Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at May’s First Thursday Art Walk
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 May Art Walk will be held May 5th 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.
Tennessee Wild Side
May 3 – June 19 | Bruner & Orgain Galleries
Learn about the wildlife of Middle Tennessee with this hands-on look at rivers, caves and other local habitats. Check out the bats in Dunbar Cave, identify
animal footprints and more!
Society of Animal Artists: The Animals of North America
May 5 – June 26 | Crouch Gallery
The Society of Animal Artists is devoted to promoting excellence in the artistic
portrayal of domesticated and wild animals in art. This year’s special exhibition
celebrates the creatures found here in North America with over 50 artworks from
artists around the world.
Remembering Frank Adkins
Through June 26 | Lobby
Lieutenant Colonel Frank Adkins was the most decorated Montgomery County
resident to have served in World War II. This collection of photographs,
documents and other artifacts illustrates the courage of this hometown hero.
Bold Expressions: The Art of Stephanie J. Brown
Through May 29 | Harvill 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.”
Breaking Through: The Rise of American Women Artists
Through May 29 | Kimbrough & Jostens Galleries
This juried show features over 100 paintings and sculptures by members of
American Women Artists (AWA) from across the country. AWA is an organization
that aims to increase the number of professional opportunities for women in the
visual fine arts.
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 all ages.
Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)
Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to host John Sharp during the May 2022 First
Thursday Art Walk.
John Sharp is a photorealist artist and art educator who resides with his family in
“The urban landscape is my greatest passion but sadly, it’s drastically changing.
Whether it is an old neon sign, an abandoned space, or forgotten object, I am
captivated by how years or decades of rust and decay slowly creep through the surface. While I do find something beautiful in the abandoned, this is not to
dismiss the power of emotional neutrality as was the premier purpose of the
founders of the photorealism movement. I am content in letting the object or
scene speak for itself. My objective is to capture the purest representation of the
object or scene before someone else takes note of its rejected condition, and it is
John Sharp has had his work exhibited in galleries such as the Uptown Arts
Center in Chicago, Illinois, the Mondak Heritage Center and Museum in Sydney,
Montana, Art House Co-op in Brooklyn, New York, and the Siena Art Institute in
Siena, Italy. John Sharp was also a featured artist in Hyperrealism Magazine #11
in 2020. In 2012 his painting “One Left” was selected for a featured collection by
Rebecca Wilson, chief curator at Saatchi Art.
ArtLink Studios (116 Strawberry Alley)
ArtLink Studios located at 116 Strawberry Alley, will be featuring a variety art
from our in-house artists.
ArtLink will also have LIVE music during the May 2022 First Thursday Art Walk!
Jacob Markus is a local professional musician, who has been playing and
studying for 20 years. He came from a musical family, and was driven from a
young age to be the best musician he could be. Jacob is active around the area,
having played with a variety of artists around Middle TN over the last six years
since graduating high school. On top of that, he has traveled around the country
extensively, playing music in many different settings—from bars, venues,
theatres, radio, art galleries, studios, and others. These experiences not only
taught the value of being able to adapt on a whim based on your surroundings, it
also introduced a vast amount of ideas and inspiration, through meeting and
playing with other people across the country.
The ArtLink studio will be open with a variety of featured art projects you can pop
in and create!
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 May 2022 First Thursday Art Walk
and will feature local artist Morris Ricker this month.
Morris Ricker grew up in small towns throughout Eastern Michigan. He was
introduced to modern art as a young man, making frequent visits to the galleries
at the Detroit Institute of Arts. His experience with photography and art expanded
while working as a freelance photographer. He completed many successful
assignments in the field of industrial and architectural photography. In 2002 he
had the privilege of studying painting and perspective techniques with retired
Kodak inventor-artist Bill Paff. On this experience Morris relates; ‘ Bill had very
traditional approaches when it came to work ethic and art perspective. He was a
mentor and a friend.’ Today Morris remains on a creative path working with
mixed media. He resides with his wife in Greenbrier, TN.
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.
The Roxy Regional Theatre is proud to support the May 2022 First Thursday Art
Walk but will not feature an artist this month.
For tickets and information about our upcoming production of CRY BABY
[The Musical], please visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box
office at 931.645.7699.
Additional gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9am – 2pm
Sanctuary On Main (334 Main Street)
Sanctuary on Main is proud and excited to participate in the May 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
Trazo Meadery (116 Franklin Street)
Trazo Meadery is proud to support the May 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 Artisans of the Downtown Artists Cooperative invite you to think outside the
Stop in, May 5th-28th, 2022, and shop for one-of-a-kind, locally made artworks.
Wood, ceramics, sculpture, fibers, jewelry, and more.
Whether it’s a gift for Mother’s Day, graduation, or a little something for yourself,
you can find it at the DAC.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 6, 2022, 5 pm-8 pm, as part of First
Thursday Art Walk Clarksville.
Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday 12 pm-4 pm, Saturday 9 am-5 pm, and by
Generously sponsored by F&M Bank, Sango Wine, and Spirits, Jane & Gerald
Gilman, Kay & Randy Hasse, Walter and Cindy Marczak.
Twitter – @Clarksville_DAC
Instagram – @downtown.artists.cooperative
Facebook – @clarksvilleartists
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
The Framemaker – 705 North Second Street – Suite B
Journey’s Eye Studio – 131 Franklin Street
The New Gallery – Art+Design building at APSU
River City Clay – 115 Franklin Street