Clarksville, TN – Historic Downtown Clarksville is gearing up for the 11th Annual “FROLIC ON FRANKLIN: A Celebration of the Arts” on Saturday, September 24th, from 8:30am to 3:30pm. This free event will showcase the works of more than 30 artists, staged entertainment and art demonstrations — all along the 100 block of historic Franklin Street.
A variety of original fine art, as well as handmade crafts, will be on display including paintings and photography, jewelry, clay garden items, woodwork, purses and scarves, pottery, candles, jewelry, woven and knitted items, and seasonal gifts. Items will be for sale with prices ranging from $2.00 to $500.00.“Our local arts scene has long been one of the reasons many people locate, relocate and/or stay in Clarksville,” said artist coordinator Ryan Bowie. “We are excited to celebrate eleven years of bringing notice to local artists and artisans with Frolic on Franklin. Vendors are coming from all over the region to demonstrate, show and sell their wares during this daylong festival, with a variety of items for all ages and tastes.”
A crowd favorite is seeing, and often participating in, artists’ demonstrations. Several booths will offer the opportunity to learn techniques directly from the artists throughout the day, including painting demonstrations, woodturning on a lathe, beaded jewelry making, portrait drawings, scroll saw cutting and more.
A STITCH OR TWO • Bettina Nuckolls
Purses, Scarves, Hand Warmers, Rugs, Crocheted and Embroidered Items and More
BEVERLY’S CRAFTS • Beverly Atkins
Baby Quilts, Crocheted Baby Afghans, Scarf Blouses, Embroidered Tea Towels and More
BOOTHILL BLADES • Jared & Kylee Thatcher
Handmade Kitchenware, Including Utensils and Cutting Boards
Embroidery and Fabric Items
CLARKSVILLE MONTGOMERY COUNTY ARTS & HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
‘C’ is for Clarksville Alphabet Books, Calendars, Wooden Buildings, Coloring Books and More
DESIGNED BY DARBEY
DOWNTOWN ARTIST CO-OP GALLERY
Artwork, T-Shirts, Jewelry and More
DRAFTS BY OLASUBOMI • Olasubomi Bashorum
Acrylic Paintings, Oil Paintings and Graphite Drawings
JOURNEY’S EYE STUDIO, LLC
Recycled and Repurposed Items, One-of-a-Kind Pieces and Vintage/Modern Furnishings
KEMMER PHOTOGRAPHY • Lisa Kemmer
Photography and Greeting Cards
LINDA’S CREATIONS • Linda James
Scarf Holders, Hat Pins, Decorative Lapels, Dreamcatchers and More
LNM CREATION • Lou & Mary Toth
Garden Ornaments, Photo Note Cards, Framed Enlargements and More
LONDON WOODWORKS • Tommy London
Wooden Scroll Art
PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID • David E. Smith
PHOTOS BY DANIELIA • Danielia White
Photography, Bookmarks, Posters, Magnets, Shadow Box Keepsakes and More
RUTH FARWELL POTTERS & MORE • Ruth Farwell
Pottery, Hand-Dyed Indigo Shibori Scarves, Illustrated Note Cards and More
THORNTON POTTERY • Ronnie Thornton
Pottery Created Using Real Leaves
Lathe-Turned Wood Products
TWISTED CREATIONS • JT Young
Frames and Bottle-Cap Jewelry
VICTORIA YORK, GRAPHITE ARTIST
Pencil and Graphite Drawings
VINTAGE CREATIONS • Sandra Prettyman
Vintage Component Jewelry, Knitted and Crocheted Scarves and Hats and More
WESTCHESTER FALLS • Rhonda Lewis
Wax Melts, Wreaths, Essential Oil Bracelets and More
In addition to artist booths, a Main Stage performance area located on the corner of Franklin and First Streets will feature live entertainment throughout the day, including Kenwood High School Golden Knights Drill Team, Cumberland Winds Jazz Project, 101st Airborne Division Band, The Redwood Climbers, Fusion Ballroom Dancing and more.
Sponsors of FROLIC ON FRANKLIN include the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council, F&M Bank, Fortera Credit Union, Legends Bank, Richview Family Dentistry, Two Rivers Company and the Roxy Regional Theatre.
Shops and restaurants throughout the downtown district will be open their regular Saturday hours. The Downtown Market is also open at Public Square until 1:00pm.
The evening will conclude with GALA 34, a ticketed auction, dinner and opening of the Roxy Regional Theatre’s 34th season, featuring selections from Million Dollar Quartet, the musical inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.