Thursday, September 29 – 6:30-7:30pm Exhibiting Art 101: Eight Million Stories from the Naked City. Participants are asked to purchase a $5 raffle ticket for the Mayo painting in lei of a workshop fee. Find details of this fund raiser HERE


Photo Guild to Unveil their Fourth Annual Photography Show

Saturday, October 8th at 3pm the public is invited to a reception for participating photographers in Franklin County Arts Council Photo Guild’s fourth annual photography show. The show will take place in the FCAC Back Gallery located at 22 S. Main St. in Franklinton.

During the reception guild member Bob Ringham will be signing his book 20 Minutes from Home, a beautiful collection of images and quotes that tell the story of the photographer’s journey to the store, to his swim class or dropping his daughter off to school, turning the mundane into art. With. Those moments captured, seeing the light and moving on. Ringham says, “It seems like I'm always moving on.” All proceeds from the sales of his book will be donated towards Alzheimer's research, care and support.

Guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite photograph for the People’s Choice award. The show will continue through the month of October and visitors to the gallery may vote for their People’s Choice win they visit the gallery during the show. That winner will be announced at the end of the show October 27th.

Franklin County Arts Council Annual Christmas at Home Art Show - December 17, 10-2PM Christmas at Home at historic home of Elic Senter and Ed Cottle, 12 Vine St, Franklinton, NC. Shop for one of a kind gifts by local artists. Free refreshments.

October 15 at 3PM - You are invited to Afternoon Tea with the artist Gauri Singh and the first screening in Franklin County of the film Welcome to NC, a NC Bollywood filmmaker presentation directed by directed by Gauri Singh and Bina High. Popcorn and sodas will be served.

Describing North Carolina as “The Land of Spirituality, diversity, and Heavenly beauty.” In this film, the different members of the photography club take you through the journey of beauty and history of North Carolina and the lifestyle of people in this southern country of USA while relationships foster. You can view the trailer at

Poetry Slam

Franklin County Arts Council’s Diversity Team will sponsor its first poetry slam on October 22, at 3:00 PM at the Arts Council Building located at 22 S Main St. Franklinton, NC. This event is open to all ages but will be limited to twelve participants. Each participant should come prepared to recite or read at least 3 poems in case he/she scores high enough to move from the first round to the third. Judges will be from the audience. First prize is dinner for two at the Texas Roadhouse ($30 value). Though the event is free, poets should register by October 20 at Space is limited, so plan to get there early. Refreshments will be served. Go to     for poetry slam rules. This is going to be a fun event for participants and the audience. Don’t miss it.

poetry slam is a competition in which poets read their original poems and receive a score from judges chosen from the audience on a scale of 1-10. The highest and lowest scores are dropped and the middle three are kept. The highest score one can receive is a 30 and the lowest is a zero. Elimination rounds are played until only two contestants are left in the final round. There will be three rounds: Round 1: all poets; round two with four poets; round three with two poets. In the first round all eligible poets will perform, each are allowed three minutes.


Franklin County Arts Council Heart for Art Gala and Fund Raiser – February 9th 6pm until 10pm at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Whitaker on 210 Winston Street, Franklinton, NC. Silent auction, raffles, free refreshments.

For more information about Franklin County Arts Council’s events go to their website at The UpFront and Back Galleries, 22 S. Main St., Franklinton, are open Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays from 10:30am until 5pm.