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Students inspire through the arts with drawing, painting, and collage on rocks throughout the Franklin Common.  Messages of kindness, hope, and positivity serve to remind us that art can be a form of expression that evokes emotion in the viewer. Community members are welcome to design their own rock to contribute to the “BFCCPS Rocks Art Walk.” We will provide paint brushes and supplies!

When: Apr 27, 2018 8am in Franklin, MA

Art in Bloom - Artweek Event

Flower arrangements inspired by paintings in the library will be on display for all of ArtWeek.

When: Apr 27, 2018 9am to Apr 27, 2018 5pm in Franklin, MA

Art in Motion - Artweek Event

The Art in Motion Juried Exhibition showcases paintings and drawings of figures in motion. The kick-off to the exhibition takes place in honor of ArtWeek during our Live Art Event on Saturday April 28 from 2:00-4:00, during which the public can observe (and join in with the supplies provided!) artists from Urban Sketchers drawing live performers as they are performing. The exhibition is free and open to the public from April 27 – May 6 during the following hours: Monday – Thursday: 9a.m. to 8p.m., Friday – Saturday: 9a.m. to 5p.m., Sunday: 1:30 p.m. to 5p.m.

When: Apr 27, 2018 9am to Apr 27, 2018 5pm in Franklin, MA

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About Franklin, MA
Franklin Massachusetts is a suburban industrial community nestled between the Charles and Blackstone Rivers and is 22 miles southwest of Boston. Settlement of Franklin came late in 1676 and its early years had settlers involved in small farming and grazing. The town's abundant water power made for early industrial development. Soon there were cotton mills and boot and shoe manufacturers established in Franklin but the dominant industry from 1799 on was straw bonnet manufacturing.

In 1778 Franklin renamed itself to honor Benjamin Franklin and although over 30 communities in the colonies did that, Franklin Massachusetts was the first to do so. In return Ambassador Franklin showed his appreciation by sending the town a library of 116 volumes thereby making Franklin the first town in history with a public library!

Franklin is a center of a wide spectrum of architectural styles that have been proudly preserved in the town. Visitors will have the pleasure of seeing Greek Revival and Italianate buildings as well as High Victorian Gothic and Second Empire and Queen Ann styles.