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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, NC, 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 April!

Thank you so much for your support! 

Barbara Karkut Art Show.JPG

Our 2024 Annual Spring Art Show

is open through March 16th!

We'd love to see you!

"Springtime" is our theme and can be defined

as anything connected with Spring! 

Flowers, beach, landscape, still-life, nature, etc. 

  Click here for Prospectus and Registration Information

Painting by member Barbara Karkut
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.


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

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

2024 Spring Art Show!
"Springtime Theme"

2/20 - 3/16 Spring Art Show
3/1 Awards Reception  5pm - 7pm
3/16 Show Closes
3/17 Pick Up Art 1pm - 3pm

More Information

3/1 First Friday! 
Come by for refreshments and see Janet Porterfield and her daughter perform.  From the Janet Porterfield Flute Studio.
3/18 - 4/05 High School Show 
More Information

3/18 - 6/20 Member's Show

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


4/13 Kid's Day 10:00 - 2:00

7/22 - 9/13 Member's Show

8/26 - 9/21 Quilt Show

9/6 Wooden Boat Show
First Friday

9/16 - 9/28
Brunswick Arts Council Show
Entry Deadline 9/06
Check-in 9/15
Show Pick-Up 9/29


11/1 -12/21 Holiday Gift Shop Open

TBD - Student Class Show

10/21 - 11/02 Maritime Show
Entries Deadline 10/2

Awards Reception 11/1 First Friday

12/21 Gallery Closes for the Season

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Thank you!

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