Have a Spectacular Time at the July First Thursday ArtWalk!
The warmer weather is the perfect time to get out and experience First Thursday
ArtWalk in Downtown Clarksville.
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 July Art Walk will be held July 1 st 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 Roxy Regional Theatre – Peg Harvill Gallery (100 Franklin
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.
The Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery is proud to feature the art of
photographer Mike Groves for the month of July 2021.
Mike Groves’ Photographic Gallery in Las Cruces is the best place to shop for
beautiful photos of the Organ Mountains and nature photos. With a large
selection of framed and un-framed photos to choose from you are sure to find
just the right piece of art for that special spot!
A native New Mexican, photographer Mike Groves has lived in Las Cruces, NM
since 1953. In high school he became interested in photography and took his first
sunset photos. Although he never had formal training in photography he had a
good eye for it. He studied and experimented while in college and after. His
interest was in outdoor and scenic images although he won ribbons for his
portrait and still life images as well as landscapes.
As his skills developed so did his love of the local scenery, especially the Organ
Mountains. He is particularly proud of his triptychs: three separate images which
fit together to make one. He feels these better show the expanse of the Organ
Mountains and the ever-changing light and color. His love of the area and its
natural beauty is evident in his work which he loves to share with everyone!
For tickets to and information about our current BACK TO THE MOVIES
FILM SERIES, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box
office at 931.645.7699.
Additional gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.
The Clarksville Collection (120 Franklin St. Suite 109)
The Clarksville collection offers elevated home goods, art, and apparel that
champions the Clarksville, Tennessee community.
The Clarksville Collection is thrilled to join the First Thursday Art Walk and will
feature Taylor Walsh, showcasing the designs she designed for the store. Her
designs are now featured on the stores stickers and apparel.
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.
Select Works from the Reliant Bank Collection
July 1 – Sept 5 | Lobby
From picture-perfect downtown views, to watercolors of charming architecture
and peaceful riverside scenes, Reliant Bank’s extensive art collection contains
over 60 works of art that depict a historic Clarksville scene, was created by a
Clarksville resident or both. Selections from this newest donation to the
Museum include pieces by Peg Harvill, Danny Goodrum, Jackie Langford, Marvin
Posey, Tony Biagi, Silke Tyler and Max Hochstetter.
Douglas Charlton: Out of Darkness
Purgatory, Mayhem, Color, Love, Hate, Light, and Tomorrow
July 1 – Sept 26 | Jostens Gallery
Douglas Charlton grew up just outside of Nashville in Gallatin, Tennessee. Old
Hickory Lake provided an inspiring backdrop to begin creating artwork. Having
spent much of his youth in his grandfather’s woodshop, Charlton uses wood as
his surface medium of choice. His paintings have a neon-rustic look that convey
nostalgic emotions. Building depth through layers of color, his artwork has the
ability to transport you to the ethereal experience of your most cherished
memories, whether it be a person, place or pure emotion.
Start Your Engines!
Opens July 29 | Bruner, Orgain & Kimbrough Galleries
The Museum expands its Challenge & Champions exhibit with this multi-gallery
exhibition showcasing Montgomery County’s auto racing history and the local
legends that formed the sport. Start Your Engines! will highlight race cars, art,
historical memorabilia and video footage of personal stories from locals who
established auto racing in the area.
Patsy Sharpe: Small Worlds
Through Aug 29 | Harvill Gallery
Watercolor artist Patsy Sharpe displays thirteen of her finely detailed miniature
paintings in the new exhibit Small Worlds. Sharpe has exhibited in local, national
and international shows and she is a member of the Signature Tennessee
Watercolor Society, The Miniature Art Society of Florida and the Southern
For a complete list of exhibitions, click here.
ArtLink Studios (116 Strawberry Alley)
ArtLink Studios located at 116 Strawberry Alley, will be featuring a variety art
from our in-house artists.
The youngest featured artist of Artlink yet at 9 years old, Michigan native Griffin
Robertson now calls Clarksville home.
Griffin has been drawing and creating since age 3 and has earned numerous
accolades including top prize for all kindergartners at the Macomb County
Primary Student Show in 2018.
Griffin has created a comic series called “Lord of the Wings” following the
adventures of the hero Acorn, his sidekick Felipé and their unicorn chicken.
His favorite mediums include pencil, colored pencil, ball point pen, copic markers,
Influences include: Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls), Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time)
and Stan Lee.
Griffin aspires to design video games for Mojang, creators of Minecraft, in
Sweden when he grows up.
You can follow him on Instagram @doodle_gee.
About drawing his favorite subject: “Monsters aren’t real so I get to make them
look however I want.”
