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Franklin Arts Center Holiday Open House

Warm your hearts with art on November 10 at the Franklin Arts Center holiday open house. Celebrate creativity and shop for unique gift items ... paintings, pottery, jewelry, glass, mobiles, sculpture, wood carvings, leather-craft, and various one-of-a-kind art wonders!

Guest Artists in studio 119: Bavelli Leather, Becky’s Bread, Carole Eliseuson, Kathleen Krueger, Tom Larson, Laura Paycer, Tuesday Artists (Carol Hanson, Mary Hendricks, Judy Kuusisto, Mona Warren), and John Wgeishofski.

Black Friday Special

“Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.” — Ansel Adams, American photographer and environmentalist (1902 - 1984)

There has been a movement to encourage people to shop locally this holiday season. I would like to take it one step further and encourage people to shop for local art and fine crafts for gifts this season. Sustaining local artists helps foster creativity.

I'll be home for Christmas (eventually)

Everyone knows traveling during the holidays can be horrendous. There are three basic rules to holiday travel:

1- Leave early
2- Pack light
3- Be nice to the airline employees (and TSA agents as well)

With all of our planning and packing and leaving early, we still managed to land ourselves in the worst case scenario of holiday travel.

Merry Christmas. We missed our flight.