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First Thursday ArtWalk

Clarksville, TN – You’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for The monthly Art Walk, on October 7th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Kendall Welsh from ARTifacts sent us this information about October’s artistic extravaganza.

ARTifacts, Art & Antique EmporiumARTifacts Emporium will celebrate two artists this artwalk; Gail Meyer and Pamela Settle.  When asked about her art, Gail says, “Passion….Drama….Movement! I believe art should portray deep feelings and evoke the senses through a visual display of hues, shapes and design. Art is pure creation…the window of imagination, a portrait of life and my venue of personal expression.”

Our next featured vendor is Pamela Settle.  Pamela has many talents that she shares with the customers at ARTifacts.   Wooden bracelets, with intricate pencil drawings on them – each with an individual story to tell.  Fun crafted pins that have color and designs that are unique and whimsical.  And she makes pillow case dolls also.  Have a vintage pillow case that you want to keep, but are afraid to use?  Have Pam make it into a doll to treasure as an heirloom to be passed down for generations to come.

Downtown Artists Co-op

The newest exhibition coming to the Downtown Artists Co-op is described below in an artist statement from Mitzi Cross, who together with fellow photographer Mark Griggs has worked to bring the Clarksville art community this unique show during the month of October.

APSU Downtown Gallery

Austin Peay Downtown Art GalleryThis October, a new exhibition at the Austin Peay Downtown Gallery will display several works created through this intuitive connection between flesh and mud. The show, “The Vessel,” will feature pieces by Martin, Ken Shipley, Katt Morgan and Caroline Tuzenue. It opens October 7th with a reception from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and runs through October 30th.

Fleur de Lis

Jenna Boykin with Button Jar Designs will be on hand at Fleur de Lis demonstrating and showcasing her unique handcrafted bracelets.  In addition, Amy Williams with Sweet Pea Boutique will also be available featuring her whimisical Childrens appliqued and monogrammed clothing.  Amy and Jenna’s items are carried daily at Fleur de Lis, but don’t miss this chance to meet and talk with them in person and place your special design order for the upcoming holiday season!

The Framemaker

The Framemaker located at 705 North Second Street, Suite B, across from the Clarksville Academy presents a large photography exhibit by up-and-coming photographers Alexa Aguilar, Ricky Cavaness, Jared Cleghorn, Tonya Coleman and Jill Lehman. Come meet the artist and join us for light refreshments. The exhibit will remain on display through October during normal business hours (M-F , 10:00am-5:00pm).


HodgepodgeHodgepodge will feature Maria del Pilar Rodas .  Maria received her degree in Fine Arts at University of Bologna, Italy and a degree in Graphic Design at University Horge Tadeo Lozano of Bogota’, Colombia.  Maria will be showing her botanical paintings  made with original mixed media, including stucco, acrylics, dried flowers and traditional oils. She will also have several of her portraits  rendered in pencil and oil.


Ingredients will feature the Honeybaked Ham Store and photographer Alicia Archuleta.  Honeybaked Ham is located at 1955-C Madison St. in the Tradewinds South Shopping Center and is considered “The World’s Best Ham”. At the ArtWalk, along with samples of their ham, turkey, and sides, we will be taking pre-orders for the holidays. Alicia Archuleta was raised in Clarksville and picked up her first professional camera at age 12 at Northeast Middle School. She continued to hone her craft at Northeast High School and Austin Peay State University under Kimberly Guerrero and Susan Bryant. The works for the ArtWalk, titled Americana, were taken primarily in Murphysboro, Illinois during the town’s annual Apple Festival.

Planters Bank

Planters BankPlanters Bank is the proud owner of the winning piece of art from the Riverfest Art Competition’s Mixed Media category. Artist Kim Santiago recently hung the print, which includes French letters from WWII and old maps of Scotland, in the Commerce Street lobby. The public is invited to view the piece during regular banking hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4:00pm, and Friday until 5:30pm.

Rogate’s Boutique

Lynne Griffey will be featured at Rogate’s Boutique.  In July 2007, Lynne paint a mural in the chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home. That mural led to more at the funeral home, plus local churches, homes, and government buildings.  Lynne has an interest in the local scene is due to her family’s early origin in the mid-1800’s. It is Lynne’s hope that her paintings will help endure the legacy of Clarksville history and architecture.

Roxy Regional Theatre

Roxy Regional TheatreThe Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery features collaborative work by Charles Bennett and Brandt Hardin to complement the Roxy’s production of Dracula.  Books containing Bennett’s and Hardin’s artwork for this show will also be available.  While at the theatre, be sure to reserve your tickets for the terrifying and passionate new musical, Dracula, opening Friday, October 8th, at 8:00pm.

Kendall Welsh
Kendall Welsh
Kendall Welsh works with businesses in Historic Downtown Clarksville, helping to keep the community informed about downtown activities and events.

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