JULY FIRST THURSDAY NIGHTS IN THE GARDEN TO FEATURE ‘YARNBOMBING’ OF TOBIN SCULPTURE
Cheekwood will feature a special ‘yarnbombing’ of one of its Steve Tobin Steelroots sculptures during the July First Thursday Nights in the Garden on Thursday, July 7 from 5 – 10 p.m. The yarnbombing is facilitated through collaboration with Bliss Yarns, a locally-owned yarn store based in Brentwood, Tenn.
Yarnbombing features the wrapping of a sculpture with brightly-colored yarn, offering a colorful and visual experience for guests. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the completed project and create yarnbombing crafts of their own with representatives from Bliss Yarns. Installation of the yarnbombing will take place the day before on Wednesday, July 6, weather permitting.
In addition to the yarnbombing, First Thursday Nights in the Garden will also include a Southern Roots Family Concert featuring the Vickie Vaughn Band, along with food truck vendors Puckett’s Trolley and Jeni’s Ice Cream.
First Thursdays takes place in tandem with Family Night Out, Cheekwood’s weekly summer series offering a special after-dark playtime for the International Playhouses exhibition.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. 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 presents world-class art exhibitions, showcases breathtaking gardens, and offers education programs and seasonal festivals to school children and families as well as to the citizens of Nashville and its visitors. Each year, Cheekwood welcomes over 250,000 annual visitors, making it one of the city’s top cultural attractions, with approximately 12,000 member households. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, 8 miles southwest 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.