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 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...]

Local Author and DFA Member Holds Children’s Book Release & Signing

Launch Party for Lizzies’ War at Gallery 202 on Tuesday, Oct. 23 On Nov. 30, 1864, the ground ran red. Often called the bloodiest five hours in the history of America, the story of the Battle of Franklin has been recounted through textbooks and works of fiction—but it’s never been told like this. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the public is invited to celebrate the release of Lizzie’s War, a new historical novel by Franklin on Foot Owner Margie Thessin (Downtown Franklin Association member) that focuses on local children’s lives during the Civil War. The book launch will be held at DFA member Gallery 202 in downtown Franklin from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the author will be on hand during the event to sign copies of the book and speak to guests. In a … [Read more...]