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April 25, 2024

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Great Spring Art Hop: Here’s Your Inside Info

Cheekwood's packing 36,000 eggs for more than 40 hunts this coming Friday and Saturday!

Spring is in the air at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens for the 32 annual Great Spring Art Hop! Taking place Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., bring the kids out to celebrate spring over the Easter weekend with hands-on activities, egg hunting, music and food trucks. The Great Spring Art Hop is a rain or shine event; the weekend sells out, so reserve tickets in advance.

Great Spring Art Hop

Numerous egg hunts broken down by age groups will take place in different fields!

Littles can enjoy artsy activities inside The Frist Learning Center.

In addition to egg hunts — featuring a total of 36,000 eggs throughout the weekend — families will enjoy seeking out nine, giant wooden bunnies. The bunnies were created by artists Bethany Primrose, Corey Lazarowicz, Caitlin Harris, XPayne, Kelsey Christine, Robi Wolfenden, Amanda Phillips and Rachel Bartek and Alice Shearon.
In addition, children can participate in bunny and tulip-themed arts and crafts. The fun takes place in the Frist Learning Center Courtyard from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on both days.
“The Great Spring Art Hop is a super family friendly, long-standing tradition we are happy to host,” says Nathalie Lavine, vice president of education and outreach at Cheekwood.

Eggs galore ready for the hunt at Cheekwood.

What to Know:

Schedule of Egg Hunts on Friday and Saturday:

3 Years Old & Younger on the Arboretum Lawn
9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m.

4 – 6 Years Old in the Beer Garden
9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.

7 – 9 Years Old in the Music Meadow
9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.

10 Years Old & Older in the Burr Terrace Garden
9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.

Special Musical Performances on Arboretum Lawn Stage
Friday, March 29 – Farmer Jason at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 – Mr. Steve, The Music Man, at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

 

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville. The phone number is 615-356-8000. Tickets for the Great Spring Art Hop are adults $22 (gardens only) or $28 (gardens and mansion); ages 3 – 17 $15 (gardens only) or $21 (gardens and mansion); ages 2 and younger are free. Member adults are $12/$15; Member youth $10/$13. Reserve tickets here.

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