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Arts & Entertainment Uptown Art StreetFest Friday evening

Each year the Macon County Art Association hosts, displays, and arranges independent judging for the annual fine art competition at the Fair.The Streets of Franklin, a downtown Franklin merchant organization, along with the Town of Franklin, is sponsoring an Uptown Art StreetFest on Friday evening, Sept. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Several merchants will host artists from the Uptown Gallery during the evening.

Owned by the Macon County Art Association, the Uptown Gallery provides a venue for displaying and selling fine art for its members.

Kay Edson, co-director of the Uptown Gallery along with Sheila Moffitt, said of the upcoming event, “Our membership looks forward to an evening of displaying, demonstrating, and talking art to those attending this month’s Franklin Street- Fest.

"We are always excited by the opportunity to expand outside of our gallery to show people that art belongs everywhere,” said the nonprofit association's president, Sue Weathers. “The people of Franklin have always been very kind to us and we look for opportunities to return those gifts."

For additional information about this month’s StreetFest, contact any of the downtown merchants. To learn more about the Macon County Art Association and the Uptown Gallery, visit

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