CHEEKWOOD’S SPRING ART HOP WELCOMES THOUSANDS FOR EASTER EGG HUNTS
25th Annual Event Celebrated with ‘Golden Egg Social Media Contest’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 30,000 eggs will be hidden throughout the Cheekwood gardens for the 25th annual Spring Art Hop. Nashville’s favorite Easter weekend tradition takes place on Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Spring Art Hop includes egg hunts throughout the day, garden games, art activities and a temporary tattoo station. Kids can meet real bunnies from Clover Patch Sanctuary and visit with the Easter Bunny roaming the grounds.
Featured entertainment includes performances by Mr. Steve the Music Man, the Beer Garden and a Golden Egg Social Media Contest in honor of the event’s 25th anniversary. Guests will be encouraged to take a “selfie” with one of the oversized golden eggs placed throughout the grounds for a chance to win free passes to Cheekwood.
Local favorites will also be on site serving a variety of food choices. The Pineapple Room Restaurant will be open 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and food trucks The Grilled Cheeserie, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Hoss’ Loaded Burgers, Puckett’s Trolley, Rita’s Ice Truck, Bare Naked Bagel, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and Yayo’s O.M.G will be onsite throughout the day.
Spring Art Hop is a special ticketed event. For ticket prices and a full list of the day’s schedule, visit https://cheekwood.org/calendar/spring-art-hop/.
Spring Art Hop is sponsored by Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre American Country Place Era estate in Nashville, Tennessee. Built in 1929 by the Cheek family who amassed their fortune through the Maxwell House Coffee business, the estate was gifted and opened as a public institution in 1960. Today, it features 12 distinct gardens, a woodland sculpture trail, an 8,000-piece permanent art collection, and Georgian-style Mansion with historically furnished rooms and galleries. Over 225,000 visitors come to Cheekwood annually for year-round seasonal festivals, world-class art exhibitions, breathtaking gardens, and educational and public programs for all ages. A member of the American Public Gardens Association, Cheekwood is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, 8 miles west of downtown Nashville. Daily hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For further information, call 615.356.8000 or visit cheekwood.org.