A New Year and A New First Thursday Art Walk!
Start your new year off with a stroll through First Thursday Art Walk in
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.
The First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and
support local creative talent.
The January Art Walk will be held January 6 th 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.
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.
Celebrating Our Korean Culture Jan 7 – Feb 27 | Jostens Gallery
This year, February 1 marks the Lunar New Year, one of the most important
traditional Korean holidays. Share in the celebrations and view cultural items like
clothing, instruments and more.
The Infirmary Jan 11 – April 17 | Lobby
Dr. Robert T. Burt was a skilled surgeon who opened Clarksville’s first hospital in
- He performed over 300 operations per year, including C-sections long
before they were common practice. This exhibit features photographs and other
artifacts that tell the story of Dr. Burt and his colleagues at the Home Infirmary.
New to the Museum Collection Jan 11 – Feb 20 | Kimbrough Gallery
The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is home to more than 21,000
artifacts, documents, photographs and works of art. Come and see a variety of
recent additions to our collection!
The Petite Voyage: Small Works by Paul Harmon Through Feb 6 | Harvill Gallery
This collection of small oil paintings is an homage to the little amateur
landscapes found in Paris flea markets. Paul Harmon is the recipient of many
major international painting awards and his work is well represented in galleries,
museums and collections around the world.
Jim Diehr: Visual Songs, Many Verses Through Jan 30 | Crouch Gallery
Jim Diehr is a ceramic artist in Clarksville working with oil, acrylic, watercolor,
wood, stone and clay to create works based on life experiences. This extensive
multi-media exhibition is a mixture of new pieces and familiar favorites, including
a new collection of cloud paintings and several whimsical sculptures.
John Guider: Journeys Through Jan 23 | Orgain & Bruner Galleries
In 1779, John Donelson set out on a river journey that would lead to the founding
of Nashville. John Guider followed 240 years later, capturing contemporary
images of Tennessee’s waters in a boat of his own making. Photographs from his
journey show us where we come from, and where we might be going.
Customs House Christmas Village Through Jan 1 | Lobby
This large collection of porcelain pieces was assembled by Jimmy and Sue Drye
of Clarksville and donated to the Museum by their children in their honor. Make
your way through the lights and moving parts of the village.
Interactions: Paintings by Judy Lavoie Through Jan 2 | Jostens Gallery
- A wide variety of themes inspire Judy Lavoie to paint. Interesting textures inspire
- her, as do delicate colorful flowers and brightly lit landscapes. “By exaggerating
- colors, or sometimes altering them from reality, I aim to preserve a moment in
- time, recreating the subject in my own way.”
- Museum Events
- First Thursday Art Walk
- Jan 6, 5 – 8 pm
- The Museum will have free admission during First Thursday Art Walk Clarksville
- from 5 – 8 pm.
ArtLink Studios (116 Strawberry Alley)
ArtLink Studios located at 116 Strawberry Alley, will be featuring a variety art
from our in-house artists.
ArtLink is proud to host local artist Sarah Spillers during the January 2022 First
Thursday Art Walk.
My name is Sarah Spillers. Born and raised in Nashville, TN.
I work primarily in acrylic and I love to paint lighthearted subject matter… with
lots of color! I am a recent Austin Peay State University graduate and obtained
my Bachelors of Arts for Art Education K-12. In addition, I am a middle
school art teacher in Clarksville! The studio is open for creating and we
encourage the public to come in and get crafty!
Let’s get social!
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
Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to support the January 2022 First Thursday Art
Walk and will feature local artist David Smith this month.
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 on the piano and enjoy the Thursday
night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.
Downtown Artists Co-op (96 Franklin Street)
The Downtown Artists Cooperative presents a wide range of Watercolor Artists in
January 2022. Featuring the work of Janet Felts, Leah Foote, Filiz Griffin, Helen
Hobson, Mary Hoffpauir, Eunice Kern, Betty Pierce Liles, Gail Meyer, Jane
Olson, and Hilda Waide, the opening reception will also feature the music of
This exhibit will be on display from January 06 through January 29, 2022 and the
DAC is open Thursdays & Fridays 12pm to 4pm an, Saturdays 9am to 5pm and
This exhibition is generously sponsored by Sango Wine & Spirits, F&M Bank,
Glenn Edgin, Framemakes, John & LuAnnette Butler, and Ned & Jacqueline
Twitter – @Clarksville_DAC
Instagram – @downtown.artists.cooperative
Facebook – @clarksvilleartists
Downtown Artists Cooperative
96 Franklin St. Clarksville, TN 37040
Roxy Regional Theatre (110 Franklin St)
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.
