4th Annual Franklin Art Walk

Dear Visitors and Art Connoisseurs:

The City of Franklin’s Main Street Program will host the Fourth Annual Promenade d’art de Franklin (Franklin Art Walk) on Franklin’s historic Main Street on September 28, 2013, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

The Franklin Art Walk is a Main Street Program event. The City of Franklin and its Main Street Board invite art connoisseurs to take a stroll along Franklin’s Main Street to explore Franklin’s creative culture by visiting with store merchants and the artists they host. You can speak with the artists and browse through their merchandise, which are both unique to south Louisiana. Purchase beautiful art from talented artists and take home souvenirs from your time in Franklin.

Musical entertainment for the Art Walk will be by Alfred Hill and Ted Foulcard beginning at 3:30 pm and ending at 5:30 pm at the Hanagriff’s lot on Main Street. A new addition to the Art Walk this year will include novelists Rhonda Dennis and Lynn Shurr. Rhonda Dennis is the author of the Green Bayou Novel Series, and Lynn Shurr is the author of the Mardi Gras and Sinners Series. Bring your books and get them signed, or you can purchase them the day of the event and get them signed.

There will be a few new attractions to the Art Walk this year, also. The Techeland Arts Council will host Une Assemblee de Connaisseurs d’Art (A Gathering of Art Connoisseurs) from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at The Lamp Post, which is on the corner of Jackson and Main Streets. The Techeland Arts Council will share its purpose, people, pictures and pieces of its production No Hitchin’. Shadowlawn will host Parker Felterman who is the 14-year-old author of The Revolver. There will be music by the Bayou Saxophone Ensemble, which is an eight-piece saxophone group from Thibodaux. Additionally, St. Mary Landmarks Society will display political posters of past Franklin elections at Teche Ridge Office Supply, which will showcase Franklin’s contribution to Louisiana politics.

Franklin is slowly becoming a place where the arts thrive. I’m looking forward to this year’s Art Walk, and I think we have a little something for everyone to experience and enjoy!

Mark your calendar for the Fourth Annual Franklin Art Walk, September 28, 2013, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. You can experience culture, history and hospitality all in one town—all of the things that make Franklin a special place. For more information contact Arlana Shields at (337) 828-6345, or by email at ashields@franklin-la.com.


Raymond Harris Mayor, City of Franklin, Louisiana