Community Programs

Scarecrows!

Silly and serious, big and small, frightening and friendly-scarecrows created by our Nashville community will invade our gardens again this fall. Get in on the fun of Cheekwood Harvest by assembling a group in your school, workplace, church or neighborhood and designing your own custom scarecrow!

Mirroring Cheekwood’s Storybook Houses and Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustrations exhibitions, this year’s Scarecrows display is storybook-themed! Please model your scarecrow after a literary character or an author of your choice.

How to Participate:

  1. Submit your registration form online (see below).
  2. Await further communication from Cheekwood staff.
  3. Begin brainstorming your scarecrow design.
  4. Pick up your scarecrow frame from Cheekwood (more details to follow).
  5. Design your scarecrow!
  6. Send in your group’s scarecrow name and your artist statement.
  7. Return your scarecrow to Cheekwood for display.
  8. Visit your scarecrow in Cheekwood’s Turner Seasons Garden!

Guidelines for Participation:

• New this year: no mannequins may be used for the Scarecrow display! PVC pipe frames are provided by Cheekwood—please use these frames instead of mannequins. Entries that use mannequins as the base will not be accepted or displayed.
• Scarecrows must be family friendly and appropriate for all audiences. Entries that are not in good taste, overly political, or contain overt brand advertising will not be accepted or displayed.
• Materials that can withstand being outdoors for the duration of the exhibition should be used. Any Scarecrow that deteriorates beyond acceptable condition may be removed by Cheekwood at any time.
• Scarecrows are to be delivered to Cheekwood fully assembled during the dates and times specified in Cheekwood communications. If a scarecrow is not fully assembled, Cheekwood staff will be unable to install it.
• Cheekwood staff will remove and dispose of scarecrows at the end of the exhibit if they are not picked up during specified times below.

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Questions? Contact Erin Castellano at ecastellano@cheekwood.org.

Scarecrow Application

Silly and serious, big and small, frightening and friendly-scarecrows created by our Nashville community will invade our gardens again this fall. Get in on the fun of Cheekwood Harvest by assembling a group in your school, workplace, church or neighborhood and designing your own custom scarecrow!

Mirroring Cheekwood’s Storybook Houses and Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustrations exhibitions, this year’s Scarecrows display is storybook-themed! Please model your scarecrow after a literary character or an author of your choice.

The Scarecrows application is now closed.

Destination Cheekwood

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Destination Cheekwood is a weekend outreach program that brings Middle Tennessee public school students (K-5) and their families who are facing economic hardship to Cheekwood for a day of art, garden, and historical experiences and activities. Transportation, admission, programs, and more are completely free, giving families the opportunity to enjoy the best of Cheekwood’s seasonal festivals. Destination Cheekwood partners with Middle Tennessee public schools based on students’ financial need, representation of underserved communities, and potential for Cheekwood’s programming to complement school curriculum. Public schools in Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, and Wilson Counties are invited to apply, with priority given to Title I schools and schools with a high percentage of low-income or English language-learner students. For questions or more information, please contact Nathalie Lavine at nlavine@cheekwood.org or at 615-353-6972.

The Destination Cheekwood Program is supported, in part, by the Nashville Predators Foundation and The Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for Fine and Performing Arts of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Cheekwood General Supports

As a TRIAD Community Partner, Cheekwood engages in a staff training, modifies existing programs, and develops evidence-based supports and resources for use by their guests. By providing support to families through direct teaching and practice, and by providing ongoing support to local organizations, TRIAD is developing a dynamic network to help families feel comfortable navigating their own community.

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