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Community Outreach

The Associated Artists of Southport at Franklin Square Gallery feel it's important to foster art in the community and be an important contributor to the community of Southport, North Carolina and surrounding areas.

Franklin Square Gallery Community Outreach

The Associated Artists of Southport and Franklin Square Gallery were honored to donate $1600 to each of three charities at the reception held at the gallery last night for members of the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center. We raised the money through the sale of pottery that was created by our potters and painted by our members.

The three charities were: Brunswick Family Assistance represented by Tiffanie Paganello, Southport Oak Island Food Pantry represented by Lynn Dutney and Matthews Ministry represented by Hogan Disbrow.

Appearing with them are Robin Van Vliet and Rebecca Cleary from AAS.

Community Outreach

Empty Bowls 2023

“Making a difference in the lives of others through the art of pottery and the power of people feeding one another.”

Thank you to everyone in the gallery who helped make the 2023 Empty Bowls program a success! Thank you especially to the potters who made, glazed and fired bowls.  And thank you to everyone who participated in our "paint the bowls parties" decorating bowls.

Franklin Square Gallery was able to donate $4800 this year!

$1600 each will be going to three local charities: Southport-Oak Island Interfaith Food Pantry, Brunswick Family Assistance, and Matthews Ministry — local food pantries and ministries that feed the needy in Brunswick County.


Next October, 2024, Franklin Square Gallery will return to our previous format. We will be teaming up with local restaurants and businesses to host a one day Empty Bowls Charity event where customers can buy our beautiful hand made bowls, eat delicious
soup, and participate in a fun and worthwhile way to help combat hunger in Brunswick County. We look forward to seeing you then and in the meantime, please stop by Franklin Square Gallery to see everything we have for sale.

Franklin Square Gallery Community Outreach
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