Franklin County Arts Guild Host Healing Arts Project Member Show

The Franklin County Arts Guild will host a group show by Tullahoma and Shelbyville members of The Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI) provides an avenue for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors. Creating art and developing a public show increases artists’ self-esteem and self-confidence and gives communities the opportunity to view highly creative work and to learn that people with mental illness are much more than their disease.

The Artisan Depot is pleased to exhibit the works of over a dozen artists from HAPI. Franklin County citizens as well as folks from the surrounding area are invited to join us for a reception on July 17th, 5-7 pm which will open the show and give everyone a chance to meet the artists. The HAPI show will be on exhibit from July 16th-August 29th.

The Artisan Depot is operated by the Franklin County Arts Guild and is located at 201 Cumberland St. East in Cowan, TN. Gallery hours are 12 pm to 5 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sunday 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.
HA Pink Flower by Laura Hudson

FCAG Scholarship Recepient for 2015 Named

Cara “Marynn” Robinson, who will graduate from Franklin County High School (FCHS) this spring, is the recipient of the Franklin County Arts Guild’s 2015 College Arts Scholarship. The $1000 Arts Scholarship is given annually to a talented student from Franklin County who is planning on pursuing a college degree in an arts field. The scholarship has been given by the Guild since 1986. Scholarship recipients for the last ten years can be found at

Cara is the daughter of Winchester residents Jackie and Charity Robinson. She is an outstanding student ranking first out of 337 students at FCHS. Her many activity include current president of the Beta Club, a member of the National Honors Society, and playing in FCHS bands, and member of the Student Council. Cara plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University and obtain BA and Master’s degrees in Art Education and then come home to Franklin County to teach the children in her community.
2015 Winner2 Cara “Marynn” Robinson recipient of 2015 FCAG scholarship with Anna Kathryn Anderson, Scholarship Committee Chair.

FUN Way to Support the FCAG!

You can now receive a work of art when you make a $20 donation to the FCAG.
You can get your name on the Rooster Booster Roster when you make a $20 donation to the FCAG Scholarship Fund.

Tiny wood carvings by Dwain Adams

Tiny wood carvings by Dwain Adams

You are also able to receive your pick of small works of art such as cards, jewels, or small pictures when you make a donation to the HVAC Fund for the new gallery heating and cooling system. Just come by the gallery and see all the beautiful things!

Computer manipulated watercolor repainted in ink and watercolor

Computer manipulated watercolor repainted in ink and watercolor

New Policy & Schedule for Hanging Art in the Artisan Depot

The Artisan Depot with the approval of the Franklin County Arts Guild has established a new policy and Schedule for art work that is hung on the Art boards in the gallery. This schedule is meant to encourage member artists to exhibit new works which will likewise encourage new visitors and customers to come to the gallery and to see what’s new. This January members are asked to collect art that is currently hanging and to bring in new work for exhibit. New works will be on exhibit for six months. Then in July these works will be removed and new works will be hung. This biannual schedule goes into effect this month. Can’t wait to see your new work!