Friday, May 26, 2017


                                                                 *Photo provided by Hayley Dickson

Hayley Dickson has recently joined the Franklin County Arts Alliance team as Marketing Assistant.  Hayley was born and raised in the Mount Vernon area.  She is also a graduate from the University of North Texas with a degree in Social Work and has 15 years experience in the hospitality industry and customer service.  She will be helping promote the FCAA, coordinating the quarterly newsletter, assisting in new member solicitation/updates, and event planning.  
Hayley grew up in an arts-rich environment.   She says, “I was always surrounded by music and art as a kid.  My grandfather, J.L.,  was an excellent fiddle player and would even write and compose his own stuff.   We had painters and authors in the family as well.  I was always taught to appreciate the gifts and talents of others.  I love watching people’s visions and personalities come to life.” 
Hayley is a stay-at-home mother to her 4 year old son, Carter, and has been married to her husband, Dustin for 7 years.   They enjoy camping, concert going, and gardening.   Hayley loves to read, redo furniture and repurpose old items.   She is a board member for the Tri-Lakes Pregnancy Center and is an active member of the Trinity Baptist Church.  Welcome to the team, Hayley!

Saturday, May 13, 2017


What a wonderful  opening reception for the Tom Wilkinson: 50 Years of Collecting Art (1966-2016) Exhibit! We had about 57 people there between 11am & 1pm. Thank you to everyone who came. 

We would also like to say a big "Thank you!" to Tom Wilkinson for allowing us to share his collection with our community! Thank you to everyone who helped hang the exhibit, provided the food, and set up for the reception! The exhibit dates are May 6-June 2.  Come and enjoy!