First Thursday Art Walk for November – Bring your gift list!
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 3 rd 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.
First Presbyterian Church (213 Main Street)
First Presbyterian Church is thrilled to participate in the First Thursday Art Walk
in November 2022 and host a memorial show featuring photographs taken by the
late Bob Gandy.
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.
Spookies from the Collection
Through November 6 | Lobby
From a Victorian wreath made of human hair to mysterious portraits and dolls,
get in the Halloween spirit with
this selection of spooky artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Art of the Nashville Artist Guild
Through November 27 | Kimbrough Gallery
The Nashville Artist Guild is a nonprofit, juried organization of professional artists,
irrespective of any
particular school, style or movement. For over 70 years, the Guild has promoted
fine visual art as an integral
part of Middle Tennessee life and provided educational opportunities to the
A Simpler Life: Photographs by Carl Wilson
Through January 2 | Jostens Gallery
In this new series of photographs, Carl Wilson features scenes of the land,
animals and people of rural
Of Thread & Lace
November 1 – January 1 | Harvill Gallery
Enjoy the intricate details and delicate stitchery of this curated assortment of
needlepoint, lace and
Lori Putnam: Far from Home
November 3 – January 3 | Crouch Gallery
Recognized for her expressive brushwork, contemporary compositions and
intelligent use of color, Nashville
native Lori Putnam paints small to medium-sized works en plein air and creates
large paintings in her studio.
Far from Home features works inspired by her world travels.
Vestige: Artists Creating Through Grief
November 5 – January 1 | Orgain & Bruner Galleries
This invitational exhibition features works by artists who process grief and loss
through art, including
award-winning artists like Alia El Bermani, Gaela Erwin, Cynthia Billingsley,
David Iacovazzi-Pau, Kelly Hider,
Mitzi Cross and Will Dargie.
First Thursday Art Walk
Nov 3, 5 – 8 pm
Free to the public
The Museum offers free admission during First Thursday Art Walk Clarksville
from 5 – 8 pm.
Roxy Regional Theatre (110 Franklin Street)
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 artwork by Kris Lee to complement the Roxy’s upcoming
production of BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, playing November 03 –
Kris Lee is originally from San Jose, CA, but has resided in the Clarksville, TN
area since 1999
when the US Army brought her husband to Ft. Campbell, KY. Upon his
retirement in 2007, the
family chose to stay and make Tennessee their permanent home.
While being a military spouse for most of her marriage, she has had a variety of
careers. Through it all she has had a passion for art, both performing and visual.
A dancer as a
child and through college, she is no stranger to the stage. As a college student
she majored in
art, and as an adult, she dabbled in graphic arts for local advertising.
In 2017, after a creative drought, she was convinced by a family member to try oil
With no prior experience in this medium, she rose to the challenge. And despite
primarily self-taught with some coaching from her family, she fell in love with the
brush, and pallet knife.
Kris is an avid hiker and loves the beauty of the mountains and the Tennessee
These very images are where she gets much of her inspiration to paint. She
hopes to continue
to hone her craft and share this beauty through her art with the world.
DBO Gallery (106 N. Second Street)
Unhoused Nashville Artists Exhibit in Clarksville, TN
Nashville nonprofit, Daybreak Arts, expands exposure opportunities for local
unhoused artists to audiences outside of Davidson County.
Daybreak Arts will be featuring multiple artists and their unique styles in an
upcoming exhibition at DBO Gallery at 106 N 2nd St in Clarksville, TN. The
exhibit will be viewable during the Clarksville Art Crawl, starting Thursday
November 3rd (5:00-8:00 PM)–Tuesday November 29th.
Proceeds from art sales go to the artists and organization which reinvests its
portion to continue providing supplies, space, education, and a marketplace at no
cost. The event is free to attend, and no registration is required.
“Access is so important. That’s what I love about Daybreak Arts. Since I’ve
joined, I’ve sold more work than I ever have before. This place has given me an
opportunity to be seen.” – Daybreak Artist, BANDY
In addition to Davidson County, Daybreak Arts currently exhibits in Williamson
and Sumner Counties and is excited to add Montgomery County to its growing
list of opportunities to showcase their artists’ work.
About Daybreak Arts
Located on Dickerson Pike in East Nashville, Daybreak Arts is a social enterprise
nonprofit that provides individualized support, resources, space, education, and a
marketplace to artists experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity in
Nashville, TN. Our tailored and trauma-informed approach allows participants to
increase economic mobility by producing marketable art, gaining skills, building
relationships, and earning income through creative endeavors.
For more information, contact Daybreak Arts’ Founder and Executive Director at
River City Clay (115 Franklin Street)
River City Clay Studio features handmade pottery made by Ken Shipley, Melody
Shipley, and Shelby Crutcher. The River City Clay gallery will also be spotlighting
the photography of Tony Centonze starting November 26th from 5-8 pm. The
show will feature Tony’s work from a recent trip to Greece and Italy with 100% of
proceeds going to Empty Bowls of Clarksville. Tickets can be purchased through
The Clarksville Collection (131 Franklin Street)
Join us for a night of art with local artist Larry Richardson!
“I love the outdoors and I love to paint there. The rest of my leisure time is spent
hiking, hunting, fishing, sailing, and biking. Rainy days are for painting in my
studio.” Born in rural western Kentucky, Larry’s love of the outdoors led to a
career that included an advanced degree in biology, work in parks and wildlife,
art publishing, U.S. Senate and currently “a painter of where I like to be.” Larry
has also written several books, the latest “Tennessee Wilderness – A Legacy
.“I guess you could say I’ve looked over the shoulders of a lot of great artists I’ve
known, but I’ve also had some formal training. I like realism, not photographic,
but more toward an impressionistic style, leaving a loose edge or the gesture of a
shadow, inviting the viewer to make the final stroke.”
See other artwork at www.cumberlandriverartist.com
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
Hudubam Booktraders – 110 Franklin Street
Pups, Plants & Goods – 117A Strawberry Alley
Sanctuary On Main – 334 Main Street