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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk
Clarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, Clarksville’s 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 December Art Walk will be held December 6th, 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.
The Downtown Artist Co-op presents the Annual Holiday Bazaar, an exhibit of inexpensive, small, original works of art by local artists perfect for Christmas gifts. You can find everything from small paintings, hand-made Christmas cards, leatherworks, jewelry, pottery, and more.
The Opening Reception is on Thursday, December 6th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
The Bazaar will be open to patrons from December 6th – December 24th.
DAC Gallery Hours:
This show is generously sponsored by: Dorothy Williams Havens, Realtor, F&M Bank, Sango Wine and Spirits, Glen Edgin, The Framemaker.
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.
Antlers and O’Keefe: Dan Alsobrooks
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
The Roxy Regional Theatre is proud to host local photographer, Lucas Ryan Chambers, in the Peg Harvill Gallery during the month of November.
This month, Lucas Ryan Chambers will be unveiling his new exhibit, The Faces of Christmas. Creator of the Faces of Clarksville and The Dude with a Camera, this new exhibit takes those same ideas and put a holiday spin on them.
Santa will even be there for the opening from 5:30pm to 7:30pm taking photos and and handing out treats to all of the kids that come visit.
The exhibit will run the entire month of December, but don’t miss your chance to see Santa on the opening night which runs from 5:00pm-8:00pm during the First Thursday Art Walk.
For tickets to and information about our current productions of “Miracle on 34th Street” and “A Tuna Christmas”, 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.
The United Way of Greater Clarksville Region, Inc.
(107 Jefferson Street Suite 1)
The United Way is proud to host a Recipe Sampling Preview during the December 2018 First Thursday Art Walk.
The preview will feature samplings from the “Uncanned” Cookbook, a project by Lead United Students to provide healthful recipes to those receiving food boxes from Manna Cafe.
Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)
Edward’s Steakhouse is proud host local artist, Terri Jordan, during the December 2018 First Thursday Art Walk.
While I don’t like to tell the viewer what to take in from my work, subtle symbols are used with every canvas story. I tend to work in suites, or series. The idea usually comes from a voyeuristic moment, personal experience, or my curiosities in how societies repeat or mimic each other (often) unknowingly.
I don’t exhibit my work as self-portraits; however, they are based in the concept of capturing not just the world around me, but also within me. They are a diary by what it is like to be a woman in contemporary culture and my interests in where we have come from – the cultural traditions that continue and morph over time.”
My work has exhibited in group and solo shows in New York, the West coast, and throughout the Southeast. It is included in private and corporate collections throughout the Southeast, New York, England and Italy. In 2015 I was named in the Top Ten Portrait/figurative artists of Tennessee by the Portrait Society of America in a juried process.
The Agora Gallery in New York City has said of my work “Terri’s paintings contain the best qualities of both figurative and still life painting,” adding, “Much like Matisse’s women, Jordan’s figures are symbolic statements of serenity, beauty, and ornament. More restful than Matisse’s women, however, Jordan explores a more understated realm of existence and privacy.”
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.
The 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.
Noel Night and First Thursday Art Walk
Come join us for a night of food, fun, and shopping. For the first time ever the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting a barbershop quartet. No Green Bananas will be our entertainment for the evening. Stop in at the café for a fun, family craft. Enjoy festive holiday food and drinks.
Wrap up the evening by doing some Christmas shopping at Seasons: The Museum Store. Take 15% off your entire purchase during this event. Museum members receive 25% off their purchases. Free holiday gift wrapping will be provided. Mark your calendars and join us for Noel Night!
Camille Engel: Her Home Tennessee
American contemporary realist oil painter Camille Engel is internationally acclaimed and known for her use of rich colors, textures, and intricate detail. This award-winning artist has created a series of paintings themed around the Tennessee State symbols. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Museum is displaying 13 student works of art created within the same theme and chosen through a juried process, featuring work from grades 2nd– 10th. The student art competition is sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama and Chromatics.
Alan LeQuire: From Clay to Bronze
Alan LeQuire is best known today for his monumental sculptures in Middle Tennessee. From Clay to Bronze features works done in terra cotta, bronze, and drawings, and includes the traveling exhibit Lost Wax Casting.
