Their goal is to have a couple grand in hand to purchase the inaugural piece.
The sale, which was held in conjunction with the senior high school's holiday concert, raised over $1,000, Franklin art teacher Darrellyn Freeman reported on social media. "With gratitude, we thank you all for believing in this exciting new adventure for our district," she said.
They are hoping to continue raising funds to still reach their goal of $2,000.
As for the artwork that will be purchased for the collection, Freeman says they have received a few submissions thus far but hope to have a few more to choose from.
"Also, we will be extending the submission deadline to January 31 to give our regional artists time to enter artwork for consideration for the collection," she said.
Once all the submissions have been gathered, the students will select the piece that will be purchased, professionally framed if needed and put on display near the school's library.
Anyone interested in submitting artwork should email Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.