Arts Weekend

You’ll definitely feel the creative vibes with an artistically-presented breakfast or brunch from Wonderland Café. Begin your getaway with Vanilla Cinnamon French Toast or Eggs Benedict and a Snickers Mocha…are you drooling yet? 

Spend your morning among rotating and permanent exhibits at the 56,000-square-foot Customs House Museum & Cultural Center. Don’t overlook Seasons: The Museum Store, where local and regional fine artists display a large array of merchandise.

Visit more than 10 public art pieces  – murals, sculptures, and other installations -- within a few walkable blocks. Another dozen pieces are within a short driving distance and on the APSU campus.

See a gallery full of locally-created and affordably priced pieces at Downtown Artists Co-Op. With options of paintings and drawings, accessories, jewelry, cards, and more, you won’t leave empty-handed! The Sanctuary on Main embodies rustic, charm, and historic architecture throughout its lounge and venue areas. This beautifully restored space also includes a gift shop filled with artisan products. Drafts by Ola exhibit works from current established artists but also provides studio space to up-and-coming creators of all ages.

Savor the crafty creations at Tennessee’s pioneer wine-maker, Beachaven Winery. Take a tour and learn the fascinating history of this special place. With so many award-winning choices and a large gift shop, you won’t leave here empty-handed either. While you’re there, peek in the production room at the dozens of hand-carved barrel tops by Veteran and self-taught artists.  


Lunch or dinner at Silke’s Old World Breads can be as light or heavy as your appetite will allow. This owner-artist lines the walls her photography and paintings, as well as other local creatives.  

Experience First Thursday ArtWalk with guest displays at businesses throughout downtown.

Austin Peay State University offers an array of arts events throughout the year – from exhibits, and performances to readings or workshops by students, faculty and guest artists. See their full arts calendar here. On campus, you’ll find multiple galleries showcasing engaging and thought-provoking exhibitions. The University’s 3,000+ piece art collection can be found in various ‘mini-galleries’ throughout several academic buildings and around the beautiful grounds.

Live music options may be as varied as a concert from the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Beachaven Winery’s Summer Music Weekends or, Downtown @ Sundown.

If local or up-and-coming talent is more your style, try Open-Mic Night at Revel House Pub & Eatery or intimate shows at AndVinyl.

You can’t go wrong with a live professional production at the Roxy Regional Theatre. From family-friendly musicals to black-box theatre, patrons can enjoy dozens of options throughout the year.

Relish a scrumptious Italian dinner and cocktails at Yada on Franklin with house-made pastas like Ziti Al Forno and Ricotta & Spinich Ravioli or a wood-fired pizza.

For artistry of a different sort, the beautiful creations and presentation at Yellowtail Robata Grill & Sushi is hard to beat if you’re a sushi fan.

Featured Places

The Wonderland Café

Freshly made entrees, delectable baked goods, and creative coffees make The Wonderland Cafe someplace you'll want to...

Beachaven Vineyard & Winery

Explore the oldest single-family owned winery in the state of Tennessee by touring their estate and tasting wines...

Silke's Old World Breads

Immerse yourself into the smell, taste, and feel of old Europe and enjoy hand-shaped, made from scratch breads,...

And Vinyl

And Vinyl offers an eclectic mix of new & used vinyl, cassettes, turntables and band tees. They offer print services...

Roxy Regional Theatre

Since the early 1900s, the Roxy Regional Theatre has been the cornerstone of Clarksville entertainment. The present Roxy...

Yellowtail Robata Grill & Sushi

Yellowtail Robata has great portions, friendly staff, and amazing hand-made sushi will leave you wanting more. We...

Customs House Museum & Cultural Center

Built in 1898 as a US Post Office and Customs House for the flourishing tobacco trade, this architecturally fascinating...

Downtown Artist Co-Op

The Downtown Artists Co-op, or DAC, is an association of talented local artists. Showcased in this historic downtown...

DBO Gallery

The untraditional Art Gallery focuses on bringing the community together through art. Owner Olasubomi Bashorun is an...

Austin Peay State University

Enjoy walking around this historic campus, which is home to several art galleries, state-of-the-art teaching facilities,...