Franklin County Arts Council Announces Upcoming Events

The Franklin County Arts Council has a series of scheduled events beginning this month and continuing throughout the remainder of the year.

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FCAC Art Stroll – Thursday August 7.  Downtown Franklinton. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FCAC photographers’ photo show at FCAC Gallery 22 S. Main Street. Free refreshments and door prizes. Free music by Greg and Sean on the patio at Johnny’s on Main. Also on the patio, Tar River Quilt River Team and FCAC Student Arts Council will answer questions about their programs and events. Other downtown businesses will be offering specials for the evening. Spend a summer evening with the arts.

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FCAC Photographers Guild Annual Photo Show – August 7 through 29. Entry fee is $15/members, $25/non-members, and includes entrance of up to 3 photographs.

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Cash and ribbons will be awarded in each of two categories: color, and black and white, plus a people’s choice award to be given at the end of the show.

Saturday, August 2: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., drop off entries at 22 Main Street, Franklinton

Thursday, August 7: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., opening reception and awards announced during FCAC Art Stroll.

August 8 – 29: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, gallery open

Saturday, August 30:10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., close of show, pick up entries.


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Photography Four Workshop Series starts August 14, 7-9 p.m. (rest of series dates are Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13) at Youngsville Library. For beginners, age 13 and up. Joe Barta IV, photographer and cinematographer for over 30 years, will teach the workshops. Classes will be open discussion and instruction, plus critique of participants’ photos. $80 for all four sessions; $60 for FCAC members. Contact or call 919-497-6910 to register.


Writers Retreat – Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild will host a Writers Day Retreat on Saturday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rolling View Community Building at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Registration fees are $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Doughnuts and beverages will be provided on arrival. Bring your own bag lunch. Refrigerator on site. Beverages provided.

Phillip Shabazz, poet and teacher, will open the program with comments and a reading from his newest book. Writers will then disperse to write while enjoying the beautiful natural setting of the park. Published participants are invited to bring their books to sell during the day. More writing time and an open mic reading are planned for the afternoon.
Email for a registration form or print out one from calendar of events page at Deadline to register with form and fee is October 15. Mail form and check to FCAC, P.O. Box 758, Louisburg, NC 27549.


A Call to Writers and Artists: The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is issuing a call to writers of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction for submissions to be considered in the 2015 issue of “County Lines: A Literary Journal.” They are also calling for black-and-white art and photography for the book interior and color art for the cover. A cash prize of $25 will be awarded to the artist whose work is chosen for the book cover.

The current issue of “County Lines: A Literary Journal” is available for purchase at the FCAC headquarters in Leslie Martin Pottery Studio in downtown Franklinton and online from To obtain a copy of the writers and artists guidelines, email your request to: Deadline for submission is September 15, 2014.