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 February Art Walk will be held March 1st, 2018 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.
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.
MA+VE (Maeve) is about celebrating the sacral feminine and Venusian beauty through the eyes of D.C. Thomas.
The artist has embarked on a lifetime journey to depict her Madonnian and Venusian experiences through visual compositions which are meant to encourage contemplation and confrontation.
March 1st– 31st, 2018
First Thursday opening reception
Thursday, March 1st, 5th – 8:00pm
DAC gallery and retail hours: Noon – 4:00pm, Monday–Friday and 9:00am–5:00pm, Saturday
This exhibition generously sponsored by: Jack and Cornelia Mitchell; Glenn Edgin, The FrameMaker; Sango Wine and Spirits; F&M Bank.
For more information go to our website at http://www.downtownartistsco-op.com or visit us on Facebook : Downtown Artist Cooperative.
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.
New Work by Blaine Gundersen
The Framemaker proudly presents new work by Blaine Gundersen. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on March 1st, 2018. 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 March during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm).
The artist states, “Being able to explore the human body through a different lens while in studio classes, and to then apply those ideas to scientific disciplines (genetics, biology, anatomy, etc.), elevates my work. It is stunningly beautiful and fantastically grotesque.”
The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.
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.
The Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery is proud to local photographer, David Magers, during the March First Thursday Art Walk.
David Magers is a local photographer (specializing in birds) and musician (playing in the Red River Breeze Celtic band). His work has been featured in many Clarksville area venues and he has authored two articles on bird photography in the Tennessee Conservationist Magazine. David’s March 2018 Artwalk show is titled “Nature: A Medley,” in which he encourages each of us to venture outside to witness the beauty, and listen to the musical “Medley,” of Nature.
For tickets to and information about our current production, “Fully Committed” or our upcoming production of “James and The Giant Peach”, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.
Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am–2:00pm.
Couture Crush (125 Franklin Street)
Couture Crush is proud to host local artist, Jane Olson, during the March First Thursday Art Walk.
Jane Sharpe Olson is a native Tennessean, originally from Memphis. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in European History and French, and a minor in Art History. She is a practicing attorney with Olson & Olson, PLC in downtown Clarksville.
Bright, strong colors and images permeate her art, and she uses mainly watercolor paints and manipulated, hand-painted papers in her paintings and collages. Jane finds inspiration in the works of famous artists such as Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, and Kadinsky, as well as Abstract Expressionists.
She is a member of the Downtown Artist’s Co-op of Clarksville, Tennessee. You can see more of her art online at Facebook/janeolsonart and on Pinterest:Jane Olson/My Paintings Board
Stop in and find the perfect piece to spice up your wardrobe during the March First Thursday Art Walk!
Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)
Edward’s Steakhouse is proud host local photographer, Josh Vaughn, during the March First Thursday Art Walk.
Josh Vaughn was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Clarksville in 2010 after completing 6 and a half years in the Air Force. While serving as an Air Force TACP Josh had the opportunity to photograph all over the world serving 3 combat deployments and spent 3 years living in Germany.
As photo editor he won a handful of photography awards and was invited to Chicago to be a guest speaker at the Collegiate Journalism Conference to talk about the benefits of student publications utilizing veteran students to supplement their young journalism staffs.
Recently Josh has been focusing on commercial photography, senior portraits, families and fashion photography. His true passion is motorsports and aviation photography but he strives to diversify his body of work in any way possible. Josh is a 2017 Graduate of Leadership Clarksville, a photo ambassador for Visit Clarksville, a member of the Clarksville Networking Group, Veterans Coalition, APSU Veteran Alumni Association, Clarksville Friends of Photography and a member of the Professional Photographers Association.
Stop in, see the art, listen to Jackson Miller on the piano and enjoy the Thursday night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.
