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Cathy Norrell
· October 9, 2016
Incredible art and beautiful artists. So full of creative magic everywhere....a true hidden jewel and just a short drive from Swanee too!!!
Sheila Turnage
· November 27, 2016
This is a great gallery, full of innovative and diverse art forms - all of it local. It's run by artists who are willing to talk about their work, which is a huge plus. It's relaxed and friendly. ...I wish it was in my town! See More
Kim Phillips
· November 7, 2016
Wonderful gallery and shop that encourages and supports local artists. Go see and go buy!
Lis Couser
· November 15, 2014
Great artisans display.
Come by and check out our Veterans Show
Many great gift ideas on our Eclectic Gift Shelf. Many items under $20.
Artist Demo on Saturday! Learn how to make these cute spoon dolls or a Fairy Garden.

Created with 100% recycled materials.

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Frances Perea to Friends of the Up-Cycled Cloth Collective, Southeastern USA
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"Swimming Against the Current," is the title of my newest fabric collage wall hanging. Created with recycled quilted sham & a variety of cut up garments. Embell...ished with stitching and buttons. This will be on display at our group show called Wraps, Jewelry & Wearable Art at the Artisan Depot Gallery & Gift Shop in Cowan, TN, Feb 22-Mar 31, 2018. Opening reception on Feb 23rd, 5-7 pm. All are invited!

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Peeps, in case you missed this. You're all invited to our group show reception this Friday! Bring your friends and family.

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Frances Perea

Peeps, one party ended but another one is on its way! You're invited to a Meet n Greet the Artists this Friday, Feb 23rd from 5-7 pm at the Artisan Depot Galler...y & Gift Shop, 204 E. Cumberland Street, Cowan, TN. We are celebrating the opening of a group show titled Wraps, Jewelry & Wearable Art, where you will be treated to upcycled, recycled & newly fashioned wearables! Come partake of treats for the eyes and treats to eat! Open to all of course!

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What we did at Arts and Ales.

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Frances Perea

The Art of Creativity at Arts and Ales 2018.

Check out this work from Kim Previte!!! You can find her work in the Artisan Depot Gallery & Gift Shop!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Diana Lamb

Regardless of what we do, sometimes it does indeed take a village. The Franklin County Arts Guild Arts and Ales Scholarship Fundraiser held yesterday at the Mon...terey Station in Cowan is an example of such a village. We had our leaders and enforcement and peace makers - (Nancy Wallace, Margie Gallagher, Joe Butler, Pat Richards Bishop, Mark Ledbetter, Denise Miller to name a few). We had those who provided the education and arts for our village (Pippa Brown, Frances Perea, Cathy Norrell, Kim Previtt, and many more). Those who are always there to help with whatever needs to be done (Kim Phillips, Maryann Morrison, Patty and Mackie Priest, Pat Underwood, Dwain and Joyce Adams and a host of others). And the village itself? ALL of those who came together to enjoy an afternoon celebrating ARTS and ALES, our brewing friends, our entertainment (The Secret Commonwealth and James Patton & the Synchromatics), all the named and unnamed (but you are all important and integral to this village). The loss of any one of you would be a tear in our Arts Village! Thanks to each and everyone of our villagers for making our 4th Annual Arts and Ales such a success. You've helped to ensure scholarships for county students who wish to pursue the arts for the coming years, and I hope you'll come back and be a part of our village and remain a part of the Arts in our County, for years to come! Come join us at our Community Shows and our Guild Member shows. These shows are for all of our friends in the Arts. And from me, and heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who helps keep the ARTS VILLAGE strong in Franklin County!!!

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It's today!

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We've been setting up for Arts & Ales. It will be at Monterrey Station tomorrow, Feb. 17 from noon to 4:30. Tickets are $25 today at Artisan Depot and $30 at ...tomorrow's event, $10 for designated drivers. You'll be able to taste beer, listen to live music and check out the art. Here are some samples.

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Tomorrow is the DAY!

Fundraising Event for the Franklin County Arts Guild in Cowan, TN. Craft beer tastings, art exhibits, sales & demonstrations, plus live music.
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Mark Ledbetter is with Patton James.

Mason Jar Magazine quoted me as saying "beer is fun" ... Well ... what else could I say ? Arts and Ales is this weekend. Let me know if you need to purchase tickets.…/02/13/art-ales-happens-this-week…/

The Frame Gallery in Sewanee (formerly Corners) donated a PILE of mat board in every color imaginable to our ART Supply Corner. Come get some and browse the other cool supplies... all for a small donation...

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Frances Perea to Art Workshops in TN

Are you interested in taking an art workshop at the Artisan Depot Gallery & Gift Shop in Cowan, TN? Let us know what you're interested in. So far we have offere...d classes in mask making with recycled materials, brush doll making, mosaics, Valentine's Day paper cutting & several mini workshops. New this month is a fun Jug Head recycled workshop with the talented and witty Cathy Norrell from Chattanooga. This workshop takes place on Feb 24th. See poster here for info.

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Want to know which brewers will be at Arts and Ales?

Bands, brewers and artists participanting in Arts and Ales 2018, the primary fundraiser of the Franklin County Arts Guild

Look what students from Skills Development Services created at our mini workshop this past Friday.

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ART Supply Corner recommended Artisan Depot Gallery & Gift Shop.

On Friday students from Skills Development Services dropped in for a mini workshop at the Artisan Depot Gallery & Gift Shop. Look what lovely Valentines they created!

Great news!

Arts and Ales

We at Arts & Ales have been talking with our beer distributor, and they offered us a fantastic deal! They offered to let us bring 28, yes 28 craft beers to our ...Arts & Ales event next Saturday, February 17th at Monterey Station. We are excited, we thought we would only get to sample just a few of their craft beers, and they have offered to let us sample 28 craft packaged beers. We are so excited and hope you will be too. So go on over to and your tickets there. It's going to be fun!

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Put the opening reception for this show on your calendar. No telling what fun and funky things you'll leave wearing! (Click on link to see Frances Perea's steampunk hat.)

​Member Show: Wraps, Jewelry & Wearable Art Exhibit/Sale February 22 - March 31 | Reception February 23 at 5:00 pm ​at the Artisan Depot, Cowan TN

Another fun workshop by Cathy Norrell. Explore the creative side of "upcycling" through constructing mask-like characters utilizing plastic jugs & various recyclable items. All levels welcome...just bring a plastic jug of your choice, a craft knife, scissors & your imagination! All other materials will be provided. $30