November Art Walk To Be Held on November 3rd
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 November Art Walk will be held November 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm 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.
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.
The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center will be open with free admission from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. during Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk.
Local nature photographer David Magers specializes in birds. His work has been shown in various Clarksville venues, including the Downtown Artists Co-op, Silke’s Old World Breads, Planters Bank, L and N Train Station, the Clarksville Public Library, and others. David has recently published a photography book titled “The Birds of Dunbar Cave State Park,” containing recent photos of some 58 species, all taken on the park grounds.
David will hold a “Birds of Dunbar Cave State Park” book signing at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center as part of the First Thursday Art Walk in November. The book signing begins at 5:30 pm on November 3, 2016. Copies of the book are available for purchase at Seasons: The Museum Store, with all of the proceeds benefitting the Friends of Dunbar Cave and the Customs House Museum.
A presentation will follow at 6:00 pm in the museum’s Turner Auditorium, where David will discuss the fundamentals of bird photography and the processes and techniques he used to capture the beautiful images contained in the book. The vital role of the Friends of Dunbar Cave in promoting, protecting and preserving the natural and cultural resources of the Park will also be discussed.
This event, as well as admission to the museum, is free and open to the public. Learn more about David Magers and his work by visiting David Magers Photography on Facebook or www.DavidMagers.com.
Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)
Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to host local artist, Regina Mick during the November First Thursday Art Walk.
Regina Mick is an Army Veteran from many places but claims Oakland, Maryland and Clarksville, TN as home. She attended Austin Peay State University after getting out of the military. She graduated with a B.B.A. in Marketing and a minor in Graphic Design.
She has been creative for as long as she can remember. Regina started drawing and painting at an early age. She is an expressionist artist using many different methods such as painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic art, photography and collage. Abstract Art is her favorite form. The rhythmic lines, colors and techniques all come together to express her inner most emotions that she often finds difficulty expressing verbally. She rarely has a set plan when she sits down to create a new piece. When asked how she comes up with new work she stated, “I open up my heart and mind let it all pour out onto the canvas.” There is always a much deeper meaning than what meets the eye.”
Stop in, see the art, listen to Jackson Miller, live, on the piano and enjoy the Thursday night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.
The Roxy Regional Theatre – Peg Harvill Gallery (100 Franklin Street)
The Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery is proud to feature the work of local artist Billy Renkl during the November First Thursday Art Walk and in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Shakespeare production at the Roxy Regional Theatre, HENRY V.
Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.
For tickets to and information about our current production, HENRY V, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931.645.7699.
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.
Show Dates: November 3rd – November 26th
Art Walk/Reception Date and Time: November 3rd from 5 – 8 pm
What does “Something Blue” mean to you? A song, a day, an emotion, or maybe even a memory? Come join us on November 3rd for the “Something Blue” show at the Dac from 5-8pm and see what “Something Blue” means to us!
This exhibit generously sponsored by:
– The Hand Family Companies
– Sango wine and spirits
– Glenn Edgin, The FrameMaker
– F&M Bank
Hops Java & Juice (100 Strawberry Alley)
Hops Java & Juice is proud to host local artist, Jane Olson, during the November 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.
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.
Photography by Alison Hamilton
The Framemaker proudly presents photography by Alison Hamilton. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on Nov. 3, 2016. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of November during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Alison Hamilton is an alumna of Austin Peay State University. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013. Since then, she has been capturing images with her Holga 120N camera. “Amalgam” is an exhibit of these Holga images. The artist states, “‘Amalgam’ is my love letter to the Holga camera and film-based photography.”
The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.
F&M Bank (50 Franklin Street)
F&M Bank is proud support the November First Thursday Art Walk but will not feature an artist this month.
Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)
You are sure to find something new and exciting each time you visit Rogate’s Boutique! Our store offers all the latest amazing fashion trends, while remaining focused on timeless style. And we know how much fun shopping should be, so you can always expect to have a great time here.
Rogate’s Boutique will not feature an artist during the November First Thursday Art Walk, but will be open for business until 7pm.
Stop in an find a a few new things to welcome Fall into your wardrobe!
Mildred & Mable’s (109 Franklin Street)
Mildred and Mable’s will stay open late for the November First Thursday Art Walk.
Stop in and check out and new look and all of the great gift and clothing options to transition you into the cooler months!
Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)
Couture Crush is proud to support the November First Thursday Art Walk and will stay open late that evening and will be serving refreshments.
Find some new additions for your Fall wardrobe during the November First Thursday Art Walk!