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 July Art Walk will be held July 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.
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 July First Thursday Art Walk and enjoy free admission!
Working the Spirit Close to Home: The Portraits of William Stamms Shackelford
May 11th – July 31st
This gathering of 19th century paintings by William Stamms Schackelford showcases his unique depictions of various people, including portraits of the Clarksville Shackelford family. Sponsored in part by Tennessee State Museum and Austin Peay Department of Art & Design.
Carol LeBaron: Life Source
May 5th – July 31st
Tennessee artist Carol LeBaron’s fine art textiles transform remembered light to imagery, collecting fragments from both the landscape of her remembered experience and observation of natural forms.
Cumberland River – An American Legacy
May 5th – July 31st
This series of plein air paintings by Larry Richardson explore the Cumberland River. Sponsored in part by Legends Bank.
Taking a Look at Cave Johnson
May 11th – July 31st
Take a closer look at the life of Clarksvillian Cave Johnson. Johnson was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1828, and later served as president of the Bank of Tennessee from 1854 to 1860. He was also a close friend and advisor to James K. Polk during his successful presidential campaign.
Amy Chase: Rediscovered Relationships
July 1st – July 31st
Kentucky artist Amy Chase’s ceramic work focuses on representing personal relationships, memories or situations of her experiences. The surfaces consist of intricate patterns that are applied using precise silkscreened slip and glazing techniques.
May 5th – August 7th
This exhibit explores the theme of hunting, fishing, and other outdoor leisure activities in the area with objects from the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center’s permanent collection.
Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)
Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to feature local photographer, David Smith, during the July First Thursday Art Walk.
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 Jackson Miller, live, on the piano and enjoy the 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
The Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery is proud to feature the art of local artist, Mike Fink, during the July First Thursday Art Walk in conjunction with the current production of The Awesome 80’s Prom.
Due to a performance that evening, the gallery will only be open from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.
Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.
For tickets to and information about our current production, The Awesome 80’s Prom, 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.
DAC’s 1st Annual T-Shirt Design Contest and Exhibition!
Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC) is excited to announce something different this July! This summer of 2016, DAC is celebrating the humble, but always popular, T-Shirt. We asked area artists to design the front of our new T-Shirt; the goal was celebrating the creative life and representing the ever-growing Clarksville arts scene and our diverse, talented local artists. In addition this month, DAC will have all new works from our members on our “retail side” (to the left). This fun, summertime opening reception will be on Thursday, July 7th from 5:00pm-8:00pm.
DAC chose to create a black T-Shirt, with the winning logo (in white) on the front. We asked for edgy, out-of-the-box designs that kept with our theme. Sixteen designs were submitted and a single design was chosen by a group of three jurors. The winning design was sent to IMF Printing, with only our jurors knowing the winner.
The winner will announced at the DAC during First Thursday Art Walk at 6:00pm. The winning T-Shirt design will be for sale in a variety of sizes for purchase all year at the DAC. All proceeds go towards supporting the DAC and towards our mission of supporting Clarksville’s Visual Arts… plus prize $$$ to the winning designer! Who will it be? How cool will the T-Shirt design be? You gotta come see!
All the design submissions will be displayed too. Along with our T-Shirt design contest, our members and others have submitted T-Shirts to exhibit in our main gallery this month. Each participating artist has submitted T-Shirt(s) that mean something to them. This is a special exhibit. You’ll be delighted and moved to see the designs and some of the stories behind each T-Shirt on display.
The DAC will be serving up yummy appetizers and sweet beverages during the opening reception, always a central part of Clarksville’s monthly First Thursday Art Walk. A wonderful evening of art, music and more awaits all who come to downtown Clarksville for First Thursday. What could be better on July 7th? Quality arts, good times and good friends will be waiting for all who come out for this fantastic exhibit and all the other exhibits around town. Hope you can come out, meet the artists and just enjoy a fun night at the DAC and First Thursday Art Walk.
Current exhibits will be on display the entire month of July. The DAC Gallery is located at 96 Franklin Street, in Downtown Clarksville, TN. DAC will be open Noon-4:00pm, Wednesday- Friday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday.
See our website at www.downtownartistsco-op.com or visit us on Facebook for more information.
DAC thanks IMF Printing, The Framemaker and Sango Liquors for sponsoring this month’s exhibit.
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.
Work by Tori Felton
The Framemaker proudly presents artwork by Tori Felton. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on July 7th, 2016. 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 July during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm).
Tori Felton is a multi-media artist based in Nashville. She has spent much time living in the South, West Coast and New York City. Her style pulls from her experiences as a drifter and the many artists she has met along the way, from Icelandic rappers to fashion photographers from the Bronx. Felton states, “In this series there is an exploration of life found in abandoned places and objects. The hope is for the viewer to not feel scared of abandonment, but to embrace the beauty that survives because of it.”
The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.
College Coffee Company (115 Strawberry Alley)
Stuart Bonnington returns to the College Coffee Co. performing songs from the British Invasion from 6:00pm-8:00pm during the July First Thursday Art Walk.
Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)
You are sure to find something new and exciting each time you visit Rogate’s Boutique! Our store offers all the latest amazing fashion trends, while remaining focused on timeless style. And we know how much fun shopping should be, so you can always expect to have a great time here.
Rogate’s Boutique will not feature an artist during the July First Thursday Art Walk, but will be open for business until 7:00pm. Stop in and find a few new pieces to welcome summer into your wardrobe!
Hops Road (101 Strawberry Alley)
Good Morning Coffee-Espresso & Lattes – Signature Roast & Dark Roast
open at 7:00am Croissants- Scones & Pastries- Gourmet Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads – Burgers & Craft Beers
Hops Road, located on Strawberry Alley in Historic Downtown Clarksville, is proud to support the July 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 July First Thursday Art Walk.
Stop in and enjoy the artwork displayed throughout the shop, pick up locally sourced products and food and grab a cup of coffee as you enjoy the July First Thursday Art Walk!
Mildred & Mable’s (109 Franklin Street)
Mildred and Mable’s will stay open late during the July First Thursday Art Walk.
Stop in and check out all of the great gift and clothing options offered in Historic Downtown Clarksville.
Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)
Couture Crush is proud to support the July First Thursday Art Walk and will stay open late that evening.
Find some new additions for your Summer wardrobe during the July First Thursday Art Walk!