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Franklin Square Gallery

130 E West St, Southport, NC 28461-3950
+1 925-286-8475
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All price ranges, great variety!

Bowls, deviled egg plates, notecards, paintings, figurines-quite a variety of approaches to art... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
TSull8
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Lancaster, Ohio
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Enjoyed my visit

Friendly staff and eclectic collection (all for sale) made this a pleasant stop during my recent... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Bretagne2010
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King George, Virginia
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The Franklin Square Gallery is in the heart of the art scene in historic Southport, North Carolina, a rewarding and wonderful place to visit. With over one hundred artists displaying their paintings and pottery, you are sure to find the art you are searching for. WE’RE LOCAL. The member artists come from throughout southeastern North Carolina, from Wilmington to Pinehurst, and even to Myrtle Beach, bringing with them many different styles and techniques. The Associated Artists of Southport started the gallery in the seventies with only twelve members, in the former Southport school house and town hall. Over the years talented artists from the area discovered the site and made it their home. WE’RE A SHOWCASE FOR TALENT. Artists with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of styles have their work on display. There are paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor depicting local scenes or European villages. The 2-D art is also available in prints, notecards, and miniatures.
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130 E West St, Southport, NC 28461-3950
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Bowls, deviled egg plates, notecards, paintings, figurines-quite a variety of approaches to art. Nice volunteers staffing the desk. Cute turtle sculpture for $12 to gorgeous abstract acrylic art for several hundred. We spent 30 or 45 minutes here. Neat place.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Friendly staff and eclectic collection (all for sale) made this a pleasant stop during my recent trip to Southport. I purchased a small print but also enjoyed the larger original paintings, the pottery and jewelry on display.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

If you like art and/or museums, this is the place to visit. There are two floors loaded with wonderful artwork from local artists.

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Love this gallery. We visit it every time we are in Southport. All the art is created by local artists.

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

This gallery is located in an historic building in downtown Southport behind the park. There are rooms full of good artwork, including watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media, as well as pottery by all local artists at fanatically cheap prices. Definitely worth a visit. On the...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

It is my contention that the abundance of natural beauty and the unusual light inspires and encourages the creative spirit in Southport. The Gallery features the very best of all this local talent. Browse or pick up an authentic souvenir hand made by one of...More

Thank Peg I
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

Two floors of local artists and a great variety of paintings both coastal in nature and not of the area. Love the pottery selection and have purchased several pieces over the two years

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

We had never been to the gallery on several trips to Southport and the gallery was a great surprise. They have a large selection of art and all of it looked great. We will be going back on future trips to Southport.

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Wow - the Gallery sure knows how to entertain for the gallery walk - beautiful art work, fabulous food and drink!

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Lots of pottery and paintings by local artists. Two floors of things for the home. I did not purchase anything but saw three items I wanted. If I had not just moved and required to get rid of a lot of stuff, I would have...More

Thank loist51
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