Clarksville’s First Thursday Arts Walk August 4th, 2022 – Clarksville Online

Customs Museum (200 South Second Street)

The Custom House Museum and Cultural Center is the second largest general interest museum in Tennessee. It features fine art, history and children’s exhibits.

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Lighting: The Art of Dr. John Stanton
August 4-October 16 | Jostens Gallery

Dr. John Stanton’s illuminated glasswork and prints bring a variety of subjects to life.

Thomas Adams: Pens and Inks from the Collection
August 5-October 19 | Javier Gallery

Local artist Thomas Adams captured the iconic Clarksville site in pen and ink in these paintings from 1973 and 1974. Experience these landmarks – some of which no longer exist – through this beautiful set of illustrations.

Center Stone Community Art Show 4th Annual Cohen Clinic
August 22 – September 22 | Kimbrough Gallery

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic’s annual exhibit at Centerstone showcases local artists, both amateur and professional, who are also veterans and military family members. The Cohen Clinic provides accessible mental health care to veterans and their loved ones.

Vietnam: 2 soldiers, 2 artists, 2 journeys past and present
Through August 14 | Kimbrough Gallery

From helicopters and grenades to watercolors and canvases, this is the story of two brave soldiers struggling to break into the world of art. This unforgettable one-of-a-kind exhibition highlights the best of David Wright and Chuck Creasy’s work from Vietnam. It all comes together in this uplifting and meaningful show, one that connects two lives, two worlds, two journeys.

Train Station: Clarksville and Locomotive
Through August 28 | Bruner & Orgain Gallery

Clarksville’s history is closely tied to the railroad, and this exhibit showcases artifacts, photos and stories to illustrate its impact on local industry and communities.

The Essence of Oren Bryant
Through September 5th | Crouch Gallery

This retrospective, in partnership with Nashville’s LeQuire Gallery & Studio, features a variety of works by Tennessee Treasure Oren Bryant. As Austin Peay’s esteemed art professor, Bryant’s sculptures grace the Governor’s Mansion, Tennessee’s renowned museums and art collections across the country.

Annual Staff Art Exhibition
Through September 18 | Lobby

The annual Staff Art Exhibition showcases the creative work of the staff behind the museum. Each piece reveals the artist’s unique personality, a special moment in their life, and their inspiration.

Explore our town: adventures for all ages
explorer landing

New memories, new adventures, new explorers land! Explore our town with timeless favorites like Bubble Cave and McGregor Market, or go fishing at The Landing and put on a show at the Puppet Theater.

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Come for live piano music on Friday and Saturday nights and enjoy some of the best steaks in Clarksville in a relaxed atmosphere. We also offer the largest selection of wines in the town of Clarksville from around the world. Daily 10% military and APSU discount.

Artist information

Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to support the First Thursday Arts Walk in August 2022 and will feature Mr. Jack Wilson from Savannah, Georgia this month.

Stop by, see the art, listen to Jackson Miller’s piano, and enjoy Thursday night specials, 1/2 appetizers for $7.00 and 2-for-1 drink selections.

Roxy Regional Theatre (110 Franklin Street)

For those who enjoy the visual arts, the Peg Harvill Gallery, located across the lobby, hosts 12 annual exhibitions by local and nationally renowned artisans. The exhibition is usually open on the first Thursday of each month for our First Thursday Art Walk.

Artist information

In August, the Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery will feature work by the 2Rivers Painters Guild to complement Roxy’s production of The Color Purple, which runs from August 5th to August 20th. On the first Thursday night of the Art Walk, artists will meet guests at a reception and talk about their art at a reception where refreshments are served.

The 2Rivers Painters Guild is a group of professional local artists whose members include Rebecca Aldred, Dr. James Diehr, Janet Felts, Leah Foote, Kitty Harvill, Eunice Kern, Betty Liles, Pat Patrick, Larry Richardson and Patsy Sharpe.

The tasks of the group are as follows:

“By working together and supporting each other in our quest to create quality art, we have created a group of dedicated, professional artists with true artistic spirit, mutual respect, and the sense of community necessary to achieve this. Our Art And the message to others is diverse, dynamic, and thoughtful. Everyone has a different voice, which eventually becomes harmonious in the language of art.”

For more information on the 2Rivers Painters Association, visit

Trazo Meadery (116 Franklin Street)

Artist information

Trazo Meadery is proud to support the First Thursday Art Walk in August 2022 and host Jennifer C. Pierstorff.

