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 {October 2015}

Boutique MMM, Artist Maureen Obrien

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

Landmark Bank arist, Rachel McCampbell

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Downtown Franklin: The Next Seven Days

  There’s always something going on in Historic Franklin’s downtown core! Whether you are a film enthusiast or into cultivating your own craftiness, there are plenty of opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the arts the next few days: Wednesday, Sept. 5, it’s “Girls’ Night Out” at the Franklin Theatre – rally the crew and enjoy a movie night in downtown Franklin. Magic Mike is a comedy based on actor Channing Tatum’s own life as a hopeful entrepreneur and ladies’ man who shines at night. Themed drinks will be served. The show starts at 7 p.m., and movies are always just $5 at the Franklin Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit franklintheatre.com. Several months ago, a group of small business owners … [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...]