Upcoming Events:
 
November 30, 2017: 2017 Writer's Guild Publishes Fifth Edition. Lear more >>
December 9, 2017: 2017 Holiday Open House. Lear more >> 
 
2017 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & ARTISAN SALE
Date: Saturday: Dec. 9th, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: FCAC Gallery located at 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton NC
Questions: contact fcacarts@gmail.com or (919) 497-6910
Join the FCAC at “The Upfront Gallery” on Dec. 9th from 10am to 4pm for a Holiday Open House and Artisan Sale. There will be several local artist’s set up inside the gallery with various handmade wares for sale. Come join us for a jolly good time and purchase holiday gifts perfect for anyone on your list!!!

2017 FCAC Writers Guild Retreat - November 18

Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is happy to announce their Writer’s Retreat has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 18 from 9am until 5pm at Rolling View Community Building, Falls Lake State Park. participants to enjoy a day to write on the shore of the lake enhanced with fall foliage. Guild members suggest writers bring their cameras in addition to their pen and notepads.

The retreat also offers two writers workshops and a chance to network with other writers. New York Times best-selling author Diane Chamberlain will open the event with her workshop titled "How a Social Worker became a New York Times Best Selling Novelist in Only Thirty Years."


Deana Vassar, who is an Amherst Writers and Artists Facilitator and award-winning writer, will close the day with her presentation, “The Amherst Method, Creating a Safe Environment for the Writer.”

Fees to attend the retreat are $30 for FCAC members / $40 for non-members. There is a $6/car fee to enter the park. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. Deadline to register is October 15. For more information and to request a registration form email donnaCampbellSmith@gmail.com

Also, combined Photography Guild and Writer's Guild meeting is every other month with next meeting Jan, 8, 2018.
Then remaining 2018 meeting at March 12, May 14, July 9, Sept. 10, and Nov. 12.
 

2017 Writer’s Guild Publishes Fifth Edition
County Lines, A Literary Journal, Thursday, November 30th at 6PM

Members of Franklin County Arts Council’s Writers guild will release their fifth edition of County Lines: A Literary Journal on Thursday, November 30th at 6 PM with a reading and refreshments at FCAC Headquarters on 22 S. Main St., Franklinton.

Winners of the FCAC Writers Guild Carolina Prize for Writing will also be announced at the function. They and some of the contributors to the book will read selections.
Copies of County Lines: A Literary Journal will be available for purchase at the launch party. Anyone missing the party can still buy copies at FCAC’s Up-Front Gallery and on Amazon.com. Guild members recommend County Lines as an excellent Christmas gift. All proceeds from sales of the book go back to the writers’ guild to help fund their various projects which include workshops and an annual writers retreat.

2017 Franklin County Arts Council Annual General Meeting (AGM)

When: November 16, 2017
Where: Norris Theatre, Louisburg College
Address: 501 N. Main Street, Louisburg, NC 27549
Time: 6:30 PM
RSVP: Email fcacarts@gmail.com or call 919-497-6910

Please join us at the Norris Theatre on Louisburg College campus for the Franklin County Arts Council Annual Meeting on November 16 AT 6:30 PM. We will begin the evening with dinner(catered by Chartwell’s) followed by the general meeting. Click here for map and directions >>

An Evening of Mystery and Entertainment.

Katy MungerDate: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 6:00pm.
Location: Beer and Wine 1010 in Youngsville, NC
Questions: contact fcacarts@gmail.com or (919) 497-6910.

With our current Piedmont Laureate, the ever-entertaining, witty mystery writer, Katy Munger. Tickets are $10 per person which includes a wine-tasting, d'oeuvres and Katy's presentation.

You can pay online with PayPal

You can also buy tickets at the "Upfront Gallery": 22 S. Main St., Franklinton NC 27525.
Open: Thursday to Friday 10:30 - 4pm, Saturday 10:00 – 2:00pm.
Please contact the Arts Council to sponsor, volunteer or attend this special events.
2017 Frankenfest Celebration
Where: 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton, NC 27525
When: October 28, 2017
Time: 10AM - 5PM

Calling FCAC members/artist to participate in Frankenfest 2017. Dawn Herrin will set up out front and do face painting. We are looking for other artist that would like to set up inside the Gallery and/or help with festivities.