Jennifer C. Pierstorff creates a variety of colorful and moving artworks on subjects ranging from abstract art to medical art and more. There is an underlying theme focused on making her aware of causes she is passionate about, such as the environment and healthcare. Her favorite mediums include acrylic, watercolor, ink, collage and mixed media work.

For more than two decades, Jennifer has exhibited art in Massachusetts, Vermont, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee. For this exhibition, she has selected works that represent the different fields she has focused on over the years.

Jennifer believes that art creates a safe space to play, meditate and enjoy the creative process. When entering a state of flow, the troubles of the world disappear. This flow is essential to healing, which is why she appears in her creations every day.

City Boy Country Living: Lifestyle Series (120 Franklin Street, Suite 114)

Artist information

City Boy Country Life: A Lifestyle Collection is proud to present new work by local artist Kris Lee during the first Thursday Art Walk in August 2022.

Kris Lee is originally from San Jose, California, but has since 1999 brought her husband to ft. by the US Army. Campbell, Kentucky. After he retired in 2007, his family chose to stay and make Tennessee their permanent home.

She was a military spouse for most of her marriage, but she worked in a variety of different professions. Through it all, she has a passion for both performing and visual arts. As a dancer as a child and went to 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 2016, after experiencing creative exhaustion, she was persuaded by her family to try oil painting. With no previous experience in this area, she took up the challenge. And, even though she was largely self-taught with the guidance of her family, she fell in love with oil paintings, canvases, and pallet knives.

Chris is an avid hiker who loves the beautiful mountains and countryside of Tennessee. These images are where she gets her inspiration for painting. She hopes to continue honing her craft and share this beauty with the world through her art.

Downtown Artists Cooperative (96 Franklin Street)

DAC is an association of talented local artists and interested patrons dedicated to promoting the visual arts in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area.

Our goals are to sponsor art exhibitions by co-op members and area artists, provide ongoing support to the co-op and its members through the sale of art, encourage art education through outreach programs and scholarship fundraising activities, and develop membership services that directly support the art community.

Artist information

Annual DAC Regional Judging Art Fair – August 2022
Award ceremony

The fair’s opening reception will be held at the DAC Gallery at 96 Franklin Street, Clarksville, on Thursday, August 4 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The awards will be broadcast live at DAC and on social media starting at 630pm.


The exhibition will hang in the gallery from August 4th to August 27th. Additionally, artistic images will be displayed on the DAC website throughout the exhibition. Winners and all accepted entries will be announced and shared on, DAC social media and local media.

River City Clay (115 Franklin Street)

Artist information

River City Clay Studio features handcrafted pottery by Ken Shipley, Melody Shipley and Shelby Crutcher. The gallery also showcases Eloise Freeman’s hand-woven textiles and handcrafted jewelry.

Art Link Studios (116 Strawberry Lane)

Artist information

The ArtLink studio will be open during the first Thursday Art Walk in August 2022, where you can make a variety of featured art projects!

DBO Gallery (106 N 2nd Street)

Artist information

DBO Gallery is proud to present the artist feature Olasubomi Bashorun during the first Thursday Art Walk in August 2022. This will be the last chance, so take a look at the finished dancer collection before delivering the collection to the Nashville Ballet!

Main Reserve (334 Main Street)

Artist information

The Sanctuary on Main is proud and excited to be part of the Art Walk on the first Thursday of August 2022.

Stop by to see the work of several local artisans inside!

– Melanie Haven Design
– Made in Adelaide
– Pocket Dharma
– A little love and light
wood art
– Beatrix Brockman
– Katie Cameron
lace art
– Luxurious bondage
– Linden soap
– Carlisle Creation

Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street)

Artist information

Journey’s Eye Studio is proud to host Destiny Bennett during the first Thursday Art Walk in August 2022.

Be sure to stop by and check out these other venues during the first Thursday Art Walk

Mildred & Mables – 109 Franklin Street
Fashion Junkie – 101 Franklin Street
Hudubam Booktraders – 110 Franklin Street
Clarksville Collection – 120 Franklin Street – Suite 109
Journey’s Eye Studio – 131 Franklin Street
New Gallery – APSU’s Art + Design Building
Puppies, Plants and Merchandise – 117A Strawberry Alley

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