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Spring Break with the Cheeks

March 21, 2017

In Spring 1929, the Cheek family took what can only be described as a “trip of a lifetime.” For an estimated three months, Leslie Sr., Mabel, and Huldah Cheek journeyed abroad...

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Drive to Inspire

March 10, 2017

If you’re a Cheekwood visitor or member, chances are you love the arts! By purchasing a Tennessee Specialty Arts License Plate, you can help drive arts funding for Tennessee.

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2017 Wedding Trends

March 6, 2017

Cheekwood is Nashville's premier wedding destination. With a busy wedding season just ahead, we asked Special Events Manager Lauren Ratcliff about the year's most defining style trends.

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Five Women Artists

February 28, 2017

Can you name five women artists? The National Museum of Women in the Arts is asking the same thing as part of their annual initiative to recognize females in the art world.

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Scholastic Art Exhibition

February 17, 2017

Cheekwood’s 26th Annual Scholastic Art Exhibition is now on display and features incredible student artwork.

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Love on a Train

February 1, 2017

On a trip back from New York, Mabel Wood made a stop in Guthrie, KY, to see who she knew. There, at Guthrie, Leslie Cheek noticed Mabel and sought out to find her name and destination.

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26 Years of Scholastic Art Excellence

January 21, 2017

For the 26th consecutive year, Cheekwood is proud to host the regional competition and exhibition for Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards, recognizing art achievements by students in grad

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What’s in Bloom – Winter

January 7, 2017

Nashville's winter season can often bring fickle weather forecasts, from record-breaking sunny days to ice storms. But it can also be one of the most peaceful times to get outside.

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A New Year’s Resolution to Revive and Restore

January 2, 2017

Eighty-seven years ago, in January 1929, Mabel and Leslie Cheek, Sr. began the new year by receiving the first of many floorplans from their recently appointed architect, Bryant Fleming.

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Winter Gardening Tips

December 21, 2016

While many think winter is a time to hang up the gardening gloves, Patrick says it's often the best time to roll up your sleeves and get to work to ensure a fruitful spring harvest.

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Know Before You Glow

December 1, 2016

The most stunning winter stroll of the season returns for its second year with one million dazzling, sparkling lights.

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Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2016

On November 29, 2016, we're proud to participate in Giving Tuesday.

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The Giving Tree

November 15, 2016

Celebrate the special people in your life with the gift of a poinsettia on our enchanting Poinsettia Tree!

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Volunteer for Holiday Lights!

November 5, 2016

As we prepare for the most wonderful time of the year, we’re recruiting numerous volunteer hosts to help us share this incredible installation with our guests.

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Halloween Pooch Parade

October 31, 2016

This year, we celebrated "Howl-o-ween" with our first-ever Halloween Pooch Parade on October 22.

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El Dia de los Muertos

October 24, 2016

On Saturday, October 29, we will celebrate our 17th annual El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.

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Achieving Excellence in Urban Forestry

October 12, 2016

This year, Cheekwood was designated a Center of Excellence by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC).

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Fall For Cheekwood

October 4, 2016

On Sunday, September 18, children and families donned their festive fall finest and headed to Cheekwood for the third annual FALL FOR CHEEKWOOD, a Family Benefit.

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What’s in Bloom – Harvest

September 30, 2016

Autumn is in the air, and with it comes a variety of fall foliage special to the season.

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It’s Harvest Time at Cheekwood

September 16, 2016

A new season is upon us, and we’re eagerly welcoming Cheekwood Harvest, our six-weekend-long fall program, starting September 17.

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