Cheekwood’s Great Spring Art Hop Returns for 32nd Year

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens hosts the annual Great Spring Art Hop.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Spring festivities are in full bloom at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens with the return of the annual Great Spring Art Hop. The event, now in its 32nd year, invites guests to celebrate the season with a variety of spring-themed activities. Scheduled for March 29 and March 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Great Spring Art Hop offers egg hunts, hands-on activities, music, and food trucks, providing entertainment for the whole family.

The highlight of the weekend is the egg hunts, with a total of 36,000 eggs hidden for children to find. Additionally, visitors can search for nine giant wooden bunnies designed by local Nashville artists including Bethany Primrose, Corey Lazarowicz, Caitlin Harris, XPayne, Kelsey Christine, Robi Wolfenden, Amanda Phillips, Rachel Bartek, and Alice Shearon. These bunnies are scattered throughout the gardens, adding an artistic element to the traditional egg hunt.

In a new initiative, Cheekwood has partnered with Turnip Green Creative Reuse to encourage the recycling of plastic eggs used during the event. Bins for collecting unwanted eggs will be available on-site, promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Nathalie Lavine, Vice President of Education and Outreach at Cheekwood, expressed excitement about hosting the event, noting its status as a cherished family tradition. The schedule includes egg hunts categorized by age groups, with specific times and locations designated for each group. Special musical performances by Farmer Jason and Mr. Steve, The Music Man, will also take place, adding to the festive atmosphere.

Children can engage in bunny and tulip-themed arts and crafts at the Frist Learning Center Courtyard, and a variety of local food trucks will be serving delicious offerings throughout the event.

Coinciding with the Great Spring Art Hop, Cheekwood’s 12th annual Cheekwood in Bloom: Belles Fleurs event showcases 250,000 blooming bulbs, creating a vibrant display of spring colors. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the gardens, including a replica of the Eiffel Tower, and explore works by Edgar Degas in the museum galleries.

Cheekwood, a former family home turned public estate, serves as a botanical garden, arboretum, and art museum. It features 13 distinct gardens, a woodland trail, and is recognized for its seasonal festivals and contributions to the cultural landscape of Nashville.

The event will take place rain or shine, and tickets are expected to sell out quickly. Visitors are encouraged to reserve their tickets in advance at

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