UPDATE March 13, 2020: As government and businesses work to minimize the spread of coronavirus in public/at events, the Franklin County Arts Council has announced that their offices and gallery must be closed March 16-April 6, 2020.
Therefore, the Franklin County Arts Council will be postponing the Grand Opening and Open House for its new Gallery on the Hill. Originally scheduled for March 27-28, 2020 with a reception on Friday, the event will be scheduled for a later date.
Statement from FCAC:
Franklin County Arts Council is located in a building owned by Franklin County Schools (FCS) and the Arts Council is subject to FCS Coronavirus response policy. After Governor Cooper’s press conference Thursday afternoon, FCS in consultation with the health department updated their Coronavirus plans to reflect the most up-to-date guidance and part of that guidance requires all groups leasing space from FCS to be closed March 16th through April 6th.
The Grand Opening and Open House will be rescheduled once we have more direction FCS.
Franklin County Arts Council recently moved its offices and art gallery, and the new location is 99 S Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, North Carolina — across Bickett Blvd from First Citizens Bank. The Gallery on the Hill will be the venue for Artist of the Month spotlight events, local exhibits, arts classes for all ages, and group activities by the FCAC’s Diversity Team, Photography Guild, and Writers’ Guild.
After this closing-for-safety through April 6, the Arts Council’s regular hours will be:
- Thursdays @ noon-4pm
- Fridays @ noon-4pm
- Saturdays @ 11am-3pm
Directions: Going north on Bickett Blvd, pass the car wash and turn right into the next driveway (NC Ag Extension Complex). Franklin County Arts Council is up the hill behind and to the left of the Ag Extension Complex. (If you pass the intersection of Bickett Blvd. and Nash Street heading north, you have gone too far.)
Source: Ellen Queen, Franklin County Arts Council
Ed. Note: Originally published March 10, 2020. Updated March 13 to reflect cancellation for safety (COVID-19).