Love is in the air at Franklin’s upcoming art scene, which takes place on Friday, Feb. 2. The Passport Program, which kicked off in January, will return for another month, in addition to more than 15 participating sites hosting local artists. The Passport Program invites guests to grab a passport at any of the sites and have it stamped along the way while touring the arts of Historic Downtown Franklin. Visitors with eight or more site visit stamps will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card to 55 South and two movie tickets to the Franklin Theatre. Participating Passport Program sites include Renaissance High School, Imaginebox Emporium, Academy Park Enrichment and Performing Arts, Bagbey House, CJ’s Off the Square, Franklin First United Methodist Church, Historic Franklin Presbyterian, Landmark Booksellers, Merridee’s, Moyer Financial Services, LLC, O’More College of Design, Savory Spice Shop, Scout’s Barbershop, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Twine Graphics, Visitor Center and Williamson County Archives. Franklin Art Scene is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association on the first Friday of every month as a “tour of the arts.”
Featured artists in the February Art Scene include:
- Academy Park Enrichment and Performing Arts, located at 120 Everbright Ave., will host the works of Jude Remedios who explores the relationship between movement and balance to create complex and expressionistic canvases.
- Bagbey House and More, located at 134 Fourth Ave. N., will feature artist Cody Taylor.
- CJ’s Off The Square, located at 218 Third Ave. N., will feature the works of Jason Carter, whose art is purposely abstract and allows viewers to see and imagine their own stories.
- Historic Franklin Presbyterian, located at 435 Main St., will feature Carey Haynes, who began drawing and painting as a child and uses the visual arts as a way of experiencing and expressing the world.
- Imaginebox Emporium, located at 311 N. Margin St., will showcase original illustrations created by Cory Basil and his novel “Perils of a Fishboy.”
- Moyer Financial, located at 400 Main St., will host artist Amber Franklin.
- Renaissance High School, located at 108 Everbright Ave., will be showcasing three of their talented staff members—artists Sarah Shrewsbury, Casy Leatherman and Paula Wolak.
- Savory Spice Shop, located at 324 Main St., will feature artist Tifny Miller, who specializes in acrylics and oils on canvas and reclaimed materials.
- Williamson County Archives, located at 611 W. Main St., will feature Jennie Schut.
The Downtown Franklin Association invites lovers of the arts to stop by all participating locations during the evening’s crawl, and the Art Scene trolley is also available for free rides throughout the crawl, sponsored by Genesis of Cool Springs. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of this month’s featured Passport Program and visit eight sites or more to be entered to win.
For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, a full list of artists and a map of all featured locations, visit http://downtownfranklintn.com/the-franklin-art-scene/