The 16th Annual Frolic on Franklin is Saturday, September 17 – Clarksville Online

Clarksville, TN – Historic downtown Clarksville is gearing up for the 16th Annual Frolic on Franklin: A Celebration of the Arts to be held Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Coordinated by the Roxy Regional Theater, this free event will showcase the works of more than two dozen artists, host entertainment and art demonstrations – all along the 100 block of Franklin Street.

A variety of original works of art, as well as handicrafts, will be on display, including paintings and photographs, jewelry, clay garden items, woodwork, handbags and scarves, pottery , candles, jewelry, woven and knitted items and seasonal gifts. Items will be on sale with prices ranging from $2.00 to $500.00.

A crowd favorite is to see and often participate in artist demonstrations. Several kiosks will offer the opportunity to learn techniques directly from the artists throughout the day.

This year’s vendor list includes the following:

Art by Donald Groves and Kris Lee
Photography / Oil Paintings

Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at APSU

Cilla’s jewelry
Handmade jewelry with birthstone and chainmaille

Paintings / Art Prints / Handmade Jewelry / Wall Decor / Textile Art

John Sass
Custom Denim Jackets from Recycled Materials / Needle Felted Creatures

Downtown artists’ cooperative
Ceramics / Jewelry / Wooden items and more

feed and live
Watercolor Paints / Learning Cards and Matching Games

Grain and Honey Bakery
Baked Goods / Acrylic Canvas Paintings / Prints

John Sharp Art
Photorealistic Paintings / Limited Edition Prints

KC Creations
Acrylic Paints / Mixed Media Art / Resin Accents

Original prints and figures

Small Sculptures / Prints / Paintings

Handwoven Jewelry / Bracelets / Necklaces / Pendants

Ma Moore’s – It’s a family story
Images / Door Hangers / Home Decor / Porch Approaches

Made by Adelaide
Gold filled and sterling silver jewelry

Martin Freeman
Charcoal Drawings / Paintings / Prints

maylee baby
Soy wax candles / melted waxes / car air fresheners

Peaceful City Art
Acrylic Paintings on Canvas / Pieces of Woodwork

The Picklepot
Sterling Silver and Steampunk Jewelry

Suzanne’s soaps
Handmade decorative soaps

Swirlz Art Studio
Painting demonstrations

tail feather + co
Handcrafted sustainable products

Twisted Creations
Handmade Bears / Tutus / Jewelry

In addition to artist booths, a performance area located at the corner of Franklin Street and First Street will feature live entertainment throughout the day, including the Cumberland Winds Jazz Project (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.), Red River Breeze (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) and the Stuart Bonnington Trio (noon – 1:00 p.m.).

Frolic on Franklin sponsors include Fortera Credit Union, Richview Family Dentistry, Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council, F&M Bank, Legends Bank, Planters Bank and the Roxy Regional Theater.

Downtown stores and restaurants will be open for regular Saturday hours. The downtown market is also open in the public square until 1:00 p.m.

For more information about Frolic on Franklin, visit

About Roxy Regional Theater

The Roxy Regional Theater (Roxy Productions, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to professional theater production and the promotion of the arts, with an emphasis on education, Clarksville, Central Tennessee and the Southeast. The theater is located at 100 Franklin Street in historic downtown Clarksville. For more information, visit

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