8th Annual Valentine’s Afternoon with the Arts

Valentines 2017Clarksvilleans can buy Valentine’s gifts from local artists, sample champagne and heart-healthy chocolates from local caterers, and enjoy chamber music by local musicians at the eighth annual Valentine’s Day Afternoon with the Arts on Sunday, February 12.

The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council and F&M Bank are hosting this event from 1pm to 4pm in F&M Bank’s Franklin Room (50 Franklin Street), with its spectacular views of downtown and the Cumberland River.

As artists are often the first to donate their works to area organizations for auctions and fundraisers, this event is AHDC’s way of recognizing their contributions to the community and giving them a chance to sell their work with no fees attached.

AHDC also uses the event to showcase the edible art of local caterers. Past contributors of chocolate confections have included Lovin’ Spoonful Cafe, The Looking Glass, Edward’s Steakhouse, Blackhorse Pub and Brewery, Gingham Cafe, Fire and Ice Catering, Chartwells, Silke’s Old World Bread and Bakery, Ruby Tuesday and Sweetest Batch Cupcakery. Margie Crain always offers savory appetizers to complement the chocolates.

What both sets of individuals — artists and caterers — contribute to our local economy is sometimes overlooked. Through this Valentine’s event, Arts and Heritage recognizes the economic and quality-of-life importance to Clarksville of these community members.

Tickets are $25 each, or two for $40. Reservations can be made via the below button, or by calling 931.551.8870.