Friday, get Art Scene passport stamped at exhibit locations, be entered to win prizes

Friday, get Art Scene passport stamped at exhibit locations, be entered to win prizes

Love is in the air at Franklin’s upcoming Art Scene, which takes place on Friday, Feb. 1.

The Passport Program, which kicked off in January, will return for another month, in addition to 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 Puckett’s and two movie tickets to the Franklin Theatre.

Participating Passport Program sites are Dion’s South, Hester & Cook, Imaginebox Emporium, Franklin First United Methodist Church, Franklin Road Apparel, Historic Franklin Presbyterian, Hope Church, Moyer Financial Services, Rare Prints Gallery, Rock Paper Scissors, Savory Spice Shop, Tin Cottage, Twine Graphics, Visitor Center and Williamson County Archives.

Franklin Art Scene’s mission is “Connecting Art to the community” and is held on the first Friday of every month as a “tour of the arts.”

Featured artists in the February Art Scene are:

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    Cory Basil, who created this month’s poster image, will exhibit his work at Imaginebox Emporium.

    Dion’s South, located at 422 Mains St., will hosts artists Lauren and Eric Garner, whose unique string art is just what you have been looking for!

  • Franklin Road Apparel, located at 508 W Mains St., will feature artist Meg Marano, whose portraits invite the viewer to challenge their perspective of beauty.
  • Hester & Cook, located at 340 A Main St., will display the free and fast brushstroke styling of artist Silvia Ilona Klatt, whose travels and Russian training have influenced her art.
  • Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church, located at 5th Avenue and Main Street, will feature the work of local artist Kate Oliver as well as the sounds of Eric Wyse, Janet Schmidt and Marsha Scheusner, members of the American Society of Organists.
  • Imaginebox Emporium, located at 311 N. Margin St., will showcase the original illustrations of Cory Basil as well as his other creations using mediums such as watercolor, oil and gauche.
  • Moyer Financial, located at 400 Main St., will host artist, stylist, fashion designer and singer/songwriter, Carrie Mills.
  • Savory Spice Shop, located at 324 Main St., will display the art of James Redding, who is known for the intricate detail and light in his paintings
  • Twine Graphics and Screen Printing, located at 304 Public Square, will feature artist Brittany Portman, who will display her series of paintings of iconic women in music at the start of their careers.
  • Visit Franklin, located at 400 Main St., #200, will host artist Dana Tri, a U.S Air Force veteran who discovered a passion for culture and language in her lifelong travels.
  • Williamson County Archives, located at 611 W Main St., will showcase artist Peggy Reeves, who uses elements of fine acrylic paint, oil pastels, inks, heavy textures, and glazes to create her art.

The Franklin Art Scene 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.

For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, a full list of artists and a map of all featured locations, visit

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