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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held October 4th, 2019

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, 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.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville
First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

The October Art Walk will be held October 4th, 2019 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.

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

Goddesses, Living and Legendary: Malcolm Glass
The Framemaker proudly presents works by Clarksville, Tennessee artist Malcolm Glass. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on October 3rd, 2019. 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 October during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm).

Glass states: “With five photographs and a drawing I celebrate all goddesses, especially Yasmine, Queen of Spades, Iggy, Wood Nymph Tarron, Leila, and Firebird Arael. I hope that my photographs and drawing will engage viewers and draw them in so they might enter visual and emotional depths beyond the casual glance. I offer an invitation to take a journey into layers of response that I hope will linger and last.”

Malcolm Glass is a widely published writer. His photographs and art work have received numerous awards in exhibitions and galleries hither and yon.

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.

Artist Information

During the month of October, the Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery will feature the work of Grady H. Pennington.

”My art is all about color. It is rare that I have something specific in mind when I begin a painting. My formal training dealt with realism, drawing, design, painting, and some three-dimensional work but I developed my own style early on and have kept with it. I use watercolor straight out of the tube and let the colors blend together by themselves. I experiment with different mediums as well. I am a photographer and like to create images using my photographs and paintings to create illusions.”

For tickets to and information about our current production of “A Chorus Line”, 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.

Downtown Artists Co-op – (96 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

New & Emeritus Member Exhibit
Opening Exhibit – October 3rd – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Music by Stuart Bonnington & Friends

Admission into the gallery is free of charge and complimentary beverages and snacks will be served to our patrons and visitors during the opening reception.

The DAC & Gallery exists and operates thanks to a group of local artists and sponsors who share the delight and responsibility of putting forth a visual arts presence in Clarksville for the purpose of encouraging creativity and educating our community in the area of fine arts.

The DAC & Gallery is part of the First Thursday Artwalk which takes place on the First Thursday in the month, throughout the year, Downtown Historic Clarksville. During every First Thursday Artwalk the DAC & Gallery presents new artworks.

Downtown Artists Cooperative is forever grateful to its dedicated sponsors, this month including Sango Wine and Spirits, F&M Bank, Glenn Edgin – The FrameMaker, Phil Cornett and Mandy Smith, Dan and Jodie Hanley, Ken Killebrew.

Hudubam Booktraders (110 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

Hudubam Booktraders is proud to support the October 2019 First Thursday Art Walk, hosting local artist, Michell Lazov.

“I sign my works “Michell w/o-E” due to the unusual spelling of my first name. An empty nest enabled me to work as a full time artist experimenting and exploring many different mediums. I have always found ways of being creative since a young age, whether drawing in charcoal or colored pencils, painting with acrylics, oils, soft or oil pastels, and finding various ways to recycle game pieces.”

“Also other numerous artistic activities including crocheting, quilting wall art, making jewelry, sculpting with clay, building and painting birdhouses, building miniature landscaped paper-mache and plaster of paris. Today my interests lie in alcohol inks. I am exploring and discovering ways to express my artistic talent with inks, this has given me a medium of experimentation of loose and unpredictable and endless options. I have also enjoyed sharing my knowledge by offering workshops in various locations.”

Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)

Artist Information

Journey’s Eye Studio will host local artist, Martin Freeman, during the October 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.

Martin Freeman is a visual artist in Nashville, TN. He explores a variety of textures using watercolor, pen/ink, charcoal, pastel, and pencil. Martin is often inspired by the work of other artists and will use their influence to explore alternate styles and approaches.

Martin focused on drawing as a young child, often using these talents to cope with life’s chaos. There were times when his passion for the arts varied between the visual arts and music, but the visual arts have always been his highest calling. Martin returned to art with a passion that has not abated. He continues to work on a near-daily basis with the encouragement and support of his family.

My Instagram is instagram.com/martin_freeman_artwork.
Facebook is @martinfreemanartwork
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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.

Artist Information

Meet Exhibiting Artist, Cathy Horner at Downtown Clarksville’s October First Thursday Art Walk!
The Magical Stories of Cathy Horner
Through November 3rd | Harvill Gallery

Cathy Horner’s collage art is inspired by her 100 year old farm house in Johnson City, TN. At an early age she discovered that she loved to create. By age forty-eight she found her muse in the art of collage.

Horner’s collage art quickly found its way into art galleries and collectors’ homes. Her art is carefully crafted from her collection of ephemera from old magazines, newspapers and catalogs, coupled with her appreciation for all things antique and vintage.

Landy R. Hales: American Master of The Layer Poster & Fashions of the Time
October 2nd–December 31st | Kimbrough Gallery

Landy R. Hales was a well-known designer in New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. Later in life, from age 60 to 82, he used his design experience and patented techniques to create an extensive, colorful body of work based on personal themes. Mr. Hales made each poster by hand using coping saws, chisels and wood files. Supplementing the art are fashions from the Museum collection.

