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Franklin Square Gallery
Welcomes You!

Franklin Square Gallery

is a cooperative art gallery

made up of painters, sculptors and potters,

members of the Associated Artists of Southport (AAS),

a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. 

The Gallery is located in the historic district of coastal Southport, North Carolina, behind Franklin Square Park

Note:  The park is closed for repairs. We are OPEN!

Please come by and see us!

Open Tuesday - Saturday

Hours 10am - 5pm

Closed on Mondays until May!

Thank you so much for your support! 

2024 Spring Member's Show.
Please come by the Gallery to see the total show!

Upcoming 2024 Events at the Gallery
and in the Southport Area!

3/18 - 6/20/24 Member's Show
Photos above

5/3/24 - First Friday 5-7pm
Featured Artists for May, painter Mary K. Donahoe and sculptor PJ Wachtler.
Both artists will be at
 our First Friday event on May 3, 2024 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please come by and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine and meet these amazing artists.  Their artwork will be featured in the gallery during May.  
Go to Featured Artists - May

4/17 - 7/17/24 Franklin Square Gallery announces a new art lecture series by
the well-known artist and educator Kirah Van Sickle.

More information

5/18/24 - One Day Workshop with Artist, Rena Powell 

"Expressive Water"

Saturday, May 18, 2024

9:30am - 4:00pm

Details and Registration

6/7/24 - First Friday 5-7pm
Featured Artists for May, painter Caroline Brizzolara and potter, Cheryl Rogers. Both artists will be at our First Friday event on May 3, 2024 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please come by to meet them and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine while viewing our beautiful displays of pottery, sculptures and paintings! 

6/24 - 7/20/24 Summer Regional Art Show
7/5/24 Awards and Reception

7/22 - 9/13/24 Member's Show

8/26 - 9/21/24 Quilt Show

9/16 - 9/28/24
Brunswick Arts Council Show

Entry Deadline 9/06/24
Check-in 9/15/24
Show Pick-Up 9/29/24


10/21 - 11/02/24 Maritime Show
Entries Deadline 10/2/24
Awards Reception 11/1/24 First Friday

9/6/24 Wooden Boat Show
First Friday

9/23 - 10/19/24 - Student Class Show

9/30 -10/17/24 Member's Show

11/1 -12/21/24 Holiday Gift Shop Open

12/21/24 Gallery Closes for the Season

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Thank you!

White Washed Wood
Call for Artists!

15th Annual

Wooden Boat Show

Poster Contest 2024

The Southport Wooden Boat Show, once again in collaboration with Franklin Square Gallery, is pleased and excited to announce the Annual SWBS Poster Contest. As in the past, we are looking for local artists to submit their artwork for judging in this annual event.

1.     The artwork should feature a wooden boat(s), be clearly distinguished as such and entice the viewer to appreciate the beauty and heritage of wooden boats of our region.

2.     It is preferred the subject of the painting be of a classical or traditional design, old or new. Examples:

1.     Working vessels such as a shrimp, tuna, bill fish, menhaden etc.

2.     Sailing vessels

3.     Skiffs

4.     Dinghy

To qualify for entry in this contest, artists must have at least a General Membership in the Associated Artists of Southport/Franklin Square Gallery.  For membership info, click here!

Submissions due April 17-23 at the gallery.

Wooden Boat Show

FSG Member, Rich O'Donnell, 2023 Winner signing posters at First Friday!

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