FRANKLIN ART SCENE RETURNS BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT AND CELEBRATE LOCAL ARTISTRY

FRANKLIN ART SCENE RETURNS BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT AND CELEBRATE LOCAL ARTISTRY

Free monthly art crawl in Downtown Franklin to take place on Friday, Aug. 4

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Franklin Art Scene returns on Friday, Aug. 4 from 6 – 9 p.m. to highlight local artists and the robust artistic community in Downtown Franklin, and guests are invited to stay cool by hopping aboard the Art Scene trolley for free rides throughout the crawl. The art event is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association on the first Friday of every month as a “tour of the arts.” In August, 27 sites will participate, featuring variety of mediums, including oil painting, watercolors, photography, mixed-media, ceramics and more.

Featured artists in the August Art Scene include:

• Bagbey House, located at 134 4th Ave. North will feature works by photographer Kayla Baxter and sketch artist Hannah Yocum, who works with oils, acrylics, water colors and pencil.

• Finnleys Good Findings, located at 435 Main St. will feature Brittany Tubbs a.k.a. Sally Mae Design, whose art consists of acrylic, watercolor, oil and ink.

• Gallery 202, located at 202 2nd Ave. South will feature soft sculpture from artist Emily Allison.

• Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church, located at 435 Main St. will feature paintings by Tim Ross, who works primarily with acrylics and watercolors.

• Hope Church, located at 137 4th Ave. South will feature watercolors by artist Katrina Keiningham, who received a master’s Degree in American and German literature and art education at the Goethe University in Frankfurt.

• Jack Yacoubian Jewelers, located at 300 Public Square will feature artist Suzanne Ebersol, who is inspired by the color and positivity of her surroundings.

• Park’s Realty, located at 415 Main St. will feature paintings by Jamie Boyd.

• Scout’s Barber Shoppe, located at 508 W Main St. will feature photography by Jon Dragonette, who brings an intimate, first person perspective to images that sets him apart from his peers.

• Tazikis, located at 428 Main St. will feature Mark Jackson, an artist originally from Texas who left the graphic design industry to pursue painting.

• The Registry, located at 347 Main St. will feature ceramics by Mollie Jenkins, including functional items from dinnerware to dog bowls to lamps.

• Twine Graphics & Screen Printing, located at 108 Century Ct. will feature works by Adam Hale, whose work involves rich color and graphic elements.

• Wellspring Financial, located at 517 Church St. will feature works by Emily Newman, whose paintings are inspired by nature and the outdoors. Her art features oil paints and gallery wrapped canvases.

• Williamson County Enrichment Center, located at 110 Everbright Ave. will feature works by Mike Krupek, a pen-and-ink freehand sketch artist and Tim Pafford, an artist and art instructor who specializes in pencil, pastels, oils and watercolors.

The Downtown Franklin Association invites guests to “beat the heat” at Franklin Art Scene by taking advantage of free trolley rides provided by Genesis of Cool Springs. The trolley circulates among all stops and patrons are invited to jump on and off for the duration of the event. Franklin Art Scene guests may begin their crawl at any participating location on the map.

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/

About Downtown Franklin Association The Downtown Franklin Association, established in 1984, is a non-profit committed to historic preservation and community vibrancy. Since its founding, the DFA has helped spearhead the revitalization of Franklin’s historic downtown core. Working in partnership with the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, property owners, city and county government, local businesses and merchants in our historic retail district, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) has helped create one of the nation’s Main Street success stories. For more information, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com.

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