Clarksville, TN – Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk is produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association and 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 November Art Walk will be held November 5th 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.
Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)
Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to host local photographer, Donald Groves, during the November First Thursday Art Walk.
Donald LC Groves is a professional opera and musical theatre singer based in New York City. He has been lucky enough to travel the country performing and taking pictures. His portfolio spans the country from the deserts of New Mexico to the wilds of New York City. He looks for beauty in nature as well as the man-made.
Because photography runs in his family, Donald has been exposed from an early age to wonderful photography and art. Having a grandfather and a father who were both professional photographers has helped to shape his photographic eye and artistic vision.
The combination of a rich artistic life through singing and performing and traveling has melded with a broad aesthetic upbringing in the world of art and photography. The result is a rich and varied portfolio of images shot with Donald’s unique perspective.
Stop in, see the art, listen to Denise Fuller, live, on the piano and take in their Thursday night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.
The Roxy Regional Theatre (100 Franklin Street)
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.
Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.
For tickets to and information about our upcoming production of “The Secret Garden” and the current Season 33, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.
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 November 5th. Enjoy new exhibits and free admission at the museum from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Receive an extra 15% off on all purchases at Seasons: The Museum Store as part of their Winter Open House during the Art Walk.
Patterns of History: Quilts from the Collection
October 9th – January 31st
Quilts became a popular bed cover in the early 19th century when the power loom was introduced to the United States in 1814. See a variety of quilts out of the past from the museum collection. Sponsored in part by Legends Bank
Thomas Spake: Fragile Illumination
November 3rd – January 10th
Thomas Spake creates hand blown glass that is unique and contemporary. Drawing inspiration from the earth, air, and sea, his work incorporates the key design elements of texture, color, pattern, light, and motion.
Surroundings: The Art of Frank Baggett
November 3rd – January 10th
Artist Frank Baggett is a Tennessean and is known nationally as a successful landscape and wildlife artist with over 40 years of experience. The love of the outdoors drew Frank into “en plein air” (painting outdoors on sight) and many of his works capture a moment in time when the lighting was “just right.”
Elizabeth Sanford: Inside the Understory
November 3rd – November 29th
Nashville artist Elizabeth Sanford tells visual fairy tales with watercolor sculptures. Her stories take place in between worlds, where the suburbs meet the remains of the forest. Sponsored in part by Nashville Arts Magazine.
Celebrating 95 Years of Clarksville Kiwanis
October 6th – November 29th
Celebrate 95 years of history and artifacts of the Kiwanis in Clarksville.
The Framemaker (705 North Second Street)
Paintngs by Patricia Halbeck
The Framemaker proudly presents paintings by Dr. Patricia (Patty) Halbeck. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on November 5, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Dr. Halbeck is a musician, artist and writer. She teaches at Austin Peay State University in the Department of Music, where she finds as much joy in developing the success of her students as in her own artistic endeavors. Dr. Halbeck states, “In these paintings, I wanted to capture familiar simplicity and awe at the quiet beauty present in my ordinary days.”
The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.
Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)
Rogate’s Boutique is proud to host Kelsey Downie during the November First Thursday Art Walk. Stop in and check out her work and maybe get a jump start on your holiday shopping!
Kelsey Downie’s work reflects her love of wide open spaces. On car rides she often picks the passenger’s seat in order to observe the spaces tucked away, balancing on the visual border of the vast horizon line. Simple lines and selective color use give the mind suggestions, a scaffolding in which details emerge from the imagination.
Kelsey was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and studied Fine Arts, Art Education at the University of Cincinnati. She then moved to Fort Worth, Texas where she was an elementary art teacher for two years. Recently she has moved to Clarksville to be with her husband, Daniel. She does portraits of pets, houses, and families as well as her recent work with America’s farmlands with various mediums including acrylic, charcoal, and watercolor.
Hops Road (101 Strawberry Alley)
Hops Road, located on Strawberry Alley in Historic Downtown Clarksville, is proud to support the November 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.
Hops Java & Juice (100 Strawberry Alley)
Hops Java & Juice is proud to support the First Thursday Art Walk in Historic Downtown Clarksville. Stop in and see various local artists work displayed throughout the shop, pick up locally sourced products and food and grab a cup of coffee to keep you warm as you enjoy the November First Thursday Art Walk!
Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)
Couture Crush will stay open late for the November First Thursday Art Walk.
Stop in and see all the great offerings as the weather starts to get a little cooler!
Mildred & Mable’s (109 Franklin Street)
Mildred and Mable’s will stay open late during the November First Thursday Art Walk.
Stop in and check out all of the great gift and clothing options as we gear up for the holiday season!