History

2016

  • ‘Happy Quilt’: quilt created in collaboration with Davis House Advocacy Center and the Cumberland Valley Quilt Guild
  • ‘Meetups’ launched: gatherings to connect and collaborate including Breakfast Club, ArtSocial and Creativeholic
  • ‘Grid Row’: continued


2015

  • Nan Zierden President, Linda McLaughlin President Emeritus: Jan. 1, 2015
  • ‘Art Shows 101: The Ultimate Survival Guide’ Workshop
  • ‘Connections: Art Show’ launched: art show held in conjunction with Battle Ground Academy
  • ‘Westhaven PorchFest’: free booth for children to create colossal cardboard box castles and play at this one-day event featuring music and art
  • ‘Artist in Residence’: continued at Ravenwood High School
  • ‘Grid Row’ continued


2014

  • 2nd Annual ‘Chalk it Up’ Art Show
  • ‘Artist in Residence’: continued at Independence High School and Fairview High School
  • ‘Grid Row’ continued
  • ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ continued
  • ‘Franklin Art Scene’: continued assistance with artist placement
  • 9th Annual Holiday Party


2013

  • 1st Annual ‘Chalk it Up’ Art Show: outdoor art show at the Meridian Complex with food, music and a chalk art competition
  • ‘­Franklin Art Scene’: assisted in artist placement at various locations
  • ‘Grid Row’ continued
  • ‘Canvassing the County’ continued
  • ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ continued
  • ‘Art Up Close & Personal’ continued
  • 8th Annual Holiday Party


2012

  • ‘Canvassing the County’ launched: rotating art exhibits in non-traditional galleries throughout the county
  • ‘Artist in Residence’: continued at Longwood Elementary, Franklin High School and Grassland Elementary
  • 6th Annual ‘Artfusion’
  • ‘Historic stARTS’ continued
  • ‘Grid Row’ moved to Williamson County Public Library
  • ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ continued
  • ‘Art Up Close & Personal’ continued
  • 7th Annual Holiday Party


2011

  • 25th Annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards: ACWC Board of Director’s were finalists in the 2011 volunteer innovator award, presented by CMT One Country
  • ‘Historic stARTS’ launched: a historically inspired children’s visual arts program at Carton Plantation and Carter House
  • ‘Grid Row’ launched: a year round rotating art show at the Factory at Franklin
  • ‘Artist in Residence’ launched: a collaborative partnership between practicing artists and participating Williamson County schools. First school to participate was Grassland Elementary.
  • 5th Annual ‘Artfusion’
  • 5th Annual ‘An Artist’s Window’
  • Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ continued
  • ‘Art Up Close & Personal’ continued
  • 6th Annual Holiday Party


2010

  • ‘Encore! Reclaim the Sound’: a collaborative black tie evening event with Steinway & Sons where artists created masterful pieces of art from piano parts
  • 4th Annual ‘Artfusion’
  • 4th Annual ‘An Artist’s Window’
  • ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ continued
  • ‘Art Up Close & Personal’ continued
  • 5th Annual Holiday Party


2009

  • ‘Landfillart’ Reclamation Project: the Arts Council was the largest group to participate in this international effort to take rusted metal refuse and create fine art
  • 3rd Annual ‘Artfusion’
  • 3rd Annual ‘An Artist’s Window’
  • ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ continued
  • ‘Art Up Close & Personal’ continued
  • 4th Annual Holiday Party


2008

  • 2nd Annual ‘Artfusion’
  • ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ launched: a program of lunchtime artistic fun and camaraderie with guest speakers. Occurring 7-9 months a year.
  • 2nd Annual ‘An Artist’s Window’
  • Tennessee Outreach Award: ‘An Artist Window’ art show wins award again
  • ‘Wednesday Night Wags’: a collaborative event benefiting Happy Tales
  • ‘Art: Up Close & Personal’ launched: an evening series with presentations by renowned artists providing an up close glimpse into their lives and their journey. Occurring 7-9 months a year.
  • 3rd Annual Holiday Party


2007

  • 1st Annual ‘Artfusion’: a visual, performing, and culinary arts festival at The Factory at Franklin
  • ‘Community Collage’: Arts Council’s first monthly newsletter
  • 1st Annual ‘An Artist’s Window’: a collaborated art show with Waves, Inc. showcasing the abilities of adults with disabilities
  • Tennessee Outreach Award: ‘An Artist’s Window’ art show wins the award
  • Wild Oats ‘Artisan Market’ Art Show: premier event showcasing local artists
  • Culinary Arts Summer Intern Program: providing budding culinary artist opportunities at Viking
  • 2nd Annual Holiday Party


2006

  • ‘Cooking Up the Arts’: a culinary arts evening event at Viking
  • ‘Desserts ‘n Denver’: a culinary arts event pairing wines with desserts while being entertained by Kenny Durham and Band, performing John Denver tunes
  • ‘Star Gala’ Art Show: benefiting Brentwood Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Leadership Program
  • 1st Annual Holiday Party


March 3, 2006: The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC) was established as a non-profit 501(c)(3)