February 2018 First Thursday Art Walk – – February 1, 2018

February Art Walk To Be Held on February 1st  

 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 February Art Walk will be held February 1st  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.



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 (Downtown Artist Cooperative) is proud to announce our 7th Annual DAC Juried Photo Expo. DAC welcomes all amateur and professional photographers from Clarksville and the surrounding area to participate.

A Clarksville tradition, the DAC Juried Photo Expo features multiple categories and styles of photography. All work entered is will be juried by our professional jurors for cash awards. The announcement of winners and awards will be given at 5 pm on Thursday, February 1st during Clarksville’s First Thursday Artwalk.

Entries can range from modern digital photography, to traditional B&W film and alternative process photography. Categories of photography are Landscape/Nature, Human Portrait/Figure Study, Still Life and Experimental/Alternative Process. Jurors for this year’s Expo are H.N. James and Jay Preston Swafford.

A special Thank You to our sponsors for this years DAC Photo Expo; F&M Bank, Cumberland Bank & Trust, Planters Bank, The Frame Maker, Sango Wines & Liquors.

For more information go to our website at http://www.downtownartistsco-op.com or visit us on Facebook : Downtown Artist Cooperative.


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.


The Annapurna Circuit: A Trail Through the Heavens

A collection of photographs from a series in progress by Jonathan J. Wheeler

The Framemaker is proud to present photography by Jonathan J. Wheeler. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on February 1, 2018. 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 February during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Jonathan states: “The Annapurna mountain range is one of the most breathtaking views anyone can see with their own eyes. This series and the story about my journey is a chance for viewers to see the sights and experiences I was so blessed to have gained. It’s in my hopes this series may spark a flame of inspiration or need to travel… to go see what the world has to offer”.

The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue.


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 is proud to local photographer, Lucas Ryan Chambers, during the February First Thursday Art Walk.

Lucas Ryan Cambers is an internationally published photographer and senior at Austin Peay State University.  His passion for photography began while growing up in Hawaii and continues to be inspired by his love of the outdoors and travel.  Known by most as “The Dude with the Camera”, he has spent the past year photographing everything from the Southwest to Haiti.  His current show, “Maybe it Meant Something, Maybe Not” will be displayed during the February First Thursday Are Walk and mirrors the subtext of the poem, “A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes, which was the inspiration for the play, A Raisin in the Sun.

For tickets to and information about our current production, Eve Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES or our upcoming production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.

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


 Couture Crush (125 Franklin Street)


Couture Crush is proud to host local artist, Jane Olson, during the February First Thursday Art Walk.

Jane Sharpe Olson is a native Tennessean, originally from Memphis. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in European History and French, and a minor in Art History. She is a practicing attorney with Olson & Olson, PLC in downtown Clarksville.

Bright, strong colors and images permeate her art, and she uses mainly watercolor paints and manipulated, hand-painted papers in her paintings and collages. Jane finds inspiration in the works of famous artists such as Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, and Kadinsky, as well as Abstract Expressionists.

She is a member of the Downtown Artist’s Co-op of Clarksville, Tennessee. You can see more of her art online at Facebook/janeolsonart and on Pinterest:Jane Olson/My Paintings Board.

Stop in and find the perfect piece to spice up your wardrobe during the February First Thursday Art Walk!


Horsefeathers Pottery & Art Studio  (94 Franklin Street)


Horsefeathers Pottery and Art Studio is proud to feature local artist Julia Weber, Graphic Design & Pet Portraits, during the February First Thursday Art Walk and will be open from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Julia Weber is originally from Germany and moved to Clarksville in September 2017 when her husband got assigned to Fort Campbell. She earned her graphic design certification in 2013 and is successfully running her own business, called PowerDesign since 2014, specializing in Print Products, such as business cards, flyers, invitations and much more.

Julia started painting pet portraits in 2016 and painted over 60 animals since then. The portraits are painted with acrylic and watercolors on either canvas or art paper. The painting will be hand painted directly from a photo and are a great way to celebrate love and companionship with your furry friend. Julia is also working as an artist at the Horsefeathers Pottery & Art Studio, where you can take a look at some of her portraits.