During the month of January, the Peg Harvill Gallery at the Roxy Regional
Theatre will feature the work of Regina Mick. Mick’s artwork will remain up
through the end of the month during the Roxy Regional Theatre’s theotherspace
production of The Vagina Monologues, and Main Stage productions of The
Agitators and Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE!.
Regina’s work features a combination of media that can vary greatly in terms of
composition, color, texture, size, and more. Diverse movements, forces, and
transformations occur in the natural world. These continual processes influence
the layers and structures we see in everything around us. To create her own
personal experiences, she decomposes and recomposes the physical and visual
experiences that she encounters to express her own interpretation. She enjoys
the exploration of new techniques with a combination of styles. She is
consistently pioneering and continuously evolving in her art form.
Regina lives in Clarksville, Tennessee. After high school graduation, she joined
the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. After her term
ended, she settled in Clarksville, Tennessee and studied Marketing and Graphic
Design at Austin Peay State University. There, she learned that she had a
passion for art. Around the same time. Her father fell terminally ill and passed
away. She used her artistic abilities to cope with his sickness and loss. She
continues to use art as an outlet to express myself. Creating makes her soul
sing. When she sits down with a blank canvas, her creativity unfolds, bringing her
a sense of freedom. She is a former member and vice-president of the
Downtown Artist Cooperative. She won first place in the 2017 U.S. Bank Open
Exhibition hosted by APSU’s Department of Art and Design. Her works have
been displayed in many shows over the years including the Downtown Artist’s
Cooperative 2015-2020, Nashville’s An Art Affair 2017, First Thursday Artwalk at
Edward’s Steakhouse 2017, U.S. Bank Open Exhibitions 2011 and 2017,
Riverfest Juried Art Show 2016 and 2018, Roxy Regional Theater 2019, Trazo
Meadery 2020, and was featured on the 5th floor of Tennova Hospital from 2020-
2021 and most recently at Artlink on Strawberry Alley.
For tickets to and information about our current productions of THE
VAGINA MONOLOGUES, THE AGITATORS and/or SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK,
LIVE!, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at
Additional gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.
Trazo Meadery (116 Franklin St)
Experience Tennessee’s first meadery. Family owned and operated, Trazo Mead
works to bring the highest quality meads to Tennessee. Check out our tasting
room in downtown Clarksville!
Trazo Meadery is proud to support the January 2022 First Thursday Art Walk.
Artist: Jennifer C. Pierstorff, Art by JCP
Artist Statement: My art style consistently uses bright colors, contrast, textures
and energy, even as the subject matter changes. Over the years, as I have
evolved as a person, so has my art. For me, art is life – it is my purpose. The
process of putting paint to canvas, heals me. It allows me to focus on the
moment, to be present and use my pain as fuel. As an artist with (invisible)
disabilities, I believe art has the power to heal. Lately, I have been focused on
mixed media collages that are centered around bringing a childlike energy and
flow to the artistic process. They are smaller lighthearted pieces usually built on
contrasting energy visually but also are imbued with positive manifestations.
They are fun to create and experience as a viewer and hopefully bring
abundance to their owner! I hope you enjoy viewing my work as much as I
enjoyed creating it!!
River City Clay (115 Franklin St)
River City Clay is an art gallery and studio located in downtown Clarksville. We
offer pottery classes for all skill levels with the goal of spreading our love for
ceramics with our community.
River City Clay is an art gallery and studio located in downtown Clarksville
offering pottery classes for all skill levels with the goal of spreading our love for
ceramics with our community.
River City Clay Studio features handmade pottery made by Ken Shipley, Melody
Shipley, and Shelby Crutcher. The gallery is also spotlighting handwoven textiles
and handmade jewelry by Eloise Freeman, and original pastel and charcoal
drawings by Martin Freeman.
Sanctuary On Main (334 Main Street)
Sanctuary on Main is proud and excited to participate in the January 2022 First
Thursday Art Walk.
Stop by to see several local artisans work that is featured within!
– Melanie Haven Design
– Made by Adelaide
– A Little Love and Light
– Beatrix Brockman
– Katie Cameron
– Lavishly Leashed
– Linden Tree Soap
– Carlisle Creations
BE SURE TO STOP IN AND SEE THESE OTHER VENUES DURING THE
FIRST THURSDAY ART WALK:
Mildred & Mables – 109 Franklin Street
Couture Crush – 101 Franklin Street
Downtown Commons – 215 Legion Street
Hudubam Booktraders – 110 Franklin Street
DBO Gallery – 106 N. Second Street
The Clarksville Collection – 120 Franklin Street – Suite 109
City Boy Country Life – 120 Franklin Street – Suite 114
The Framemaker – 705 North Second Street – Suite B
Journey’s Eye Studio – 131 Franklin St