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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk scheduled for August 7th, 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 August Art Walk will be held August 7th 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

The August First Thursday Art Walk will feature the DAC’s Fourth Regional Art Exposition. The 2014 RAE will be on display from August 7th-28th.

The Downtown Artist Co-Op will also feature artist, Connie L. Dunn, in the windows.

Please join them at the DAC Gallery, 95 Franklin Street for the opening reception on Thursday, August 7th, 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 (107 Franklin Street)

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

Stop in and see the art and take in their Thursday night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.

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 August First Thursday Art Walk.

His show, “Greased Lightning’” will feature a black and white collection of photographs of cars from the past.

The Peg Harvill Gallery will be open from 5:00pm to 6:30pm due to a 7:00pm performance of “Grease.”

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 10:00pm

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

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

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.

Paul Harmon: Inner Voices
Through September 7th

International artist Paul Harmon exhibits his lyrical paintings in the Crouch Gallery. The themes of Harmon’s paintings always incorporate poetry, prose and ideas from the artist’s interests and experiences.

The Outsiders: Folk Art from the Hicks & Vander Elst Collections
Through September 7th

Robert Hicks is a collector of mostly Southern Outsider Art. He was the first Tennessean to be included in Art & Antiques magazine’s Top 100 Collectors in America


Technically Speaking

Through September 7th

Objects from the museum’s collection showcase technology from the last 100 years that has influenced the technology of today.

My Own Backyard: The Art of Patsy Sharpe
Through August 31st

Nature landscapes by local artist Patsy Sharpe.

Sweet Memories Candy and Gift Shop (131 Franklin Street)

Stop in during the August 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)

Mildred and Mable’s will stay open late for the August First Thursday Art Walk.  Stop in and see all the great offerings they have available!

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)

Our Primitive Kountry will be open late for the August 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)

Trespass Gallery will be closed during the August First Thursday Art Walk.

Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)

Couture Crush will stay open late for the August First Thursday Art Walk.  Stop in and see all the great offerings to update your wardrobe this summer!

The Alley (101 Strawberry Alley)

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

L & N Train Station (189 10th Street)

Artist Information

Dr. Harold Vann will discuss his new book, “Coping with Life: Finding Joy in Dealing with Troubles,” at the L & N Train Station, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm as part of the First Thursday Artwalk, August 7th.

Sponsored by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council and the Montgomery County Historical Society, the book talk and signing will take a look at practical ways to confront the problems one faces in life and to prevail through hope, love and joy.

When Vann, a pediatrician in Clarksville for 37 years, retired in 1996, he was honored with the Tennessee Medical Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

He served as president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and he is distinguished for his efforts to establish KidsCare, a pediatric clinic devoted to serving TennCare patients in Montgomery County. Dr. Vann served as Chief of Pediatrics and Chief of Staff at Clarksville Memorial Hospital.

“Coping with Life” outlines twelve stages of overcoming grief: loss, denial, bargaining, anger, blaming, sadness/depression, adjustment, meaning, faith, hope, love and joy. Based on Biblical directions, it offers a practical look at the realities of coping with trouble throughout life.

The Framemaker  (705 North Second Street)

Artist Information

The Trick is in the Landing
New Work by Laura King and Alex Wurts

The Framemaker proudly presents “The Trick is in the Landing” a collaborative painting exhibit by artists Laura King and Alex Wurts. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on August 7th, 2014.

An opening reception will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The artwork will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of August during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am–5:00pm).

Laura King currently attends Austin Peay State University seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  Primarily a watercolor painter, King explores the issues of patterns, material through the topic of micro-anatomy.

Alex Wurts also attends Austin Peay State University and is seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. Wurts paintings are often experimental in nature, the results deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.

In the show, “The Trick is in the Landing” Wurts and King have collaborated together to create a body of work based in casual experimentation. Both artist function primarily within the realms of drawing and painting, working within different styles and approaches but sharing similar concerns of material, pattern and form.

Self-amused but not unserious, these painters have abandoned the rigorously structured propositions and serial strategies of previous generations in favor of playful, unpredictable encounters.

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


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