August First Thursday Art Walk

August Art Walk To Be Held on August 4th

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 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 August Art Walk will be held August 4th 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.

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.


Join us for the August First Thursday Art Walk and enjoy free admission!


Perspective: The Vision of Jessica Holly   August 2 – August 31

Artist Jessica Holly from Berea, Kentucky merges the disciplines of photography and drawing to create alluring digital designs that juxtapose personal icons with images of natural and urban environments. This combination creates an altered reality with an added psychological dimension.

Annual Staff Art Exhibition   August 2 – October 2

See art in a variety of mediums created by the staff of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Women Painting Women   August 5 – October 23

Women Painting Women promotes the work of contemporary female artists working in the figurative tradition who focus on women as their subject matter. This exhibition features nine artists from Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

Tammy O’Connor: Hand Shadows   August 8 – October 23

This body of work by Tammy O’Connor is comprised of whimsical characters created with glass and shadows. The project is reminiscent of the many storytelling moments the artist experienced as a child with her family.

Olen Bryant: Tennessee Treasure   August 11 – October 16

Sponsored in part by Planters Bank

Art by well-known local artist Olen Bryant will be on display. The exhibit features sculptures from the CHM&CC Permanent Collection as well as additional work on loan from other sources. Working in clay, wood and stone, Bryant creates masterful figures that are stylized, bold, timeless, totemic, authoritative, introspective and, at the same time, consoling.

Eric Hansen: Dollhouses from the Collection   August 16 – October 23

The series of dollhouse photographs on aluminum by the award-winning photographer Eric Hansen are on exhibit.

Fantastic Fans from the Collection   Now through August 31

Hand fans from the CHM&CC collection are on display in Memory Lane.

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)


Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to feature local photographer, David Smith, during the August First Thursday Art Walk.

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 Jackson Miller, live, on the piano and enjoy the Thursday night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.


The Roxy Regional Theatre – Peg Harvill Gallery (100 Franklin Street)


The Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery is proud to feature the art of local artist, Beverly Parker, during the August First Thursday Art Walk in conjunction with the current production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe.

Due to a performance that evening, the gallery will only be open from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.

For tickets to and information about our current production, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, please visit or call the box office at 931.645.7699.


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.


DAC’s 1st Annual T-Shirt Design Contest and Exhibition!

Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC) is excited to announce the 2016 Regional Juried Art Exposition opening reception in conjunction with the August First Thursday Art Walk.

Artist representatives, over the age of 18, in Tennessee and Kentucky were eligible to enter and a large collection of different mediums will be on display at the Downtown Artists Co-op from August 4 through August 27.  Awards will be announced at 6pm.

DAC thanks The Framemaker, Sango Liquors and Dr. Dixie for sponsoring this month’s exhibit.


The Framemaker (705 North Second Street)

For over two decades, The Framemaker has offered a unique selection of frames and art services to the Middle Tennessee area.


Nash Vegas
Photography by Roger Busler

The Framemaker proudly presents photography by Roger Busler. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on Aug. 4, 2016. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of August during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Roger Busler studied traditional, chemical-based photography at Ohio State University, where he was greatly inspired by visiting professor, Yosuf Karsh. Busler moved to Nashville in the 1970s, when Lower Broadway (Nashville) had a seedier, rougher side. His current exhibit of digital photography entitled, “Nash Vegas” captures the evolution of this vibrant street. Roger Busler is currently Chief Financial Officer at Cumberland Bank & Trust. He plans to retire in 2017 and devote more time to photography.

The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.


College Coffee Company (115 Strawberry Alley)


Stuart Bonnington returns to the College Coffee Co. performing songs from the British Invasion from 6-8pm during the August First Thursday Art Walk.


Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)

You are sure to find something new and exciting each time you visit Rogate’s Boutique! Our store offers all the latest amazing fashion trends, while remaining focused on timeless style. And we know how much fun shopping should be, so you can always expect to have a great time here.


Rogate’s Boutique will not feature an artist during the August First Thursday Art Walk, but will be open for business until 7pm.  Stop in an find a a few new pieces to lighten-up your Summer wardrobe!


Hops Road (101 Strawberry Alley)

Good Morning Coffee-Espresso & Lattes – Signature Roast & Dark Roast
open at 7 am Croissants- Scones & Pastries- Gourmet Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads – Burgers & Craft Beers


Hops Road, located on Strawberry Alley in Historic Downtown Clarksville, is proud to support the August First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in, grab a bit to eat and check out some of the great local artists that Clarksville has to offer.


Hops Java & Juice (100 Strawberry Alley)


Hops Java & Juice is proud to showcase local photographer Cliff Whittaker for the August First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and enjoy the artwork displayed throughout the shop, pick up locally sourced products and food and grab a cup of coffee as you enjoy the August First Thursday Art Walk!


Mildred & Mable’s (109 Franklin Street)

Mildred and Mable’s will BE CLOSED during the August First Thursday Art Walk for renovations.

Stop in and check out and new look and all of the great gift and clothing options offered when they re-open Monday, August 8.


Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)

Couture Crush is proud to support the August First Thursday Art Walk and will stay open late that evening.

Find some new additions for your Summer and Back-to-School wardrobe during the August First Thursday Art Walk!

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