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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place April 2nd, 2015

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 April Art Walk will be held April 2nd 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

Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC) is proud to announce our 14th Annual Members’ Exhibit, during the month of April. This annual tradition is an exhibit of fine art by all DAC Members and features fine art including Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography, 3D/Fabric Arts, Jewelry and much more.

The opening reception for the DAC Annual Members Show will be on April 2nd from 5:00pm till 8:00pm. The DAC will be serving up appetizers, punch and wine along with original works of art by our membership. As always, the DAC opening is a central part of Clarksville’s “First Thursday Art Walk”, a wonderful evening of art, music and more in beautiful Historic Downtown Clarksville. First Thursday Art Walk occurs regularly on the first Thursday of each month.

The Members Exhibit is generously sponsored by Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, The Frame Maker (Glen Edgin) and Sango Fine Wines and Spirits.

The exhibit will be on display during the entire month of April at the DAC Gallery located at 96 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN. See our website at www.downtownartistsco-op.comt or visit us on Facebook for more information.

F & M Bank (50 Franklin Street)

F&M Bank is proud to host “Don’t Lose It, Use It: Recycled Material Art” in the Franklin Room from 6:00pm – 8:00pm during the April First Thursday Art Walk.

Many believe that our society is too relaxed in discarding obsolete, “misused” materials. For decades dedicated environmentalists have encouraged, promoted, and rewarded successful attempts to recycle “no longer useful” materials, thus lowering the amount of waste in the environment.

Three artists have created art from discarded, used or recycled materials. The reuse of the materials is considered to be important from the standpoints of recycling materials which can be reused. The material itself can be impressive, provoking new visions.

The three participants in the show are Richard Gildrie, Russell Bales, and Richard Hogan. The natural media include discarded natural and processed wood, rocks from rivers and streams, and old discarded wire, and discarded containers. We hope you enjoy the show and appreciate the attempt to recycle our contemporary society’s creations.

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 Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery will feature the work of local artist Beverly Parker during the April First Thursday Art Walk. This selection of work will be themed “Tuesdays With Morrie”, live on stage March 27th – April 11th, 2015.

Gallery hours during Art Walk will be 5:00pm – 6:30pm due to a performance of “Tuesdays With Morrie”. Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.

For tickets to and information about our current productions of “Measure for Measure” 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.


  • In the Garden: A Women’s History Month Exhibition March 10th – May 10th
  • Sergio Gomez: The Land In Between March 6th – May 10th
  • The Quiet Stage: The Art of Lynn Garwood March 3rd – 29th
  • This Exhibit Sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine
  • Go Figure! March 1st – June 14th
  • Developed by Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with the American Library Association and supported by the National Science Foundation.
  • The Creative Gilmans March 5th – May 10th
  • Westward Ho!    March 17th – May 10th

In honor of the 13th year of Clarksville’s Rivers & Spires Event, everything in Seasons: The Museum Store will be 13% Off during the First Thursday Art Walk and during the Rivers & Spires Festival, April 16th-18th.

Please stop by the Seasons: The Museum Store booth during the event for exclusive deals on local and regional arts & crafts! Museum members receive an additional discount on top of the sale!

The Framemaker (705 North Second Street)

Taking A Stroll: Photography by Rina Gonzalez

The Framemaker proudly presents Taking A Stroll: Photography by Rina Gonzalez.

The exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on April 2nd, 2015. 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 April during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm).

While traveling extensively through Italy this series of film photography captures tourist and locals in their environment.

Rina Gonzalez is a graduate of Austin Peay State University (BFA) with concentrations in photography and ceramics. In the summer of 2013, she participated in an assistantship in Tuscany, Italy (La Meridiana International School of Ceramics). Her emphasis involves documenting people through film photography.

Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)

Rogate’s Boutique is happy to host Laura Adcock during the April First Thursday Art Walk.

Laura Adcock is a native of Decatur, Alabama. Having lived overseas, in Germany and Japan for 13 years, she has been happily settled in Clarksville for 15 years. Working with paper has always been appealing, so card making and collage were a natural fit.

After studying under Cindy Wunsch and Jenni Horne, mixed media followed. Layering paper, acrylics, vellum, stamps, and found objects created hours of pleasure and added yet another dimension to her creations. Laura took mixed media to the next level by adding texture with eggshells and broken glass. Recently, she has enjoyed creating art to welcome Spring. Laura resides in Clarksville with her husband, Donald, and their pooch, Yoshi.

Mildred & Mables (109 Franklin Street)

Mildred & Mables will be open late for your shopping convenience during the April First Thursday ArtWalk

Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)

Couture Crush will stay open late for the April First Thursday Art Walk.

Cloud 9 (136 Franklin Street)

Art Walk Special:

Cloud 9 is happy to join in the festivities of the April First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and enjoy a cup of coffee and dessert for just $6.00. Take advantage of the evenings special wines and martinis for just $5.00 and well as their featured appetizer specials!

Hops Road (101 Strawberry Alley)

Hops Road, located on Strawberry Alley in Historic Downtown Clarksville, is proud to join the April First Thursday Art Walk and host artist, Melanie Waddle Dennis.

“I have always been drawn to the arts, whether in design, movement, photography, performance or the written word. Paint chips and fabric swatches were a large part of my first creative endeavors. As a young artist, I was inspired by the various hues and textures of my many collections. As a teenager, my interests turned to dance and drama.”

“I enjoyed performing with various groups including the dance team at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, where I became interested in literature. After returning to Clarksville, my creativity found an outlet in writing as I earned a degree in English from Austin Peay State University in 2000.”

“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. I currently live in Owensboro, KY, where my focus has turned to acrylics.”

“I enjoy experimenting with the cohesion and repulsion of various colors and materials such as waters, pastes and papers. I take joy in learning new things every day and hope that it reflects in my work as I progress and grow as an artist. Being able to continually pursue new mediums and techniques allows me to evolve and broaden my abilities and talents.”

“I am thankful that my husband Tommy and our daughter Myla allow me to experiment in their environment and also provide me with daily inspiration for my creative efforts. My art serves as a reminder that life is not always to be taken so seriously. Life is short. Enjoy the bugs.”

The Well (224 Union Street)

The Well will be displaying works from the local Well community. One of the local artists at The Well will be guiding an art class. If you are interested in joining the lesson RSVP to 941.802.2889 or to thewell@trentoncrossingchurch.com.

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to host local artist, Ivan Colin, during the April First Thursday Art Walk.

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

April Art Walk Map

April Art Walk Map


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