You can find more of her art online at Facebook/powerdsign or follow her on Instagram @powerdsign and @powerdsign_paintings.


Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)


Edward’s Steakhouse is proud support the February First Thursday Art Walk but will be closed due to a private event.  Make plans to join them in March!

Stop in, see the art, listen to Jackson Miller on the piano and enjoy the Thursday night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.


Yada Yada Yada Deli (100 Strawberry Alley)



Paintings by Tara Swalgren

In my recent works there are bolder colorations that match a natural aesthetic; with a bit of enchantment to them. The pieces focus on a series of mythological animals.

The inspiration comes from several cultures, artists, and creatures. I have spent some time researching different cultural myths/lore/and icons. This has allowed me to come up with folkloric animals of my own.

Each piece has a simplistic story and background while introducing a mystical element. They capture a natural fantasy.


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.



Aretha McKinney Blevins: A Sense of Serenity February 2 – February 28

Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery

Aretha McKinney Blevins is a Nashville local and self-taught artist. She received her Bachelor’s and

Master’s degrees in Classical Studies from Vanderbilt University, teaching Latin, Art History, and Greek

Mythology for a number of years. Aretha currently owns the Iyengar Yoga Center of Nashville and spends her free time painting and sculpting. This exhibition is sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine.

 Our Town (Stories of Clarksville)    February 28 – September 30

Memory Lane

An exhibition of regional stories featuring photographs and artifacts from our collection, including: the jail, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Court House, the Capitol Theater, and more.

Celebrating African American Businesses of Clarksville    January 8 – February 28

The Leaf Chronicle Lobby

This exhibition uses objects and images from the Museum’s permanent collection to celebrate local African American businesses throughout Clarksville’s history, such as Pope Garrett Dry Cleaners.

Sloane Bibb: Storied Elements    January 11 – February 28

Crouch Gallery

Wood, metal, paper, found objects, tar, and wax make up Atlanta artist Sloane Bibb’s mixed media pieces. Simple motifs, including nature and the female form, stand in measured contrast to the quirky compositions, pointed imagery and high-low mix of materials.

Denise Stewart Sanabria: Misappropriated Mythology Altars    January 12 – March 4

Jostens Gallery

Where does mythology originate? Who gets to define and invent it? How much of our older Western Mythology is relevant now, and how would it be updated? Using Byzantine decoration, Faberge egg bling, Medieval religious altar construction, and 21st century design standards, Denise Stewart Sanabria has created secular cultural altars dedicated to who we are and what we value and obsess about.

Narrative Illusions: The Visions of Mindy Herrin    January 16 – May 6

Orgain & Bruner Galleries

Mindy Herrin’s narrative sculpture is created with a combination of metal and alternative materials. Organic by nature, her forms use materials for their tactile properties, creating pieces that move, have the appearance of flesh, and hint to the adventures of being female in everyday life.

The Art of Mixed Media Inspired Artists    January 16 – March 11

Kimbrough Gallery

Mixed Media Inspired Artists (MMIA) is an artists collective founded by Sandra Washburn. Specializing in acrylic/mixed media, this exhibit showcases artwork from their members.


Mildred & Mable’s  (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 is proud to support the February First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and check out a new look and all of the great gift and clothing options!


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 be open late and is proud to support the February First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.

But, stop in and enjoy 50% off ALL Fall/Winter fashions.


Lilac Mums (127 Franklin Street)

Artist Information:

Lilac Mums is proud to support the February First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and find something unique and local to start out the New Year!


F&M Bank – The Franklin Room (50 Franklin Street)


F&M Bank is proud to support to the February First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.


Journey’s Eye Studio  (131 Franklin Street)


Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to support the February First Thursday Art Walk and will be open late!


Roux Americajun (101 Franklin Street)

Happy hour & half-off appetizers during Art Walk, first Thursdays of every month


Roux is proud to support the February First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.

Stop in and grab something warm to eat as you check out the other galleries located in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

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