The artist’s passion is evident with every delicate brushstroke, each curved piece of pottery and the individual fibers woven into clothing and accessories.

At the annual Johnson County Artisan Market, art lovers will be exposed to the wide range of local creativity.

Booths will be stocked with colorful oil paintings capturing nostalgic Johnson County scenes such as the Artcraft Theatre, the Greenwood Drive-In and the Candy Kitchen. Sleek ceramics and pottery will provide unique plates, mugs, bowls and home decorations.

Art lovers can find everything from stylish felt hats to gauzy watercolors to bombastic jewelry.

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The artisan market will bring dozens of the area’s best artists to downtown Franklin on Nov. 7. The event will be conducted at the Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meet some of the artists who will be taking part that day. They combine drawing and printmaking on pottery, and create visually stunning watercolor paintings of flowers. They turn clay into decorative leaves and leaves into a canvas for painted nature scenes.

With a unique collection of different artists all in one place, the market is a chance to support the Franklin arts community and teach people more about the diverse work being done in and around Johnson County.

If you go

Johnson County Artisan Market

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7

Where: Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main St., Franklin

What: A gathering of artists selling paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other creations.

Cost: Free admission


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Ryan Trares is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2727.