Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.
With February being American Heart Month, several businesses will be supporting the American Heart Association with donations or a percentage of sales going to the association. In addition, we encourage people to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 6 and wear red to promote awareness of heart disease in women.
With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.
The February Art Walk will be held February 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley. The participating businesses are listed below as well as a description of the work they will be exhibiting and services they will be offering during the event.
The Downtown Artists Co-op (96 Franklin Street)
The DAC is an association of talented local artists and interested patrons dedicated to promoting the visual arts in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area. Our objectives are to sponsor art exhibitions of work by Co-op members and regional artists, to provide continuing support for the Co-op and its membership through the sale of art work, to encourage arts education with outreach programs and scholarship fundraisers, and to develop membership services which directly support the arts community.
Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC) is proud to announce our 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. This Photography Expo will feature the best photography from local and regional photographers. The DAC will be serving up delicious appetizers, punch and wine for the opening.
The opening reception for the DAC Juried Photo Expo will be Thursday, February 5th from 5PM till 8PM. Awards and recognition will be given during the opening reception. Our primary sponsors for the DAC Annual Photo Expo are Regions Bank and Planters Bank.
The DAC opening is a central part of Clarksville’s “First Thursday Art Walk”, a wonderful evening of art, music and more in beautiful Historic Downtown Clarksville. Clarksville’s Art Walk occurs regularly on the first Thursday of each month. As always, the DAC will be serving up delicious appetizers, punch, water and wine for the opening reception.
The DAC Photo Expo will be on display during the entire month of February at the DAC Gallery located at 96 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN. See our website or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Downtown-Artists-Cooperative/120361884688000 for more information.All DAC openings and exhibits are also generously sponsored by The Frame Maker (Glen Edgin), F&M Bank and Sango Fine Wines and Spirits.
Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)
Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to host local artist, Sandy Hart and local photographer, David Smith, during the February First Thursday ArtWalk.
Sandy Hart has been a part of the Clarksville community since 1995. She has always enjoyed making handmade items but started to seriously pursue her love of art three years ago. Since then, she has been taking art classes in Nashville, TN and has participated in several local art shows and markets. Edward’s Steakhouse will host a variety of handmade items that include scarves, pottery, jewelry and zentangle.
David Smith is a retired U.S. Army Still Photographer, who came to the Clarksville area in 1976 as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He returned to Clarksville with his family after his retirement from the military. Most of the photographs are of Landscapes and scenery but he also tries to photography the City of Clarksville. ”I feel that it’s important for a photographer to help preserve the history through photographs.”
He is a member of The Friends of Photography here in Clarksville. His photographs have been displayed in Edward’s Steakhouse, Tennessee State Museum, Customs House Museum and F&M Bank in Clarksville and Springfield and has been featured on local program, Tennessee Crossroads.
Stop in, see the art, listen to Denise Fuller on the piano and take in their Thursday night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.
A percentage of all food sales during the First Thursday Art Walk will go to the American Heart Association.
The Roxy Regional Theatre – Peg Harvill Gallery (100 Franklin Street)
For those who enjoy the visual arts, the Peg Harvill Gallery, located just beyond the lobby, hosts twelve shows annually featuring locally and nationally known artisans. Shows generally open the first Thursday of each month for our First Thursday Art Walk.
The Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery will feature country music-themed posters from Nashville’s historic letterpress shop Hatch Show Print to accompany their upcoming production of the hilarious classic country musical HONKY TONK ANGELS, playing February 13 through March 7.
Gallery hours during Art Walk will be 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.
For tickets to and information about our current productions of “Honky Tonk Angels” please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.
The Gilroy Neighborhood Pub (140 University Avenue)
Continue your evening of Art Walk down Franklin Street and stop in The Gilroy for a refreshing beverage and a great meal.
After Walk Party at The Gilroy
2-4-1 Drafts til midnight, 2-4-1 Cocktails til 10pm
Customs House Museum (200 S. 2nd Street)
The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is Tennessee’s second largest general interest museum. It features fine art, history, and children’s exhibits.
The Customs House Museum will be open and free to the public during the February First Thursday Art Walk. The Customs House Museum will also donate 15% of that days store sales to the American Heart Association. There will also be 15% off valentines sale that night on Jewelry. Remember, museum members get an extra 5% off on jewelry too.
Right Before My Eyes: A Still Life Invitational Through March 1st
The eclectic group of artists exhibiting in Right Before My Eyes: A Still Life Invitationalbrings a variety of interpretations within the still life theme. From the dark, moody arrangements of realist painter Matthew Gore to the loose, representational style of Mary Addison Hackett, the subject of still life is amply explored through various painting genres.
Dreamer: The Art of Thomas Dodd Through March 8th
Dodd’s work transports viewers into a surreal fantasy of contemporary stories within each work of art. His manipulated pieces could be considered a twenty-first century version of Pre-Raphaelite art; they appear more like romantic paintings than digital photographs.
Anne Goetze: Annecy France Nun Series February 3rd – March 1st
This Exhibit Sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine
Free at Last! Through February 25th
The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area’s traveling exhibition about emancipation and Reconstruction comes to the Customs House Museum. “Free at Last!” tells the momentous story of the transition from slavery to freedom and the development of citizenship among formerly enslaved African Americans as part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Divided Loyalties: Works by The Nashville Artist Guild Through February 22nd
The Nashville Artist Guild has created Divided Loyalties, a group of original works of art that commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
The Framemaker (705 North Second Street)
New Photographs by Jonathan Wheeler
The Framemaker proudly presents “New Photographs by Jonathan Wheeler”. The exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on February 5, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of February during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
Jonathan Wheeler is a Clarksville, Tennessee resident who recently graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science in English and a concentration in art photography in the fall of 2013. His photography consist of many different mediums such as darkroom processes, cyanotypes, dry tintypes, solargraphy with the use of pinhole camera, lomography and digital photography.
The Framemaker will also be donating a portion of their sales during the February First Thursday Art Walk to the American Heart Association.
Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)
Rogate’s Boutique is proud to host local artist, Jennifer Suits for the February First Thursday Art Walk.
Jennifer is a self-taught painter and have been painting for about four months. She has painted in the past but recently picked it back up for therapy. A farmer by profession, she realized that she enjoys other people’s artwork and that has inspired her to pick up the paint brush once again. She enjoys miniature painting, Egyptian hieroglyphs on papyrus paper and acrylic on stretched canvas, masonite, wood panel and canvas panels. Jennifer’s art subjects vary, ranging from nature scene to space nebulas. Impressionism and realism are her preferred styles.
Rogate’s Boutique will also be supporting the American Heart Association during the February First Thursday Art Walk.
Mildred & Mables (109 Franklin Street)
Mildred & Mable’s is a unique and fun gift boutique offering something special for every occasion. Custom monogramming and gift baskets available for babies, birthdays, weddings and more.
Mildred and Mable’s will be open late during the February First Thursday Art Walk. Donations for the American Heart Association will be accepted from 5pm to 8pm that night.
Stop in and see great ways to transition your wardrobe and home this winter and maybe pick up a Valentine’s Day gift or two!
Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)
Couture Crush will stay open late for the February First Thursday Art Walk. Couture Crush will be taking donations for the American Heart Association from 5pm – 8pm that evening.
Stop in and see all the great offerings and maybe pick your Valentine up something special!
The Well (224 Union Street)
The Well, located at 224 Union Street, will be displaying works from the local Well community. One of the local artists at The Well will be guiding an art class. If you are interested in joining the lesson RSVP to 941-802-2889 or to email@example.com