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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.The August Art Walk will be held August 6th, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley.
This month’s ArtWalk will feature D B Horns playing for Music For Mercy. Music for Mercy raises money to support the Academy for Academic Excellence, a school supporting special needs students.
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.
Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC) is proud to announce our 4th Annual Regional Juried Art Exposition, an exhibit of fine art by talented artists from the Middle Tennessee/Kentucky area. Art works in the Exposition are entered in the following four categories: Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, and 3D/Fabric Arts. Deadline for entries is August 1st.
The opening reception for the DAC Juried Art Expo will be on August 6th from 5PM till 8 PM. The DAC will be serving up fabulous appetizers, punch and wine along with the stunning works of art by regional artists of all kinds. 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.
During the opening reception DAC will announce the results and award prizes for the following: Best of Show, First and Second Place winners and Honorable Mentions at the discretion of the juror in each category. Winners will be announced and awards will be presented at the reception.
The current exhibit will be on display the entire month of August. The DAC Gallery is located at 96 Franklin Street, in Downtown Clarksville, TN. DAC will be open Noon-4:00pm, Wednesday- Friday and 10:00am-6:00pm on Saturday. See our website at www.downtownartistsco-op.com or visit us on Facebook for more information.
This month’s exhibit is sponsored by Cumberland Bank and Trust, The Framemaker and Sango Fine Wines & Sprits.
The Roxy Regional Theatre
Peg Harvill Gallery
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.
The Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery is proud to feature local artist, Susan Bryant, during the August First Thursday Art Walk.
Gallery hours during Art Walk will be 5:00pm – 6:30pm due to a performance of THE MUSIC MAN. Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.
For tickets to and information about our current productions of THE MUSIC MAN and the upcoming SEASON 33, 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.
2-4-1 Drafts til midnight, 2-4-1 Cocktails til 10:00pm
Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)
Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to host local photographer, Ron Jackson, during the August First Thursday Art Walk and will also feature Jackson Miller on the piano.
“I always thought photography would be an interesting hobby but an Alaskan cruise in 2013 turned an interest into a passion. Since that time I have attempted to capture those images that surround our daily lives which we so often take for granted, from sunrises and sunsets to wildlife and landscapes.”
Ron is a lifelong resident of Clarksville, TN and a graduate of Austin Peay State University and Bank School of the South at LSU. He has been a local banker for 42 years and joined F&M Bank in 1995 and currently serves as the Senior Vice President. He is a member of the Clarksville Department of Electricity board of directors as well as a member of the Clarksville Friends of Photography, Clarksville Downtown Kiwanis Club and Leadership Clarksville ’94.
Stop in, see the art, listen to Jackson Miller on the piano and take in their Thursday night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.
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.
Join us for the First Thursday Art Walk on August 6th. The museum will be open with free admission from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Meet artist Diane Davich-Craig and see her exhibit Paintings & Ponderings, on display through August 30th.
Seasons: The Museum Store will be having a special Art Walk Sale. Anyone who visits the museum during the First Thursday Art Walk will get 10% off any purchase. Museum Members will receive an extra 10% off too!
Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas
In the Footsteps of Alvin York
Diane Davich-Craig: Paintings & Ponderings
Art of the Staff
The Framemaker (705 North Second Street)
Golden Lights: New Work by Paul Collins
Paul Collins is an Associate Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University. He creates paintings, drawings and sculpture that combine humor, tactility and observation to examine the world. Collins earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University and has been an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Vermont Studio Center.
His work has been featured in New American Paintings, Art Voices, Fresh Paint Magazine and has been exhibited across the United States. Paul Collins is represented by Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville.
Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)
Rogate’s Boutique is proud to host local artist Peggy Bonnington during the August First Thursday Art Walk.
This group of small, mixed media drawings represents the most recent work of local artist Peggy Bonnington. Materials, color and content are spontaneously chosen and whimsical in nature, created with the intention to delight both artist and viewer.
Bonnington works in a variety of media and styles which will be further showcased at her November 2015 solo show at the Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC).
Stop in and support the August First Thursday Art Walk and maybe pick up a few things for our final weeks of Summer!
Mildred & Mables (109 Franklin Street)
Mildred and Mable’s will stay open late during the August First Thursday Art Walk. Stop in and check out all of the great gift and clothing options to pull you through the rest of the Summer!
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 keep you cool this Summer!
Hops Road (101 Strawberry Alley)
Hops Road, located on Strawberry Alley in Historic Downtown Clarksville, is proud to support the August First Thursday Art Walk. Stop in, grab a bit to eat and check out some of the great local artists that Clarksville has to offer.
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