September First Thursday Art Walk , Thursday, Septembe 1, 2016

September Art Walk To Be Held on September 1st             

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 September Art Walk will be held September 1st  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.


Join us for the September First Thursday Art Walk and enjoy free admission!

Nina Covington will be present at the museum during downtown Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to answer questions and discuss her work.


Nina Covington: Explorations    (September 1 – October 2)

Photographer and art model Nina Covington presents a series of 12 mixed media pieces. Her images on 20×30 canvas are painted on with acrylic paint and gel, and explore the technique of long exposures. Nina Covington will be present at the museum during downtown Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to answer questions and discuss her work.

Annual Staff Art Exhibition   August 2 – October 2

See art in a variety of mediums created by the staff of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Women Painting Women   August 5 – October 23

Women Painting Women promotes the work of contemporary female artists working in the figurative tradition who focus on women as their subject matter. This exhibition features nine artists from Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

Tammy O’Connor: Hand Shadows   August 8 – October 23

This body of work by Tammy O’Connor is comprised of whimsical characters created with glass and shadows. The project is reminiscent of the many storytelling moments the artist experienced as a child with her family.

Olen Bryant: Tennessee Treasure   August 11 – October 16

Sponsored in part by Planters Bank

Art by well-known local artist Olen Bryant will be on display. The exhibit features sculptures from the CHM&CC Permanent Collection as well as additional work on loan from other sources. Working in clay, wood and stone, Bryant creates masterful figures that are stylized, bold, timeless, totemic, authoritative, introspective and, at the same time, consoling.

Eric Hansen: Dollhouses from the Collection   August 16 – October 23

The series of dollhouse photographs on aluminum by the award-winning photographer Eric Hansen are on exhibit.


Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)


Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to feature local photographer, David Smith, during the September First Thursday Art Walk.

David Smith is a retired U.S. Army Still Photographer, who came to the Clarksville area in 1976 as a member of the 101st Airborne Division.  He returned to Clarksville with his family after his retirement from the military.  Most of the photographs are of Landscapes and scenery but he also tries to photography the City of Clarksville.  ”I feel that it’s important for a photographer to help preserve the history through photographs.”

He is a member of The Friends of Photography here in Clarksville.  His photographs have been displayed in Edward’s Steakhouse, Tennessee State Museum, Customs House Museum and F&M Bank in Clarksville and Springfield and has been featured on local program, Tennessee Crossroads.

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 work from HATCH SHOW PRINT in Nashville, TN during the month of September in conjunction with the upcoming production of Million Dollar Quartet.

Due to a performance of Kit Kat Club that evening, the gallery will NOT be open for the September First Thursday Art Walk.

Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.

For tickets to and information about our current production, Kit Kat Club, please visit 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.


The Downtown Artists Co-op presents their first Artisan Exhibit. All DAC artists that work in 3D will be participating. Even member artists that do not usually work in 3D may be breaking outside the box and exhibiting! Work on display include any 3D wood works, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, metal works, masks, fiber works, hand-made furniture, painted furniture or any item that is 3D in nature.

The opening reception for this exhibit will be on Thursday, September 1st, from 5PM till 8 PM. The DAC will be serving up appetizers, punch and wine for the opening. The DAC is always a central part of “First Thursday Art Walk Clarksville.” a wonderful evening of art, music and more in beautiful Historic Downtown Clarksville. First Thursday Art Walk occurs regularly on the first Thursday of each month.

DAC Hours: Wed. – Fri., 12PM-4PM
Sat, 9AM – 5PM 

The exhibit will be on display through the end of September. See our website at or visit us on Facebook for more information.

This month’s exhibit is generously sponsored by: The Framemaker  and Sango Wine & Spirits.


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 Kirsten Harr

The Framemaker proudly presents photography by Kirsten Harr. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on Sept. 1, 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 Sept. during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Kirsten Harr is a freelance and travel photographer. Originally from Woodbridge, Va., she spent her formative years in Brussels, Belgium, where she developed a deep passion for travel and art. Harr currently resides in Leavenworth, Kan., with her family–when they aren’t traveling. Her exhibit, entitled “Pause” reflects the moments that give her pause in her travels around the world.

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 September First Thursday Art Walk featuring photography by local artist Ron Jackson as well as silent auction items benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Join them from 5pm – 7pm for the exhibit and reception at F&M Bank in the Franklin Room.


Hops Java & Juice (100 Strawberry Alley)


Hops Java & Juice is proud to local artist Cameron Foltz for the September First Thursday Art Walk.

Cameron Foltz is a Nashville  native and graduate of the University of Tennessee in   Knoxville  who’s been creating since she was able to walk. She grew-up in a home with a rich creative environment, largely influenced by her late mother’s love for theater, art, music, and culture. While in high school, Cameron completed an AP visual art course to which she attributes much of her growth as an artist. During this time, she and her mother would spend hours dreaming-up concepts for upcoming  projects and painting together. When Cameron was 17 her mother passed away unexpectedly. For 8 years,  Cameron could not find the inspiration or will to paint  without her mother’s love and support. In the spring of 2016, after months of praying and counseling, Cameron experienced creative healing, and has since been finding her voice as an artist.

Cameron’s pallet is largely inspired by farmhouse décor with a nod to modern shabby chic. Her goal as an artist is to create art that speaks peace to the eyes of its viewers and brings life to the space it occupies. Though pain inhibited her artwork for many years, Cameron has found healing in  beauty and creativity. She hopes her artwork  and her story might inspire others towards healing.  If you’d like to learn more about Cameron and her art work, visit her Instagram or email her at the address below.


College Coffee Company (115 Strawberry Alley)


Stuart Bonnington returns to the College Coffee Co. performing songs from the British Invasion from 6-8pm during the September First Thursday Art Walk.


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 September 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!


Hops Road (101 Strawberry Alley)

Good Morning Coffee-Espresso & Lattes – Signature Roast & Dark Roast

open at 7 am Croissants- Scones & Pastries- Gourmet Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads – Burgers & Craft Beers


Hops Road, located on Strawberry Alley in Historic Downtown Clarksville, is proud to support the September First Thursday Art Walk.

Stop in and see the new Mini renovation with amazing hand made lighting and bar done by Steve and Jody at Journeys Eye Studio, LLC.


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