Membership Update 2018

The Arts Council of Williamson County greatly appreciates each and every member of our organization. Your membership supports artists and arts education through our programming such as the Artist in Residence Program, Micro Grants, Artists’ Studio Tour, Brown Bag Lunch Bunch, Grid Row, and Critter Invasion. We are reworking our membership to reflect our evolving needs and demands on volunteers.
Starting March 2018, we are moving to annual membership rather than a rolling membership in which all membership renewals are due in March. If you joined in October to February 2018, then your membership will be renewed in March 2019. With your support, we are able to fulfill our mission and to help make Williamson a more dynamic and creative community. As an all-volunteer organization, we are in need of more hands-on volunteers and board members to continue our programming. If you are interested in becoming MORE involved, please let us know.
If you have any questions about this change in membership or would like make a greater impact on the arts in Williamson County through volunteerism, please email


January – February

Featured Artist: Vanessa Sharp Multon
Williamson County Public Library
1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin

Main Room (new books section)

BIO: I was raised in a rural part of West Tennessee. I grew up in the country surrounded by trees and farmland. This modest upbringing helped cultivate my creativity. I was always drawing, painting or in my dad’s woodworking shop creating wood crafts. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts, from Middle Tennessee State University, I spent many years working in advertising as a graphic designer. Once my children were born, I became a full-time mom and freelance graphic designer. A few years ago I found my way back to my passion of creating fine art through painting, and I haven’t stopped since. I mainly work in acrylics, often adding 24 karatgold or silver leaf touches. I enjoy studying light and reflection. I love color, whether it’s nuanced in muted glazes, or bold, vivid colors applied in a way that they seem to glow. I frequently pair impasto palette knife painting with smooth, blended brushstrokes. Texture is an important element in my work. Nature is one of God’s beautiful creations and I find endless inspiration in its ever-changing beauty. I especially find my home state of Tennessee captivating.
I was recently named one of “11 Emerging Contemporary Artists From Nashville to Know,” by The Culture Trip. You can also find my  work in an upcoming episode of HGTV’s Listed Sisters. My artwork is in private collections around the US as well as in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center collection.
I live in Franklin, Tennessee with my husband and two young boys.


Due to inclement weather in January, the Lunch Bunch will be rescheduled at a future date featuring

Wendy Latimer, President of TN Watercolor Society

An Introduction to the Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS) – Hands on Experience!

Williamson County Public Library 
1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin
Main Conference Room
Date TBD
11:00 Meet & Greet
11:30 Short business mtg
Noon – 1:30  Program





Membership News

Welcome to new/returning members — we can’t do it without you!
Marcia Billig, Nancy Hilgert, Stan St Pierre, Julie Westall and Lisa Whitten
Questions about your membership? Contact

A special thank you to our Artist In Residence Sponsor

Brentwood-Franklin Woman’s Service Organization

This organization has supported the Arts Council and our Artist in Residence program for the past two years. We are grateful their involvement and look forward to collaborating with them in the future. To learn more about the Brentwood-Franklin Woman’s Service Organization visit their website



General Announcements
You Can Make a Difference!

Kroger Rewards Renewal Time!

The Arts Council Appreciates your support over the years.
This may not sound like a lot to you, but to us, it means a LOT. In 2017, you raised $283.00for us just by designating ACWC as your charity of choice when using your Kroger card.Let’s see if we can double it in 2018!
 However, Kroger does not automatically re-enroll everyone.
Each person that had previously signed up for Kroger Rewards, must re-enroll every year.
For your convenience just click here and you will be automatically re-directed to Kroger’s re-enrollment page.
Thank you for shopping Kroger and making the arts stronger in your community.

ACWC Board Positions Available

Become a part of an amazing team!

Have you ever wondered how you could contribute to the arts in our community? Would you like to be a part of the decision making team? The Arts Council has opportunities for you!

Our current Vice President and Secretary have recently taken on new ACWC Board positions (everybody needs a little change every now and then!). This leaves new opportunities for Board of Director positions and new ideas.

Vice President:Duties include participating in Board meetings as a voting member, shadow President, fill-in for President when needed.
Secretary:Duties include participating in Board meetings as a voting member, manages minutes of board meetings, maintains records of the Arts Council’s activities.
Don’t worry…training is provided!
Interested? Contact Nan at





Attention Amazon Shoppers

Do You Shop on Amazon?

You can support the Arts Council each time you shop!

Every time you shop on Amazon, just sign-in to

A portion of your sales (at no cost to you) will support the Arts Council of Williamson County.
Don’t worry.

You do not need to set-up a new account., will automatically know who you are.

All your settings and history will be there. From then on, always just sign-in


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