Friday, December 1 welcomes Franklin’s holiday tree lighting and monthly art crawl


Friday, Dec. 1 will have visitors to Downtown Franklin decking the halls and singing Christmas carols. This month’s monthly art crawl coincides with the Christmas Tree Lighting in the Square, including children’s choirs, a performance from award winning singer Matthew West and a dancing light show around the square. Christmas Tree Lighting in the Square will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. and Franklin Art Scene will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. During this time, more than 30 sites will host a variety of artists and mediums. Franklin Art Scene is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association on the first Friday of every month as a “tour of the arts.”


Featured artists in the December Art Scene include:


  • Academy Park Enrichment and Performing Arts, located at 120 Everbright Ave., will host the works of artists Yara Stagner, Sandy Thompson, Robert J. Lee and Aracely Landa.
  • Franklin First United Methodist, located at 148 Fifth Ave. S., will feature the student artwork of Independence High School and a Nativity themed night, sharing one of the most beloved Christmas traditions.
  • Gallery 202, located at202 Second Ave. S., will feature Kelly Harwood, renowned artist and owner of the world-class gallery in Franklin.
  • Hope Church, located at 137 4th Ave. S., will host Stephanie Carpenter and her art of whimsical faux taxidermy decor for kids.
  • Imaginebox Emporium, located at 311 N. Margin St., will showcase original illustrations created by Cory Basil.
  • Moyer Financial, located at 400 Main St., will host artist Sharon Register and many of her paintings.
  • Shuff’s Music, located at 118 3rd Ave. N. will feature works by Mike Moyers, who strives to make known the beauty and wonder of life and faith
  • Taziki’s, located at 428 Main St., will host Christopher Hanna and his collection of children’s art.
  • Williamson County Archives, located at 611 W. Main St., will feature works by Amy Marie, a Self-taught Artist from Nashville working in acrylic and mixed media to express emotion through brush and poured techniques.
  • Zula & Mac, located at 301 Lewisburg Ave., will feature artists Judith Bohorquez, Rayanna Silva and Linda Burns.


The Downtown Franklin Association invites lovers of the arts to stop by all participating locations during the evening’s crawl, in addition to enjoying the festivities of the Christmas Tree Lighting on America’s Favorite Main Street. The Art Scene trolley is also available for free rides throughout the crawl, sponsored by Genesis of Cool Springs.


For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, a full list of artists and a map of all featured locations, visit


About Downtown Franklin Association

The Downtown Franklin Association, established in 1984, is a non-profit committed to historic preservation and community vibrancy. Since its founding, the DFA has helped spearhead the revitalization of Franklin’s historic downtown core. Working in partnership with the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, property owners, city and county government, local businesses and merchants in our historic retail district, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) has helped create one of the nation’s Main Street success stories. For more information, visit