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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place December 3rd, 2015

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, 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.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

The December Art Walk will be held December 3rd 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.

As an added bonus for the Holidays, the Roxy Christmas Carolers will be on hand to provide live entertainment in the various venues starting at 5:00pm.

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to feature new work by local photographer, David Smith, during the December First Thursday Art Walk.

Santa Claus will also be on hand for photo opportunities for children of all ages with a suggested donation. All donations will go to support the Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

David Smith is a retired U.S. Army Still Photographer, who came to the Clarksville area in 1976 as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He returned to Clarksville with his family after his retirement from the military. Most of the photographs are of Landscapes and scenery but he also tries to photography the City of Clarksville. ”I feel that it’s important for a photographer to help preserve the history through photographs.”

He is a member of The Friends of Photography here in Clarksville. His photographs have been displayed in Edward’s Steakhouse, Tennessee State Museum, Customs House Museum and F&M Bank in Clarksville and Springfield and has been featured on local program, Tennessee Crossroads.

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.

Artist Information

The Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery is proud to feature local artist, Lou Toth, during the December 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 “A Christmas Carol” and the current Season 33, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.

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 15th Annual Holiday Exhibit and Bazaar. This annual tradition features mostly smaller works of fine art by many of our talented members. Just in time for the Christmas season, the Bazaar offers great deals on one-of-a-kind, original works of art by local artists.

The exhibit includes a diversity of beautiful small pieces including original oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel & mixed media paintings, hand-made, unique jewelry, hand painted silk scarves, plus original 3D artwork, photography, prints, cards fabric art and more.

The opening reception for the DAC Annual Holiday Exhibit and Bazaar will be on December 3rd from 5:00pm till 8:00pm. The DAC will be serving up delicious appetizers, holiday goodies, punch and wine for the opening. There will be art, craft, music and merriment, so please join us.

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.

DAC’s Holiday Open House will be held later in December. Patrons may enter a raffle all month for works of art donated by DAC Artists. The Drawing for these works will be December 19th.

The Bazaar will be on display during the entire month of December at the DAC Gallery located at 96 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN. DAC will be open extended hours till 6PM on Fridays and Saturdays through December. See our website at www.downtownartistsco-op.com or visit us on Facebook for more information.

The Holiday Exhibit and Bazaar is generously sponsored by F&M Bank, Glenn Edgin and The Framemaker, and Sango Fine Wines and Spirits.

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

Join us for the First Thursday Art Walk on December 3rd. Seasons: The Museum Store has something for everyone on your list! Find a unique gift for the holiday season with our selection of local art and hand-made items.

Enjoy special sales, light refreshments, holiday music, and free gift wrapping while mingling with some of our local artists and authors at Noel Night. Wear your favorite holiday sweater and receive an extra 10% off your purchase!

Exhibits

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. Exhibit sponsored in part by National Endowment for the Arts.

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.”

William Buffett: A New Simplicity
December 1st – January 3rd

A graduate of The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, William Buffett is known for his tropical townscapes, featuring palm trees and glimpses of the ocean. The painting of jazz musicians is his true passion and he seems to capture the sound of the music in his dynamic paintings. He is now a resident of Nashville, Tennessee.

Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)

Couture Crush proud to host local artist, Jane Olson, for the December First Thursday Art Walk. Enjoy light refreshments, fantastic local art and start checking the ladies in your life off your holiday shopping list this year!

The Framemaker (705 North Second Street)

For over two decades, The Framemaker has offered a unique selection of frames and art services to the Middle Tennessee area.

Artist Information

Viewfinder: Photography by Greg Sand

The Framemaker proudly presents work by artist and photographer Greg Sand. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on December 3rd, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of December during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10:00am – 5:00pm).

Greg Sand works primarily with digital photography to produce work that addresses the nature of photography and its role in defining reality. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Austin Peay State University in 2008. Sand is represented by the Cumberland Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, and exhibits across the United States. The exhibition, entitled Viewfinder, explores photography’s role in the search for identity.

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)

Artist Information

Rogate’s Boutique is proud to host local photographer, Donald Groves, during the December First Thursday Art Walk. Stop in and check out his work and find something unique for every woman on your holiday shopping list!

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.

Hops Road (101 Strawberry Alley)

Hops Road, located on Strawberry Alley in Historic Downtown Clarksville, is proud to support the December 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 December 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 December First Thursday Art Walk!

Mildred & Mable’s (109 Franklin Street)

Mildred and Mable’s will stay open late during the December 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!


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