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Saturday, November 10  from 12-6

Sunday, November 11 from 1-5

The Arts Council presents local artists as they open their studios to the public, offering a unique and wide selection of artwork and demonstrations. This is a special opportunity you won’t want to miss!


Check out the map to the Artists Studio Here

2nd Annual Artist’s Studio Tour
Mark your calendars for November 10 & 11
Leiper’s Fork and surrounding areas! 

2018’s Artist Studio Tour Line Up

7 artists at 6 sites

Jeni Housley – Clothing and Jewelry (off Hwy 96)
Larry Montgomery – Watercolor (off of Hwy 96 and Old Hillsboro Road)
Dave Pic’kell – Pottery and Jewelry (off Blazer Road)
Butler Steltemeier – Watercolor (off Boyd Mill in Leipers Fork)
Vic Hood – Woodcarving (in Leipers Fork)
Anne Goetze  – Painting and Photography  (off Carter’s Creek)
Nathan Collie – Photography (off Carter’s Creek)
We need volunteers to assist in the artist’s studios. Sign up here.
– Stop by the Copper Fox Studio for Cookies and Cider –

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch

Artist Trading Card Meetup – Hands On!

Friday November 9

11am – 1:30pm

Williamson County Public Library 
1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin
Main Meeting Room  

This fun November program is all about making Artist Trading Cards (ATC).


The supplies for making the ATC’s will be provided, and participants can bring some of their own supplies/embellishments for their cards if they like. (ATCs are officially all 2.5 by 3.5 inches as the standard size.)
These cards will be exchanged at the Arts Council’s Holiday Party in December.
Bring your Brown Bag Lunch if you like and invite some friends, share the fun!
You don’t have to be a ACWC member to participate, public is welcome.


November – December

Featured Artist: Janet R. Petrell – Zipperworks
Williamson County Public Library
1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin
Main Room (new books section)
Janet R Petrell, born and raised in rural Norther Minnesota and currently live and create in Kingston Springs, TN. I am a self-taught artisan who created her own medium of using zipper teeth to create art since 1979. The pieces are free form designed based upon zipper teeth inventory.  Zippers are found and not purchased.  One source of my zippers comes from a home for developmentally disabled adults who shred clothing into rags.  They save the zippers for me to use.  I have created art for their home to give thanks for providing me with my “paint”.  I often give back to the community donating my art pieces to many causes around Tennessee and the United States.
I have two large commission pieces at the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, TN.  My art piece entitled Koi Pond  recently won first place in multimedia category at the Art in the Park event in Kingston Springs, TN.  I have exhibited my work at juried fine art fairs, galleries, museum exhibits and public art spaces in the US, Canada, Japan, and Europe.
My website is and Zipperworks on Instagram and Facebook.


Holiday Party

December 14

Save the Date!

Williamson County Public Library 
1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin

Main Meeting Room

Friday, December 14
11:00 – 1:30 Holiday Party, Artist Trading Cards & Pot Luck Lunch!


Pot Luck Lunch – bring your favorite dish.
Artist Trading Cards will be exchanged after lunch.
Bring enough ATCs to exchange…its a  bring one get one in exchange.
The more you bring, the more you may get in return.
Some of us have collected several beautiful miniature pieces of art. It’s never too late to start your collection!
This is a free annual get-together with fellow artists and art lovers!
This presentation is open to the public – no membership required. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Thank You for the Grant!

We would like to thank the Westhaven Foundation for supporting the Artist in Residence Program.


General Announcements
You Can Make a Difference!

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.
As of March 2018, the Arts Council has moved to an annual membership rather than a rolling membership in which all membership renewals are due in March.  If you wish to join today, we have temporarily discounted our membership until that date. 
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

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.




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 to



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