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Art Scene returns Friday to downtown Franklin

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Art Scene map

A map of the Franklin Art Scene stops for Aug. 6.

The Franklin Art Scene will return to downtown Franklin Friday from 6-9 p.m. for the second time since returning from a COVID-19 hiatus. 

Operated by the Williamson County Arts Council, the art crawl takes place on the first Friday monthly. It includes dozens of sites dispersed throughout downtown Franklin celebrating Williamson County’s local arts and craftsmanship — from blown glass to turned wood, mixed media and more. 

Many of the galleries and working studios will also serve complimentary refreshments, and some offer live music. 

Headlining the night at Franklin Road Apparel Company will be artist and sculptor Tom Osborn, Daisy May Hat Co. owner Gage Speas and singer-songwriter Serena Laurel.

Tom Osborn sculpture

A sculpture by Tom Osborn.

Osborn is a Franklin resident who utilizes assemblage to create his art by working with found objects, handcrafted wooden boxes and various detritus. He was the recipient of the Anna Louise Ryerson Fellowship and was previously represented by Space Gallery in Chicago. His sculptures have been exhibited at Art Chicago and the San Francisco International and LA Art Show.

Daisy May Hat Co. is East Nashville’s newest gem for one-of-a-kind custom hats. Speas has been making hats for five years and launched the business two years ago. Daisy May officially opened its doors at the corner of Gallatin Road and Douglas Boularvard in Nashville in June.

Laurel is a Franklin native studying songwriting at the Curb College of Entertainment at Belmont University. She describes her music as “a Sunday afternoon cruise with the top down.”

Music City Strings

Music City Strings

The historic Franklin Presbyterian Church will also have a packed house as it showcases renowned artist Stephanie Campbell, who will display handmade jewelry, and music from the Franklin Light Opera and Music City Strings.

Art crawl guests may begin at any participating location on the map. Free trolley rides, provided by Williamson Source, circulate among all the stops, and patrons can jump on and off at will from 6-9 p.m.  

Learn more about the Franklin Art Scene at www.artscouncilwc.org/franklin-art-scene-art-crawl/ or visit its Facebook page for up-to-the-minute details. 

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