Starry Night Clarksville Mural Featured in Cumberland Region Tomorrow Regional Roundup
Clarksville unveils ‘Starry Night’ mural
Measuring 60 feet by 40 feet, Clarksville’s newest piece of public art depicts the city’s skyline rendered in the style of Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.”
The mural can be seen now on the full side of a building at 420 Madison St., facing a large parking lot. It is one of 12 pieces within an easy walk within the city’s downtown core.
Murals, sculptures, fountains, and flames are among 21 art pieces showcased along city streets, urban trails, buildings and throughout the campus of Austin Peay State University, which is adjacent to downtown. Many of the works were designed or created by Clarksville artists. More mural and sculptural projects are in various phases of production.
“Public Art is a prime example of a community that is living, breathing and thriving,” said Ryan Bowie, executive director of downtown Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre, and chair of the Downtown Clarksville Association.
“Our various pieces of public art have always been, and will continue to be, the icing on the cake for downtown residents and visitors alike, providing ample opportunities for photos, history and education about the rich culture that Clarksville, Tennessee has to offer,” he said.
Individual stories about the pieces, most of which were written by students in an Austin Peay Urban Planning class, are on the Visit Clarksville website.