Date Change for Fund Raiser Gala - After reviewing our several close encounters with unpredictable weather in February, we have decided to move our fundraiser gala to May 20th. 6-10PM. We thank our gracious hosts, Dudley and Barbara Whitaker for accommodating our request to move the event . We will continue to share with you updates,donation needs and a list of donated auction items as the months progress. We look forward to seeing you all! 

Artists of the Year Reception Thursday, February 9th from 6:30-8pm at FCAC Headquarters, 22 S Main St., Franklinton. Recipients of this year’s award are Craig Kassan and Joy Ayscue.

Craig Kassan gives a great deal of credit to his grandfather for getting him involved in art. He always helped with his projects and had a meticulous attention to detail that he passed along. Kassan says, “At the age of eight, we built a working toy wooden sailboat together. Granddad always made sure I got to the art store if needed, and encouraged and supported me with all my projects.” Kassan has worked with pen and ink and other mediums including oils, acrylics, and pastels, but found his true passion in wood. The idea for his wall sculptures came about from a trip to Salt Lake City. During the flight he became intrigued with the patterns created by the plots of land as well as the crop circles from the farms below.

Joy Ayscue says her voice isn’t all that melodic so she uses the medium of acrylic painting to sing her joy to the world. It is her passion to literally inject the powerful energies that she experiences in her own life such as hope, faith, peace, motivation, inspiration and especially the energy of love into each of her creations to share them with others.

Open Mic – The FCAC Diversity Team will observe Black History Month with an Open Mic February 25th at 3pm. Location is at One Man’s Treasure Auction House on 200 E. Nash Street, Louisburg. The theme is Freedom and all genres are welcome including poetry, prose and song. There will be a seven-minute time limit for each performance. The public is invited to attend and participate. This is a free event, including refreshments.


Artist, Everett Mayo has donated two paintings to Franklin County Arts Council for a fund raising project. The 21”x29” watercolor paintings titled “Carving a Duck” and “Carving a Horse” are matted and framed. The paintings are valued at $1,200 each. The watercolors are currently on display at the FCAC Gallery in downtown Franklinton.

All members and supporters are challenged to sell at least five tickets by February 1, 2017. Those who meet the challenge will be entered into a drawing for a $30 gift card to an area restaurant. Ticket packets may be picked up at UpFront Gallery on Dec 1st. We need at least 44 members to sell 5 tickets bundle to reach our goal of $1200 for one of the paintings. All monies will go to benefit Franklin County Arts Council’s community projects.To See the paintings click here

Franklin County Arts Council thanks all who came to the  Christmas at Home Art Show. We also extend our thanks to  our hosts Elic Senter and Ed Cottle.

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.