David Smith is truly one of Clarksville’s most treasured artists. As a retired photographer for the Army, and a veteran of the 101st Airborne Division stationed at Fort Campbell, Smith has captured some amazing photographs during his career. His works have won a number of awards in art and photography exhibits.
This week, we would like to showcase some of his work, and the scenes of Clarksville that he has captured for us.
Dunbar Cave State Park is one of Clarksville’s most prized possessions. This outdoor park showcases a pre-historic cave and two walking trails. The beautiful landscape makes this spot ideal for photographs and the easy-to-navigate trails provide a great place to take a walk or go for a run. Your four-legged friends are welcome as well!
Freedom Point at The Marina
This is a stunning photo of Freedom Point the Clarksville Marina on the Cumberland River at night. The Clarksville Marina offers all sorts of aquatic fun and entertainment offering boat rentals and water sporting equipment rentals for a fun-filled day on the Cumberland.
Blackhorse Pub and Brewery
Blackhorse is one of the best places for dinner and drinks. As Clarksville’s only micro-brewery, it has a family-friendly dining area, a bar area, and tap room. If you are looking for a place with great food and great atmosphere, Blackhorse is the place to be.
The Fountain in Public Square
This evening shot of the fountain in Public Square captures the essence of downtown Clarksville at night.
The Roxy Regional Theatre
Clarksville’s original live theatre, The Roxy, was built in 1913, and has endured natural disaster, a fire and The Great Depression but continues to be the “cornerstone of local entertainment.” Each month, the theatre features professional productions like “Les Miserables”, “Grease” and “Mabry”. The Roxy is located on Franklin and First St., to buy tickets or to learn more about the Roxy, you can visit their website.
The Cumberland Riverwalk at McGregor Park
The Riverwalk is an ideal spot for spending a peaceful afternoon. It is a great place for walking the dog, letting the kids play on the playground, going for a run or just getting some fresh air. The 15-acre park includes a one-mile paved pathway with picnic tables, restrooms and a boat ramp. One of the largest local events of the year, Riverfest, is held here each year.
A variety of wonderful stores and restaurants are within just minutes of each other in Downtown Clarksville. This is a great spot to spend the day shopping at The Runners Hub, Mildred’s & Mables, Rogates Boutique, and so much more. Many of Clarksville’s best restaurants like Blackhorse mentioned earlier and Cloud 9 are located nearby also.
We hope you have enjoyed a preview of Clarksville through the camera lens of David Smith. You can find more of his photos at a variety of art shows and exhibits throughout the year, and you can also experience Clarksville for yourself! For more information on visiting Clarksville, simply visit the website at www.clarksvillecvb.com.