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Call for Artwork Submissions: 2014 Cultural Calendar


The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council will be accepting artwork submissions for our 2014 Cultural Calendar through Thursday, September 12.

Each month will feature an artist’s work and highlight arts and heritage events of the past and present. Submitted work will be juried to determine which piece is featured each month, as well as which artwork appears on the cover. Calendars will be available through our website, as well as in the Customs House Museum’s “Seasons” gift shop.

This year’s wall calendar will feature work related to Montgomery County, Tennessee. It may focus on a detail from a building or piece of public art or a scene from downtown Clarksville, or it may depict a view of a farm, county road, or local park. Literally, the sky is the limit, as long as it is observed in Montgomery County.

For complete specifications, please download the 2014 Cultural Calendar Application Form.

Category: AHDC Events

2013 Heritage Home Tour of Russellville, KY


Harmony Hall

Harmony Hall

Like Clarksville, the city of Russellville, Kentucky, gained its early wealth from tobacco, and income from that crop has allowed planters in both cities to build lovely homes that dot the rolling hills of Tennessee and neighboring Kentucky.  This fall, the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council is hosting an all-day guided bus tour of a number of those historic homes in Russellville.

The 2013 Heritage Home Tour of Russellville will be held on Saturday, September 21. Departing from the Riverview Inn parking lot (50 College Street, Clarksville) at approximately 8:45am and returning at approximately 5:30pm, the tour bus will visit the following locations:

  • Parrish Heights, a brand-new two-story country home with columns, patterned after an old Greek Revival;
  • Caldwell/Orndorff House, originally built circa 1820 by Samuel Caldwell, first merchant of Russellville, and later owned by Christopher Orndorff, who was in the grist milling business;
  • O’Bannon House, built circa 1807 by Presley Neville O’Bannon, a Virginia-born Marine who planted the U.S. flag at Tripoli;
  • Methodist Temple, Methodist church erected in 1852 and renovated in 1917, with a catered lunch followed by an a capella song by Frank Walton and discussion of church history and stained glass windows by Evelyn Richardson;
  • Bibb House, built circa 1820 by Virginia-born Major Richard Bibb, an example of fine early Kentucky architecture which now serves as a museum and is currently under renovation;
  • “Rich View” Home, built circa 1938 in the Federal style, with antebellum stairway and front porch columns imported from New Orleans and Louisville, and currently owned by Lt. Col. Jack and Emily Rich;
  • Harmony Hall, built circa 1849 by Benjamin Keene Sully from bricks made on the place and said to have been so named because of Sully family members’ love of making music in its halls.

This event is made possible in part through the generous support of Planters Bank and F&M Bank.

Reservations, including lunch, are $75 (non-AHDC members) and $70 (AHDC members). Space is limited, and payment is due at the time of reservation.  We regret to say that tickets to the Heritage Home Tour of Russellville are sold out. Thank you to all of you who will be attending.

Category: AHDC Events

Organizations Invited to Apply for Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant Funds


The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council invites organizations seeking funding for artistic and cultural projects that benefit the community to apply for an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant.

Arts Build Communities (ABC) is a program funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission and administered by the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council (AHDC) in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). ABC grants offer financial support for arts projects in all disciplines such as dance, music, opera/musical theater, theater, visual arts, design arts, crafts, photography, media arts, literature, interdisciplinary, and folk arts.

A free grant workshop and information session for interested applicants will be held in the auditorium of the Customs House Museum (200 S Second Street, Clarksville) on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 3:30pm. While this workshop is not mandatory for applicants, first-time applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.

Funds awarded to a single organization in this grant category range from $500 to $2,000. Eligible organizations in the counties of Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson and Stewart can apply for these grant funds. In order to be eligible, applicants must be state-recognized, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations or government entities (including public schools and libraries) and must be able to provide a dollar-for-dollar match toward the single proposed project. In addition, the proposed project must occur between August 16, 2013, and June 15, 2014. Any organization currently receiving Major Cultural Institution, Cultural Education Partnership, or Partnership Support funding for FY2014 is not eligible to apply.

Applications must be submitted online through the Tennessee Arts Commission’s eGrant system by 4:30pm (CST) on July 1, 2013. The ABC online application can be accessed beginning at 8:00am (CST) on May 31, 2013, at www.tn.gov/arts. Once there, scroll over “Grants” on the left side of the home page, and click on the eGrant button to access the ABC application. Faxed, mailed, or hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

A representative from the applying organization should be present at an open panel review beginning at 9:00am on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville to answer questions that may arise about the application or proposed project. Awards will then be announced in mid-August.

For more information, please contact Ellen Kanervo, Executive Director of the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council, at (931)551-8870 or artsandheritage@cdelightband.net.

Category: AHDC Events, Events, News

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