Contact Dawn Herrin at fcacarts@gmail.com or 919-497-6910 to volunteer and let Dawn know you plan to participate.
 

Volunteer and Possible Volunteer Potluck and Informal Meeting.

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm.
Location: Up Front Gallery, 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton NC 27525
Questions: contact fcacarts@gmail.com or (919) 497-6910.

Please bring a dish to share, a guest or two and your ideas and creativity! 

Come to celebrate the Third Friday at the Louisburg Art Gallery.

CeramicsDate: Friday, June 16 2017.
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Location: 111 North Main Street, Louisburg NC 27549.
Questions: contact fcacarts@gmail.com or (919) 497-6910.

Enjoy an evening of the Arts, bring your family and friends. Artists of the Franklin County Arts Council are going to exhibit their work. Paintings, ceramics, photography, wood and much more. Refreshments will be provided.

Juneteenth Celebration in the Park

Date: June 17, 2017
Time: 1-4pm
Location: River Bend Park in Louisburg, located downtown at the end of Church Street.

Derek Dion Daniels

Come enjoy the beautiful park on the banks of the Tar River, listen to the music and shop with our vendors. Visitors may bring a picnic lunch for themselves and a chair. There are playground areas with swings, slides and more for the children to enjoy.

The Diversity committee is accepting applications for free vendor space. Only packaged food is allowed, no hot or home-cooked foods without a health department license. No alcohol is allowed in the park. Promotional, arts, crafts, and products are welcome. Email Jackie Dove-Miller at dovmiller@aol.com to reserve your spot. TLC Entertainment has confirmed the following R&B and Gospel acts: Mr. Chenier, BB Smith, Kathy Powerhouse, Kimberly Charlene, and Derek Dion Daniels. 

5 de Mayo 2017
Celebrating The Hispanic Culture Through The Arts 

The Market GirlDate: May 5, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 7pm
Location: Up Front Gallery
22 S. Main Street, Franklinton NC 27525
 
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Teresa Fernandez, "Songs of the Soul". Is a singer born in Havana, Cuba.
Ramon Brito will play his Hispanic Harp.

5 Hispanic Artist will be Exhibiting:

Cornelio Campos
Nora Hernandez
Clina Polloni
Gabriela Zabala
Aaron Vick

Visit our blog for more information: http://www.fcacarts.org/fcac_news_.aspx 
 

2017 SPRING WRITERS RETREAT: SATURDAY, MAY 6TH.

Franklin County Arts Council’s Writer’s Guild 5th annual Writers’ Day Retreat.

Date: May 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Place: Rolling View Community building, a part of Falls Lake Recreational Park
Deadline to enter: April 15, 2017

The day will include workshops, writing time, and readings. All writers, new and experienced, are welcome.

Best-selling novelist, Diane Chamberlain will be a guest speaker with a program titled “How a Social Worker became a New York Times Best Selling Novelist in Only Thirty Years.”

Deana Vassar will close the day with her presentation, “The Amherst Method, Creating a Safe Environment for the Writer.”

Fees

  • $30.00 - FCAC Members

  • $40.00 for non-member

  • $50.00 Special – Retreat fee and FCAC 2017 membership

  • $6.00 - Per car fee to enter Falls Lake Recreational Park

Participants should bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. For more information email DonnaCampbellSmith@fcacarts.org.
Mail with check to FCAC Writers Guild, PO Box758, Louisburg, NC 27549 
 
Franklin Flicks 2017
You are cordially invited to a FREE EVENT

Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 11 to 4pm
Location: Up Front Gallery
22 S. Main Street, Franklinton NC 27525

Intimate seating for screening of films from around the USA.
Awards – Red Carpet

Free popcorn, refreshments.
List of films and times will be announced in April.

Donations gladly accepted.

 

Birthday Party for Salvador Dali

Date: May 20, 2017
Location: The Victorian Home of Dudley and Barbara Whitaker
210 Winston Road, Franklinton, NC
For information about auction items and raffle click here >>