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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk scheduled for July 3rd, 2014

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN - 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.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

The July Art Walk will be held July 3rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm 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.

Artist Information

For the July art walk our show will be by Betty Pierce Liles entitled “Recent Work by Betty Pierce Liles.”

The opening reception is at the DAC from 5:00pm – 8:00pm with light refreshments being served. Mrs. Liles is an accomplished artist focusing on portraiture but is branching out to other subjects.

Please join them at the DAC Gallery, 95 Franklin Street for the opening reception on Thursday, June 5th, 5:00pm-8:00pm. As always, the opening reception is a center point of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk. The DAC will be serving up stunning new works of art by Tess and other members along with delightful hors d’oeuvres

Edward’s Steakhouse

Edward’s Steakhouse will be closed during the July First Thursday Art Walk.

The Runner’s Hub (127 Franklin Street)

The Runner’s Hub hosts group runs around Historic Downtown Clarksville every Thursday evening at 5:30pm.

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.

Artist Information

The Peg Harvill Gallery at the Roxy Regional Theatre is pleased to host local photographer Greg Williamson for the July First Thursday Art Walk.  His show, “Greased Lightning’” will feature a black and white collection of photographs of cars from the past.

Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am- 2:00pm.

For tickets to and information about our current production of “Grease,” 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.

Artist Information

Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes – Through September 7th, 2014

A video installation by Lincoln Schatz sponsored by the US State Department and Art in Embassies. AIE commissioned renowned artist Lincoln Schatz to create a video montage incorporating audio and images selected from photographs of daily life abroad by current and former military and Foreign Service personnel. Schatz’s work will later be installed as a site-specific installation for the permanent art collection in the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Greg Williamson: With the Troops – Through August 31st, 2014

Greg Williamson is a multimedia journalist with The Leaf Chronicle. This exhibit showcases Williamson’s photography during his three weeks embedded with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, logging many hours of flight time traveling to and from Forward Out Bases.

Rogate’s (115 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

Rogate’s Boutique is proud to host local artist Pam Reeves for the July First Thursday Art Walk.

I have lived in Clarksville since 1976. A military wife, brought to Fort Campbell from Mobile Alabama, my husband and I raised four children here with the help of the Clarksville-Montgomery county school system. My youngest son, Kris, is the reason I took up painting. He is a very talented artist and he, along with Kathy and Dan De Priest, has been extremely helpful in not only teaching, but encouraging me.

I started painting in January 2013. My first entry into an art show was at Riverfest last year. The painting, “The Pond”, was purchased by Neal Tarpley Parchman. I retired from Huneycutt Realtors in February of this year and have been able to paint as much as I want.

I think I love beach scenes, (my Alabama influence), and landscapes best, but animals are fun to do, too. Whenever someone ask me what I like to paint, I always say whatever I see that touches me.

Sweet Memories Candy and Gift Shop (131 Franklin Street)

Stop in during the July First Thursday Art Walk for a sweet treat at our very own Sweet Memories Candy and Gift Shop located in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

Mildred & Mables (109 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

Mildred and Mable’s is proud to present the photography of Becki Mastrian.

After nearly 30 years of photography as a hobby while supporting her military husband and raising their four children, Becki Mastrian is taking her photography in a new direction.

She began attending art school and focusing on nature and landscape photography. She is in the process of opening her own business and looks forward to this opportunity to share her work publically.

She recently won several awards for her work, which will be displayed:

  • 1st Place in the Civilian Still Life Category of the 2013 Army Digital Photography Contest for “The Red Reflection”.
  • 2014 Regional Silver ADDY (American Advertising Federation) Award for “After the Race”.
  • 2014 Regional Silver ADDY Award for “At Liberty to Fish”

The Coup (118 University Avenue)

The Coup proudly supports the First Thursday Art Walk, each month, with different exhibits featuring the work of many local artists.

Our Primitive Kountry (120A Strawberry Alley)

Artist Information

Our Primitive Kountry will be open late for the July First Thursday Art Walk.  Take a stroll down Strawberry Alley and see all the offerings they have to spruce up your decor this summer!

Trespass Gallery (139A Franklin Street)

Artist Information

Trespass Gallery, closes “HUMAN” – an exhibit of contemporary art by local and national artists, Thursday, July 3rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. HUMAN is a visual exploration of what it means to be human.

The exhibit, which will be comprised of traditional and mixed media pieces using many reclaimed materials, including delicate portraits painted inside of eggshells. Participating artists include: AK Llamas, Amber Rima,  Biafra, Bob Dob, Burn353, Ivette Cabrera, Jessica Landau, Marcelo Daldoce, Mathew Curran, Nate Dee, Roly Viruez, S. Mars and Vince Herrera .

The gallery will open a new exhibit on Saturday July 12th from 5 to 9pm. Complimentary wine and finger foods will be served.

Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)

Couture Crush will stay open late for the July First Thursday Art Walk.  Also on display will be one of a kind pottery by Little Ox Pottery.  Stop in and see all the great offerings to update your wardrobe this Spring!

The Alley (101 Strawberry Alley)

Artist Information

Stop in grab a drink and sandwich and take in some great art, all at the same time, during the July First Thursday Art Walk.

This month at the Alley we have Heidi and the artists from No Egrets.


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