The first week of October kicks off a new quarter for downtown Franklin’s monthly crawl, bringing in a host of new sites and supplementary artists this Friday, Oct. 5. The Franklin Art Scene carries more than 30 locations with it, taking participants from the antique district and down Columbia Avenue to Main Street and the Factory at Franklin. September’s one-year anniversary brought more than 1,500 patrons to the free event, and many of the galleries and working studios offered live music for the milestone month. As always, trolleys circulate among all the stops, and $5 buys an unlimited wristband to jump on and off at will from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In addition to an online map and QR code, a Franklin Art Scene smartphone … [Read more...]

FRANKLIN ART SCENE TO CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

  Monthly Art Crawl in Downtown Franklin to be the Year’s Largest Yet  FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Franklin Art Scene sponsors are asking the public to help them ring in the event’s one-year anniversary at its 30-plus participating locations on Friday, Sept. 7 in Historic Franklin’s downtown core. A group of small business owners launched the art crawl last year, in conjunction with the Downtown Franklin Association, to promote local talent and community relationships. Since its conception, the free monthly event has been a unique experience for both the art novice and the connoisseur. A sweeping variety of magnificent work ranges from blown glass and turned wood to original art and live music. More than 1,000 patrons came out for the free … [Read more...]

August Art Scene Offers Fresh Talent

Nearing Its One-Year Birthday, Art Crawl Offers More Than 30 Locations FRANKLIN, Tenn.—With its one-year birthday just around the corner, the Franklin Art Scene talent Friday will set a nice precedent for the event’s milestone event in September. The downtown tour of the arts in Historic Franklin, Tenn. has added six new stops since May and will feature fresh talent at its 30-plus locations—including work by more than 200 elementary and high school students who spent time at O’More College of Design’s annual summer art camp. “Each year we have a culminating Summer Studio Gallery exhibition that allows campers to experience the privilege of having their work shown to others,” said Sorrel Dugan, O’More Summer Studio director. “We decided to … [Read more...]