Yada Yada Yada Deli (100 Strawberry Alley)
“Creating is Life” | Exhibit by: Olasubomi Bashorun
Olasubomi Bashorun graduated with an art degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and now lives and works in the Middle Tennessee area. In addition to creating beautiful original work, he teaches art, instructs ballroom dancing and hosts creative workshops. Olasubomi’s artistic inspiration was fostered and influenced, in part, by his high school art teacher, Kathleen Blake.
“I have always had talent to see and create, but she made me realize what art can do for the mind and soul. She taught me to be creative and express myself with my art. I’ve been doing that ever since.” “I believe that everyone of us should create. Sure, some peoples creation maybe more esthetically pleasing than others. But its not only about the outcome, it is about the process of starting from nothing, adding the first scribble then creating relationships from scribble to line, working through rough edges and the mistakes and then knowing when to walk away. Creating is for us all to get lost in something, express words, moods, feelings. Creating is life.”
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.
First Thursday Art Walk
Thursday, March 1st, 5:00pm–7:00pm
The museum is open to the public with free admission as part of Downtown Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk.
Julia Martin: HYPNAGOGIC
March 1st–April 1st | Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery
Nashville artist and gallery owner Julia Martin paints the surreal moments just before sleep, when lucid dreaming and hallucinations often occur. This series presents impressionistic figurative paintings in a world where the real and the imagined appear one and the same. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Nashville Arts Magazine.
Our Town (Stories of Clarksville)
February 28th – September 30th | Memory Lane
An exhibition of regional stories featuring photographs and artifacts from our collection, including: the jail, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Court House, the Capitol Theater, and more.
Celebrating Women in Business
March 6th – April 29th | The Leaf Chronicle Lobby
In celebration of Women’s History Month, this exhibition uses objects and images from the Museum’s permanent collection to celebrate local businesses throughout Clarksville’s history that have been owned or founded by women. Learn about the Barbara Louise Hospital, First Woman’s Bank, local beauty shops, and more.
Kathleen Conover: Industrial Evolution
March 2nd – May 2nd | Crouch Gallery
“The most significant ‘signature’ element in my work is deep symbolism.” Kathleen Conover received a Master of Arts in Fine Art from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. She did her graduate work in printmaking at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington. She holds signature status in many organizations, including the American Water Color Society, and has exhibited her paintings internationally in countries such as France, Turkey, and China.
Seasons: Frank Majors
March 6th – May 27th | Jostens Gallery
Regional artist Frank Major’s photography is on display in the Jostens Gallery.
Narrative Illusions: The Visions of Mindy Herrin
January 16th – May 6th | Orgain & Bruner Galleries
Mindy Herrin’s narrative sculpture is created with a combination of metal and alternative materials.
Organic by nature, her forms use materials for their tactile properties, creating pieces that move, have the appearance of flesh, and hint to the adventures of being female in everyday life.
The Art of Mixed Media Inspired Artists
January 16th – March 11th | Kimbrough Gallery
Mixed Media Inspired Artists (MMIA) is an artists collective founded by Sandra Washburn. Specializing in acrylic/mixed media, this exhibit showcases artwork from their members.
Mildred & Mable’s (109 Franklin Street)
Mildred & Mable’s is a unique and fun gift boutique offering something special for every occasion. Custom monogramming and gift baskets available for babies, birthdays, weddings and more.
Mildred and Mable’s is proud to support the March First Thursday Art Walk.
Stop in and check out a new look and all of the great gift and clothing options!
Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)
Rogate’s Boutique will be open late and is proud to support the March First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.
But, stop in and enjoy 50% off ALL Fall/Winter fashions.
Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)
Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to support the March First Thursday Art Walk and will be open late!
Stop in and find something unique as we get ready to welcome Spring!
Roux Americajun (101 Franklin Street)
Happy hour & half-off appetizers during Art Walk, first Thursdays of every month
Roux is proud to support the March First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.
Stop in and grab something warm to eat as you check out the other galleries located in Historic Downtown Clarksville.