July’s Art Walk
Because of the 4th of July holiday last week, the First Thursday Art Walk has
been rescheduled for Thursday, July 14th .
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 14th 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.
Annual Staff Art Exhibit
July 1 – September 18 | Lobby
The annual staff art exhibit showcases the creative work of those who work
behind-the-scenes at the
Museum. Each piece reveals the unique personalities of the artists, special
moments in their lives and their
The Nature of Olen Bryant
July 5 – September 5 | Crouch Gallery
In collaboration with LeQuire Gallery & Studio in Nashville, this retrospective
exhibit features a wide array of
works by Tennessee treasure Olen Byrant. A revered professor of art at Austin
Peay, Bryant’s sculptures have
graced the inside of the Governor’s Mansion, prominent Tennessee museums
and art collections across the
Call & Response: Collaborations by Greg Sand and Billy Renkl
Through July 28 | Harvill Gallery
Sand and Renkl work primarily with found imagery, but the way they use it is
quite different. For these found-
photograph collages, the artists combine two distinct approaches and individual
aesthetics to produce a set of
works that neither of them would have created on their own.
Bold Expressions: The Art of Stephanie J. Brown
Through July 31 | Jostens Gallery
Stephanie J. Brown is an empowered artist, activist and author who shines a light
on self-awareness, survival
and pride through her work. “I love to represent the African diaspora by painting
faces and accentuating our
bold features. I include bold colors, which spiritually represent chakras.”
Vietnam: 2 Soldiers, 2 Artists, 2 Journeys Then & Now
Through August 14 | Kimbrough Gallery
From helicopters and hand grenades to watercolors and canvas, this is the story
of two brave soldiers who
battled their way into the world of art. This memorable, one-of-a-kind exhibit
highlights David Wright and
Chuck Creasy’s best work from Vietnam. It all comes together in this
exhilarating and meaningful show, one
that bridges two lives, two worlds, two journeys.
Train Stop: Clarksville & The Locomotive
Through August 28 | Bruner & Orgain Galleries
Clarksville’s history is closely tied to the railroad, and this exhibit showcases a
variety of artifacts, photographs and stories to illustrate its impact on local industry and the community.
Explorers Landing: Exploring Our Town
Open Now on the Lower Level
New Memories, New Adventures, New Explorers Landing! Explore our town with
timeless favorites like the
Bubble Cave and McGregor’s Market and new discoveries like the Landing and
Car Ramp. It’s an adventure for
Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)
Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to host Jackie Lewis during the July 2022 First
Thursday Art Walk.
Jackie Lewis Artist Bio 2022
I have been doing art as far back as I can remember but I really started
creating artwork on a regular basis in 2015. I have worked in a variety of
mediums over the years but have focused mainly on pyrography (woodburning)
the last 5 years. I enjoy the art of pyrography because I love being able to
choose and shape my “canvas”. Reading the grain, identifying the species of
wood and how each of them burns was a learning curve. It has been refreshing
to learn these new skills. Music, nature and the human experience are my main
Each new piece has its own set of challenges but I “woodn’t” have it any other
Jackie Lewis is a member of the Downtown Artists Cooperative in Clarksville.
Her artwork can be found at The DAC and various locations around Clarksville.
She has shown work in Clarksville, Nashville, and Batavia, IL. Jackie has won
numerous awards and has been published. Her artwork can be viewed online on
Facebook Pyrography Artist Jackie Lewis or on Instagram at
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 2022 First Thursday Art Walk
and will feature Mr. Jack Wilson from Savannah, GA
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.
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 July, the Peg Harvill Gallery at the Roxy Regional Theatre
will feature artwork by Barbara Herrick, Miranda Herrick & Nathan Parker to
complement the Roxy’s production of The Star-Spangled Girl, playing July 8 –
This joint exhibition will include new oil paintings — on subjects such as literature
and daydreaming — by Barbara Herrick; new drawings, patterns and works
made from recycled material from Miranda Herrick; and new Paleoart from
For tickets and information about our upcoming production of THE STAR-
SPANGLED GIRL, please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box
office at 931.645.7699.
Additional gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.
Trazo Meadery (116 Franklin Street)
Trazo Meadery is proud to support the July 2022 First Thursday Art Walk.
Artist: Holly Pearce (Pixykist Designs)
Bio: A background in costuming, theater set/parade float design & face/body
painting Holly combines her love of color & fire with ingenuity to work her magic
on mixed media pieces that are uniquely whimsical. Her designs have truly been
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.
New Members’ Show opening on Thursday, July 14th, 5-8pm, as part of the Art
BE SURE TO STOP IN AND SEE THESE OTHER VENUES DURING THE
FIRST THURSDAY ARTWALK:
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
Journey’s Eye Studio – 131 Franklin Street
The New Gallery – Art+Design building at APSU
River City Clay – 115 Franklin Street
Art Link Studios – 116 Strawberry Alley