This exhibit includes clay models, molds, wax castings, and finished bronze sculpture,along with photographs that help to explain the process that was invented in China over 10,000 years ago. Finished works include many of LeQuire’s small-scale figure studies. The exhibition promotes the value of traditional practices: studying the human figure and working from life.
Holiday from the Collection
Objects from the permanent collection of the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center celebrate the holiday season.
November 1st – January 27th | Memory Lane
This large collection of porcelain pieces was assembled by Jimmy and Sue Drye of Clarksville. The village was donated to the Museum by the Drye’s children in honor of their parents. Hundreds of porcelain pieces make up the large display for Christmas Town.
There are moving parts and lights, and even a model train making its way through the village. Sponsored in part by Planters Bank.
The Nature of Things: Alison & Frank Lyne
The Lyne’s will feature works on paper and of wood from their series on the upcoming Women’s Suffrage.
Dane Carder: The Healing Game
These paintings are based on the photographs of Dr. Reed Bontecou, who documented the treatment of the wounded toward the end of the Civil War.
New to the Collection
This exhibition features items that have been recently donated to the museum.
She’s Not There: New Photographs by Price Harrison
These images bring attention to everyday places we often overlook. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Nashville Arts Magazine.
Yada Yada Yada Deli (100 Strawberry Alley)
Yada, Yada, Yada Delis is proud to host Brittney Georgic during the December 2018 First Thursday Art Walk. Abstract painter Brittney Georgic is determined to take watercolor painting to the next level.
“The traditional watercolor process is fascinating and there is potential to produce something unexpected. It just takes some imagination” says Georgic.
Her paintings are colorful, bold, and influenced by the years she spent traveling around the United States, while living out of a car. She is currently producing work in her hometown Clarksville, TN but has had exhibitions in several other locations throughout the United States including Seattle, WA and Nashville, TN.
DBO Gallery (128 N. Second Street)
DBO Gallery is proud to host Sam Welch during the December 2018 First Thursday Art Walk.
Sam Welch is a native of Boise ID.
He moved to Nashville, TN in 1996, growing up in east Nashville and Ridgetop TN.
Sam Welch, is a creative entrepreneur in bringing platforms, events, and spaces to artists. As an artist, himself, he leans towards the blend of street art, oil painting and fine art as well as non representational abstract through the eyes of a optimistic anarchist.
Studying music and music business in college he realized he’d rather be touring with a band. The next 10 years were spent in different cities in different vans, as well as running a live music venue
While working on a record that took way too long to finish(4years), he returned to some of his favorite things to do, painting, designing, sculpting, etc.
After several successful art shows he has focused a lot of his time painting and enjoying and trying to help cultivate the ever growing Nashville art scene.
Roux Americajun Restaurant (125 Franklin Street)
Roux is proud to support the December 2018 First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.
Stop in and grab something to eat as you check out the other galleries located in Historic Downtown Clarksville.
Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)
Rogate’s Boutique will be open late and is proud to support the December 2018 First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.
But, stop in and find something for your Holiday and Winter wardrobe!
Mildred & Mable’s (109 Franklin Street)
Mildred and Mable’s is proud to support the December 2018 First Thursday Art Walk.
Stop in and check out a new look and all of the great gift and clothing options!
Downtown Commons (215 Legion Street)
Come celebrate our Blue Star Families and create holiday greeting cards to share.
Join Arts for Hearts Clarksville volunteers & The Two Rivers Company for an evening of art connecting our community with military families.
This is a FREE event.
Hot Pita (136 Franklin Street)
Hot Pita is proud to support the December 2018 First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.
Horsefeathers Pottery & Art Studio (94 Franklin Street)
Horsefeathers Pottery and Art Studio is proud to support the December 2018 First Thursday Art Walk and will be open from 5:00pm–7:00pm.
Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)
Couture Crush is proud to support the December 2018 First Thursday Art Walk.Stop in and find the perfect piece to spice up your wardrobe this holiday season, during the December First Thursday Art Walk!
Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)
Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to support the December 2018 First Thursday Art Walk and will be open late!
Stop in and find something unique, as well as locally made Christmas ornaments, that is sure to welcome the holiday season into your home!
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