Get Great Holiday Gift Ideas At The November First Thursday Art Walk!
Start your Holiday shopping early during the 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 November Art Walk will be held November 4 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.
Jim Diehr: Visual Songs, Many Verses
Nov 3 – 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
Nov 9 – Jan 30 | 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. See
photographs from John Guider’s journey on Tennessee’s waters in a boat of his
own making. His photos show us where we come from, and where we might be
Customs House Christmas Village
Nov 16 – 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. A
model train makes its 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.”
Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope
Through Nov 7 | Lobby
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sept. 15 and pays tribute to the history and
culture of the Hispanic and Latin American communities. This year’s national
theme is “Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future.” This exhibit features a
variety of Hispanic and Latin American cultural objects, clothing and traditions.
Anne K. Beyer: Still
Through Nov 28 | Harvill Gallery
Anne Beyer’s work is inspired by the relationship between the natural world and
the human psyche. In this exhibit, she explores the relationship between
handcrafted wood-fired ceramic forms and digitally designed 3D-printed objects.
Start Your Engines! A Celebration of Racing in Montgomery County
Through Dec 31 | Kimbrough, Hand & Memory Lane
Sponsored by Tri-Star Beverage and MPG Transport
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! highlights race cars, art,
historical memorabilia and video footage of personal stories from locals who
established auto racing in the area.
First Thursday Art Walk
Nov 4, 5 – 8 pm
The Museum will have free admission during First Thursday Art Walk
Clarksville from 5 – 8 pm. Tacos Azteca
food truck will be set up in the Courtyard.
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 Regina Mick during the November 2021 First
Thursday Art Walk.
I am an expressionist acrylic and mixed media artist.
My works feature a combination of media that can
vary greatly in terms of composition, color, texture,
size, and more. I enjoy playing with light the
most. I want my pieces to change as the sun
set rises and sets through out the day. It’s
my way of making my pieces come alive.
Creating makes my soul sing. I sit down with a blank
canvas and let my creativity unfold. I love the
freedom it brings. My art studio is the one place
where I am completely free to express myself.
I enjoy the exploration of new techniques with
a combination of styles. I am consistently
pioneering and continuously evolving in my art
form. Recently, I have been experimenting with
palette knife, painting non-objective objects, created
purely for aesthetic reasons resulting in visual
stimulation meant to evoke emotion.
Regina Mick 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 in the U.S. Army, Regina
settled in Clarksville,
Tennessee and attended 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. Regina
used her artistic abilites to
cope with the loss. She continues to use art to calm her soul. To create makes
her heart smile. She is a
member of the Downtown Artists Cooperative in Clarksville, Tennessee. 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 including the Downtown Artist’s
Cooperative, 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.
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 November 2021 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 exhibit at DAC for November is the annual Holiday Exhibit & Bazaar opening
reception during the November First Thursday Art Walk.
The exhibit is generously sponsored by Sango Wine & Spirits, F&M Bank, Glenn
Edgin, Framemaker, Jane & Gerald Gilman, Bobby Roylance and Martha Elliott.
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 November, the Peg Harvill Gallery at the Roxy Regional
Theatre will feature the paintings of C. Douglas Charlton. Charlton’s artwork will
remain up through the end of the month during the Roxy Regional Theatre’s
mainstage production of Distracted, November 5 – November 13, and
theotherspace production of Doubt: A Parable, November 15 – November 23.
C. 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.
I believe color changes the mind, heart, and soul. The catch is that we have to
allow ourselves to be moved. My idea of art is to give the viewer the ability to
allow themselves to feel, to remember; to be moved.
I am a self-taught Nashville based painter. My artwork uses nostalgia and bright
color work to create the memory of a person, place, or time. To remind someone
of a feeling that cannot be reproduced.
I use contrast between dark and light, creating a neon-rustic look. My technique
of using layers upon layers of thin acrylic paint creates and brings out an image
of emotion and remembrance. By painting with acrylic on wood, I am able to use
the texture provided by both materials to create a feeling of something lost,
found, or adored. Any emotion the viewer feels, is the right one.
For tickets to and information about our current productions of
DISTRACTED and DOUBT: A PARABLE, 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 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 November 2021 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
Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin St)
Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to host Martin Freeman during the November 2021
First Thursday Art Walk.
Martin Freeman is a visual artist in Nashville, TN. He explores a variety of
textures using watercolor, pen/ink, charcoal, pastel, and pencil. Martin is often
inspired by the work of other artists and will use their influence to explore
alternate styles and approaches.
Martin focused on drawing as a young child, often using these talents to cope
with life’s chaos. There were times when his passion for the arts varied between
the visual arts and music, but the visual arts have always been his highest
calling. Martin returned to art with a passion that has not abated. He continues to
work on a near-daily basis with the encouragement and support of his family.
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’s Holiday Bazaar begins November 4th. With gift giving season in
mind, the River City Clay gallery will be full of new handmade mugs, bowls, and
smaller handmade items that make the perfect gift for anyone. The gallery
features pottery made by Ken Shipley, Melody Shipley, and Shelby Crutcher, as
well as handmade jewelry, handwoven goods, and photography.
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
Sanctuary on Main – 334 Main Street
DBO Gallery – 106 N. Second Street
The Clarksville Collection – 120 Franklin Street – Suite 109
City Boy Country Life – 120 Franklin Street – Suite 114