FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Fall has finally arrived, and Franklin Art Scene returns on Friday, Oct. 5 from 6-9 p.m. for an evening of crisp weather and more than 30 sites hosting a variety of artists for this month’s art crawl. The Franklin Art Scene is held on the first Friday of every month to highlight the local arts scene in Franklin.
Featured artists in the September Art Scene include:
- Finnleys, located at 435 Main St., will host artist Emily Cooper, whose inspiration comes from her love of the beauty of nature as a reflection of the ultimate Creator, as well as her lifelong study of the Masters.
- Franklin First United Methodist Church, located at 148 Fifth Ave. S., will feature artwork of the students from Oak Hill Elementary School and the art of Mrs. Susie Irvin, who was a cornerstone in the city of Franklin and a beloved member of FUMC. Susie’s family members will be on hand to honor her memory and her mission, along with many pieces from her personal collection.
- Gallery 202, located at 202 2nd S., will feature artists Emily Allison, who creates unique three-dimensional figurative sculptures and abstract painter Julie Harvey, who is known for her bold style and characteristic use of texture.
- Hope Church, located at 137 Fourth Ave S., will host artist Peggy Reeves who uses elements of fine acrylic paint, oil pastels, inks, heavy textures, and glazes in her creations.
- Imaginebox Emporium, located at 311 N. Margin St., will showcase the original illustrations of Cory Basil for his young reader novel The Perils of Fishboy, as well as his other creations using mediums such as watercolor, oil and gauche.
- John M. Green Realty, LLC located at 118 4th Ave will display the charming ceramic work of Janeth McKendrick and the work of Alexandra Wolf who creates original art using antique images she restores, hand paints, and collages in to little scenes of life..
- Living Franklin located at 100 4th N., will showcase the musically inspired, abstract art of Caitlin Boldt.
- ONYX & ALABASTER located at 134 2nd N., will display the optical art of Gina Julian, who creates the perception of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface.
- Parks Realty, located at 415 Main St., will feature furniture maker, woodworker and host, executive producer and co-creator of “The Highland Woodworker”, Chuck Brock.
- Riverside Franklin located at 144 Bridge St., will showcase Amy Tavares of Funny Girl Wreaths. Amy creates gorgeous wreaths, hand painted wooden door hangers & bows for all season and occasions.
- Rock Paper Scissors located at 317 Main St. #110, will host watercolor artist, Emily Williams, who specializes in loose florals and house portraits.
- Tin Cottage, located at 334 Main St., will display the work of artist Erin Alise, who chooses to focus her illustrations on the everyday magic around us.
- Twine Graphics and Screen Printing, located at 304 Public Square, will feature artist Roy Laws, The Painter of Music. Through his artistic interpretations of vintage guitars, rock and roll icons, and outlawed country legends, each piece is etched in vibrant textures and colors.
- Visit Franklin located at 400 Main St., #200, will feature the unique, handcrafted, locally sourced woodwork of Phil Kunze.
- Williamson County Archives, located at 611 W Main St., will display the fun & quirky animal illustrations of Shelby Burr.
The Franklin Art Scene invites lovers of the arts to stop by all participating locations during the evening’s crawl. The Art Scene trolley is also available for free rides throughout the event, sponsored by Genesis of Cool Springs. For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, a full list of artists and a map of all featured locations, visit www.franklinartscene.com.