Frolic on Franklin: A Celebration of the Arts
100 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
Historic Downtown Clarksville is gearing up for the 14th Annual "FROLIC ON FRANKLIN: A Celebration of the Arts" on Saturday, September 14, from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Presented by the Roxy Regional Theatre, this free event will showcase the works of over two dozen artists, staged entertainment and art demonstrations -- all along the 100 block of Franklin Street.
A variety of original fine art, as well as handmade crafts, will be on display including paintings and photography, jewelry, clay garden items, woodwork, purses and scarves, pottery, candles, jewelry, woven and knitted items, and seasonal gifts. Items will be for sale with prices ranging from $2 to $500.
"We are thrilled to have Frolic on Franklin back for its fourteenth year in Historic Downtown Clarksville," says Executive Director Ryan Bowie. "Vendors are coming from all over the region to demonstrate, show and sell their wares during this daylong festival, with a variety of items for all ages and tastes. Join us as we celebrate the arts in our community!"
A crowd favorite is seeing, and often participating in, artists' demonstrations. Several booths will offer the opportunity to learn techniques directly from the artists throughout the day, including jewelry making, live painting demos and large interactive painting. The festival will also include a bake sale with proceeds benefiting the Roxy Regional Theatre, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing professional live theatre and promoting the arts, with emphasis on education, in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee and the Southeast.
ANN WHITE DESIGNS IN COPPER JEWELRY, LLC • Ann White
BEDSTONE CREATIVE • Christina Johnson
Farmhouse Woodwork / 3-D Print Art Designs / Custom T-Shirts / Monogrammed Fabric
BEE STYLZ BY HONEY • Heather McClain
Pot Towels / Microwave Bowls / Hand Embroidered Pillowcases / Casserole Carriers
CRAFTY PAM-MA • Pam Busico
Dreamcatchers / Succulent Coffee Pot Planters / Blankets / Pillows / Coffee Mugs / Homemade Soaps
CREATIVE MUSINGS BY HILDA • Hilda Walker
Chain Mail Jewelry / Polymer Clay Jewelry
CROSSTOWN SOUND STUDIO • John Sharp
Handmade Musical Instruments (Kazoos) and Other Music Inspired Accessories
DBO CREATIVE CIRCLE • Olasubomi Bashorun
Oil and Acrylic Paintings / Live Painting Demos / Large Interactive Painting
DOWNTOWN ARTISTS CO-OP
Jewelry / Paintings / Photography / Wooden Items
DYNAMIC DUO • Lucas Johnson and Christopher Whitted
Spray Paint Art / Acrylic Painted Art
FOOTE WOODWORKS • John Foote
Wooden Bread Boxes / Recipe Boxes / Serving Trays / Cutting Boards
HANDMADE FROM THE HEART • Eunice Fry and Kim Hines
Handmade Cards / Jewelry
HINDS DESIGNS • Aarion Hinds
Relief Printing, Paintings and Drawings of Landscapes, Still-Life, Music and Portraits
Local Authors' Books
JOURNEY'S EYE STUDIO
Industrial Custom Made Lighting / Furniture / Unique Guitars
JULIE KNOTTS ART • Julie Knotts
Resin Art Crafted into Geodes, Crystals, Oceanscapes and Galaxies
LAETITIA • Diane Shade
LINDA'S CREATIONS • Linda James
Beaded Necklaces / Earrings / Bracelets with Leather Enhancements / Beaded Scarves and Hats
R GOBERNATZ PHOTOGRAPHY • Ray Gobernatz
SANDRA'S CREATIONS • Sandra Prettyman
Leather with Natural Stone and Pearl Jewelry / Knitted and Crocheted Hats and Scarves / Baby Blankets
SIMS PHOTOGRAPHY & WOODWORK • William Sims
Photographs / Wooden Items
SOUTHERN BLOSSOM • Robin Wood
Handmade and Personalized Jewelry / Sterling Silver, Copper and Other Natural Materials
SUNFLOWER & GUNPOWDER CREATIONS • Candie Johnston
Etched Glassware / Custom Tumblers / Handcrafted Jewelry
TWISTED CREATIONS • JT Young
Tutus / Hairbows / Handmade Bears / Frames / Bottle Caps
In addition to artist booths, a performance area located on the corner of Franklin and First Streets will feature live entertainment throughout the day, including the Cumberland Winds (9:00am - 10:00am), 101st Airborne Division Band (10:30am – 11:30am), Music for Mercy (noon – 1:00pm) and Stuart Bonnington (1:30pm – 3:30pm).
Sponsors of FROLIC ON FRANKLIN include Downtown Commons, Fortera Credit Union, Richview Family Dentistry, Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council, F&M Bank, Legends Bank, Planters Bank and the Roxy Regional Theatre.
Shops and restaurants throughout the downtown district will be open their regular Saturday hours. The Downtown Market is also open at Public Square until 1:00pm.
The evening will culminate with GALA 37, a ticketed auction, dinner and official opening of the Roxy Regional Theatre's 37th season, featuring selections from the Broadway hit musical A Chorus Line.