Two New Shows in New Space

Franklin County Arts Guild Begins 2016 with Two New Shows in New Venue

The Franklin County Arts Guild will open a new community show and a new Member Show to begin 2016 on Thursday January 28th.  In addition the show will open at the new location for the Artisan Depot and Gift Shop at 204 Cumberland Street in Cowan.    The theme for the first Community Arts Show of 2016 is “Botanicals” and includes a variety of works in oil, acrylic, paper and watercolor.  All works are contributions from artists from the area.

The Member Show will feature the work of Tom Boughan a long time active member of the Franklin County Arts Guild. Tom’s work is highly expressive folk art expressing impressions on wide ranging topics from space to rural landscape.

The Guild will celebrate the opening of these new shows in a new venue with a reception on Friday January 29th at the new location at 5 pm.  All Franklin County residents are cordially invited to attend the reception.

The Franklin County Arts Guild invites original contributions from Franklin County artists of all ages in any media for inclusion in its Community Arts Shows at the Artisan Depot. The Guild will be announcing the Community Show themes for 2016 in the coming weeks. All work must be submitted ready for display.  In addition all work must be submitted at the Artisan Depot in Cowan during the intake period during business hours.  Membership in the Guild and gallery fees is not required for these shows.

The Artisan Depot is operated by the Franklin County Arts Guild and is located at 204 Cumberland St. East in Cowan, TN. Gallery hours are 12 pm to 5 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays and 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays.

For more information about upcoming community art shows, the gallery or the guild visit us at or or contact Diana Lamb at 931-308-4130.


As you know Artisan Deport and Gift Shop will be moving to a new and bigger space in January.  We are closed from Dec. 20 through January 28th (this date is tentative).  The new space is just across the street from the old Depot so we won’t be hard to find and we will have a lot more parking behind the new building.  We are busy working to get it ready.   A lot has been accomplished.  Right now the roof is being worked on as well as some of the doors.  Nancy Wallace and Ken Gould are working on the new hanging system.  Soon there will be a need for folks to paint!  Here are a couple of important dates.  Our new community show  “Botanicals” will open on January 28th.  The gallery will be open on the 23rd 1-4 pm and 24th 2-5pm for the purpose of receiving work from local artist for this show.  Tom Boughan’s member show will also open on the 28th.  The will be a joint opening reception on Friday, January 29th for both shows and if all goes well the reception will include a grand opening celebration too.  More details as they arise! (updated January 5th)

Working on floor.  Painting Walls next!

Working on floor. Painting Walls next!