Spring Art Hop FAQs - Cheekwood
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Spring Art Hop FAQs

Published: April 17, 2019

One of Nashville’s favorite traditions is back AND newly extended! Our 27th Annual Spring Art Hop will feature two days of egg hunts, storytime with local authors, family activities, gardens games, and more. Let this guide help ensure your Spring Art Hop experience is egg-cellent!

What days are Spring Art Hop?
Spring Art Hop is now TWO full days of springtime fun for the whole family! Don your Easter best, and join us on April 19th and 20th to kick off your holiday weekend.

Are you open on Easter Sunday?
Yes! We will be open 9 AM – 5 PM Easter Sunday. We will not be having any special programs or brunches that day, but it looks like it will be a gorgeous day to stroll through the gardens!

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Do I need to buy tickets in advance?
Due to popular demand, ticket reservations are recommended for the event. Tickets reservations fall into two arrival times, morning and afternoon, with no limit on your time once you arrive. Online ticket sales end on Thursday, April 18th at 5:00 PM. Limited number of walk-up tickets will be available, so make sure you purchase in advance to secure your spot!

How much are tickets?
Reservations are complimentary for our Society-Level Members. Tickets for members are $8 for adults and free for children (ages 3-17). Not-yet-member tickets are $24 for adults, $17 for children (ages 3-17), $22 for seniors, and children 2 and under are FREE!
* Tickets are valid for specific date only. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. No rain checks. Spring Art Hop is a special event, so free passes will not be accepted.  

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How much is parking?
Parking is free for members and included in with tickets purchased online. Parking can sometimes be limited, so we encourage our guests to consider using Uber or Lyft. We’ve partnered with Lyft to offer exclusive ride discounts to Cheekwood! Save 10% off 2 rides to or from Cheekwood Spring Art Hop with code CHEEKEASTER.

What food options will be available?
We will have several food options available each day, including food trucks and our new Café 29! Friday’s food truck lineup includes Yayo’s OMG, Gypsy Crepe Company, Il Forno, and Bradley’s Creamery. Saturday will feature The Rolling Feast, Soul 2 Go, The Grilled Cheeserie, and Rita’s Italian Ice.
*Food trucks subject to change

Will the Beer Garden be open?
The Beer Garden will not be open during Spring Art Hop, although drinks can be purchased at Café 29. To see the café’s current menu, click here.

Will I be able to meet the Easter Bunny?
The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the gardens from 9 AM – 4 PM on Friday and Saturday! He will be quite busy preparing for Easter, but he would love to snap a selfie or two if you see him out in the gardens.

What family activities will be offered this year?
Make a spring bouquet using paper flowers, pick out your favorite temporary tattoo, or decorate your own Easter egg bag. Inside the Frist Learning Center Studios we will be planting seeds and creating garden labels. Grab some chalk and help complete our masterpiece for our Collaborative Chalk Drawing. At each egg hunt location, you can make your own egg maracas and wobbles.

How many egg hunts will there be?
This year we will be having fifty egg hunts. Yes, you heard that right…FIFTY! We will have four different locations depending on age groups. Check out our schedule below:
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2 Year Olds & Under
Wills Perennial Garden
9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM

3-5 Year Olds
Robinson Family Water Garden
9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM

6-9 Year Olds
Arboretum Lawn
9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM

10 Year Olds & Up
Arboretum Lawn
9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM

And don’t forget to BYOEB (Bring Your Own Easter Basket)!

Where will storytime be?
We will host storytime with our Little Listeners (ages 4 and under) in our Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden at 10 AM, 11 AM, and 12 PM. Our Page Turners (ages 4 and up) can enjoy storytime in the Herb Garden at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM.

What will be on view in the Museum of Art?
Enjoy the botanical experience beyond the gardens by viewing our spring exhibition, In Bloom: Works from Cheekwood’s Permanent Collection. This exhibition will be on view in the Museum of Art beginning March 21. You can also view our current exhibition, Derived from the Decorative, until June 9.


Are there still tulips?
The majority of our tulips are gone as we prepare our gardens for summer, but we have just a few right outside the mansion that are still showing off their gorgeous colors. Check out our two latest blog post to check out what’s currently blooming here!

Want to see the full lineup for this year’s festival? Visit our Spring Art Hop calendar page here for more information.


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