Locally Grown - Artists, Farmers, & Businesses

Author:Lori Barnes
Thursday, August 4, 2016


Looking for something locally grown? Locally made? Locally created? Well you can find it right here in Historic Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. August is the perfect time to get out, check out new places and support local businesses and artists.

Here are a few events this month to help plan your trip to Clarksville:

The First Thursday Art Walk spans a 5-block radius in Downtown Clarksville. With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk is the unique opportunity to savor and support local creative talent. It’s a free, self-guided tour on the first Thursday of the month from 5-8pm, where the artists vary each month so you will want visit often. Take a look at their website to see who will be featured at this month’s walk, http://artwalkclarksville.com/.

The Roxy Regional Theatre is the oldest live theatre and only professional theatre in Clarksville. It sits on the corner of 1st and Franklin Streets, right in the heart of downtown. It started as a movie theater in the early 1900’s but was reborn in 1983 as the Roxy with live theatre. Now they offer theatrical classics, school curriculum-based productions and holiday shows, along with The Roxy Regional School of the Arts. Currently they are performing Smokey Joe’s Café through August but check out their website for schedule dates and how to purchase tickets, http://roxyregionaltheatre.org/.

Clarksville Downtown Market is open every Saturday, May through October, from 8am-1pm. You won’t want to miss out on this weekly open-air market featuring local farmers and artisans. They offer locally-grown produce, farm-raised meat and dairy products, a variety of other food items, handcrafted products and local art. This market provides an opportunity for local customers to connect with local businesses, while enhancing the quality of life in our community. Every week, you can enjoy live music, hangout with the Market mascot, ‘Corny the Cob,’ and experience special events on select market days. https://www.facebook.com/ClarksvilleDowntownMarket/

Currently the Clarksville Downtown Market has been awarded 1st place in Tennessee for People’s Choice (5th nationwide), Focus on Farmers (7th nationwide), Healthy Food for All (6th nationwide), Pillar of the Community (7th nationwide), and Champion of the Environment (7th nationwide). Don’t you want to visit a market that has earned national awards and recognition? Of course!

Don’t miss out on the Farm-to-Market Dinner on Strawberry Alley in downtown, Saturday, August 13 at 6:30pm. Find out more details and how to purchase tickets, check out http://www.cityofclarksville.com/index.aspx?page=406.

Jammin’ in the Allley concert series is having its last free concert of the season on Friday, August 12 from 6pm-10pm. It’s a music event for all ages located on Strawberry Alley in Historic Downtown Clarksville featuring live local bands. The first band, ‘Life in Technicolor,’ will kick it off at 6pm then ‘Nightmasters’ will take the stage at 7pm. There will be Free Strawberry sodas for the kids, Sam the Balloon Man making hats and Horsefeathers doing face painting. Local restaurants in the Alley will be catering to customers as usual and may be setting up tables and service outside as well. https://www.facebook.com/events/125760697860209/

Come Visit Clarksville while the weather is nice and support Clarksville local businesses, farmers and artists.



1 comments on "Locally Grown - Artists, Farmers, & Businesses"

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Ron Dayley on April 6, 2017 at 12:55:28 pm said:
I love things like Art Walk, Farm-to Market... anything that promotes local businesses and artist. Clarksville has so much to offer and these events create a sense of unity that we need to grow stronger as a community.

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