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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Leave the rain behind and join us as we welcome Spring 2020 at the March 6th Art Scene! The Passport Program, which kicked off in January, will return for its final month, in addition to 15 participating sites hosting local artists. The Passport Program invites guests to grab a passport at any of the sites and have it stamped along the way while touring the arts of Historic Downtown Franklin, TN. Visitors with eight or more site visit stamps will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card to Gray’s on Main and two movie tickets to the Franklin Theatre. Franklin Art Scene’s mission is “Connecting Art to the community” and is held on the first Friday of every month as a “tour of the arts.”

Featured artists in the March Art Scene include:

  • Franklin Road Apparel, located at 508 W Mains St., will feature artist Damaris Ruiz who is a spirit driven abstract painter and My Bag My Story, a local nonprofit that provides duffel bags for kids in foster care. The musical entertainers for the evening will be singer songwriters Sarah Steil and Daphne Browdy.
  • Gallery 202, located at 202 2nd S., will feature artist Erin Johnson whose current focus is contemporary painting in acrylic
  • Hester & Cook, located at 340 A Main St., will host author Lauren H. Brandenburg, who will be signing her new book “The Death of Mungo Blackwell”. A whimsical tale of a husband and wife finding their identity after a massive financial loss.
  • Historic Presbyterian Church, located at 5th & Main St., will host artist Jackie Mickler whose favorite subject to paint is any type of water scene.
  • Hope Church, located at 137 Fourth Ave S., will display the work of Crafts by Mills, a local brother duo specializing in custom wood art.
  • Imaginebox Emporium, located at 311 N. Margin St., will showcase the original illustrations of Cory Basil as well as his other creations using mediums such as watercolor, oil and gauche.
  • Sage Sleep, located at 434 Main St., will feature artist Mattie Wolf whose artwork is best known for its striking use of contrast and fluid designs.
  • Twine Graphics and Screen Printing, located at 304 Public Square, will feature portrait artist Brandon Global who has recently been exploring digital painting.
  • Visit Franklin, located at 400 Main St., #200, will host artist Elizabeth Welke whose signature characteristics of her works are exquisite detail, expressions, vibrant colors, pencil and shading.
  • Williamson County Archives, located at 611 W Main St., will feature artist Sketch Bourque, who will display his acrylic paintings and graphite drawings.

The Franklin Art Scene invites lovers of the arts to stop by all participating locations during the evening’s crawl. The Art Scene trolley is also available for free rides throughout the event. For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, a full list of artists and a map of all featured locations, visit