Grab a jacket and some friends and family for a brisk autumn Franklin Art Scene in downtown Franklin on Nov. 1 from 6-9 p.m. with more than 25 sites and a fabulous variety of artists.
Be sure to stop by the Visitor Center to see Damico Gallery’s third annual art and photo contest winners Barry Noland, Angela Bartone and Justus Wayne Thomas. All three winning pieces can be seen, along with additional work from one of the winners on a rotating monthly schedule.
Don’t forget to hop on the free trolley or jump in a car and head to the fabulous, off-the-beaten-path sites where plenty of art, parking and refreshments can be found.
Featured artists in the November Art Scene include:
• Finnleys, located 435 Main St, will host artist Hannah Croteau, whose Rocky Mountain hometown and travels influence her abstract paintings.
• Fourth Avenue Church of Christ, located at 117 4th Ave N., will provide free parking to Art Scene guests and showcase portrait artist Cinthia Villalpando, oil and watercolor painter Lenora Padget and Mike Smith, who will be painting live during the evening.
• Franklin Road Apparel, located at 508 W Main St., will host painter Kristina Akers, who focuses on abstract works with playful color stories and textured movement. Singer-songwriter Liv Noelle will also share her Americana blues and rock soul.
• Gallery 202, located at 202 Second Ave. S., will feature artist Julie Harvey, who is known for her bold style and characteristic use of textures.
• Historic Presbyterian Church, located at 5th & Main St., will feature the photography of Davin McLaird, who uses elements of nature or landscapes, often in an abstract form, to create a mood or feeling.
• 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.
• John H. Green, located 118 4th Ave. N., will host Snappy Turtle Designs, who create special monogrammed pieces for your home or for that personal gift.
• Sage Sleep, located at 434 Main St., will showcase artist Geri Bridston, whose paintings range from realism to abstract and include watercolor, acrylic and mixed media.
• Towne Creek Realty, located at 140 4th Ave S., will display the work of Dominic Angilello, whose easy spirit and love of animals are omnipresent in his work.
• Twine Graphics, located at 304 Public Square, will feature artist David Rickman, who mixes media and textures to develop a three-dimensional structure to pull the viewer in.
• Vintage TN, located at 1261 Columbia Ave., returns this month as an artisan destination for those looking for inspiration, community and materials.
• Visitor’s Center, located at 400 Main St., will feature the energetic, abstract art of Anglela Bartone as well as the work of the other two contest winners, Barry Noland and Justus Wayne Thomas.
• Williamson County Archives, located at 611 W, Main St., will feature the Salon Gypsies. Jan Batts, Glenna Cook, Nicki Cornett, Wendy Latimer and Noriko Register make up this group of artists working in their individual styles, mediums and techniques while sharing ideas and offering critiques.
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 event.
For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, a full list of artists and a map of all featured locations, visit https://www.franklinartscene.org/.