Welcome to Arts for Hearts Clarksville

Our mission:

To bring artists and volunteers together to overcome barriers to cultural participation in the arts, and to build a vibrant and connected community engaged in creating, discovering and participating in the arts.

AFH strives to be a model program for Clarksville-Montgomery County, TN; ensuring better access to the arts for everyone especially for those dealing with poverty and isolation; encouraging hope and inspiration through creativity and positive interaction with volunteers, artists, and successfully collaborating and partnering with others committed to the arts.

Arts for Hearts artists and volunteers offer Free Community art classes where access to the arts is limited and at the Clarksville Public Library, Clarksville Parks and Recreation Community Centers, Clarksville Montgomery County Downtown Commons and other public spaces.

Arts for Hearts Clarksville’s Kindness Rocks Project invites everyone in the community of all ages to connect through art spreading kindness and smiles one rock at a time. The community paints rocks to share and hide for others to find- little pieces of mother earth that inspire and bring joy.

Hello Clarksville, The Neighborhood Postcard Project is an art initiative to encourage playful, spontaneous community connections through simple handmade postcards. The postcards are sent to random mailing addresses, a collection of positive messages and inspiration to build sense of community.

The Postcard project was originally introduced by renowned artist Hunter Franks. Franks, an artist and founder of the Neighborhood Postcard Project uses people as his medium to break down barriers and make neighborhoods more neighborly. It’s simple, really. He invites people to come together and they create amateur art to encourage connections among people in communities.

Corporate HeART Teambuilding Workshops can be scheduled with Arts for Hearts. All proceeds from corporate workshops help support Arts for Hearts free mobile outreach classes.

Arts for Hearts is a collaboration and program under the Arts and Heritage Development Council and partners with the Downtown Artists Coop. The Arts and Heritage Development Council is a nonprofit organization helping arts and heritage groups succeed, making Clarksville a better place to live, work and play

To learn more about Arts for Hearts call (931)237-7647 or email artsforheartsclarksville@gmail.com.

Arts for Hearts is made possible in part by generous funding from Kara Dioguardi, American Grammy     & Emmy nominated singer-songwriter, record producer and music publisher.

The Arts for Hearts Founding Committee: Rita Arancibia, Patricia Arancibia Wilkinson, Peggy Bonnington, Ellen Kanervo, Barb  Kane, Ann Waddle, Dorothy Hartzog, Kim Balevre and Brenda Fauth.

The Clarksville First Presbyterian Church partners with Arts for Hearts Clarksville to provide space for outreach programming.

Crow Community Center students making kite art for Kites across Clarksville Exhibit.

LEAP Youth with Artist Steven Walker creating kite art for exhibit.