Clarksville, TN – Now through September 22nd, 2021, Pillars of Hope, an exhibit dedicated to the memory of the September 11th attacks on our nation will be on display at the Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library during regular library hours of operation.
9/11 remains one of the most pivotal points in American history. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks which claimed the lives of 2,977 people and injured thousands more. Montgomery County has a personal and profound connection to September 11th with many military heroes and families calling Clarksville their home
“Pillars of Hope offers our community a unique and special way to do that. We hope that visitors will find comfort and hope in each commemorative tile that is placed on the pillars. Each one represents a citizen paying tribute to those who serve” Rita Arancibia, Arts for Hearts Co-Founder, said.
The piece was created in partnership with Volunteer Clarksville, Hands on Nashville, Ken Shipley, retired Austin Peay State University (APSU) Ceramics Professor, and with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Clarksville Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council.
The exhibit is housed by the Clarksville Montgomery County Facilities Department and exhibited annually at the Clarksville Public Library. Individual tiles were painted by citizens in the Clarksville-Montgomery County community, students at Fort Campbell’s schools, and CMCSS ROTC students.
If you are interested in learning more about Pillars of Hope or to find out how you can help support the annual exhibit send an email to . Artists and groups interested in painting tiles should contact Arts for Hearts.