Though the event was cancelled last month due to impending weather, the Franklin Art Scene is back in action this  Friday, Jan. 3 from 6-9 p.m. Nearly 20 sites will throw open their doors to exhibit fresh, original work by regional artists—many of them local. Organizers say the art crawl will be the perfect jumpstart to the new year!
The Franklin Art Scene will not run the trolleys as transportation during the January event. As always, the first-Friday occasion is free and open to the public. To learn more about the event and featured artists, visit www.franklinartscene.com. To see which stops are open for the January event, go to www.facebook.com/FranklinArtScene.
A few featured stops include:
 
Boutique MMM, on the Public Square, will host artist Maia Ketterbaugh and her work inside the shoe shop, and craftsmen Tom and Linda Baker on its sidewalk. The Bakers are with Legacy Acres, a full-cycle alpaca farm that raises the animals locally. Their wool is hand-processed on the farm, and turned into clothing. The Bakers will be displaying their handcrafted product on the square.
 
O’More College of Design will showcase paintings by Polish artist Gosia Lacka-Kwiekwill in its fine art gallery on campus. Gosia says she paints with “intuition, courage and honesty,” and uses color to express her emotions.(pictured above)
 
Yacoubian Jewelers,on Third Avenue South, is displaying original designs by ‘Donna Blackard from Memphis, Tn.
Gallery 202, on Second Avenue South, is exhibiting raku pottery and sculptures by Nelson Grice.
 
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Clark Shelton has made Franklin home for over 2 decades, raised a family (his son currently attends MTSU), and contributed greatly to the quality of life in Downtown Franklin for many years as part of the Heritage Foundation and Downtown Franklin Association. He has been the General Manager of WilliamsonSource.com for 2 years, after serving as Social Media Coordinator in the early days.