Art Walk, Harvest Moon pageant all upcoming in city
The City of Franklin Main Street Program will host the Fourth Annual Promenade d’art de Franklin (Franklin Art Walk) on Franklin’s historic Main Street on Sept. 28 from 3-6 p.m.
Art connoisseurs are invited to take a stroll along Franklin’s historic Main Street and visit with the merchants and purchase art from the artists.
Music will be provided by Alfred Hill, Ted Foulcard and Jada Hawkins beginning at 3:30 p.m. and continuing until 5:30 p.m. on the Hanagriff’s lot on Main Street.
This year’s Art Walk will include authors. Novelists Rhonda Dennis and Lynn Shurr will be a part of this year’s event. Rhonda Dennis is the author of the Green Bayou novel series, and Lynn Shurr is the author of the Mardi Gras and Sinners series. Bring your books and get them signed, or you can purchase them that day and get them signed.
This year’s Franklin Art Walk will have a few added attractions. The Techeland Arts Council will host Une Assemblée de Connaisseurs d’Art (A Gathering of Art Connoisseurs) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lamp Post, which is on the corner of Jackson and Main streets. The Techeland Arts Council will share its purpose, people, pictures and pieces of its production No Hitchin’.
Shadowlawn will host Parker Felterman who is the 14-year-old author of The Revolver. There will be music by the Bayou Saxophone Ensemble, which is an eight-piece saxophone group from Thibodaux. Additionally, St. Mary Landmarks Society will display political posters of past Franklin elections at Teche Ridge Office Supply, which will showcase Franklin’s contribution to Louisiana politics.
Also coming up, the Miss Harvest Moon Festival Pageant will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts on Main Street. Admission is $5. The pageant is sponsored by the City of Franklin, the Franklin Merchants Association and the St. Mary Parish Lions Club. The Miss Harvest Moon Festival pageant contestants and visiting queens from around the state will be attending the Art Walk wearing modern day, Southern belle attire of interview suits and large hats or tiaras. For more information about entering one of the three divisions of the pageant (Miss, Teen or Little Miss), contact Pageant Director Susan K. Thibodaux at 337-578-7854. The deadline to enter is Aug.17.
Main Street in Franklin will be the place to be on Sept. 28 as the City of Franklin showcases what makes it a great and wonderful place to live and work — talented people.