2019 Artists' Studio Tour

November 9, 12-5

November 10, 12-5

$15 per person

$20 per person on the day 

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Saturday, November 9 from 12 - 5

Sunday November 10 from 12 - 5

Tour 17 sites with 26 artists around Williamson County.

Norb Skalksi . Sheryl Waugh . Anne Goetze . Nathan Collie . Kelly Harwood . Samantha Ornellas . Shelley Eve . Brenda Coldwell . Paula Frizbe . Karen Philpott . Pam Padgett . Krist Clark . Dawn Whitelaw . Sharon Green . Vic Hood, Jeni Housley . Anna Whiteoworth . Lisa Fallon . Larry Montgomery . Bill Williams .  Joanne Miller . Janeth McKendrick . Laura Denbrock . Roy Laws . Barbara Johnson . Jemi Lu Gilbert . Vicki Williams . Rachael McCampbell . Carolyn Adams

Who ever said, “The Earth without art would be just, ‘Eh’.”, fully expresses my feelings.  Imagine your home or office with nothing but plain paint on the walls.  Imagine your tables, credenzas, and shelves empty.  Art fills our spaces with beauty, whimsy, hope and imagination.   Art is central to developing personally and increasing appreciation for others.  Like music and food, the visual arts bring people together without the barriers of language or culture.

I was fortunate to be raised by two strong creative women.  My mother was a gifted jazz pianist and painter, my grandmother a professional storyteller and talented pianist who played at silent movie houses. They worked hard at their crafts and taught me to do likewise.

The Arts Council of Williamson County is an extension of what I learned at my grandmother’s knee; art connects us and builds us up.  The Council’s mission is to connect the community with the visual arts through promoting our members, supporting our local schools, and providing community outreach through adult educational programs.

One of the ACWC’s premier programs is the Artist in Residence program which places a professional working artist in a school classroom affording students a hands-on curriculum-based experience.  Most recently, ACWC hosted a residency at Hillsboro Middle School where students learned the skills of a blacksmithing.  Each student completed one forged iron piece.

To take learning from academic knowledge to experiential knowledge deeply anchors the learning.  Experimenting with new skills builds confidence and inspires young minds to think beyond the usual.

Proceeds of the 2019 Artists’ Studio Tour will support programs of the Arts Council of Williamson County which bring art to life.

Make a difference and get involved today.

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn is a great way to way to connect with artists, network and enjoy the teaching aspect of a particular art form. Make sure you come to our Friday, October 11, Lunch and Learn at Franklin Creative Studio, 1290 Columbia Pike, to with a artist Anne Goetze.
Bring your lunch! Doors open at 11:30, Talk and Demonstration from 12-1 pm, This event is free and open to the public for the month of August ONLY!

Third Annual Artist's Studio Tour planning is underway and will take place in November, 9-10, 2019. 

This is a ticketed event open to the public in which professional working artists open their studios to the public. This is a great opportunity to visit artists in our community and learn about their artwork.

Visit studios on one or both days for one ticket price. Save $5 and get your ticket in advance!

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Artists’ Studio Tour

Who ever said, “The Earth without art would be just, ‘Eh’.”, fully expresses my feelings.  Imagine your home or office with nothing but plain paint on the walls.  Imagine your tables, credenzas, and shelves empty.  Art fills our spaces with beauty, whimsy, hope and imagination.   Art is central to developing personally and increasing appreciation for others.  Like music and food,…

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn at New Location

Our speaker for August Lunch & Learn is Lucy Cline who will demonstrate Sumi-e, which is Japanese for black ink painting.  In Sumi-e the focus is on the beauty of each stroke of the brush. More detailed information as well as many examples can be found at Sumi-e Society of America.     Lucy will be bringing some inks and watercolors so if you would…

Art Opportunities Growing in Williamson County

In this post, I wanted to highlight some new art offerings for our community. First the Franklin Art Scene hosts the monthly Art Crawl. If you are interested in exhibiting your work, contact them for more details There is a new Franklin Creative Gallery & Boutique located at 1261 Columbia Ave. This gallery will add to what Gallery 202 and…

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Welcome to our newly update website! We have been working hard on making our site more user friendly and helpful to you the artist, arts educator, arts advocate, collector and community member. We want to be a resource for you on all things arts related and we want to serve as connector to the arts community. Let us know how…

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