Organic Abstract: The Art of Jennifer Bowman
October 25th–January 13th | Crouch Gallery

Kentucky native, Jennifer Bowman is a self-taught contemporary non-objective abstract artist. Her work continues to develop a strong following and has been shown on HGTV, as well as being included in the collections of Taylor York (Paramore), Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, Holly Williams (musician/daughter of Hank Williams, Jr.), other music legends, and professional athletes.

Through November 24th | Lobby Gallery

For over 100 years, scouting organizations have shaped our youth through engaging experiences to build character and develop skills. This exhibit explores the evolution of scouting in Montgomery County through items in the Museum’s Collections. Featured items include an edition of the first Girl Scouts of America Handbook and a TN 1986 Bicentennial Celebration quilt.

The Biggest and Most Important Things: A Duo Exhibition by Michelle & Aaron Grayum
Through October 23rd | Orgain/Bruner Galleries

Michelle and Aaron Grayum have owned and operated the graphic design firm The Gray Umbrella in Nashville for more than nine years while raising their 11-year-old son. The Biggest and Most Important Things marks the first time in four years that this talented couple, celebrating 18 years of marriage in August, has collaborated on a show together.

Odyssey: An Exhibition of Recent Works by Paul Harmon
Through October 20th | Crouch Gallery

Paul Harmon is an internationally exhibited artist who for 11 years, from 1986 to early 1998, divided his time between studio/residences in Paris, France and Brentwood, Tennessee. His time abroad still plays a role in his work. Within the more than fifty works shown, are some of Harmon’s signature themes of reclining nudes and literary references.


Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Come enjoy the best steaks in Clarksville in a relaxed atmosphere with live piano on Friday and Saturday night. We also offer Clarksville’s largest wine selection in town from around the world. 10% Military and APSU discount daily

Artist Information

Edward’s Steakhouse is proud host various High School art students, during the October 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.

For the month of October, Jannell Parada, Julia DeBrosky, and Angel Colon-Zapata will be representing Northeast High School.

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.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation (102 Public Square)

Artist Information

Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation will be hosting the local artist, Tracy Bettencourt, during the October 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.

Tracy Bettencourt, owner/artist of Bettencourt Originals, advocate for persons with disabilities, former fitness competitor, motivational speaker and APSU alumni, began to lose her eyesight in her early 30s from an eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Although the disease has left her blind, the hardships she experienced have not prevented her from living her life to the best of her abilities.

She brings new insight to how art is viewed. “I am blind. I lost my eyesight over twelve years ago and within the past five years began painting using my hands. My life is very structured and I use assistive technology on my IPhone and IPad to identify colors. The paints I use are textured acrylic and forms of puffy paint.”

“My hands are my eyes and the puffy paint allows me to convey my thoughts and feelings onto canvas using tactile lines. Every day I wake and live in darkness yet with my newfound skill of painting, I am able to share my unique perception of the world around me as well as conveying the unseen beauty of life. My paintings reflect hope, adversity, love, positivity, strength and determination.”

“I put my heart, soul and insight into every piece of artwork. Each piece of artwork is a Bettencourt Original. There will always be a mountain to climb yet I strongly feel that no matter what the obstacle, there is light within darkness and therefore there is hope.”

Roux Americajun Restaurant (125 Franklin Street)

Roux is proud to support the October 2019 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.

Mildred & Mable’s (109 Franklin Street)

Mildred and Mable’s is proud to support the October 2019 First Thursday Art Walk. Stop in and check out a new look and all of the great gift and clothing options!


Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)

Couture Crush is proud to support the October 2019 First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and find the perfect piece to spice up your Fall wardrobe , during the October First Thursday Art Walk!

Yada on Franklin (111 Franklin Street)

Yada on Franklin is proud to support the October 2019 First Thursday Art Walk!

Hot Pita (136 Franklin Street Suite 100)

Hot Pita is proud to support the October 2019 First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.

Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)

Rogate’s Boutique will be open late and is proud to support the October 2019 First Thursday Art Walk, but will not feature an artist this month.

But, stop in and find something for your Fall wardrobe!

Downtown Commons (215 Legion Street)

Artist Information

Downtown Commons Art Walk Activity
Arts for Hearts co-founder Barbara Kane will lead you in collage making. You will be using Gelli Print paper created by Founder Rita Arancibia. Creative collage is lots of fun for all ages. You will be tearing, cutting gluing and creating a beautiful piece of art to share or frame for yourself.

The class is free and all supplies and instruction provided. Ages 6 and up welcome!


Horsefeathers Pottery & Art Studio (94 Franklin Street)

Horsefeathers is a paint your own Pottery and Canvas Studio — Come discover the artist in you!

Horsefeathers Pottery and Art Studio is proud to support the October 2019 First Thursday Art Walk and will be open from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Frozen Fuel (120 Strawberry Alley)

Frozen Fuel is a family owned ice cream parlor serving the Downtown Clarksville community and its visitors.

Frozen Fuel is thrilled to support the First Thursday Art Walk in October, but will not feature an artist this month.


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