His own imagination is his best material source: “I almost never draw things
based on [reference]. I create whatever I think of or whatever comes to mind.”
The studio is open for creating and we encourage the public to come in and get
Let’s get social!
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 July 2021 First Thursday Art Walk
and will feature local artist Larry Richardson this month.
Larry grew up in Christian County, Kentucky, to which he attributes a deep
affection for the outdoors. As a youth, he spent hours with his friends wandering
the woods and fields nearby. After completing an advanced degree in Biology,
his desire for the outdoors and natural science background led to a career as a
naturalist, wildlife professional, landscape artist and writer. Retirement from
Ducks Unlimited provided an opportunity to re-engage with the art world. Larry is
currently working on a personal art project to capture in paintings the natural
beauty of the Cumberland River which flows through Kentucky and Tennessee.
He utilized his writing ability while working in the conservation field as Editor-In-
Chief of the Tennessee Conservationist magazine. Advertising scripting, short
stories and other editing chores are a part of his writing credits. He has penned
books with well-known wildlife artists R. J. McDonald and Anthony J. Padgett as
well as popular landscape artist Roger Dale Brown. His latest book, Tennessee
Wilderness – A Legacy Endures has been published by the Tennessee Wildlife
Larry lives in Clarksville on the Cumberland River with his college sweetheart
and wife Roberta. Both have earned Master’s Degrees from Austin Peay State
University where they began their journey together. He has been elected
President of the APSU National Alumni Association on two occasions (’72, ’92)
and served on the APSU Foundation Board. Roberta now serves on the board of
APSU’s National Alumni Association and is President of the Gateway Chamber
Orchestra. After retiring, he served a two-year term as State Chair for Tennessee
Ducks Unlimited, which broke the state’s $1 million fundraising mark for the first
time ever. He is a Life Member of Ducks Unlimited and Tennessee Wildlife Federation.
Larry serves on the Advisory Board of the Austin Peay-based
Southeastern Grasslands Initiative and is also Chairman of the Membership-
Marketing Committee of the Customs House Museum. In his spare time, he
paints. You can explore Larry’s artistic and writing endeavors at his online
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.
City Boy Country Life (120 Franklin Street – Suite 114)
A curated collection of home decor, entertaining necessities, gifts & seasonal
City Boy Country Life: A Lifestyle Collection is thrilled to participate in the in July
2021 First Thursday Art Walk and will feature local local photographer Donald LC
Donald LC Groves is a professional opera and musical theater singer based in
New York City. He has been lucky enough to travel the country performing and
taking pictures. His portfolio spans the country from The deserts of New Mexico
to the wilds of New York City. He looks for beauty in nature as well as the
Because photography runs in his family Donald has been exposed from an early
age to wonderful photography and art. Having a grandfather and father who were
both professional photographers has helped to shape his photographic eye and
artistic vision. The combination of a rich artistic life through singing and
performing and traveling has melded with a broad aesthetic upbringing in the
world of art and photography. The result is a rich and varied portfolio of images
shot with Donald’s unique perspective.
Couture Crush (101 Franklin Street)
Couture Crush is proud to support the July 2021 First Thursday Art Walk.
Stop in and find the perfect piece to spice up your Summer wardrobe , during the
June First Thursday Art Walk!
Downtown Artists Co-op (96 Franklin Street)
DAC Gallery presents ‘Creation Between the Lions’ by Janet Felts and Betty
Opening reception and First Thursday Art Walk on July 1st, 5-8PM. DAC Gallery
will be serving wine and light appetizers.
Betty Pierce Liles and Janet Jones Felts share the same birthday in July. The
award-winning representational artists have been creative since their youth.
Both Leos realized they wanted a career as a practicing artist. Betty and Janet
both attended APSU and studied art. Betty taught Business courses at the
college level and Janet became a High School Art Teacher. Since the two have
retired, they have been passionately pursuing that dream. The two enjoy
drawing and painting in their studios and plein air painting outdoors.
The two Leos will have their artworks on exhibit at the River Gallery at the DAC
(Downtown Artist Co-op) on Franklin Street in Clarksville the month of July. The
Opening Reception for the “Creations Between the Lions” will be Thursday July
1st from 5 PM – 8 PM during Clarksville First Thursdays Art Walk.
The exhibit will be up the entire month of July at DAC Gallery.
Thank you to our sponsors!
For more updates and more information, please visit the gallery’s website or
social media accounts:
Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)
Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to host Laura Gilman during the July 2021 First
Thursday Art Walk.
Her business is Sew Quilt Crazy, and she makes unique quilts and wall art.