Clarksville, 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.For the month of April, the Art Walk will be held on Thursday, April 4th from 5:00pm–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.
Hodgepodge (125 Franklin Street) will proudly host Melanie Dennis for the April Art Walk.
Says Melanie, “I have always been drawn to the arts, whether it be in design, movement, photography, performance or the written word. Paint chips and fabric swatches were a large part of my first creative endeavors. Having been fortunate to be able to call Boston, Knoxville and Nashville home, I was further inspired and energized by the unique offerings and feel of each of these distinctive cities. Each provided new art experiences and self-discovery as I took classes and workshops for different media.”
Melanie currently lives in Owensboro, KY, and her focus has now turned to acrylics. “I enjoy experimenting with the cohesion and repulsion of various colors and materials such as waters, pastes and papers,” she states.
For the April Art Walk, Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street) will be showcasing Karen’s Michael’s photographs.
Karen starting taking photos when she decided to quit work and stay home with her children and it has since turned into a hobby. She will be showing landscapes from her home state of Michigan.
The Downtown Artists Co-op (96 Franklin Street) is an association of talented local artists and interested patrons dedicated to promoting the visual arts in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area.
The Downtown Artists Co-op will present the 12th Annual Membership Exhibit this April. The gallery will feature the art of the twenty members (all new works) and opens on April 4th for the First Thursday Art Walk.
The New South Coffee Company (110 Franklin Street) will be featuring live music performed by local musicians.
The Runner’s Hub (127 Franklin Street) hosts group runs around Historic Downtown Clarksville every Thursday evening at 5:30pm. They will be hosting a group run on Art Walk Thursday evening at 5:30pm as well.
The Coup (1148 College Street), a music and arts venue, will be doing a community art project. Canvasses will be placed around the art gallery for anyone to work on at any time. Let your spirit animal run wild.
The Framemaker (705 North 2nd Street, Ste B) proudly presents “Stories About Place + Self”, an interdisciplinary writing and printmaking project by Cindy Marsh, Amy Wright, David Huddle and APSU students. An opening reception will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm during the Art Walk, and the exhibit, featuring letterpress prints and stories, will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of April during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am–5:00pm).
“Stories About Place + Self” is an interdisciplinary project developed by faculty members Amy Wright and Cynthia Marsh. Poet David Huddle, 2013 Acuff Chair of Excellence for the Creative Arts, worked with students to develop short, personal narratives. The stories were then printed using the APSU Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection.
A reading by the artists will take place at 7:00pm on the evening of the opening.
The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from Clarksville Academy.
The Roxy Regional Theatre – Peg Harvill Gallery (110 Franklin Street) will display a group show by various local artists. All of the art and themes will be tied into the upcoming production of “Civil War Stories” being featured at The Roxy Regional Theatre.
For tickets and more information please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.